To date, Southern Serenity Homes has raised more than $20,400,000 for the children of St. Jude, thanks to your continued support coupled with the talent and generosity of the many men and women who make this dream come true each year.
St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway sponsors and volunteers joined Southern Serenity Homes and the Town of Arlington for a "Sweet 16" themed Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the builder, Greg Bridgers in his 16th year as the builder of the Memphis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Guests heard from Greg himself, St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Chairwoman, Dr, Susan Aguillard, and the Mayor of Arlington, Mike Wissman. This year's home is a 3-bed, 3.5-bath stunner, being built in the community of Arlington, TN, for the very first time. It will be open to the public in late spring, 2023.
Not surprisingly to anyone who knows this unselfish and dedicated builder, he will be the first to state with profound gratitude and a deep sense of pride that each St. Jude Dream Home house has been a team effort of monumental proportions, effectively bringing together dozens of the finest artisans in the area with one goal in mind: producing a home of unequaled quality and features for the benefit of the children at St. Jude. When the final ticket sales for this year's St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway had been tallied, Southern Serenity Homes and its many selfless craftsmen, who lovingly and skillfully bring each home to fruition, had help raise more than $20,000,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Greg often states with pride that building nearly a dozen St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway houses has been the most rewarding experience of his many years as a home builder. This is just one of many reasons for his unwavering dedication to these projects and to the kids at St. Jude.
In tribute to that dedication and to the quality of the homes he builds year after year, Southern Serenity Homes has been awarded the St. Jude National Dream Home® Builder of the Year two years running, a feat that has never been done before – anywhere.
And, even though the last several years have been, by every measurable standard, some of the toughest in history for U.S. builders – as well as the housing industry as a whole – Southern Serenity Homes has not wavered in its commitment to St. Jude and its promise to deliver the best home anywhere. Having been blessed with a steady stream of customers wanting quality, value and integrity in their own dream home, Greg has continued to craft the area's finest custom homes across the Mid-South with prices ranging from $200,000 to well over $1,000,000. Whether the question concerns the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway house or a customer's personal home, when asked if something can be changed or added, Greg always answers simply, "There's nothing we can't do. If you want it, we'll find a way to make it happen."
That commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction is without question the single most important factor explaining Southern Serenity Homes' survival at a time when other home builders have not been so fortunate. Southern Serenity Homes has constructed more than 4,300 homes, with no end in sight. Rain or shine, day in and day out, you will see Greg on the job site ensuring that every home he puts his name on is the best that can possibly be built – by anyone, anywhere.
It is that same drive and dedication to excellence that keeps Greg committed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the lifesaving work being done there every day of the year. And even though the paint is barely dry on this year's home, he looks forward to breaking ground on their next St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway house. Greg often says, "Look into the eyes of the children at St. Jude and tell me you can walk away from that. I know I can't."