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Congratulations Sean Junker, NEFBA President

Categories: Providence News | Posted: January 21, 2019

On Friday night, our very own Sean Junker was elected as the 75th President of the NEFBA – Northeast Florida Builders Association! As he was sworn in by former President Bill Cellar, his wife, Amber Junker, and his son Ethan, were by his side and the Providence Homes team was also in attendance. We can’t wait to see what the future holds with Sean at the helm.

Featured Employee: Meet Kristy!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: January 15, 2019

When you’re looking for the right home buying team, you need people who aren’t only great at what they do, but also love what they do. At Providence Homes, our team loves nothing more than helping homeowners like you find and settle into your dream home in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida. This week, we’re excited to introduce you to our wonderful Warranty Supervisor, Kristy Bell!

A hard worker and dedicated team member, there is so much to love about Kristy — but it’s her passion for life and ability to inspire others that have made such a positive impact on both our team and our homeowners. Having worked in everything from sales to local politics by the time she was 40, the opportunity to work for Providence Homes came at the perfect moment.

“I happened upon the most rewarding career of my life. I didn’t realize that you could find your calling at such an age!” Kristy says. “I was given a chance to work for Providence and it was the best thing I have ever done.” Excited to come to work every day, Kristy believes that our team is so much more than just a company… She thinks of Providence Homes as a family that supports each other both professionally and personally.

Best of all, Kristy truly loves what she does, especially getting to meet new people daily and interact with homeowners and their families (and pets too!) Her favorite part is seeing how homeowners have come to turn their house a home. “I love to teach my homeowners how to maintain their beautiful new home so it stays that way for years to come!”Kristy Bell Featured Employee

Outside of the office, Kristy is just as vibrant and fun as when you’re working with her. A few of her hobbies include spending her weekends fishing with her family and friends, visiting the beach, and doing anything outdoors. She says that she doesn’t have a bucket list because she wants to live each day to the fullest with no regrets. This positivity, which shines through in every part of her work, is one of the many reasons why your home building journey will be as remarkable and memorable as can be.

Last but not least, Kristy attributes much of her happiness and success to her husband, Jon, her two sons, Justin and Johnny, her granddaughter, Avery, and her “bonus child,” Austen. “Family is everything to me,” Kristy says. “I am so blessed!”
As hard-working and attentive as she is kind, we’re so proud to have Kristy on the Providence Homes team. Thank you for all that you do, Kristy! We’re so lucky to have you by our side. For more information on our homes in Jacksonville, please visit our website or give us a call at 904-447-0724. Kristy can’t wait to meet you!

Featured Employee: Meet Tralena!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: December 20, 2018

At Providence Homes, our fun and friendly team wants nothing more than to make your days extraordinary. Finally, it’s your time to sit back, relax, and enjoy every moment of the life that you choose, and we couldn’t be more excited to accompany you on this journey!

This week, we’re happy to introduce an employee who brings positivity to our office and homeowners day in and day out. Tralena Taratus, our wonderful Permitting and Construction Administrator, is one of the reasons why your homebuilding process will be easy and enjoyable from start to finish.

Having worked for an architectural firm and in several construction positions for over 20 years, Tralena decided to try her hand at roles in other industries. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for a certain job ad to draw her back into the homebuilding world… and we’re thankful every day that she saw it!

Tralena is now coming up on her 3-year anniversary with Providence Homes, and it’s safe to say that she makes a significant impact on everyone she comes across. Whether she’s inspiring fellow employees to overcome a challenge, or sending positive light to homeowners, Tralena is the kind of person you want to surround yourself with. Here, she loves that she continues to learn new tasks that push her to be the best at what she does — “Providence Homes is a great company to work for and a great group of people to work with!”

Without question, her favorite part about her role is interacting and communicating with others (which is no surprise because she’s such a pleasure to talk to!) Tralena has the opportunity to not only work with everyone in the company on some level, but also with our developers, sub-contractors, and building staff. This means that she knows the Providence Homes family inside out, and understands what’s at its heart.

There’s never a dull moment in her job, and she looks forward to coming to work each morning. In fact, she’s hesitant to use the word “job” at all because what she does feels so natural and rewarding to her. When an employee genuinely loves what they do, that love shows up in every part of their work, and this couldn’t ring more true for Tralena.

Most importantly, Tralena lives and breathes the value of family. She’s married to her best friend, has raised six amazing children, and is now blessed with five awesome grandchildren. Together, they love to be outside and hang out by the pool, and when the weather’s just right, Tralena and her husband go camping, hunting, and fishing. One day, she hopes to have a large piece of land to share with her family — “each with their own space, but close enough that we can depend on each other in a moment’s notice.”

