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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, send your resume and cover letter to Julie Russo at Julie@McKeeHomesNC.com or visit our Careers Page.

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
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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!

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Learn more about McKee Home’s Community Embrace Initiatives!

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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.

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McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection

February 1, 2021, marks the grand release of the McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection. The existing line of floorplans was reviewed by our leadership team and updated in 2020, designating them our 2020 Floorplan Collection. They are now being built in most of our new home communities.

The McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection includes our most popular plans with many improvements and updates based on feedback from buyers, Realtors, and our own construction and sales teams. Many of the changes are minor as far as the look and flow of the layout but allow us to give our customers more of what they want without the extra cost of features and options they don’t need.

We still offer a complete selection of upgrades and options through our design studios to all customers so they can personalize their home to make it their own dream home. McKee Homes currently has design studios in Wilmington/Leland and Fayetteville/Moore County and is in the process of building a new design studio in the Raleigh area.

McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection

The Beaufort 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 to 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5 to 4.5 | Square Footage: 3,262 to 3,584

Beaufort 2020 floorplan

The Beaufort 2020 floorplan features a large open-concept living area with 9 ft trey ceilings. The living room flows freely into a grand, contemporary kitchen with breakfast nook and chef-style island that serves as the ideal eating bar.

The relaxing owner’s suite offers an immense walk-in closet, shower with seat and dual-sink vanity to round out this private retreat. The large laundry room is conveniently located on the second floor with most of the bedrooms.

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The Biltmore 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 3 to 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Footage: 2,405 to 2,762

Biltmore 2020 floorplan

The Biltmore 2020 makes a great first impression with charming front entrance opening to a soaring two-story foyer, elegant formal dining room and inviting great room. The thoughtfully designed kitchen layout includes a large chef’s island with plenty of room for seating adjacent to the sunny breakfast area.

The owner’s suite is conveniently located on the first level with huge walk-in closet, dual-sink vanity, and shower with seat. Options include an impressive sitting room and sunroom off the owner’s suite and great room respectively.

Moving to the second floor, you will find two additional bedrooms and ample versatile flex space from the spacious loft to the substantial media room.  These large open rooms have varied uses such as an office, family room, playroom, movie room, or whatever fits your lifestyle.

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The Brooks 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 to 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5 to 4.5 | Square Footage: 2,929 to 3,692

Brooks 2020 floorplan

McKee Homes presents the Brooks 2020 floorplan with an open-concept living area, kitchen and formal dining room on the first level as well as a guest suite with full bath. The dining room can also function as a flex room and be used as an office, study, den, playroom or whatever suits your family’s lifestyle.

The second floor boasts a beautifully appointed owner’s suite with a large walk-in closet and private bath. This lovely home also features two additional bedrooms upstairs along with a huge game room and ample laundry room.

First-floor options include a sunroom with plenty of light and deluxe kitchen layout. Second-floor options include a deluxe owner’s bath and game room closet which allows it to serve as a fifth bedroom. In addition, the third floor can be finished to include a full bath.

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The Clark 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 to 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5 to 4.5 | Square Footage: 3,346 to 3,935

Clark 2020 floorplan

The Clark 2020 floorplan with dual owner’s suites on the first and second levels greets you with a lovely two-story foyer and an elegant dining room.  The expansive kitchen is a chef’s dream with a large corner pantry and plenty of counter space for all your cooking and entertaining needs.  There is an inviting breakfast area that opens to a pleasing family room.

With first and second floor owner’s suites, the Clark 2020 is perfect for multi-generational living and more flexibility for large families.

In addition to the extra owner’s suite, the second floor has two additional bedrooms, a multipurpose loft area, and a massive media room that could be utilized as a game room, private theater, craft room, or even a fifth bedroom.

Options include a beautiful first-floor sunroom that fills your home with light as well as a deluxe owner’s bath. For even more living space, you can add a finished third floor with full bath.

