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Eugene Propane HomePro Recap

Eugene propane home living room with a propane fireplace burning

Located on the beautiful Redfield Golf Course, just down the road from the town of Eugene, the newest addition to the HomePro program is a true hole-in-one.

Inspired by a passion for golf, homeowner Jay Coakley and his wife Jackie built an active Missourian’s dream home, powered by the clean, American energy of propane. In partnership with the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC)’s Propane HomePro program, this home showcases the many benefits of living the propane lifestyle.

MOPERC’s Propane HomePro program brings the benefits of propane appliances to life in modern and efficient home construction projects across the state. The program highlights the advantages of building homes powered by propane and the opportunity to live the propane lifestyle, with benefits including superior home performance, efficiency and comfort.

Energy for everyone; golf available, too

Family, friends, golf and an active lifestyle are all important to Jay and Jackie, and this new home brings those passions together. The modern, open floor plan of this 2,563 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home provides a great gathering place, with the option for a round of golf just a few steps away, right out the back door.

For the Coakley’s, propane was an intuitive choice because they have enjoyed the efficiency of propane space and water heating for more than 20 years. As is the case in many rural Missouri communities, natural gas was not an option in the Redfield Golf Course community. However, with a 500-gallon underground propane tank, the Coakley’s can enjoy all the amenities of gas appliances without the requirement of being connected to a gas utility.

Propane appliances inside and out

The Eugene Golf Course became the first home in the HomePro program to host a public open house. In July, contractors, neighbors and friends gathered at the Coakley house for a cookout to experience first-hand the luxurious propane-powered home features that deliver an ideal way of life—the propane lifestyle.

A core group of propane appliances highlighted in the open house event: a high-efficiency Samsung kitchen range featuring five specialized burners; a Fireplace Xtrordinair Deluxe linear fireplace with the ambiance of a real flame; and a Generac 22kW standby generator that will keep running as usual, even during the event of a power outage.

Extending beyond the interior walls of the home, a ceiling-mounted propane garage heater keeps the 1,400 sq. ft. 3 car plus 1 golf cart garage warm during cold winter months. Additionally, the star of the open house was an outdoor propane grilling and kitchen station that carried the perks of propane out onto the back patio, letting Jay and Jackie conveniently entertain guests with a delicious meal.

Homes powered by propane provide superior comfort and efficiency compared with homes powered by other energy sources. Using high-efficiency propane gas appliances for major applications produces optimal energy output and unmatched performance.