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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!

2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Categories: Energy Star, Providence News | Posted: April 2, 2018

We are incredibly proud to announce we’ve received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the 4th year in a row!  Energy Star PArtner of the Year 2018 Our outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements has been a key driver for our success. We’re truly excited to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

“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 2018 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. 

“The 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Bill Wehrum. 

Since becoming an ENERGY STAR® partner in 2009, we’ve built more than 1,200 ENERGY STAR® Homes helping Jacksonville families save over $2,500,000.00 on energy bills. Yes, we said million!

For a complete list of 2018 winners and information, and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit https://www.energystar.gov/about/2018_energy_star_award_winners

 

 

Happy Anniversary!

Categories: Providence News | Posted: March 1, 2018

We have some big anniversaries around here! Huge congratulations to Ed Burney (3 years), Cheryl Hall (5 years), Erik Head (9 years) and Mark Schirmer (11 years). We couldn't do what we do without you.We have some big anniversaries around here! Huge congratulations to Ed Burney (3 years), Cheryl Hall (5 years), Erik Head (9 years) and Mark Schirmer (11 years). We couldn’t do what we do without you.

The Crosswater Grand opening

Categories: Neighborhood News, Providence News | Posted: February 19, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend to the Crosswater Grand-Opening. It was a great event and we loved getting to meet you all!

Nocatee's Crosswater Grand Opening

Did you join us last weekend at Nocatee's Grand Opening of Crosswater? Were you spotted?

Posted by Providence Homes on Monday, February 19, 2018