Business booms for homebuilder

Providence Group sees Fulton, Forsyth as prime locations

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Atlanta natives Pete and Warren Jolly have been busy building homes across both Fulton and Forsyth counties.

Their business, the Providence Group of Georgia, was ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the sixth largest builder in the state and has doubled sales since last year.

“This year has been an amazing year of growth for us with over 400 sales so far,” said Kelly Kenton Fink, vice president of marketing and online sales.

“Our success has been due to many factors including our wide variety of community locations, home designs, styles and price ranges,” Fink said.

The Providence Group builds both single-family homes and garden homes along with townhomes and condos at prices ranging from the $100,000s to $600,000s.

“We offer something for everyone,” Fink said.

Fink said Atlanta has seen a significant shift in homebuyer demand this year.

“The market has improved and people are buying homes again,” she said.

One of the keys to the builder’s success, Fink said, is their stock of spec homes and presale options.

“Many builders in Atlanta could only offer presale options,” Fink said. “Combined with our key locations, we’ve seen great success.”

Fink said the builder has more than 10 upcoming communities planned to open for sales within the next three months to a year.

“Some of our communities are in the early stages of development and some, like Crabapple Crossroads in Milton, are almost finished,” she said.

Fink said that community has sold quickly.

“People are attracted to this community because of its diversity in spacious home designs, upscale interiors, low maintenance care and the walkable lifestyle it provides,” she said.

Fink said the builder has an additional community in the works for Milton.

“The Reserve at Providence is an upcoming gated community with home sites on over an acre of land,” she said.

Ruth’s Farm, one of the builder’s Alpharetta communities at the intersection of Mayfield and Bethany roads, is still in the development stage with plans to begin home construction later this year.

“All home designs were developed for Ruth’s Farm specifically,” Fink said.

She said the community will offer homes with up to five bedrooms and some will have optional third-level bonus rooms and additional space for media or exercise rooms.

Their other Alpharetta location, Bethany Commons, only has four home sites left.

The final phase of their Johns Creek townhome community, Arlington Pointe, is under construction and presales are available.

Bellmoore Park, a luxury home community in Johns Creek will be a gated community featuring an amenities-focused lifestyle with over 600 homes.

“Development on this community is planned to begin later this year with actual home construction sometime in mid-2014,” Fink said.

Fink said the Roswell townhome community, New Haven Walk, only has two homes left.

She said that their newest Roswell community, Nesbit Reserve, would soon offer luxury homes with new home designs.

The Providence Group also has single-family homes, garden homes and townhomes in Jamestown, located in Forsyth County, and will be a major player in the 400-home community Traditions to be built on Ga. 9 and Majors Road next year.

“We are very excited to have so many wonderful locations in the area to offer homebuyers,” Fink said.

For more information on the Providence Group, visit www.theprovidencegroup.com.