All of us at Providence Homes want to thank Tralena for the positivity and joy she brings to our office and our homeowners every day! We can’t wait for you to see how much fun she is to work with. For more information on our homes and communities, please visit our website, or give us a call at 904-447-0724.

Providence Homes Employee Spotlight: Meet William

Categories: Providence News | Posted: October 23, 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’re excited to introduce William Kelly, an employee who wears a variety of hats – and is indispensable! As our Sales and Marketing Coordinator, William is everywhere – from the main office to our model homes. He’s also our de facto in-house tech guy. When our systems and devices are acting up, William’s the one we call! “I like that I get to do so many different things within the company,” he says. “I’m always doing something interesting!”

When it comes to being part of the Providence team, William couldn’t be happier. “It makes me excited that we build a good-quality product. I like how all of the small – and not so small – improvements we make to standard homes combine into something that I can be proud of.”

William came to Providence Homes straight from the University of Florida. “I traveled a bit after college. But seeing all 50 states is on my bucket list. I have quite a few checked off already, but it would be fun to see them all.” In addition to traveling, he also enjoys watching movies. “I have a large collection.”Providence Homes William Employee

Family is important to William. In fact, his greatest personal achievement is adopting his daughter, formerly his stepdaughter. “I grew up on 23 acres, and my parents had a huge assortment of animals, including birds, horses, sheep and a cow. My dad is a veterinarian, so most of them were rescues.”


We’re so proud to have William on the team! His work ethic and values help to make us a stronger family every day.  For more information on finding your new home – and having the opportunity to meet William – 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 Providence Homes: Meet Kelly

Categories: Providence News | Posted: October 9, 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’re excited to introduce an employee who brings sunshine to our office (and our customers) day in and day out. Kelly Hicks, our Pre-Construction Coordinator, is one of the nicest and most trustworthy partners you’ll work with on your homebuilding journey.Kelly Hicks Providence Homes

Kelly has worked in the real estate and mortgage business in one form or another for 38 years. (Yes, that’s almost 4 decades!) With extensive experience under her belt, Kelly guarantees top-notch service to everyone she works with, as well as a genuine friendship along the way.

When it comes to her role at Providence Homes, Kelly absolutely loves the customization component —

“I find it exhilarating helping our buyers personalize their new homes!” Kelly also feels best when homeowners let her know that her help was valuable.

Outside of the office, Kelly enjoys the great outdoors, and you can usually find her hiking, kayaking, or playing with her dog, Beau. Of course, the top of her bucket list is to travel, travel, travel. But her greatest accomplishment so far has been being a mother to her grown sons (and becoming a grandmother to her first grandchild, Ronin.)

Kelly says, “Providence Homes is a family that I’m proud to be a part of.” We’re so proud to have her, too! Her family values shine through in her work, and help to make us a stronger family every day. All of us can’t wait for you to experience how incredible it is to work with Kelly!

For more information on finding your new home and having the opportunity to work with Kelly, 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! 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!

Gen O’Dell

Categories: Providence News | Posted: June 26, 2018

Today is our fantastic Sales Associate, Gen O’Dell’s, last day at Providence Realty & Providence Homes. She has been such an incredible part of our team for the past 17 years and we wish her luck in her next steps!

Providence Homes Wins Big at 2018 NEFBA Parade of Homes Banquet

Categories: Providence News | Posted: May 23, 2018

2018 Parade of Homes AwardsWe’re proud to announce that four of our model homes were recognized by the Northeast Florida Builders Association at the 2018 Parade of Homes banquet.

The winning model homes were The Magnolia Model at Timberland Ridge and The Ellaville Model at Heritage Trace in Nocatee, The Juniper Model at TrailMark and The Ellaville Model in Gran Lake.  

The Magnolia Model at 110 Pine Manor Drive Jacksonville, FL 32081 (Nocatee) features 3,049 sq. ft 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a 3-car garage. The Magnolia features Tray Ceilings with Crown Molding in Main Living areas, as well as a Dining Room, Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen/Café, Study, Bonus Room with Bath, Covered Patio, and 2-Car Garage. The Magnolia received a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index Rating of 55 with an estimated $111.91 per month total electric bill rating for 3,143 sqft of living space – estimated annual savings is $843.00!

The Ellaville Model at 70 Village Grande Drive in Heritage Trace Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 (Nocatee) offers 3,116 sq. ft., with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a 2- car garage and features hardwood flooring in Main Living areas, detailed molding throughout, a must see Laundry Room and more. The Ellaville received a HERS Index Rating of 56 with an estimated $123.33 per month total electric bill rating for 3,116 sqft of living space – estimated annual savings is $849.00! 

