Electrical Connection Donates to Build St. Jude Dream Home

An IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection team is now wiring the 15th St. Jude Dream Home in the St. Louis area while donating all resources to build it.  When completed later this year, proceeds from the ticket sales of the home$1.65 million -- will benefit children served by the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.  The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Fischer Homes is building the home with TJV Electric performing the electrical with its IBEW workforce.



The home is built with the generosity and support of sponsors, trade partners, and the local community. Every dollar raised goes straight to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for funding research and providing care. 


“Our loyal vendors and trade partners like IBEW Local 1 and TJV Electric make the St. Jude Dream Home possible," said Carrie Iddings, Corporate Communications Manager at Fischer Homes. “Their donated skills create exquisite living space that will ultimately support the lifesaving research being done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”



Located at 705 Watt Lane, the 3,103-square-foot, five-level home is emerging at Fischer Homes’ new Boulevard at Wilmer community in Wentzville, Mo.  The Blair Coastal Classic design features four bedrooms, two and a half baths and several specially designed spaces and amenities, including:

        Gourmet kitchen with expanded morning room; 

        Floor-to-ceiling cultured marble stone fireplace in the 2-story great room;

        A private owners retreat and                 

        A finished recreation room.


It also includes an unfinished basement with eight-foot ceilings.  The home is valued at $645,000.


Homeowners in the Boulevard at Wilmer community will enjoy access to future planned community amenities, including a playground, covered pavilion, gazebo, walking trails and natural prairie space.  


“Each year, our members are inspired by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its critical research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Frank Jacobs, IBEW Local 1 business manager. 


Beginning June 6, 2024, a total of 16,500 tickets will be available for a chance to win the home and other prizes at $100 each.  The August 15, 2024 drawing to give away the home will be carried live on KTVI FOX 2.  For more information, visit www.stjude.org/give/dream-home/st-louis.html.



“Our Electrical Connection contractors and their IBEW Local 1 workforce excel at proficiently installing home electrical infrastructure and fixtures while ensuring everything is built to code,” noted Kyle McKenna, Executive Vice President of St. Louis Chapter NECA.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to 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 we 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).


The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership represents more than 5,000 highly skilled and safe IBEW Local 1 electricians and the more than 130 electrical contractors who employ them.  For more than 80 years, the partnership has trained more electricians/communication technicians than any education program in Missouri. Its award-winning work provides safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world. Learn more at www.electricalconnection.org.


About Fischer Homes 

Established in 1980, Fischer Homes, a privately owned home-building company, has successfully constructed over 40,000 forever homes during its 44-year history. Ranked nationally as a top 30 builder by Builder Magazine, their beautifully designed homes offer choices for people in all stages of life and are known for their high customer satisfaction rating. Fischer Homes construct new homes in numerous St. Louis suburbs, including Affton, Arnold, Chesterfield, Dardenne Prairie, O’Fallon, Richmond Heights, St. Paul, St. Peters, and Wentzville. If you would like to learn more about new Fischer Homes communities in the St. Louis area, please call or text (314) 310-2188 or visit fischerhomes.com.


* Fischer Homes is not affiliated with Fischer & Frichtel Homes of St. Louis, Missouri.