INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As it closes out its third year as a national sponsor of the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway program, the Brizo® product team is pleased to recognize Louisiana-based builder McLain Homes with its inaugural Partner of the Year Award. The award, which honors one builder that exemplifies the values of the Brizo brand, the faucet brand for the fashion forward, while also helping to further the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, was presented at the St. Jude Builder Summit, Sept. 25-26 in Memphis, Tenn.
McLain Homes was selected for its ongoing focus on quality, distinctive design and innovative approach to building and marketing their homes. Each St. Jude Dream Home developed by McLain Homes is built with donated materials and supported by local fundraising and area volunteers coordinated by the builder.
"The Brizo brand is a proud supporter of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program," said Brian Nobbe, Brizo brand director. "We're committed to extending the impact of St. Jude and are happy to recognize McLain Homes as our first Partner of the Year for its outstanding work and dedication to helping improve the lives of children with cancer."
With 10 years of experience building and developing land sites in its local community, McLain Homes is preparing to enter its fourth year as a St. Jude Dream Home builder. It has donated four lots to the foundation thus far and was recognized for the development of the 2011 National Dream Home of the Year.
"McLain Homes is a proud partner of St. Jude and the Brizo brand, and we are pleased to have our name affiliated with two organizations that care as much about giving back and the community as we do," said, Bryan McLain, founder of McLain Homes. "When it comes to plumbing fixtures, Brizo products are at the forefront of design, and these products have served as inspiration for our homes' decor on more than one occasion. From their touch and hands-free faucet technologies in the kitchen and bath to their latest temperature control sensing technology, Brizo faucets create a sense of enthusiasm and excitement in every Dream Home we develop."
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the world's leading pediatric cancer research organization and relies heavily on charities, donations and philanthropic campaigns, such as the Dream Home Giveaway, to help raise money and awareness for its mission. Formed in 1991, the program allows for newly built homes to be raffled off with all proceeds directly benefitting St. Jude. It has raised more than $224 million for the hospital and awarded 280 homes over the past 20 years. In 2010, the Brizo brand became the foundation's first national sponsor and has since contributed over $1.5 million in products and donations to St. Jude.
About the Brizo® Brand
Rooted in the fashion and design communities, the Brizo brand is the primary sponsor of fashion designer Jason Wu's fashion shows, and is the first national sponsor of the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway. Named for a Greek goddess who appeared in the dreams of mariners, Brizo products are available exclusively at Brizo Impressions Showrooms. Brizo is part of Delta Faucet Company, which was recognized as the 2011 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Visit www.brizo.com or call 877-345-BRIZO (2749) for more information and to locate a Brizo Impressions Showroom.
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