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The Finley 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 3 to 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 to 3.5 | Square Footage: 2,339 to 2,933

Finley 2020 floorplan

McKee Homes presents the Finley 2020 floorplan featuring an open-living layout with a spacious living room, breakfast area, and large gourmet kitchen with island. The Finley has true flex-space on the first level with a formal dining room as well as an office, study, or whatever-you-want-it-to-be room.

The second floor features a private owner’s suite with immense walk-in closet and beautifully appointed bath. Two additional bedrooms, laundry room and large media room finish out the second floor.

Options include a garden tub and separate shower in the owner’s bath, a walk-in closet in the media room allowing it to be used as a fourth bedroom and optional sink and cabinets in the laundry room. For even more space, the third floor can be finished including a full bath.

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The Nelson 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 3 to 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 to 3.5 | Square Footage: 2,363 to 2,830

Nelson 2020 floorplan

As you step into the foyer of the Nelson 2020 floorplan, you’re met with a traditional study – a space that can easily transform into a home office or child’s playroom. The entryway quickly unfolds into an expansive main living area that connects a wide-open dining room, family room, and contemporary kitchen with island and eating nook, as well as access to the beautiful outdoor patio.

The second floor features an expansive owner’s suite with huge walk-in closet and owner’s bath. The two additional bedrooms, full bath, laundry room, and vast media room finish out the second floor.

Options include a walk-in closet in the media room allowing it to be used as a fourth bedroom. For even more space, add a finished third floor with full bath!

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The Sullivan 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Footage: 1,972 to 2,101

Sullivan 2020 floorplan

The Sullivan 2020 floorplan features an open-living layout with a foyer that connects to a spacious living room, dining area and gourmet kitchen with island on the first floor.

The second floor features a private owner’s suite with substantial walk-in closet, shower with seat, linen closet as well as dual-sink vanity. Three additional bedrooms, full bath and laundry room finish out the second floor.

Options include a deluxe kitchen, a garden tub with separate shower in the owner’s bath, and a covered rear porch that can also be screened.

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The Winston 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Footage: 1,972 to 2,101

Winston 2020 floorplan

The Winston 2020 floorplan is a delightful ranch-style open floorplan featuring a flex room, owner’s suite, and laundry on the first floor as well as a covered rear patio accessible from the living room and dining area. The modern kitchen boasts a large island fit for a chef that doubles as an eating bar with ample space for bar stools.

First-floor options include a sunroom to infuse your home with light, a deluxe kitchen, and a deluxe bath in the owner’s suite.

The second floor showcases a small loft area, three bedrooms, and a full bath. Second-floor options include removing the closet in bedroom four and combining it with the loft to create a large flex-room space that could be used as a playroom, media room, or office.

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Schedule a personal or virtual tour of your favorite McKee 2020 floorplan!

For more information about our new McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection, communities where they are available, and pricing, please contact us by phone at 910-672-7296 or use the form below or on our website Contact Us page.

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Together, We Can End Alzheimer’s

Did you Know?

The McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission includes sponsoring four North Carolina Walk’s to End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This event is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, with more than 500,000 participants.

Our Why

The McKee family is all too familiar with the impact Alzheimer’s has on those who have the disease as well as their loved ones. In hopes that one day other families may not have to face the heartbreak by Alzheimer’s, the McKee family created the Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer Fund to remember their beloved father and husband. In addition to supporting efforts such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a percentage of every home sale by McKee Homes goes into the Joe McKee fund to support Alzheimer’s research.

McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission

The McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission statement is to passionately enrich the quality of life of individuals in our communities by helping the Alzheimer’s Association’s accomplish their vision, which is, A World Without Alzheimer’s.

NC Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Over the years, McKee Homes has drastically increased our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Results, but this year will be one to remember. McKee Homes was able to raise awareness for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s through virtual videos and socially distanced walks. Over the year, McKee Homes held four North Carolina walks and received 20 local sponsors across Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Wilmington and Raleigh. Team McKee and our McKee Sponsors raised $82,000 in 2020.

