About Our Team


We strive to make your project enjoyable by focusing on the details during the planning stages and being proactive with communication. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure that your expectations have been met before the project is complete.


Dave Hopkins

Dave started Providence One Development in 2014.  He previously held senior leadership positions for an international energy efficiency firm and a national luxury homebuilder.  Additionally, he served over 6 years on active duty as a Naval Officer.

Dave earned a bachelors of science degree in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Drexel University.

Dave has served on the Board for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and the Great Valley Community Organization.

Vice President of Construction

Dan Giandonato

Dan has over 20 years in the construction industry and has managed the construction of over 500 luxury homes.  His experience and knowledge is invaluable working with the customers to plan their vision and to ensure that the work is properly executed during the construction phase.  Dan’s clear communication with the clients and attention to detail make the process enjoyable.

Dan started his career as a hands-on finish carpenter.  He then spent 14 years as a Senior Construction Manager for a national luxury home builder.  He has been recognized regionally by the Home Builders Association as Supintendent of the Year and Best Single Family Home of the Year.

Director of Customer Experience

Christa Collins

Christa has 20 years of experience in the interior design industry and has worked in both residential and commercial markets. When building a custom home, the details can seem endless and following the construction timeline is a critical piece of meeting client expectations.  Christa helps maintain the flow of information between the client and the construction team while clients design the home of their dreams; breaking down a lengthy process into something that is enjoyable and does not feel overwhelming.


"We Build Homes, Not Houses"


What Our Clients Are Saying

“Providence One Builders recently managed a kitchen renovation in our home which involved gutting the existing kitchen and removing a bearing wall between the kitchen and formal dining room. We originally met with several contractors about the job but the minute we met with Dave, we knew he was the one we wanted to hire to manage the project. With his team, we created an entirely new kitchen space which includes a large island counter, all new cabinetry, shiplap detail on the ceiling and walls, new lighting, a new window, new flooring and renovation to our mudroom. From the beginning, Dave acquainted himself with the architect’s design and understood the complexities of the project, specifically in removing a bearing wall and installing a steel beam in the ceiling in its place. We had a great feeling about Dave from the start! He and his Director of Construction, Dan Giandonato, were on top of every detail.

Kevin and Andi

Providence One's team did a wonderful job on all accounts. The project came in on time, on budget and the look and feel of the project is very much in keeping with our design teams desire. In less than four months the entire set of units are rented and we have received numerous positive congratulations and compliments on a job done so well. Our firm is indebted to the team at Providence One for a job well done.”

David G. Bramwell, 203 Management, LLC

Providence One Builders completed a major renovation for us on our home that included significant interior work (new kitchen, new master bathroom, new hardwood flooring, shiplap finishes, electrical etc) and a brand new exterior with stucco removal, new Hardie plank siding, new windows on the entire house, and a new outdoor living area in the backyard. It was a big project that was handled professionally, on time, and on budget - from beginning to end with no real issues. Selecting a contractor can be difficult and stressful- but we felt 100% comfortable with Dave from the first day we met him at our kitchen table. He and his team are trustworthy, honest, detail oriented and deliver high quality work at a fair price. Throughout the process we felt in good hands with Providence One Builders and they are very responsive and communicate well which is important- we made the right decision for sure! Their team treats your home like it is their own and we found their work to be very high quality.

PJ and Megan

We contacted Dave Hopkins at Providence One about building a custom home for our special needs family at a location on Swedesford Road in Malvern. Dave was patient with us and took the time to investigate and explain alternatives to the many design points in terms of time and cost and practicality. Once the building began, Dan Giandonato became our main contact. He met with us about once a week and as often as needed show us the progress, explain the building process, and resolve any issues (there were very few). Once he understood some of our needs, he made some helpful proposals that increased the effectiveness of our new home. Once ground was broken, he established a 5 month schedule and adhered to it, so we knew exactly what to expect and when to plan to move in…The build was awesome!

Dan and Paula

“Honestly, we couldn’t be more pleased with Dave’s (and team) professionalism, responsiveness, cleanliness and timeliness. It went according to plan - but probably better. His main on site man, Dan is absolutely wonderful. The type of person that I missed having around when the project was complete. Both Dave and Dan aren’t the typical construction/builders. When I called or texted either of them, I always received a timely response. Nothing I asked for was ever a problem for them, even when I knew it was being nitpicky. They kept us on budget and provided necessary opinions when needed. I trusted them completely every day when I walked out of my house, often with a house full of strangers. And the best part of all, the project went faster than the initial timeline and it looks pretty nice, if I do say so myself. Dave Hopkins’ integrity and professional is topnotch. I would be an advocate for him and his work any day.”

Lewis and Amanda

We just can’t say enough good things about the team at Providence One and the experience we had with our custom home build. As first-time custom home builders (and not thinking this as option #1 for our family in our new home/remodel search!), moving into the process was exhilarating for our family but also brought some initial stressful decisions and unknown challenges into our lives. From the start Dave & Dan quickly transformed what could be an overwhelming process into a well-managed, professional, organized environment with integrity and compassion. From experience, you need a Team you can trust that will help guide you through the custom build process and Providence One defines these characteristics. They were there every step of the way explaining the pros and cons of different options, reviewing transparent budgets, and providing the appropriate level of discipline to keep the project on schedule. Another quick observation is their obsession with details and the quality of craftsmanship in every inch of our Home.

John & Traci Mansfield