Providence One Development specializes in building award winning custom homes and luxury
estates in Philadelphia metropolitan area. Read our recent client testimonials.
“We could not be happier with our decision to use Dave and his team at Providence One to build our custom home. Dave and Dan were extremely easy to work with, offering helpful, practical guidance and input on designs and selections. They kept us informed and updated throughout the build and were responsive and attentive to all of our questions and requests – big and small. Above all, they were honest, price conscious and helped make decisions as if it were their own home. You will not find better builders!”
"Providence One Development must be the Gold Standard for building companies. My husband and I are just completing our work with Dave and Dan. They built our home in Malvern during challenging times – right in the middle of the pandemic. We never saw any of their challenges through this process. They met the large and small challenges they faced and tackled each problem calmly, and seamlessly executed our very large project – and the outcome is stunning. Dave, the owner, surrounds himself with the best in the business – He is a kind and honest person as well ! Dan is absolutely wonderful as well and brings the grit and directness needed for any project. They both were vested in making our home and barn the absolute best for US. There was no job too big or small for them to give us their time and attention. And they responded to each of our requests very promptly and whatever our request was – seemed to be “no problem” for them. We could not be happier we found Providence One Development You will absolutely love this company!"
“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.
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.”
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.
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!
“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.”
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.
Working with the Providence One team was a wonderful experience. Having worked with other builders previously I can honestly say no one can beat Providence One and the customer service/quality they provide. They were easy to work with from start to finish addressing all our needs from design to completion. The communication between Dave, Dan, & Christa was fantastic. Providence One work quality and attention to detail is second to none. They stayed within our budget and delivered on time. We could not be more pleased with the dream home they built for us. We would recommend Providence One and we will be working with them in the future for additional projects.
"We recently purchased our first home in a newly developed project by Providence One. As first time homebuyers, we were terribly unfamiliar with the process and, suffice to say, a bit overwhelmed by all of the decisions we would need to make during the construction period. After meeting with Dave Hopkins, we felt incredibly comfortable and we immediately knew that we wanted to work with him on the construction of our new townhouse. Throughout the entire design and construction process, Dave and his construction foreman, Dan Giandonato, were exceptionally professional, easily accessible, very accommodating, and tremendously comforting at all times. Their attention to detail and their willingness to work with us through various changes we wanted to incorporate along the way, along with guidance on our finish selections, made for a phenomenally wonderful and successful finished product. We are thrilled with our new home and have already asked Dave and Dan if they would be willing to help us with our next house, whenever that time may come. We highly recommend Providence One to anyone looking to build a new home or remodel an existing one– you will not be disappointed with the quality of the construction and the warmth and friendliness of Dave and Dan."
We purchased a 30-acre property to build our main house, a cottage for my father and a barn. The process of selecting a custom builder can be daunting, but we tried to simplify it by identifying only three builders. We met with one large more prestigious builder with the 'name' and two other builders who had strong reputations in our area. The decision was easy for us - Providence One! We came to this decision so quickly because of our initial interaction with Dave Hopkins. The conversation was easy and it felt right. Dave has a quiet and strong personality where he listened to our every word and gave us undivided attention before, during and after the completion of our build. Dave met with our architect at critical times when staying in sync was critical to the design of our houses and barn. The team was transparent and communicative with us every step of the way. Providence One was always onsite or managing the contractors if at times when we weren't available. Every person who decides to build is mostly concerned about the timeline, the costs, ongoing communication, and the quality of the subs on the project. Dave, Dan and Krista are available, approachable, responsive and accountable. The entire team is wonderful, each played a specific role in the build staying on top of each detail and making recommendations as we went along. We would frequently ask the team to help us make some tricky decisions and their input was invaluable to the final outcome of our build. We personally enjoy the Providence One team and consider them friends - which isn't usually the outcome when people work with builders. We've been in our home about 9 months and the Providence One team wants to still be looped into anything that may require a little tweak or modification to what we initially wanted. It's been an enjoyable experience for our family and we're beyond grateful and pleased with our custom build! Thank you Providence One!
Thank you Providence One! Great experience working with the Providence One team. They are a master at scheduling and ordering building products. We never had to stop the building process because of a shortage of supplies. Excellent choices of materials and workmanship. I love my home!
Having never built a house from the ground up (especially during a pandemic), we were skeptical that it would be an easy process – but that’s just what Dave Hopkins and Providence One’s team made possible. They consistently listened to us, guided our decisions, provided expertise, kept our project on track and on time, all while remaining accessible every step of the way. The contractors/craftsmen they brought in were all highly professional, pleasant to work with and paid attention to every detail. We could not be happier with the final product – Dave, Dan and Christa are a remarkable team that built a house that exceeded our expectations and has immediately felt like ‘ home’.
Providence One is a first class operation. Communication is the key to any successful project and the team does an excellent job communicating. The Providence One team is committed to excellence and they perform their work with superior craftsmanship. The team is trustworthy which is another critical factor for anyone going through a construction project. You have the confidence and the trust that the project is completed properly and will last for generations