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Don’t miss the chance to tour four Providence homes at the Parade of Homes!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 21, 2017

Providence Homes has entered four (4) model homes in the 2016 Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes which starts this weekend! All four (4) will be open to tour throughout the Parade of Homes.

In Nocatee, Providence Homes has three (3) model homes to tour, The Lafayette, The Madison, and The Monroe. The 3,049 sq. ft. Lafayette Model is located at 63 Woodview Court in the Crossing, and features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a 3-car garage. The Madison Model, located at 44 Spanish Creek Drive, offers 3,426 sq. ft. of living space, including 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a 3- car garage. And The Monroe Model at 58 Spanish Creek Drive offers 3,943 sq. ft., with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a 3- car garage. The Madison and Monroe are located The Outlook.

Providence Homes also entered The Ellaville Model, located at 89 Evenshade Way in Gran Lake, offers 3,116 sq. ft. of living space, with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a 2-car garage.

All Providence Homes models are 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified and feature conditioned attics w/ foam insulation. “As-Built” HERS Index Ratings are available at each model.

The Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes runs from Saturday, April 22nd –through Sunday April 30th. Don’t miss your chance to tour our gorgeous ENERGY STAR® certified models – and maybe find the Providence home of your dreams!

Providence Homes Celebrates Energy Excellence

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: April 6, 2017

Providence Homes has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Providence Homes’ accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.

Providence Homes will be honored for its outstanding efforts to bring energy-efficient homes to market. This is the first year Providence Homes has received the Sustained Excellence Award and third year in a row it has been recognized as a Partner of the Year winner.

“We remain committed to being the only local builder in Northeast Florida to have 100% of our homes ENERGY STAR® Certified,” said Sean Junker, President of Providence Homes. “We believe in building well designed homes that are not only more energy efficient, but healthier for your family.”

The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

“Demonstrating a strong commitment to building energy-efficient homes, Providence Homes has reaffirmed its reputation as a company that saves the American homebuyer energy and money,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “This award recognizes Providence Homes as a leader in building ENERGY STAR® certified homes while reducing our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.”

Since becoming an Energy Star partner in 2009, Providence Homes has built more than 1,000 Energy Star Homes helping Jacksonville families save over $1,500,000 on energy bills.

Congratulations Gen Odell & Mark Schirmer!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 3, 2017

 Congratulations Gen Odell & Mark Schirmer!

It is with great pleasure that we announce anniversary milestones for Gen Odell & Mark Schirmer! Gen Odell recently celebrated her 15th anniversary and Mark Schirmer celebrated his 10th anniversary as Sales Associates with Providence Homes. During this time, Gen & Mark have helped and guided over 500 families with owning a new Providence Home. Their years of hard work, loyalty and dedication have been an inspiration to our entire team and a credit to their profession. Congratulations Gen & Mark and we wish you both continued success for many years to come.



Congratulations to Melissa Matthews!

Categories: Neighborhood News | Posted: March 28, 2017

Laurel AwardsCongratulations to Melissa Matthews – Providence Homes Online Sales Manager! Melissa was recognized at the 22nd Annual Northeast Florida Builders Association Sales & Marketing Council Laurel Awards Banquet last week. Melissa received the Million Dollar Circle Award for over $20 Million in sales volume. NEFBA – Northeast Florida Builders Association is the largest home builders association in the state and one of the biggest in the nation. From all of us at Providence Homes congratulations Melissa on a terrific 2016!

Providence Homes gives back with their ‘Home from the Heart’ for Builders Care

Categories: Community Involvement, Providence News, Quick Move-In Homes | Posted: March 8, 2017

Builders Care


Builders CareProvidence Homes is excited to announce that we are nearing completion on the “Home from the Heart” for Builder’s Care located in The Crossing at Nocatee in St Johns County. This 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Ellaville floor plan features 2,798 sqft, 4 Bedroom and 3 Bath is currently available for sale – MLS# 835822 – 29 Skywood Trail Ponte Vedra Fl 32081. The goal is to raise more than $100,000 from the proceeds of the sale for Builders Care, a faith-based nonprofit construction contractor whose mission is to provide affordable construction services to the elderly, disabled, and other nonprofits in Northeast Florida with the kindred purpose of building a better habitat for all.