McKee Homes Alzheimer's Mission

Sponsorship

The McKee Homes Alzheimer’s Mission is honored to have such an amazing community who gives back. McKee Homes would like to thank our sponsors for raising awareness for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you would like to help us in the fight against Alzheimer’s, please visit our website Community Embrace page.

How to Participate

Register for your local Walk, Start Fundraising and Spread the Word & Join us on Walk Day. McKee Homes is continuously raising awareness through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. If you are interested in giving back, please visit one of our NC Walk pages; Fayetteville Walk, Moore County Walk, Raleigh Triangle Walk and Wilmington Walk.

 

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McKee Employees Help Children In Need Through Community Embrace Program

As the year is coming to an end and the Holidays are just around the corner, McKee Homes Community Embrace efforts kick into full gear. As we know, 2020 has been a year of adapting to the new normal and a substantial amount of change. McKee Homes’ focus is not only building homes but giving back to many North Carolina communities.

McKee Homes Community Embrace Program

Throughout the years, McKee Homes has helped support a number of charities including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and other non-profits. Around the Holidays each year, McKee Homes provides support to the KidsPeace Foster Care Agency through gifts and personalized cards donated by McKee employees.

KidsPeace Foster Care Agency

KidsPeace is a national children’s charity that has been helping kids overcome trauma from family disasters and other crises since 1882. This organization helps thousands of abused, neglected and injured children each day through prevention and outreach programs across the country.

kidspeace foster care agency

McKee Homes Community Embrace Mission

Part of the McKee Homes Community Embrace mission is to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. As in previous years, McKee Homes employees will be donating their time and money to many foster children in desperate need of love and kindness this holiday season. The sweet children at the KidsPeace Foster Care Agency have written their wishes down and hung them on an Angel Tree in the hope that someone will make their wish come true.

Like everything else this year, we have adapted to doing most tasks virtually. This year McKee homes has decided to utilize the KidsPeace Amazon Wish List in order to collect gifts for the Angel Tree. Many of the amazing employees at McKee Homes have picked one or more gifts from the children’s list to purchase. The gifts are sent to the KidsPeace office to be wrapped and delivered to each child.

Enduring Partnership

We are honored to partner with the KidsPeace Foster Care Agency for another year and we can’t wait to add some holiday cheer to the community through our Community Embrace program this year with many more to come.

More Information

For more information about our Community Embrace program and how McKee Homes gives back to local communities, please visit our website Community Embrace page.

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Townes At Gateway Commons Now Open

One of our newest townhome developments, Townes at Gateway Commons, has two model homes available for viewing and additional townhomes ready for sale. This new 77-unit luxury townhome development in the heart of Wake Forest, NC, is adjacent to the Gateway Commons Shopping Center and the highly-rated Wake Forest Charter Academy, and is conveniently located just 3 miles from downtown Wake Forest.

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Watch video of new model homes and outdoor living areas!

The Polk and Pullen Floorplans

The first building is finished with two staged models, The Pullen and The Polk floorplans, as well as three additional townhomes, one of which has already sold. The next building is coming along quickly and will have six townhome units. The end townhomes are the Pullen floorplan, and the interior townhomes are the Polk floorplan.

polk floorplan kitchen

The Polk 3-story floorplan | 2208 base sq ft | 1 car garage | 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

the polk floorplan living room

Large open living space with covered private outdoor area

In addition to this beautiful new townhome community, residents have convenient access to a variety of local shopping and amenities. Townes at Gateway Commons is centrally located in Wake Forest, and close to the charming downtown area, home to White Street Brewing and H.I. Miller Park. Just a short drive away is The Factory, an indoor shopping and sports complex, as well as bars, restaurants, historical landmarks and other popular attractions native to Downtown Raleigh.

