McKee Homes Intern Program

McKee Homes is excited to welcome the 2021 class of summer interns to the McKee Family! This is our second consecutive year offering the McKee Homes Intern Program to college students looking for real-world work experience within the rapidly expanding homebuilding industry.

Program Purpose

To develop the next generation of home building industry professionals by training and educating top performers about the multiple disciplines involved in the new home construction industry and McKee Homes.

The selected interns will have a unique opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills while also learning about specific areas of the business through a McKee Syllabus and from other associates, consultants, and professionals.

We want to create an environment where top interns see a path for career development in the home building industry.

Meet the Interns

We are excited to welcome four interns this summer to the McKee Homes Intern Program!

Tyler Davis rejoins McKee Homes this summer as a Land Acquisition and Development Intern, as previously working as a Construction Intern in the 2020 summer program. Tyler is currently a rising Junior at East Carolina University studying Construction Management.

Tyler Peacock joins the McKee Homes Intern Program as a Starts & Pre-Construction Intern and is currently studying Accounting at East Carolina University as a rising Sophomore.

Luke Dobson joins McKee Homes as a Construction Intern this summer as a rising Junior at East Carolina studying Construction Management as well.

Lastly, we are excited to welcome Quinn Spear to McKee Homes this summer as a Construction Intern, he is currently a rising Freshman at East Carolina University studying Construction Management.

Continuous Improvement

The McKee Homes Intern Program ties directly into one of our core values, Continuous Improvement, which focuses on believing in clear and respectful communication, that we are lifelong students and coaches, and that we are building a cure for Alzheimer’s.

We believe that this intern program offers students a valuable opportunity to explore their field of study in the real world. Each intern is provided with a mentor along with their manager, to ensure that there are no communication gaps between what is expected of them throughout the program and that they always have someone to ask questions to. Each intern is also expected to register for their regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s, so they can experience our community embrace efforts and give back to not only the Alzheimer’s Association but a charity or organization of their choice through our Associate Community Embrace Program.

Intern Opportunities

  • Participate in all activities described in this document and listed in
  • Intern’s Job Description.
  • Collaborate with McKee Homes’ Associates.
  • Attend all meetings and staff functions.
  • Apply their educational background to workplace experiences.
  • Keep an open mind and be willing to learn new things.
  • Seek feedback and ask questions.
  • Complete mid and end-of-program self-assessment.
  • Become a registered Fundraiser and participate in one of our Regional Walks to End Alzheimer’s.
  • It is preferable that an intern be interested in returning for a second summer internship, which will include leadership opportunities in the role of mentor to 1st-year interns.
  • Opportunity to join Team McKee full time!

How to Apply

Are you interested in joining the McKee Homes Intern Program next summer?
If so, please visit our Careers page and signup using the McKee Intern Program button for more information about this program and how to submit your cover letter and resume.

Benefits of Being a McKee Intern

  • Training Syllabus Developed in Collaboration with ECU Career Services
  • Comprehensive Overview of all McKee Departments
  • Project-Based Learning Opportunities
  • Dedicated Mentors to Facilitate Day-to-Day Learning
  • Continuous Feedback Given by Mentor and Manager
  • Formal Mid and End of Program Evaluation
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Career-Building Experiences: Networking, Public Speaking, Cross-Department

McKee Homes Community Embrace Initiatives

McKee Homes is a family-owned business that believes in the power of doing the right thing for not only our customers, trade partners, and employees, but also within communities in which we do business. This is why we are constantly involved in various local and national charities through our Community Embrace Initiatives.

Our Mission Statement

To passionately enrich the quality of life of individuals in our communities by helping the Alzheimer’s Association accomplish their vision, which is, A World Without Alzheimer’s. In addition, we recognize the many needs of the communities we build in and have a passion for helping those who may not be able to help themselves. That is why we partner with other key charitable organizations, including KidsPeace, Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Habitat for Humanity and The Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association.

Community Embrace Initiatives

Within the past few months, our Community Embrace Program has been hard at work with several different initiates throughout the Wilmington, Fayetteville, and Raleigh Areas.

Women’s Build

McKee Homes is proud to be involved in the Fayetteville and Wilmington Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build! Our goal with the Fayetteville Habitat Women’s Build is to build two homes in partnership with local hardworking families and provide access to an affordable mortgage.

women's build

This home will be funded and constructed primarily by women and will provide a female-friendly worksite that empowers women to take leadership roles and learn new skills while building homes, community, and hope, all while providing the opportunity for women to take proactive steps in serving their communities.

Since 1991, Women’s Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. There is still time to join the cause and make a donation, the Fayetteville Habitat for Humanity has yet to reach its fundraising goals!

