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TAMKO Donates Roof for Covington Homes St. Jude Dream Home

New St. Jude Dream Home in Colorado Springs, CO was completed May 3 and is now hosting tours ahead of the raffle drawing on June 14 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission to eradicate childhood cancer

Once companies have the pleasure of participating in a St. Jude Dream Home project, they seem to want to do it again and again. At least, that’s the case for award-winning Colorado builder Covington Homes and major shingle manufacturer TAMKO Building Products.

This is the fourth Colorado Springs Dream Home project that Covington Homes has taken the lead on, the last several of which were completed at zero cost to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, resulting in 100 percent of the proceeds from the Dream Home raffle directly supporting St. Jude and their mission of eradicating childhood cancer.
Covington Homes St Jude Dream Home

“We are so grateful for all our wonderful partners who have contributed to the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway and support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude,” said Kesia Culbertson, a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital development representative for the Colorado Springs Dream Home.

This is the first time TAMKO has worked with Covington Homes to donate the roofing for a Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home. But TAMKO’s participation with St. Jude spans many states over many years. TAMKO works with builders and distributors across the U.S. to donate the roofing for multiple St. Jude Dream Home projects every year. Along with this recently-completed Colorado project, TAMKO donated roofs for Dream Home projects currently underway in Missouri and Louisiana.

“This is TAMKO’s way of using our resources to help fight childhood cancer,” said David Humphreys, TAMKO president and CEO. “We love how collaborative these projects are and that so many builders and suppliers get to add their support to an organization as established and well-respected as St. Jude.”

Covington Homes’ repeated partnership with St. Jude earned the company the honored title of St. Jude’s “Builder of the Year” in 2018. Covington has a long-term commitment to partner with St. Jude as the official Dream Home builder of Southern Colorado, and over the last several years, the Covington Home projects have helped raise more than $2.7 million to fight childhood cancer.

“For the third year in a row Covington Homes and our trade partners have delivered a ZERO COST home – which means that 100 percent of ticket sales go directly to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Grace Covington, owner of Covington Homes. “The entire Covington Homes Team is truly honored to help give back in such a meaningful and impactful way. Our team has been blessed with this amazing opportunity to help fight childhood cancer and help save the lives of thousands of children each year.” 

Raffle tickets for a chance to win the new Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home are still available at www.stjude.org/give/dream-home/colorado-springs.html and the drawing will be held on June 14. To learn more about TAMKO’s community involvement efforts across the country, visit www.tamko.com/giving.

About St. Jude Dream Homes

The St. Jude Dream Home project partners with builders, material suppliers and other businesses to build beautiful homes in communities across the U.S. at little or no cost, then raffles off chances to win the new home. All of the proceeds from the raffle go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their mission of finding a cure for childhood cancer, and providing lifesaving treatment for children fighting cancer, at no cost to their families. Learn more and find a Dream Home giveaway near you at www.stjude.org/give/dream-home.html

About Covington Homes

Covington Homes is a local owned business committed to building homes for the joy of experiencing the smiling faces of homeowners on the day they hand over the keys. Grace and Ron Covington, partners and long-time real estate professionals, continue to bring beautiful and exceptionally well-built homes and communities to Colorado Springs and El Paso County with the hard work and dedication of their award-winning Team. Learn more at www.covingtonhomesco.com.

About TAMKO


TAMKO Building Products is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products. For more information about TAMKO, visit our website at www.tamko.com.