 

These unique 3-story townhomes are part of our upscale Autograph Series, including beautiful features such as tiered cabinetry, granite countertops, large covered outdoor living space, decorative lighting, 1 0r 2 car garage and many more. Other notable design touches that sell these townhomes are:

  • Open-concept main living area
  • Whirlpool® stainless steel appliance package to include smooth top range, microwave and dishwasher
  • Trey ceilings in master bedroom and guest bedrooms (per plan)
  • Schlage keyless entry
  • Spa-worthy master bath with double sink vanity, tiled seat and shower walls, including a clear shower door enclosure, and cultured marble countertops
  • 5 1/4″ baseboards throughout
  • Fully finished garage (drywall, paint, trim)

See the graphics below for a full list of available floor plans and features:

Polk Floor Plan

Pullen Floor Plan

More Information

For more information on McKee Homes and the Townes at Gateway Commons Community, click here, call or text (910) 672-7296, or fill out the short form below to get more information and to book a 1:1 private or virtual appointment.

Feel free to drop by to talk to Jan, our New Home Sales Consultant at the Townes at Gateway Commons:
960 GATEWAY COMMONS CIRCLE
WAKE FOREST, NC 27587

 

About McKee Homes

McKee Homes, one of North Carolina’s fastest growing homebuilders, has began developing new home communities in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg and Moore County in 2010. Since then, we have expanded our housing footprint in the Research Triangle and Wilmington metro areas. As a locally- and family-owned business that believes in the power of doing the right thing for its customers, vendors, employees and community, we are involved in several local and national charities, and donate a percentage of every new home sale to support Alzheimer’s care and research. Giving back is our mantra and is why we focus not only on building homes, but communities too.

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Wilmington, NC Single-Story Homes by McKee Homes

McKee Homes has recently opened three new communities in the Wilmington, NC area that feature our single-story floorplans from Epcon. With two additional single-family home communities in Supply and Bolivia, McKee Homes is dedicated to developing Wilmington, NC single-story homes.

Epcon homes have an open-concept design with minimal steps between indoor and outdoor spaces. The large patios and courtyards are made for entertaining or as a private retreat. The low-maintenance, single-story designs with wide doorways and halls are ideal for 55+ home buyers.

For those that need more living space, our Epcon Bungalow elevations include a second-story guest suite with full bath and an optional kitchenette.

A recent Wilmington Business Journal article quoted Pat McKee, owner of McKee Homes, as saying, “There’s a huge contingency of people that constantly move in every year looking to retire in the Wilmington area. For the most part, we have found that builders are building houses for everybody, but they’re not doing the best of jobs building homes for retirees.

“The retirees that are coming down, the active adults, they’re settling for the homes that are out there … and hopefully that works for them. There’s very little all one-story product. … The homes that we’re building are catered toward that market and allow people to age in place.”

McKee Homes Epcon floorplans available in the Wilmington, NC area vary by community, but they all start in the low $300’s and range from 1,681 to 3,092 sq. ft.

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New Wilmington Area Communities

Bellaport

148 Bella Port Lane, Wilmington, NC 28412
From the low $300’s | 1303-3092 sq. ft.

Bellaport is a new single-family home community just minutes away from Carolina Beach, NC. It is convenient to shopping, restaurants, and the beach! Historic Wilmington is also a quick trip to visit. Enjoy the quiet surroundings of the Cape Fear River and Snows Cut Park on River Road as you watch boats sail by.

The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat

2207 Jasper Forest Trail, Leland, NC 28479
From the low $300’s | 1681-3092 sq. ft.

The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat is a new phase of the established Mallory Creek Plantation community in Brunswick County near Leland, NC. This community features a natural setting with wooded areas and ponds and is only 15 minutes from Wilmington with its historic downtown and access to some of the best beaches the area has to offer.