Playhouse Build

Team McKee was honored to support the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity affordable housing program through the Playhouse Project! unique volunteer opportunity that gives groups and individuals a meaningful, creative, and hands-on day of building playhouses that are then donated to local children.

playhouse build

This great cause not only provides a child with a place to create a world of fun to discover their creativity, but serves the affordable housing needs throughout the Cape Fear region! They might be little houses, but the Playhouse Program makes a huge impact. It’s grown from building 20 playhouses in 2009, to a major operation that donated over 500 playhouses and raised over a million dollars last year!

Don’t forget to check out some of the upcoming Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity initiatives, and see what YOU can do to help this beautiful region by volunteering.

Corn Hole Tournament

Team McKee was excited to participate in the 6th annual Fayetteville Homebuilders Association Corn Hole Tournament! This event was a great opportunity for McKee Homes to grow its network within the city of Fayetteville, all while expanding our Community Embrace efforts.

cornhole tournament

The Home Builders Association of Fayetteville’s mission is to serve, advocate, and promote the local building and development industries while fostering unity between members, government and the community.

Masked Singer – Wake County HBA

On March 25th, McKee Homes was invited to participate in the annual Masked Singer event, hosted by the Wake County Homebuilders Association! Different groups of HBA members sung their favorite songs, while others tried to guess who is behind each mask.

This fun event was an effort to help the Wake County Homebuilding Association achieve its mission of advocating, educating, and promoting the building industry within the Wake County area.

The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) represents and promotes the interests of the residential building industry on issues that affect their ability to provide housing that is affordable for all citizens of Wake County. The association serves as the voice of the residential construction industry at the local, state, and national levels.

Care Clinic – Toast of the Town

We were excited to participate in the 16th Annual “Toast of the Town” Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser on May 6 at The Cape Fear Botanical Garden!

The event raises money to support The CARE Clinic which is a private non-profit organization that provides free basic medical care and dental extraction services for eligible uninsured, low-income adults living in Cumberland County and surrounding areas. The CARE Clinic is not funded by the government and relies totally on fundraising events, private and corporate donations, and grants to finance the clinic.

Learn more about The CARE Clinic and upcoming fundraising events!

Hammer & Nails Golf Tournament

McKee Homes was honored to participate in the 17th annual 2021 Spring Hammers and Nails Golf Tournament, supporting Hammer & Nails, Inc.! This event was in efforts to help the Hammer & Nails non-profit outreach ministry that works with disadvantaged Stark County homeowners with home & property repairs.

Fayetteville Urban Ministries Golf Tournament

Members of Team McKee are excited to be participating in the 25th Annual Fayetteville Urban Ministry Golf Classic, taking place Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at Gates Four Golf & Country Club. Last year, this event raised over $35,000 in support for our programs in Fayetteville & Cumberland County, and we can’t wait to see what this year’s event can help raise!

More Information

Learn more about McKee Home’s Community Embrace Initiatives!


McKee Homes Recognized as a Gold Award Winner

McKee Homes is proud to be recognized as a Gold award winner in the annual Wilmington Parade of Homes. The brand-new Promenade Bungalow Model Home nestled in The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat, a Wilmington area community located in Brunswick County, was awarded “Gold” in this year’s parade. The Model Home also received special recognition for its spacious mudroom, as well as the farm sink and tile backsplash in the chef-style kitchen.

Wilmington Parade of Homes Gold Award

In addition to being a Gold award winner, we are also proud to have been recognized by the Parade of Homes for two of our other coastal communities as well: Seaside Bay (Supply, NC) and New South Bridge (Bolivia, NC). These homes were awarded “Silver” in this year’s parade, as well as special recognition for the coffee nook, kitchen, and owner’s bath.

This accolade follows the company’s decision to be the first to bring the nationally acclaimed Epcon Communities portfolio of homes to the Wilmington area last year. Being recognized as a Gold award winner for one of our most popular Epcon floor plans is confirmation that this ranch-style, active-adult product is a great fit for this beautiful coastal region.

Each Epcon floorplan is thoughtfully laid out with open concept spaces, minimal steps to the outdoors, resort-style courtyards and unique, upscale features that come included in each home. Most floorplans offer a Bungalow elevation, like Mallory Retreat’s Promenade floorplan, that adds a versatile second-story bonus room with full bath and optional kitchenette perfect for visiting friends and family, entertainment or extra storage and flex space.

Bungalow Elevation

About the Wilmington Parade of Homes

A total of 46 homes participated in the 2021 Wilmington Parade of Homes from Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties, and ready for the judge’s evaluation on April 22nd, 2021. The panel of judges consisted of HBA (Home Builders Association) members from across the Wilmington-Cape Fear area who independently evaluated all aspects of the parade homes, including interiors, exteriors, kitchens, master bedrooms, floor plans, quality of materials, craftsmanship, and overall design and impression.

