Artistic Concept Drawing of the Norman Plan – the Village Park Homes 2018 St. Jude Dream Home in Richmond Hill, GA

Bluffton SC Based Village Park Homes to Build 2018 St. Jude Dream Home in Richmond Hill, GA.

Village Park Homes is proud to announce that the Bluffton based homebuilder has been chosen to build the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Richmond Hill, GA. The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is a 27-year tradition that is one of the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, more than 450 homes have been given away and the program has raised more than $378 million to save the lives of children with cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude.

When the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital approached Village Park Homes about being the St. Jude Dream Home Builder for 2018 they accepted with enthusiasm. Village Park Homes Marketing Director, Leslie Ehlers, says “What St. Jude does for children fighting cancer and for their family is truly incredible. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. This is a perfect opportunity for our company to take our knowledge and expertise and lend it to raising money for one of the worthiest of charitable organizations. Village Park Homes is humbled to be able to participate and partner with St. Jude on this 2018 Dream Home campaign.”

The 2018 Savannah area St Jude Dream Home is Village Park Homes’ expansive Norman plan and will be built in The Commons neighborhood in Richmond Hill, GA. The two-story home will feature over 3,800 finished square-feet featuring five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms and will be valued at an estimated $400,000.

Only 6500 $100 tickets will be available starting in early April for the 2018 Richmond Hill St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Potential homeowners will get their first chance to see this beautiful new Village Park Home at open houses every Saturday and Sunday beginning in Spring of 2018. (Sat 9-5/Sun 12-5). The winning ticket will be drawn on live television on June 27, 2018 on WSAV.


Phillips Electrical Company Contributing to Village Park Homes’ Construction of the St. Jude Dream Home

In describing his involvement in Village Park Homes’ mission to build the St. Jude Dream Home, Mark Phillips, owner of Phillips Electrical Co., says that this is an opportunity to give back to both a homebuilding company that has done so much for him over the years and to a worthy cause!

Mark Phillips describes himself as a hands on guy as he became involved in home building at the age of 18. Phillips actually built his first home, alongside his father! Upon attending college, where he studied Wildlife Management, Mark was offered jobs in maintenance and electrical work. Before moving to Hilton Head Island, Phillips lived in Virginia. After his move to the Lowcountry, Mark worked for electrical companies and said that since 1997, there have been a lot of opportunities as an electrician and as the owner of an electrical company. Mark has had his electrical license since 1982 and has run his company ‘Phillips Electrical Company’ since February of 2000.

As an industry partner for Village Park Homes’ mission to build a St. Jude Dream Home, Phillips says it was a “no brainer” because Phillips has a loyalty to his local business partners. Mark Phillips is honored to work alongside Village Park Homes and we are extremely happy to have him on board during this process that began in the fall of 2017!

According to Phillips, Cregger Lighting is donating 75% of the materials. Other partner donations include panel boxes, switch gears, and breakers. Phillips is responsible for the installations of all of these processes.

Phillips has put in a lot of effort towards the construction of the St. Jude Dream Home in Richmond Hill, GA; he is working towards making the electrical system the absolute best it can be and he knows Village Park Homes’ industry partners are currently working towards this goal as well. He is excited to see the final product when the house opens for tours in May.

You can contact the owner, Mark Phillips, at mark@phillipselectricsc.com and at pecinc@hargray.com

May River Granite Donating Towards Village Park Homes’ Construction of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

May River Granite, located on 40 Persimmon Street in Bluffton, is made up of seasoned experts and business owners with over 60 years of experience that share a dream to bring high quality granite to the Lowcountry. Owners Jeff Furman and Karen Kelley are joined by a team of 10 professionals in their industry. Furman maintains that May River Granite may not be the largest company in the area selling natural stone surfaces, but their ultimate goal is to be the best…to always show up on time and to deliver high quality pieces. Furman and Kelley have been running May River Granite for a little over a year now and Furman explains that he knows how quickly the Lowcountry is expanding and he is happy to be a part of the process.

Entrepreneur, Jeff Furman, thinks that his love for stone may have begun as a child. While hiking he was always interested in rocks, collecting them and polishing them along with going to stores and looking at the variety of stones being sold. “I’ve always had a natural affection for stone. I used to buy them.” Prior to owning May River Granite, Furman manufactured electric hand dryers, but sold his company to move to the Lowcountry to live closer to his wife’s family. Furman enjoys running a business in the Lowcountry and says that this community has offered him customers and contractors who are now personal friends.

May River Granite is donating the slab for the Kitchen Waterfall Island to Village Park Homes’ St. Jude Dream Home which is being constructed in Richmond Hill, GA. Furman thinks that customers purchase a Waterfall Island Kitchen for its unique style and for the feel of the unit. Jeff Furman and his wife Karen Kelley chose to be a part of the Village Park Homes’ mission to build a St. Jude Dream Home because they would like to stay involved with everyone who is donating time and materials to this project. Jeff remembers watching Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, doing comedy on television while he was growing up. Furman truly appreciates how there is no other hospital like St. Jude. They accept every child who walks through their doors and gives them everlasting hope. Furman believes that when you bring happiness to others, you discover that happiness comes back to you. Village Park Homes is extremely happy to have May River Granite as an industry partner.

May River Granite
40 Persimmon Street – Suite 101 Bluffton, SC 29910
Follow this link below to learn more about May River Granite

Building Update

From plumbing, framing, and roof trusses to roof sheathing, roof shingles, and windows, Village Park Homes is putting in great effort and attention to detail on the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home in Richmond Hill, GA. Follow us as we build a home that supports the fight to cure cancer! Ticket sales to win this home begin Friday, April 13, 2018! Contact us to learn more about Donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and buying a raffle ticket to win this St. Jude Dream Home.

Update – Village Park Homes Breaks Ground at the Site for the 2018 Savannah St. Jude Dream Home© Giveaway

Richmond Hill, GA – Village Park Homes broke ground for the 5th annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway on Thursday, November 16. $100 tickets to win this house, located in The Commons in Richmond Hill, Ga and valued at an estimated $400,000, will be available starting in April, 2018


Representatives of Village Park HomesWSAVSavannah Morning NewsCumulus SavannahEpsilon Sigma Alpha, and national sponsors BrizoShaw FloorsTrane and Bosch, as well as several local subcontractors and suppliers were all in attendance for the momentous occasion.

This year, Village Park Homes will be the builder of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. This is our first home to build and donate for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, and we are proud to be a part of the campaign. St. Jude ChildrenSt Jude National Sponsor logos’s Research Hospital treats thousands of children, and the money we raise will help further the life-saving treatment taking place at the hospital. We encourage everyone to buy a ticket, support the cause and in return have an opportunity to win a top-quality Village Park Home.

To learn more about the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Savannah, or to be involved as a sponsor please visit dreamhome.org

About St. Jude 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).

Photo: Sponsors and supporters gathered at the Groundbreaking to kick off construction for the 2018 Savannah St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.