“We are so proud to announce the Home for the Heart campaign. As a faith-driven company ourselves, we are humbled by the opportunity to give the profit from the sale of one of our homes to such a deserving company. Builders Care does amazing work in our community for those in need and we are happy to be a part of their impactful efforts,” says Sean Junker, President of Providence Homes.

“Home from the Heart” is a collaborative effort between Providence Homes and trade partners. Together through the generous donations of time, labor and materials the “Home from the Heart” will be built as cost efficiently as possible in order to maximize the profit given to Builder Care.  It is our goal to create a repeatable “Home for the Heart” program that other builders can model and use in the future so this becomes a major fund raiser for Builder Care each year.

For those not familiar with Builders Care is the charitable arm of the Northeast Florida Builders Association. They combine purchased and donated material with volunteer and professional labor to provide cost effective construction to those in need.  For many, Builders Care is their last hope to maintain any quality of life at home.  Builders Care specializes in making homes handicapped-accessible, repairing roofs, sidings and leaks, painting, making general repairs, and installing heating and air conditioning.  The ultimate goal of Builders Care is to provide quality home reconstruction to those who are unable to afford it otherwise.

“The amount of money Providence Homes anticipates raising for Builders Care is enough for us to repair 4 roofs and build 2 wheelchair ramps each month for a year. Bill Cellar and Sean Junker have huge hearts, it’s amazing to see them use their company as a platform to help so many,” says Justin Executive Director for Builders Care – builderscare.org.


A Special Thank You

On behalf of our entire Providence Homes Team we would like to thank all of our trade partners and manufacturers who so gracious donated their time, talents and materials: A & G Construction, Advanced Trim Solutions, Air Flow Designs, Amason’s, American Insulators – Insulation, American Insulators – Specialties, Apex Technology, Beacon Sales, Bobby Campbell Roofing, Bouziane Tie-Down, Builders First Source, Cornerstone Paint, D & D Garage Doors, Donna Stanton, Duncan Plumbing, Environmental Materials, First Coast Supply, First Quality Gas, Group 4 Design, Hicks Land Clearing, Hicks Trucking & Fill, Italian Terrazzo, Jax Building Science, Jean Alix Compere, Legacy Engineering, Munson & Bryan, NE Florida Mailbox, Onsite Safety, Pamela Maxwell, Royal Painting, Southern Scapes, Steven Stratton, Vermont Lighting, Visionaire ,Walker Block, Weather Barriers, Woodsman Kitchens, Owens Corning, Foundation Building Materials, Moen & Argo Ready Mix

About Providence Homes

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Providence Homes is committed to providing the highest standards of residential construction in northeast Florida. As one of Jacksonville’s only 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified builders, Providence Homes pledges to make a difference in the industry by building every home with the same detail and commitment to excellence they would with their own. For additional information contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236 or email salesinfo@providenchomesinc.com.

Featured ENERGY STAR® Quick-Move-In in Nocatee: The Carlton

Categories: Quick Move-In Homes | Posted: March 2, 2017

The Carlton Pastoral CottageThe Carlton Home located at 88 Jackrabbit Trail Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 in Twenty Mile Village Park at Nocatee is a spacious two-story 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2,104 sqft  ENERGY STAR® Certified home. The Carlton also features a Dining, Family Room, and Gourmet Kitchen, Private Family Loft, Covered Patio and 2-Car Garage.

The Carlton received a HERS Index Rating of 56 with an estimated $92.00 per month electric bill rating for 2,104 sqft of total living space!

The Carlton is designed and built with a conditioned attic. By applying foam insulation under the roof deck and making the attic part of the conditioned space, many of the undesirable conditions found in a traditional unconditioned attic are eliminated. The end result is greater energy efficiency, lower energy bills, increased moisture control and potentially a much healthier living environment.