As seen in the About section of the Wilmington Parade of Home’s website, The Parade is the ultimate opportunity to view a variety of new homes built by talented local builders, all of whom are members of WCFHBA. Whether you are a long-time resident or a first-time visitor to our beautiful area, our Parade is sure to have something that will catch your eye. For two full weekends, we showcase the best and brightest that the building industry has to offer as we work to make your real estate dreams a reality.

Wilmington Parade of Homes Judges

Chartered in 1965, the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) is an ever-growing member-firm trade organization boasting over 1,000 members. It is the largest trade association in eastern North Carolina, the second-largest HBA in the state, the eighth-largest HBA in the country, and the largest HBA east of I-95. WCFHBA serves as the voice of the building and development industries in the Cape Fear region.

McKee Homes’ Communities in the Wilmington Region

Check out our current and upcoming coastal communities throughout the Wilmington, Leland, Winnabow, Supply, and Bolivia areas!

Wilmington Community Map

More Information

There’s no better time than NOW to start building your Life-Changing Moment with McKee Homes. You could have your dream home ready for move-in just in time for the beautiful summer season! For more information on our communities, floorplans, homesites, etc. give us a call at 910-672-7296 or visit our contact us web page.


“Lock and Leave” Epcon Homes

McKee Homes is proud to offer 55+ homebuyers luxurious, “Lock and Leave” Epcon Homes throughout Eastern North Carolina.

You may be asking yourself, what is an Epcon Home? These are single-family homes specifically designed for the 55+ homebuyer, featuring high-end features and options, open concept living areas, with minimal stairs and wider doorways throughout the home.

A low-maintenance, ranch-style home may just be the perfect product for this niche customer looking to downsize from their existing home, without compromise.


Comfort-Rich Living

Here at McKee Homes, we believe that you have more important things to do in your free time than having to worry about the constant year-round lawn maintenance. That’s why our Epcon line of single-family homes boasts the “Lock and Leave” lifestyle, where your yard is maintained by your communities’ homeowner’s association. This provides you with the headache-free, comfort-rich living experience that you’ve been searching for!

As you reach or near the retirement age it seems that there are only so many hours in the day, and why should you spend valuable time raking leaves, trimming hedges, or mowing the lawn?

As mentioned on the Epcon Communities Website, “When you put your working years behind, you want to use your free time for more pleasurable pursuits. Living a low-maintenance lifestyle would allow you to reduce chores and increase the fun. If you’re unsure, ask yourself, how much is your time worth?” 

Low Maintenance Landscaping_

Have you ever been mowing the lawn or pulling weeds and thought to yourself, “I have much better things I can do with my time”? If so, one of our Epcon floorplans may be for you! Just a few examples of activities you could be doing instead of your regular homeowner chores:

  • Visiting with friends and family or reconnecting with old friends
  • Volunteering for a cause that’s close to your heart …. like McKee Homes’ yearly Walks to End Alzheimer’s
  • Pursuing an old (or new) hobby
  • Exploring different places and experiences, like the beautiful coastal town of Wilmington, or the vibrant city of Raleigh
  • Taking advantage of your luxurious neighborhood amenities
  • Relaxing out on your resort-style outdoor courtyard
  • ……. The options are endless!


McKee Homes’ HECM Loan Program

Did you know that you can purchase a “Lock and Leave” McKee Homes Epcon Floorplan with just 40-60% down and no monthly mortgage payment? You can take advantage of the Home Equity Mortgage program that allows you to purchase your dream home without breaking the bank!

HECM Loan Application

For more information, and to download the complementary HECM for Purchase Home Buyers Guide, please visit our McKee Homes HECM for Purchase Program article!


“Lock and Leave” Epcon Homes

We are proud to offer these “Lock and Leave” Epcon Homes in our three regions throughout the state of North Carolina: Fayetteville, Raleigh, and Wilmington! For more information on these communities, visit the links below!

McKee Homes Epcon Communities

Fayetteville Area

Cottages at Carriage Glen in Anderson Creek Club
125 Whispering Pines Dr, Spring Lake, NC 28390

Raleigh Area

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation
13 Balsam Lane, Clayton, NC 27527

High Ridge
Purfoy Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Coming Soon! Join our VIP list!

Wilmington Area

131 Bellaport Ln, Wilmington, NC 28412

The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat
2207 Jasper Forest Trail, Leland, NC 28479

The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village
Victoria Charm Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411
Coming Soon! Join our VIP list for early info.

More Information

There’s no better time than NOW to start building your Life-Changing Moment with McKee Homes. You could have your dream home ready for move-in just in time for the beautiful summer season! For more information on our communities, floorplans, homesites, etc. give us a call at 910-672-7296 or visit our contact us web page.