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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.

townes at gateway commons

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 Epcon floorplan communities in the works, 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.

open kitchen design

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

Upcoming Wilmington Area Communities

The Seaside Bay and New South Bridge model homes are under construction and will be open soon!
Both communities are open and selling lots for presale homes.

Seaside Bay

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

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.

single-story open concept

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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Townes at Gateway Commons Construction Update

One of our newest townhome developments, Townes at Gateway Commons, is making incredible construction progress. This new 77-unit luxury townhome development in the heart of Wake Forest, NC, will be 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.

As seen in the photos included below, the first building of the townhome community has reached the sheetrock marker. With the second building not far behind, Townes at Gateway Commons is making moving along swiftly. Our dedicated on-site construction team, including Tyler Benson, builder, and Randy Finch, Area Construction Manager, are working hard to ensure that the highest quality complex is delivered in a timely manner.

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

Feature List

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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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.

Call/text: (910) 672-7296
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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.

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McKee Homes Opens New Wilmington Area Communities

McKee Homes has just opened two new Wilmington area communities featuring our customized Epcon floorplans. Bellaport in Wilmington, NC and Courtyards at Mallory Retreat in Leland both offer our customized version of the popular Epcon floorplans. These floorplans are specially designed with high-end features and options, wide interior doorways, minimal steps between interior and exterior spaces and large, private outdoor patios designed for entertaining or just relaxing outside.

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.

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.

bellaport and courtyards at mallory retreat location map

Historic Downtown Wilmington

With a 230-block National Register Historic District, one of the largest in the U.S., Wilmington offers a wide variety of architectural styles and its historic downtown area has a one-mile-long Riverwalk, developed as a tourist attraction, which is home to many boutiques, eclectic shops and vibrant nightlife venues.

Enjoy fresh local seafood and regional specialties at over 40 locally owned restaurants and pubs in downtown Wilmington’s historic river district, many featuring live music.

wilmington nc waterfront

Customized Epcon Floorplans

Our customized Epcon floorplans are beautiful cottage-style homes that include attached oversized 2-car garage with plenty of storage space, gas-log fireplace and energy efficient construction, including low-e windows. The large open kitchens include island, stainless steel appliances and granite kitchen counter tops.

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High-end features include laminate and tile flooring, decorator-selected finishes, custom lighting, ceiling fans, and large walk-in closets. The private courtyards are accessible from the owner’s suite and living room and offers beautiful views from the dining room windows.

he Bungalow elevations include a second-floor bonus suite with full bath and optional wet bar or kitchenette.

Options include a sitting room off the master bedroom and large L-shaped shower in the master bath.

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More Information

For more information about our new Wilmington area communities and floorplans, please contact us using the form below or give us a call at 910-672-7296.

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How McKee Homes Gives Back to North Carolina Communities

McKee Homes gives back to various charities throughout NC, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Kids Peace Foster Care Agency, Fayetteville Urban Ministry and Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association, among others. The company is truly known in the industry for its passion to not only build homes but build communities, too.

As part of our dedication to the community, McKee Homes also provides a yearly stipend to each employee to support a cause of their choice. Today, we are highlighting a few committed employees who are making an impact in their very own community, with the financial support of McKee Homes.

We thank our employees for all they do to better the communities around us.

MARK HILL: Builder (President of Parkton Youth Association)

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

Parkton Youth Association , a non-profit dedicated to giving children a safe place to have fun and play sports.

WHO DO YOU SERVE AND WHAT DOES THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

“The activities that we offer build character, friendship and team building—memories they will take throughout their life. Again, thank you Pat and Julie for continuing to make a child’s activity a lifetime event. God bless McKee Homes.

Because of this organization, our 1 through 4th grade cheerleaders just placed first place in the Southeast Region Cheerleading Competition. These kids are truly amazing.”

SHANE MCCLEOD: Area Construction Manager, Southern Pines & Fayetteville, NC

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

Carolina Freedom Baseball, an organization based in Fuquay-Varina, NC. The goal of this non-profit is to teach the game properly so that each player will develop the skills and ability to play baseball at a high level. Additionally, the hope is to aid the players in developing a strong foundation in baseball, work ethic, and teamwork that will not only serve them well on the field, but also in life.

WHO DO YOU SERVE AND WHAT DOES THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

We serve 12 & under boys and were able to outfit the entire team with new helmets.

