2013 St Jude Dream Home

De Young Thanks Community For Raising Over $1 Million For St. Jude!

The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home winner, Gary Higdon poses with members of the De Young Properties team in front of his new home. “We love the home De Young built and donated,” said winner Gary Higdon. All proceeds from the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway go towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

De Young Properties Helps To Successfully Raise $1,053,200 With Seventh St. Jude Dream Home

The 2013 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home, built by major donor De Young Properties, was given away to Lynn and Gary Higdon of Riverdale who was selected as the lucky winner of the new 3,298 sq. ft. home on an expansive 11,910 sq. ft. homesite in the De Young CountryCourt community during the November 10th live television broadcast on KMPH FOX 26.

This year’s event sold all available tickets and successfully raised $1,053,200 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Over the last seven years, De Young Properties has been a major donor and builder of seven St. Jude Dream Homes, helping to raise $6,533,245 to help the kids of St. Jude fight cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. One hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which works around the clock to develop cures to save the lives of boys and girls, including children in the San Joaquin Valley.

De Young Properties combines their contribution and efforts with the generous help of our trade partners who donate their time, labor and resources to build this De Young EnergySmart with the goal of raising money for this important cause. Special thanks to our largest donors, 84 Lumber, G&G Construction, Robert Champagne Landscape, Ferguson Enterprises of Fresno & General Electric, Solarcity, Inc., MV Style Electric, Simas Floor & Design Company, Tri-Valley Plastering, Inc., Pacific Gas & Electric, Cemex USA, Daltile, Anlin Windows, Kitchen Kraft and Cabinet Connection.

De Young Properties is deeply rooted in the San Joaquin Valley and gives their time and resources to the community whenever possible. “Our De Young team believes in our responsibility to help others and we feel privileged to be able to help such an important cause,” said Ashley De Young of De Young Properties. “I am inspired each year when our community comes together to show their support for St. Jude, we are appreciative of everyone who contributed their hard-earned dollars to purchase a ticket.”

This year we experienced a tremendous amount of interest in the St. Jude Dream Home because it offered four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a three car super garage on an expansive 11,910 sq. ft. homesite. The winner’s dreams will come true with the home’s long list of special features, including a beautiful Cottage elevation with decorative siding and stone, granite and quartz counters by Granite Mountain, stainless steel General Electric appliances with gas cook top and refrigerator. In addition, the home offers innovative and fashionable Brizo premium faucets, an Energy Star- qualified Rinnai tankless water heater, Kitchen Craft premium cabinetry, premium-grade hardwood floors by Shaw Flooring, spacious 10’ ceilings and 8’ doors, professional front and back yard landscaping and Energy Star approved Eagle Cool Roof Tile.

As with all De Young EnergySmart homes, the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home was built to the stringent California Advanced Homes Program Tier 2 standard and will be verified by independent inspectors to be GreenPoint Rated to prove that the home will be healthier to live in, better for our environment and help save the winning homeowner money.

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De Young Properties builds homes up to 3,484 square feet with six bedrooms and up to a four car garage. Each home comes with many generous features and is GreenPoint Rated. To learn more about De Young Properties, visit De Young Chestnut Grove located at Chestnut and Teague in Fresno or De Young CountryCourt located on Armstrong just South of Gettysburg in Clovis, weekdays 11:00am – 6:00pm and weekends 9:30am – 6:00pm. For additional information, call (559) 434-2000.  Building Your Dreams For Three Generations. Homes are offered by De Young Realty, Inc.  

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Prize Winners of 2013 St. Jude Dream Home

Grand Prize Winner:

Lynn Higdon, Riverdale, CA – St. Jude Dream Home, valued at $425,000 in the De Young CountryCourt Community in Clovis

Additional Prizes:

Joneen Stidham, Clovis, CA – $10,000 Furniture Shopping Spree at Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Engracia Herrera, Tulare, CA – San Francisco Giants Package valued at $269, courtesy of Chancellor Hotel

Maria Elena Paradez, Sultana, CA – Gas for a Year valued at $3,000, courtesy of Fresno Moving and Storage

David Ramos, Kingsburg, CA – Seattle Weekend Getaway valued at $2,500, courtesy of Pan Pacific Hotel, Seattle

Linda Hargo, Selma, CA –Simplicity Synchrony Vacuum and 1 year supply of vacuum bags, courtesy of A-1 Vacuum and Sewing

Caroline Miller, Reedley, CA – Flowers for a year, courtesy of A Secret Garden Florist

Maritza D Arceno, Fresno, CA – $1,000 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of Affinity Dental

Harold Benjamin Thomas, Fresno, CA – $1,000 Gift Certificate to Amenities Aveda Day Spa & Salon

Cindy Apodaca, Hanford, CA – $1,000 Gift Certificate to Anna’s Linens

Owen Vang, Fresno, CA – Talo ® Smart Touch ® kitchen faucet and accessories package, courtesy of Brizo

Martin Strauss, Merced, CA – $1,000 Jewelry Gift Certificate to Fresno Coin Gallery

Mabel Oshoasal, Sanger, CA – Cruise for two to Mexico, courtesy of Fresno County Federal Credit Union

Justin Landers, Clovis, CA – Custom Dream Cake, courtesy of Maddie Cakes Cupcake Bakery

Mikki Addison, Fresno, CA – $1,000 shopping spree to Ooh La La

Susan Crocker, Fresno, CA – Luxury Suite at 2014 Fresno Grizzlis Game, courtesy of the Fresno Grizzlies

Gary Stinecipher, Fresno, CA – $1,000 Gift Certificate to Tint Plus Auto Glass

Victor G Banales, Kingsburg, CA – Yosemite Van or Mini Bus Tour for 10, courtesy of Tour De Yosemite

Yee Vue, Clovis, CA – Dinner under the stars for 20, courtesy of Milla Vineyards

Hector Arellano, Fresno, CA – Ladies Diamond Ring, courtesy of Rogers Jewelry Co.

Sussan Changizi, Fresno CA – Lakers tickets and Kobe Bryant Autographed Basketball

Olga Lopez, Fresno, CA – Complete Teflon Car Detail Package, Great American Car Wash

Blanca Lopez, Fresno, CA – Samsung 51” Flat Panel 3D TV and Entertainment System, Courtesy of LinkUs

Jeanne Price, Fresno, CA – 14’ Indoor Shuffleboard, courtesy of Mecca Billiards