The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village

320 Victoria Charm Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401
From the low $300’s | 1,766-2,920 sq. ft.

The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village is a beautiful community nestled in Hampstead, a popular destination within the city of Wilmington. Living within the neighborhood, you’ll be adjacent to Coastal Preparatory Academy and right around the corner from New Hanover Regional Medical Center! Just minutes down the road is shopping, dining and entertainment, including the Crab Shack, Cape Fear Seafood Company, Liberty Tavern and the historical Poplar Grove Plantation.

wilmington Epcon floorplan communities by McKee Homes

New Wilmington Area Communities

Seaside Bay

436 S Wild Rice Dr SW, Supply, NC 28462
From the low $200’s | 1,487-2,830 sq. ft.

The Seaside Bay model home is open and quick move-in homes are currently available!

Seaside Bay is a beautiful, wooded, gated new home community with direct access to the Lockwood Folly River from the community boat launch. This is a family-friendly community with outdoor living in mind including a community fire pit, gas grill and gazebo.

Enjoy a quick drive down Stone Chimney Road to great beaches, including Holden Beach, which National Geographic Traveler described as one of the best family beaches in the country. There are plenty of great restaurants and beach fun for the whole family.

The nearby towns of Shallotte and Southport also offer great shopping, dining and entertainment options and Wilmington is only 40 minutes away with everything it has to offer.

New South Bridge

1497 Judith Drive SE, Bolivia, NC 28422
From the low $200’s | 1,512-2,186 sq. ft.

New South Bridge model home is almost complete and should be open by the end of April 2021.

New South Bridge is a family-friendly new home community just off NC 211 on Old Lennon Rd SE in Bolivia, NC. The close proximity to great beaches and quaint coastal towns such as Southport and Shallotte, and only 40 minutes from Wilmington, make this a perfect location for family fun or retirement heaven.

Amenities include pool, playground, 9-hole golf course, clubhouse and walking trails with easy access to public schools, medical centers, Brunswick Community College, and some of the best beaches in North Carolina.

Seaside Bay floorplans

More Information

For more information about our Wilmington, NC single-story homes and Epcon floorplans, please contact us using the form below, our Contact Us web page form, or give us a call at 910-672-7491.

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More Room, More Flex Space for Life

Now more than ever … you need more flex space for life.

Home was just a home … until it wasn’t anymore. Now it’s a classroom, an office, a gym, a restaurant and a daycare. Luckily, McKee Homes multi-functional floorplans with up to 3 stories of living space, give you enough flex room to transform your home into what you need … and make doing life together at home much easier (and enjoyable)!

Below we are highlighting how McKee Homes floorplans support your new way of living. For as difficult of a time as it has been, we are infusing a little humor into scenarios that have become all too familiar for all of us. We hope you enjoy!

*Please note that features vary per floorplan. Some floorplans may incorporate features listed below and others may not.

*All bitmoji’s included in this diagram are of McKee Homes employees.

Large Backyard & Covered Patio:
Also Known As: The Backyard Escape & Dog Park

Luckily, you’re never “stuck” inside with a McKee Home. The covered patio serves as a great extension of every floorplan, offering additional living space with a colorful backdrop. The spacious patio provides an expansive space for a table and chairs, outdoor sofa and fire pit or a set of rocking chairs & foot stools. Whatever you envision as your outdoor sanctuary, McKee Homes creates a big-enough outdoor haven to make it possible. Take happy hour, Zoom lessons, kids homework or game nights outdoors for a change of scenery and fresh air that always keeps the mind and body healthy! Fido will be thankful for the space to explore and do its business in the large backyard, too. Think about all the memories you (immediate & fur family) can make during this time together with an outdoor entertainment pad. #Priceless

Best For:

  • Reading & Relaxing
  • Game Nights
  • Grilling & Summer BBQ’s
  • Being In Nature
  • Smores by the Outdoor Firepit
  • Date night for Mom and Dad

*Luckily the covered patios are spacious enough to accommodate the extra space between guests!

 

Large Open-Concept Kitchen with Kitchen Island
Aka The Snack, Homework & Baking Lounge

When you’re forced to stay home together, the kitchen – the heart of the home – becomes a multi-purpose room for cooking, snacking, homework, mini date nights and everything in between.