The Juniper Model at 118 Tabby Lake Avenue St Augustine, FL 32092 features 2,559 sqft with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 2-car garage overlooking lake and TrailMark amenity center. The Juniper features a Living Room, Dining Room with a Bay window, Family Room, and Gourmet Kitchen, Pocket Office, Covered Patio and 2-car garage. Wait until you see the upstairs Loft and extended Owners Suite with Escape Spa Bath! The Juniper received a HERS Index Rating of 55 with an estimated $104.16 per month total electric bill rating for 2,559 sqft of living space – estimated annual savings is $754.00!

The Ellaville Model, located at 89 Evenshade Way, St Augustine, FL 32092 is a spacious 5 bedrooms, 4 bath 3,116 sq. ft. home. The Ellaville features Tray Ceilings with Crown Molding & Plank Board Trim in Main Living areas, as well as a Study, Family Room, Gourmet Kitchen/Café, Pocket Office, Bonus Room with Bath, Covered Patio, and 2-Car Garage. The Ellaville received a HERS Index Rating of 52 with an estimated $115.33 per month total electric bill rating for 3,116 sq. ft. of living space – estimated annual savings is $933.00!

All Providence Homes are 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified with conditioned attics using spray foam insulation and 16 SEER HVAC systems. “As-Built” HERS® Index Ratings are available at each model.

The 2018 Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes was one of the largest ever, with more than 90 model home entries throughout Northeast Florida. All four winning Providence Homes model homes are open daily Tuesday thru Saturday from 10AM-6PM and Sunday & Monday from 12-6PM. Call 904-337-5236 for details or additional information.

16 SEER Is The New Providence Standard

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 27, 2018

Providence Homes is proud to announce that Trane® will be our exclusive HVAC equipment provider. This new partnership will allow us to offer our homeowners a 16 SEER Heat Pump and Variable Speed Air Handler as an included feature in all of our homes. The change from 14 SEER to 16 SEER represents an approximate 13% annual savings in HVAC energy consumption for our homes. In addition, variable speed air handlers reduce energy consumption by adjusting the speed of the air handler fan based on the HVAC system’s demands so the unit runs longer, but more efficient cycles. With the fan running longer, more moisture is pulled out of the air, thus reducing indoor humidity and increasing comfort.

Trane® a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions has been named as 2018 America’s Most Trusted® HVAC by Lifestory Research. The 2018 America’s Most Trusted Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Brand Study are based on more than 8,000 opinions collected over the course of the prior 12 months. This is the fourth consecutive year that Trane has been given the title, outranking competitors within the category.

At Providence Homes our continuous improvement to building high performance homes is a constant. We take great pride in building homes that can keep up with the energetic families that live inside them, while offering a cleaner, healthier environment for all. Through applied technologies and proven building science practices, our homes outperform traditional code built homes in all aspects of design and performance. In recognition of this commitment, we have received the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for 4 consecutive years and Certified Market Leader Award from the EPA an unprecedented 8 years in a row.

 

 

 

Stop by five new Providence Models at the 2018 Parade of Homes!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: April 18, 2018

Providence Homes is excited to announce we have entered five new 100% ENERGY STAR Certified model homes in the 2018 Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes. The model homes will be available for preview through 29 April 2018 at the following locations…

In Nocatee, Providence Homes has three (3) new model homes to tour, The Magnolia, The Hernando, and The Ellaville. The 3,049 sq. ft. Magnolia Model at 110 Pine Manor Drive Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 located in Timberland Ridge neighborhood features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a 3-car garage, and 3,143 sq. ft. of living space. The Hernando Model at 611 Vista Lake Circle located in Liberty Cove at Crosswater features 1,627 sq. ft. of living space, including 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2- car garage. And The Ellaville Model at 70 Village Grande Drive in Heritage Trace at Crosswater offers 3,116 sq. ft., with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a 2- car garage.

At Gran Lake, we’re proud to feature The Ellaville Model, located at 89 Evenshade Way, St Augustine, FL 32092 offers 3,116 sq. ft. of living space, with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a 2-car garage.

And at TrailMark, the Juniper Model features 2,559 sqft. Of living space with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 2-car garage overlooking lake and amenity center.

All Providence Homes models are 100% ENERGY STAR® Certified with conditioned attics using spray foam insulation and 16 SEER HVAC system. “As-Built” HERS® Index Ratings are available at each model.

This year, the Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes features an a terrific new app that includes information about each model, as well as directions to each featured home. Download the app Here (android) or Here (IOS).

The Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes runs from Saturday, April 14nd –through Sunday April 29th. The Providence Model Homes are open daily Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM and Sunday & Monday from 12-6PM. For additional information visit our Model Homes page.

Don’t miss your chance to tour our gorgeous ENERGY STAR® certified models – and maybe find the Providence home of your dreams!