Interior appointments include:

  • Ceramic Tile at Foyer, Kitchen, Dining, Family Room, Laundry and all Bathrooms
  • Cook’s Kitchen Option w/ Granite Countertops
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash
  • Tray Ceiling at Family Room
  • Structured Home Wiring Package
  • And more!



The energy-efficient features included with this plan:

  • ENERGY STAR® Certified Home
  • ENERGY STAR® Dishwasher
  • ENERGY STAR® Vinyl windows w/ Argon Gas Fill Low-E Glass
  • Programmable Thermostat
  • 2×6 exterior walls w/ R-21 Insulation
  • Tyvek Housewrap
  • Conditioned attic system w/ spray foam insulation under roof deck for superior energy savings
  • Natural Gas Tankless Hot Water Heater
  • CFL Lighting and Fixtures
  • 3rd Party Inspections by Certified ENERGY STAR® Rater
  • And more…

Providence Homes will pay “Up To” 2% towards closing costs and pre-paids with the use of our Preferred Lenders, contact Melissa Matthews 904-337-5236 or email salesinfo@providencehomesinc.com for more details.

Providence Homes Celebrates Building 1,000th ENERGY STAR® Certified Home!

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: February 20, 2017

Providence Homes is excited to announce the completion of our 1,000th ENERGY STAR® home since becoming a 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Builder in 2009. To earn the ENERGY STAR® blue label, every Providence home is built to the stringent ENERGY STAR® Version 3.0 (3.1 for Florida) guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Providence Homes is the largest locally owned 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified home builder in the Jacksonville area.

“We remain committed to being the only local builder in Northeast Florida to have 100% of our homes ENERGY STAR® Certified,” said Sean Junker, President of Providence Homes. “We believe in building well designed homes that are not only more energy efficient, but healthier for your family.”

In recognition of this unwavering commitment to building ENERGY STAR® homes, Providence Homes has been the recipient of the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2015 & 2016 from the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA). The award recognizes its outstanding efforts to bring more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly homes to the Jacksonville marketplace through its actions.

Providence Homes has also received the ENERGY STAR® for Certified Market Leader Award 7 years in a row (2010 thru 2016). ENERGY STAR® presents this award annually to builders who have made important contributions to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection during the previous year. And Providence Homes stands by their claims to building  ENERGY STAR® Certified homes by offering an unprecedented guarantee that every home they build will be  ENERGY STAR® Certified or they’ll pay the homeowner $5,000.

Additionally, as a RESNET® Energy Smart Builder since 2010, Providence Homes is committed to having all of its homes energy rated following RESNET’s stringent standards, too. A copy of every Providence Model Home HERS Index score is displayed in all model home sales centers. All ratings displayed are “As-Built” ratings, as opposed to “As-Designed” ratings. “As-Built” ratings are a requirement for a home to receive the ENERGY STAR® Label. 

About Providence Homes

When Bill Cellar founded Providence Homes as a one-man, home-based operation in 1992, he did so with a personal pledge to make a difference in the industry. He was committed to building beautifully designed homes at affordable prices, and to building every home with the same attention to detail and reliability he would with his own home. 


ENERGY STAR® was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Today, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.

ENERGY STAR certified homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling, and water heating; in fact, homeowners who buy ENERGY STAR certified homes can expect up to 30 percent less energy costs than a typical new home. Americans living in ENERGY STAR certified homes have saved more than $4 billion on their energy bills with more than 1.5 million American families now living in ENERGY STAR certified homes.


For more information about Providence Homes visit www.myprovidencehome.com or contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236.

Introducing Gran Lake

Categories: Energy Star, Neighborhood News, Providence News | Posted: February 15, 2017

Gran Lake Clubhouse

100% ENERGY STAR® Homes
are just around the corner


Beautiful energy-efficient homes are now available  at Gran Lake  in St Augustine, Florida.


Now Selling! Providence Homes is excited to offer our award 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified homes at Gran Lake in St. Augustine. This beautiful new St Johns County master-planned community is conveniently located near World Golf Village and I-95 and offers an impressive amenity center, a large lake with a public dock for canoeing, kayaking and more. Gran Lake also features No CDD fees!