Luckily, the McKee Homes blueprint is based on a spacious open-concept plan that seamlessly connects the most-frequented rooms of the house – the family room, dining room, casual breakfast nook and kitchen – making the beautiful chaos of everyday family life easier.

A staple of our kitchens is the large chef-worthy peninsula and island that serves as:

  • A SNACK BAR: The kitchen island doubles as an eating (or snack) bar with ample room for bar stools for the whole family.
  • A BUFFET BAR: The large counter space is valuable for the cook in the family to chop, prep and layout a buffet-style meal for the entire family.
  • A HOMEWORK BAR: Little did we know when we designed our kitchen floorplans with large families in mind, that in 2020, this extra counter space would afford Mom and Dad enough room to spread out and make sense of the kids homework (we are in awe of all the parents out there!).
  • A SANITY SAVIOR: To keep your sanity while home-schooling, the expansive style of the kitchen allows you to overlook the cozy family room, enjoy the glow of the fire while playing the latest Hallmark movie.

No longer should your time together be stifled by a chopped up first-floor living plan that is “so 1980’s.” Allow the fun, laughter and memories to flow through your McKee Home with the kitchen being the core that keeps you together.


Finished 3rd Floor
Also Known As The Sports Club

When cooped up, the first thing to go is likely your sanity (sound familiar?).

When we thoughtfully laid out our multifunctional floorplans, we designed many of our blueprints with a third floor (finished and unfinished), not knowing that this additional living space would come in handy as a daily sports club during a nation-wide lock-down. Now that families are forced to stay inside, it’s paramount to incorporate body movement to fight off boredom, burn additional calories and increase endorphins that will keep you mentally and emotionally stable!

Here at McKee Homes, we are committed to saving your mental health! With optional full bath and kitchenette, your extra 3rd floor living space can serve as a full-functioning gym (or apartment, hotel, media room, _________ fill in the blank). Hang your big screen, switch on Beachbody On Demand and push yourself through a grueling yoga or cardio workout.

Doesn’t the ability to get away, even for a minute, sound dreamy?


Sunroom
Also Known As: The Zen Den

Another benefit of our creatively laid-out floor plans is the sunroom that sits off the main living area. With a dividing wall and fireplace, this room feels private and tranquil. In addition to the large windows that span every wall of the sunroom allowing natural light to seep through (we all need Vitamin D during this time), the secluded nature of this space makes it the ideal sanctuary for mindset work.

Feel free to set up a ‘Zen Den’ with blankets, pillows and a comfortable seating arrangement for meditation, journaling and breath work. This will help you manage stress, anxiety and uncomfortable thoughts and emotions that this time has most certainly brought on.

Large Garage
Aka The Man Cave

You have to have your “play” space too, we get it. That’s why we build in a space that can easily translate into the “man cave” or “she shed.”

The spacious 2 or 3-car garage (depending on your preference) is wide-open without any wasted square footage. Without worrying about scratching floors or ruining the carpet, you can set up furniture, arcade games, a big screen and a bar to make the ideal hangout. The garage is large enough to leave a vehicle parked, while enjoying the second-half of the room, too. It’s a win/win space.

Long Driveway & Front Yard
Also Known As: The Driveway Happy Hour Spot

Since de-stressing at a restaurant or bar after a hard day of work was out of the question, it doesn’t mean cocktail hour had to be … in a McKee Home.

McKee Homes makes happy hour at home easy with our expansive homesites that offer front yards large enough for an entire daycare (if you need to keep the kids in eyesight) and driveways long enough to crack open a cold beer and still maintain 6 ft from your favorite neighborhood friends.

The next time you’re ordered to stay at home, rest assured that McKee Homes designs a home that makes driveway happy hour not only doable, but enjoyable.


Office
Also Known As: The Zoom Room

No longer are people traveling to and from work, networking at conferences or hosting meetings in person. But adhering to deadlines and making the boss happy is still at the top of the priority list. The problem is that sitting at the dining room table while kids are screaming won’t produce your best work. To continue to meet expectations as a trusted employee, it’s imperative to have a sacred space that’s clean, quiet and all yours.

