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Employee Spotlight: Meet Don Hamilton!

Categories: Community Involvement | Posted: November 13, 2018

At Providence Homes, our team is inspired by our pledge to make a difference. Every day, we work hard to provide our customers not only with beautiful, affordable homes, but with the kind of service that we would want for ourselves. Each one of our team members is a valuable part of what makes us different!

This week, we want to introduce you to Don Hamilton, a man who has a wealth of experience in many different fields, and has brought it all with him to Providence Homes! As a Supervisor, Don’s role is to oversee the building of each home. “I think the most exciting thing about being a part of Providence Homes is also the most challenging. When it comes down to it, my job is to delight each buyer throughout the process, to make sure that they are pleased with their decision to select Providence Homes to build their home.”Don Hamilton Featured Employee

Since graduating from college, Don has worked in a variety of fields, including as a teacher and coach in the public school system. “I have worked in the construction industry for the last eighteen years in various positions, including as a residential contractor.

“One of the things I love most about my job is the actual process of building a house. But, it can also be daunting because there are so many moving parts. I love a challenge!”

Don’s competitive streak probably explains his love of sports! “I have always enjoyed participating and watching sports. Now I play a lot of tennis… mostly mixed doubles with my wife.” In fact, attending a tennis grand slam event at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open is on Don’s bucket list. As is visiting Scotland. (Don, see if you can track down Andy Murray for a match when you’re in Scotland!)

What’s Don’t greatest personal achievement? “I have been married to my wonderful wife, Judy, for 41 years. We have four children, three of them married, and we have six grandchildren. God has blessed me beyond measure with the people in my life!”

We’re so proud to have Don on the team! His experience and positive attitude help to make us a stronger family every day.  For more information on finding your new home – and having the opportunity to meet Don – 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!

Summertime Activities in Nocatee

Categories: Community Involvement | Posted: July 20, 2018

Living in a Providence home in the gorgeous and expansive Nocatee community is truly vacation-style life at its finest. While this luxurious lifestyle goes for all seasons, there’s something about the summertime that makes each day feel especially magical. This summer, head outside of your Providence home and explore all that Nocatee has to offer, where the best recreation and friendliest neighbors await!

World-Class Parks

This community is all about relaxation, so when you’re looking to unwind, walking trails and parks are truly in abundance. Enjoy the most peaceful greenery around as you exercise, play sports, dip in the pool, take a leisurely stroll, or even spend some quality time with your furry friends (we have dog parks!)

Water Sports

Florida truly knows how to take advantage of the water. If you love to get wet and stay active, then Nocatee has the perfect activities lined up for you! Amenities like The Kayak Launch and Nocatee Swim Club offer the best of the best in H2O fun, where you can seek thrills and get your blood pumping.

Splash Water Park

Speaking of water thrills, did you know that Nocatee has a water park?! The community’s most popular amenity, residents have unlimited access to this resort-style water playground. You’ll love every minute you spend here with fun, winding slides, the Lazy Tide River, a children’s playground, and so much more!

The Nocatee Preserve

Every once in awhile, you need to get away and enjoy some peace and quiet to yourself. The Nocatee Preserve offers gorgeous views of the Tolomato River, where you can unwind and recharge with the sound of the tranquil water and local wildlife. This especially beautiful amenity is certainly a favorite!

Nocatee Fitness Club

Our 5,000 square foot fitness center has the perfect workout for you! With state-of-the-art cardio and weight-training equipment, you’re sure to fall in love with exercising. Meet your friends or workout by yourself in classes of your choice, such as barre, zumba, yoga, Tai Chi, body blast, AquaFit, and more!

Monthly Events

Boredom is a word you’ll never hear to describe Nocatee… Every month, an event calendar is loaded with fun things for you to take part in! From holiday celebrations, to family karaoke, to summer tap takeovers, and so much more, you and your family are sure to make some of your greatest memories here.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

What better place for an animal lover than the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens? This magical place offers stunning animal and garden exhibits, as well as education opportunities for the younger kiddos to learn about the importance of animal conversation. Enjoy fun events as well as a discount for residents!

Alhambra Theatre & Dining

There’s no business like show business! If you’re craving the glitz and glam of Broadway, head to the Alhambra Theatre for an incredible show and delicious meal! The perfect activity with family or friends, this theatre is consistently ranked among top Jacksonville attractions.

In Nocatee, the stream of incredible activities never end. No matter what time of day, there’s always something for you to do with old friends and new. A Providence home lets you spread your wings and make every day an adventure to remember!

For more information on our Providence homes and communities in Nocatee, please visit our website, or give us a call at 904-262-9898. We can’t wait to speak with you and discuss how our homes will enhance your life!


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.

Providence Homes’s 2014 Home for Hope in Support of Hope International

Categories: Community Involvement | Posted: March 6, 2014

Providence Homes is excited announce its 2014 Home for Hope in support of Hope International. This year’s Home for Hope will be their new Juniper model, featuring 2,287 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2-car garage with ceramic tile throughout the first floor, granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, and upgraded cabinetry. Even better, this year’s Home for Hope will be 100% Energy Star Certified. The Providence 2014 Home for Hope is located in Greenleaf Village at Nocatee on 360 Cameron Drive in Ponte Vedra, FL 32081, and will be move-in ready by April 30, 2014.

Since 1998, over 90 Homes for Hope have been built around the country, generating over $10 million in revenue for Hope International and providing tens of thousands of micro loans. More than 99% of all HOPE loans are repaid. Most of the loans, generally $100 to $500, are used to help people, usually women with children who have been widowed or abandoned by war or devastation, start businesses and begin to rebuild their lives. Examples include selling shoes or vegetables in an open market or purchasing sheep or pigs for livestock. With the high repayment rate, the $500 loaned to one person is available for another and another…which makes this program so successful and worthy of our support.

Hope International is a Christian faith-based 501(c) (3) non-profit organization working in 13 of the poorest, least-served countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean, focused on alleviating the many dimensions of poverty – physical, social and spiritual – through microenterprise development.

Providence Homes has built four previous Homes for Hope right here in Jacksonville. Along with the tremendous support and donations from their trade partners, Providence Homes has raised over $300,000 for Hope International since getting involved in 2002.

The Providence 2014 Home for Hope is listed for sale at $275,525.00 (MLS#707223). For additional information about this home contact Melissa Matthews at 904-337-5236 or visit our myprovidencehomes.com or visit ww.homes4hope.org