With homes starting in the $270s, Gran Lake features 10 floor plans ranging from 1,982 – 3,511 sq. ft. that compliment your lifestyle.
Our new Ellaville Model Home is open daily.

For more information about Providence Homes at Gran Lake contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236 or email salesinfo@providencehomesinc.com

Gran Lake Clubhouse and ModelDirections:

From I-95 Take International Golf Parkway exit  (World Golf Village) and travel West.

Travel along International Golf Parkway for 5 Miles. International Golf Parkway will become Pacetti Road.

 Turn Left at Gran Lake Entrance.


We’re setting the highest standard for energy-efficient homes with:

  • 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified HomesMonroe Model Spray Foam
  • RESNET® Qualified ENERGYSMART Builder
  • Innovative Conditioned Attic System w/ Spray Foam Insulation under the roof deck
  • Engineered HVAC Systems
  • Low-E Vinyl Windows
  • 2×6 Exterior Wall w/ R-21 RESNET Grade 1 Level Insulation
  • As-Built-HERS Index by Certified ENERGY STAR® Rater
  • 2015 & 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award – New Home Category
  • 2016 ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Market Leader Award – 7th Consecutive Year!
  • 2016 DuPont/TyVek Builder of the Year
  • Since 2009, Providence Homes has built over 1,000 ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes for Jacksonville families
  • And more

Deck Your Halls Photo Contest

Categories: Home Care Tips, Providence News | Posted: December 13, 2016

As we drive through our local neighborhoods and see all of the amazing holiday decorations on display, it’s obvious the holiday season is upon us in Jacksonville. The joy we get from seeing these displays made us realize, we want to see how YOU decorated your home this holiday season! From December 13, 2016 – December 26, we’re running our first ever “Deck the Halls” holiday photo-video contest. To enter, all you have to do is share a photo or video of your holiday decorations on our Facebook page Here for a chance to win a $100, $250, or $500 American Express gift card! So get out there, take a picture or video of your masterpiece and send us your holiday masterpiece! We can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the place.

Providence Homes win big at St. Johns County Parade of Homes

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: September 9, 2016

14292534_1284090708277004_480938474527720301_nJacksonville homebuilder Providence Homes received five awards at the St. Johns County Parade of Homes award banquet held September 6th at Marsh Creek Country Club. The Parade of Homes and the awards were hosted by The St. Johns Builders Council & NEFBA.

The Hendry model located in Markland in St. Augustine won Gold. The Hendry, 138 Bronson Parkway, features four bedrooms, three baths, with an optional bonus room and full bath, plus a 1st floor game room and oversized covered patio. This 3,486 sq. ft. home includes an open concept kitchen, family and dining space with easy access to the covered patio.

Several Providence homes at Nocatee in Ponte Vedra were also recognized.

In Twenty Mile Village, The Adair – Village Park model located at 104 Jackrabbit Trail received a Gold award. The Adair features 1,468 sq. ft. of living space, with two bedrooms, two baths, a family room, café, office, covered front porch and 2-car garage. A Carriage House option is also available, the perfect spot for extended stay guests or a teen suite!

The Bryant model at Addison Park won a Silver award. This lovely home, located at 65 Morningstar Way, is 1,876 sq. ft. of family-friendly space! The Bryant has three bedrooms, two baths, a living room, dining room, family room, covered front & side porches, and a 2-car garage. The open floorplan lends itself to easy conversation with family and friends.

And in Twenty Mile Village Grove, The Madison model located at 605 Eagle Rock Drive received Silver as well. A spacious two-story home, The Madison has four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 3,426 sq. ft. of living space. This home features a study, dining room, family room, gourmet kitchen/café, butler’s pantry, private family loft, covered patio and 3-car garage.


The St. Johns Builders Council is part of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, representing the Builder and Associate members, in the Building Industry, in St. Johns County. The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing members of the community who earn their livelihood from the housing and construction industries.

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