The McKee Homes first-floor Zoom Room (aka the office or flex room) offers a spacious office big enough for a large desk, chairs (6 ft apart) for visiting colleagues and a side table for printer and office supplies. We promise it will feel like you’re in a regular conference room when you log into your live Zoom Calls.

Although private, your office is still convenient to the rest of the open-concept first floor main living area, including your break room (sitting area) and cafeteria (kitchen) when it’s time to take a quick clarity or coffee break.


Open-Concept Living Room
Also Known As: The Google Classroom

Before, the living room was meant for game night after a family dinner or morning coffee over good conversation. Now, the kids are home and you’ve morphed into a 5th grade math teacher with no actual desk space, classroom materials or teaching credentials.

Don’t fret. To make the transition into home schooling easier, our open-concept first-floor layout features 9 ft trey ceilings that make the room feel much larger than it is. Additionally, the home seamlessly connects each room of the main living area, freely flowing through the family room, kitchen, casual breakfast nook and outdoor living area. The kitchen is grand and contemporary with a massive, chef-style island that serves as the ideal eating bar. What once was counter space for chopping and buffet meals is now extra room to spread out homework, calculators, rulers and more. Since the kitchen overflows into a casual dining area, you’re able to hop from one kid to the next to assist with all of their distant learning needs.

And, when the kids need to refuel their minds before submitting their final work, snacks are just a reach away.


Covered Front Porch
Also Known As: The Cozy Corner for Rest & Relaxation

After a full day inside with kids and your spouse, fresh air and nature always does the mind (and body) good. Not only does McKee Homes offer large homesites with spacious backyards and covered patios with a screened-in option, we also build in an luxurious outdoor living space in the front of the home, too. With a covered front porch that spans much of the home façade, you can create a R&R (rest & relaxation) shelter right out front. Position two rocking chairs or a slider bench to cozy up for:

  • Star gazing
  • Coffee break
  • Night cap
  • Good conversation with neighbors
  • Snuggle session with your significant other

Designed with a roof, you can escape anytime rain or shine.

Spa-Worth Master Bath
Also Known As: The Wellness Haven

During trying times, it’s essential to maintain a self care regimen that will strengthen your mind, body and spirit. Fortunately, our master suites come with a spa-worthy master bath fit for a king and queen … the “wellness haven” as we call it these days.

Escape to your five-star retreat within your own home at any time you need to refuel your tank. Rejuvenate yourself:

  • GARDEN TUB: Draw a bubble bath, put on a calming face mask, light a lavender candle and open a good book.
  • SEPARATE, LARGE TILED SHOWER: Put on a guided meditation or relaxing music and let the hot water soothe you.
  • DOUBLE SINK VANITY: Stretch out your skin care arsenal to really enjoy your “me” time.
  • WALK IN CLOSET: Slip on your most comfortable robe that you can find in the spacious closet connected to your master bath.

 

There you have it.

Your daily life doesn’t look the same anymore, which means your home can’t either. As you acclimate to a new way of living, the home that once supported your everyday life, all of a sudden doesn’t. Now that your home is a haven for so much more, it needs to support all the new functions it has been forced to take on. With McKee Homes’ multi-functional floorplans that come in all sizes and shapes, you can rest assured that this extra time at home with family will be easier and even enjoyable. We promise … more room and more flex space for life.

Interested in more room … and more flex space for life? Browse our available homes or homesites to find a home that fits your new needs. Feel free to call or text our friendly and knowledgeable Online Sales Team for more info, to ask questions or book a 1:1 private or virtual showing.

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McKee Homes Wins Prestigious Homebuilding Awards

In April of this year, Epcon Communities, a national homebuilding leader, awarded McKee with prestigious homebuilding awards, including Best Philanthropic Outreach Event and Construction Project Manager of the Year.