The idea of this non-profit is to use baseball as a way of teaching young men about life. Baseball is a game of failure and life is too sometimes. We teach them about hard work and how you keep getting up and trying.

I have a son on each team, so this was a cool moment.”

RACHEL MCMORROW: Marketing Coordinator

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

The Apex Fun Run for Johnston Charter Academy in Clayton, NC

WHO DO THEY SERVE AND WHAT DID THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

The Apex Fun Run was a fundraising event to support Johnston Charter Academy. The event encourages children to raise money for a good cause and help them understand the meaning of supporting their school, teachers and fellow classmates.

The organization’s mission:

To collaborate with school PTO/As and faculty to build student leaders through a meaningful, “hassle-free” and financially successful school fun run.

We Believe

  • Every child can change their school, and the world, in a profound way
  • Serving others brings the greatest joy and contributes to the greatest good
  • Learning by doing and exercise are both undervalued and underutilized in fundraising today
  • Encouragement and enthusiasm build others up—we will help build leaders
  • Raising money for your child’s school can also serve as a positive learning experience
  • Many people giving a little reduces the individual burden on the typical givers and donors

DIANA DELPONTE: New Homes Sales Consultant, Wilmington NC

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

Coastal Horizons Center, an organization that advocates for healthier lives and safer communities by providing a continuum of quality, professional services for prevention, crisis intervention, sexual assault victims, criminal justice alternatives, mental health and substance use disorder treatment services.

WHO DO YOU SERVE AND WHAT DOES THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

“The money helps support the annual event, Coastal Duck Derby, which benefits the Open House Youth Shelter & Crisis Intervention Services of Coastal Horizons Center, a 501(c)(3) charity. In addition to meeting the basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter, Open House encourages youths’ personal growth through counseling services, vocational/educational, and life skill building.”

MORE INFO ON HOW MCKEE HOMES’ SUPPORTS THEIR CORE CHARITIES

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – EASTERN NC

McKee Homes is the Platinum Sponsor for each Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Fayetteville, Raleigh and Wilmington areas, and the Presenting Sponsor for the Moore County Walk.

KIDS PEACE FOSTER CARE AGENCY

McKee Homes is the Love Sponsor for the Kids Peace Annual Chair-i-table Auction, an event that raises money to support hundreds of children in foster care in the Greater Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

FAYETTEVILLE URBAN MINISTRY

McKee Homes supports the Fayetteville Urban Ministry through their annual Duck Derby, Boss Toss Challenge, food drives, and special projects.

CAPE FEAR GUARDIAN AD LITEM ASSOCIATION

McKee Homes supports the Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association, which helps abused, neglected, and dependent children in the state court system find safe, forever homes.

 

Are you interested in supporting these causes and/or communities throughout North Carolina, too? We would love to partner with you to give back. Please reach out via the form below to get involved.

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McKee Homes Earns Ranking on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Most Successful Companies

For six years in a row, McKee Homes has landed a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the most successful companies in America. The company earned the rank of 3585 in Inc. Magazine’s annual guide of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing privately-held companies. Companies that made this year’s impressive list, on average, have grown six-fold since 2015 – at a time in which the economy only grew 12 percent.

McKee Homes’ Ranking on the Inc. 5000 list & Growth in the Past Six Years:

  • 2019 Rank: 3585, growth 98%
  • 2018 Rank: 2580, growth 165%
  • 2017 Rank: 1872, growth 205%
  • 2016 Rank: 1654, growth 227%
  • 2015 Rank: 1065, growth 405%
  • 2014 Rank: 562, growth 856%

This honor is a rarity and one that most businesses only dream of. Joining this elite and exclusive group of Inc. 5000 companies, McKee Homes is now among other notable global brands, like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle and Patagonia, who once graced the same list.

In addition to this accolade, McKee Homes has been recognized by some of the most prestigious national home building magazines and organizations. The company landed 2016’s Build of the Year award by the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, NC; Builder Magazine’s 2016 Next 100 as one of America’s up-and-coming home builders; Professional Builder’s Housing Giants List, among others.

As an Inc. 5000 list honoree, McKee Homes will be celebrated at Inc.’s 2019 Conference and Gala held in Phoenix, Arizona on October 10-20, 2019. As part of this event, the company will have the chance to join America’s top companies in person and commemorate each brand’s success in the last year.

A special note to our home buyers:

We sincerely thank you for trusting us with your home buying and building experience. Without you, this honor wouldn’t be possible.