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Blog Archive for September, 2018

100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Builder!

Categories: Energy Star | Posted: September 21, 2018

Providence Homes is proud to announce that we have been 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified Home Builder since 2010! 

The 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified designation is important because it lets consumers know which homebuilders have made a commitment to building 100% of their homes to meet the stringent Energy Star guidelines. In recognition of our ongoing commitment, Providence Homes has received the 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award honoring our efforts to lead the industry in energy savings and building healthy high performance homes. We are also the recipient of the Energy Star Market Leader Award for an unprecedented nine years in a row – 2010-2018. That’s more than any other Jacksonville home builder…ever!

We understand that home ownership comes with lots of questions and wondering if your home will perform as designed shouldn’t be one of them. With the ENERGY STAR label, our homeowners can relax knowing their new Providence Home has undergone more inspections and testing than comparable code built homes to ensure it will deliver better performanEnergy Star Partnerce and is built to higher standards. We have built more than 1,300 ENERGY STAR® certified homes for families’ right here in the Jacksonville area. Not that we’re counting…

For over 25 years Providence Homes has been recognized locally and nationally for our award-winning and innovative designs. We think it’s great to have our work recognized and take great pride in building homes than can keep up with the energetic families that live inside them while offering a cleaner, healthier environment for all.

For more information on our homes and communities, please call our Online Sales Counselor, Melissa Matthews, Providence Realty, LLC at 904-447-0724. We can’t wait to help you find your new dream home!

Employee Spotlight: Meet Melissa

Categories: Providence News | Posted: September 20, 2018

At Providence Homes, nothing makes our team happier than guiding homeowners through a rewarding, stress-free, and fun process. As your partner on this incredible journey, the joy you feel when you first open your front door is felt by us, too. 

This week, we want you to meet one of the people team members that makes building a home with Providence such an awesome experience. As bright as the Florida sun, Melissa Meide Matthews, our wonderful Internet Sales Advisor, brings joy to whoever she comes across!

A former local realtor With over 15 years of new construction experience in the Jacksonville area, Melissa is comfortable meeting the needs of REALTORS® and using her knowledge of the area to her adProvidence Homes Employeevantage. When it comes to working at Providence Homes, she loves being a part of an innovative local builder that has been in business for almost 30 years, and has the expertise to “make it through the tough ups and downs in the building business that is committed to making a difference.”

Melissa also values work that respects the environment, and takes pride in our mission to lead the industry in environmental protection by building Energy Star Certified homes. Having team members who embody our ideals, both in and out of the office, makes the work that we do that much more special.

As our Internet Sales Advisor, Melissa enjoys the benefits of a flexible, multi-faceted role that always presents something exciting. She particularly loves attending fun industry events and is actively involved with Northeast Florida Builders Association Sales & Marketing Council and Women’s Council of REALTORS®. Melissa is a past President for the Women’s Council of REALTORS® Jacksonville Chapter where she represents Providence Homes and Providence Realty (and of course, we love having her represent us, too!)

Outside of the office, Melissa is just as dynamic and fun as she is when you’re working with her. A few of her favorite hobbies include going to the beach, getting pampered, vacationing with family, exercising with Jax Stroller Strength, going to church, and bargain shopping. With her adventurous spirit and love of leisure, it’s no surprise that staying in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora is at the top of her bucket list. 

Most importantly, becoming a mom to 3 beautiful children while having a successful career all at the same time has been her greatest personal achievement. A 3rd generation Jacksonville native with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Melissa never ceases to amaze us with her vibrant personality, wide range of interests, and dedication to doing what she loves.

Working with you is such a pleasure, Melissa! All of us at Providence Realty & Providence Homes know that you’ll absolutely love working with her, too. For more information on our homes and communities, you can contact Melissa at 904-447-0724. Melissa can’t wait to help you find your dream home!

New ENERGY STAR® Certified Quick Move-In Home in the Outlook at Nocatee

Categories: Quick Move-In Homes | Posted: September 12, 2018

The Madison at 330 Spanish Creek Drive Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 offers 3426 sqft of living space w/ 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 1st Floor Owners Suite, Formal Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Cafe, Family Room, 3 Car Garage and Covered Patio on Conservation home site. Upstairs features spacious private family loft w/ 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The Madison at 330 Spanish Creek Drive Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 offers 3426 sqft of living space with 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, 1st Floor Owners Suite, Formal Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Cafe, Family Room, 3 Car Garage and a Covered Patio on Conservation home site. Upstairs features a spacious private family loft with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.

This 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified home 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:

  • Hardwood flooring in Foyer, Study, Gallery, Dining, Kitchen, Cafe, and Family Room
  • Ceramic tile in all bathrooms
  • Beverage Center at Butler’s Pantry
  • Executive Chef Kitchen Package w/ Quartz Kitchen Countertops
  • Built-In Wall Oven and Microwave w/ In-Cabinet Range Hood
  • Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash
  • Crown Molding in Living Areas
  • Structured Home Wiring Package

Energy-Efficient Features:

  • Conditioned attic system w/ spray foam insulation for superior energy savings
  • 16 SEER Air Conditioner w/ Variable Speed Air Handler
  • Engineered HVAC System
  • High Performance Vinyl windows w/ Low-E Glass
  • Programmable Thermostat
  • 2×6 exterior walls w/ R-21 Insulation
  • DuPont Tyvek Housewrap
  • Natural Gas Tankless Hot Water Heater
  • CFL Lighting and Fixtures

ENERGY STAR® Inspections & Certifications:

  • “As Built” HERS Score by Certified ENERGY STAR® Rater
  • On-site visual Thermal Enclosure System Inspection
  • Grade 1 Level Insulation Installation
  • HVAC System Quality Installation
  • Blower Door Test
  • Duct Blaster Test
  • Air Flow Test
  • Refrigerant Test
  • Water Management System
  • 100% ENERGY STAR® Certification 

Seller will contribute up to $25,000 towards closing costs, pre-paids and or options with the use of preferred lender. $5,000 must to be applied towards closing costs. 

Community Spotlight: Markland

Categories: Neighborhood News | Posted: September 5, 2018

Located in charming St. Johns County, Markland is truly a community built for families of all sizes. This stunning Florida oasis features a clubhouse called The Manor House, where you can do all of the activities that you love at any time of the year. Here, you have a convenient location to employment centers and recreation, as well as the greatest amenities waiting for you!

With gatehouse staff at entry, you and your family will always feel safe and sound. Make a splash or relax in the resort pool with a luxurious cabana, workout in the spacious fitness center with aerobic/spin/yoga studios, partake in a little friendly competition with your friends on the tennis and pickleball courts, and unwind near the scenic 15-acre lake, event lawns, and parks all around you.

A close proximity to the interstate conveniently provides you with the ability to travel anywhere you want to go. Whether it be your children’s school or your place of employment, Markland is a peaceful, private community located near all of your destinations.

Providence Homes is proud to say that every home we’re offering in this community is 100% ENERMarkland CommunityGY STAR® Certified, which means that you’ll always be comfortable in your home while you save money on your utility bill. We have homes ranging from $400-$600K, making it easier for you to choose the perfect size for you and your family.

With our many quick move-in homes as well as 8 model homes, you can start the greatest journey of your life as soon as you wish to! The memories you and your family will make in your Providence home will be cherished forever. For more information on our Markland community, please visit our website, or give us a call at 904-337-5236. We look forward to working with you!