Epcon Communities, a nationally-acclaimed franchise homebuilder, presented the awards to McKee at the 2020 National Conference, Opportunity Unleashed, held in April. Seasoned Builder, Mark Powell, was the recipient of the ‘Construction Manager of the Year’ and the company as a whole won ‘Best Philanthropic Outreach Event’ for its charitable work with the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina. The Epcon® Communities’ annual awards are granted only to the homebuilding industry’s most notable players.

As a long-standing Franchise Builder for Epcon® Communities, McKee Homes is proud to build the Epcon portfolio of homes designed specifically for low-maintenance, one-story living. Each Epcon floor plan is thoughtfully laid out with wider doorways, no steps to the outdoors, resort-style back courtyards and unique, upscale features that come included in each home. McKee also offers a Bungalow elevation that adds a versatile second-story bonus room with full bath and optional kitchenette for extra guest, entertainment or storage space.

“We are so proud to be recognized by a group of our peers at Epcon® Communities for the Best Philanthropic Outreach Event of the Year. Giving back to our communities is who we are and an integral part of our company culture,” said Julie Russo, Vice President of Community Involvement and Co-Owner of McKee Homes. “Every year, McKee Homes is a major sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in each of the regions we build.  The first-ever Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Fayetteville, NC was held at our Cottages at North Ramsey Epcon Community! Our support for the Alzheimer’s Association extends even further as we donate a percentage of every home to the Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer’s Fund in honor of Pat’s Dad. It takes a village to make a difference though, and we commend all Epcon franchisees who do a great job serving the people and the communities where they build and work.”

“Winning this award for ‘Project Manager of the Year’ means so much to me. I work extremely hard to build the best home that I can. I believe in building each and every home like I was building it for my own family. It’s nice to be recognized by my peers and am very honored to have been selected,” says Mark Powell, Raleigh-based McKee Homes Builder. He goes on to praise the Epcon product line, “I’m so passionate about building the unique Epcon floor plans. At this point in my career, it’s really nice to be able to build homes that embody a design I really love.”

McKee Homes has a wide array of Epcon® Communities throughout the Raleigh, Southern Pines, Fayetteville and Wilmington areas, including Evergreen at Flowers Plantation (Clayton, NC), Mid South Club (Southern Pines), Cottages at North Ramsey (Fayetteville) and just-opened neighborhoods, Bellaport and The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat (Wilmington, NC). The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village in Wilmington and High Ridge in Fuquay Varina will soon feature Epcon-style homes starting Summer of 2020. McKee is the first-ever homebuilder to bring the Epcon blueprint to Wilmington, NC.

With a specific demographic Epcon Homes appeals to, McKee Homes recognizes the unique and valuable position Epcon has in the housing market. As the company continues to grow at rapid speed, McKee will be persistent in adding to its existing Epcon neighborhoods in the near future.

Homebuilding Awards: 2019 Epcon Awards

 

About McKee Homes
McKee Homes, one of North Carolina’s fastest growing homebuilders, has began developing new home communities in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg and Moore County in 2010. Since then, we have expanded our housing footprint in the Research Triangle and Wilmington metro areas. As a locally- and family-owned business that believes in the power of doing the right thing for its customers, vendors, employees and community, we are involved in several local and national charities, and donate a percentage of every new home sale to support Alzheimer’s care and research. Giving back is our mantra and is why we focus not only on building homes, but communities too.

About Epcon® Communities
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Epcon is one of America’s largest home builders (Builder Magazine, 2018). Epcon has integrated smart, innovative designs with the most desirable modern amenities to appeal to the lifestyle of the 55+ home buyer for more than 30 years. By leveraging its proven designs, technology, marketing and sales resources, Epcon Franchise Builders are given a competitive advantage to build smarter, maximize potential and scale faster.

 

For more information on McKee Homes and its communities, please visit www.McKeeHomesNC.com, call or text (910) 672-7296 or fill out the short form below. For a complete list of Epcon® Communities 2019 Award Winners, click here.