Dear Ashley Homes,
The first day we visited Arbor Mill at Mill Creek, we met with every builder in the development. Ashley Homes exceeded the other builders in many ways. Sandy took the time to meet with us twice in the same day – once after we saw the 2264 model that we fell in love with and then again after we visited each of the other builders. We left the neighborhood that day thinking that we still needed to wait awhile before building a home, but had a gut feeling about Ashley Homes that made us turn around and go back. Sandy stayed late for us to talk about Ashley Homes and how we could customize our dream home. The quality of an Ashley Home far exceeds any other builder we have seen currently building in the Jacksonville area. The entire process was hands-on and customized to us. We were at our home every few days from the day the foundation was poured until the day we signed and got our keys. Ashley Homes is thorough, detailed and always available to talk and explain each stage of the process. We have been in our new home just over a month now and have received many compliments from family and friends on the style, functionality and quality of it. The best way we know to describe the Ashley Homes product is to say that it is a “Traditional home with modern features and technology.” Thank you for all you did to build our dream home!
John and Rachel Keith
My wife and I would like to extend our deepest and most gracious thank you for your team at Ashley Homes. Our experience has been one of sheer satisfaction and enjoyment. Our biggest stressor during the process of the build was believing that this dream of ours was really coming true. There are several things that we feel are very important when you are conducting business and you are trying to satisfy the customer. Your staff possesses those traits, which are honesty, trustworthiness, professionalism, and knowledge of the product, patience, compassion and understanding. This is how our journey began with Ashley Homes.
On a rainy day around 4:00 pm we walked into your model in St. Johns County. We were stopped by Sandy as we entered the office. She asked us if we were interested in purchasing a home, we replied “yes”. She quickly told us that we needed to go through the front door. She knew what she was doing! My wife said “ok” and walked back outside so she could go through the front door. Sandy began obtaining some of my information (name, phone number, what kind of house we were looking for etc.). She began to smile as I told her what my wife and I wanted in our home. She told me to go catch up to the wife and she would meet us on the other side. Now about 6 minutes had passed by when I walked in the front door my wife was still in the foyer looking back at me with this huge beautiful smile shaking her head. I looked around and from that moment I knew this was the house for us. Now granted we both were still in the foyer, and we had not even seen the rest of the house but my sixth sense assured me that this was it and my wife knew it. As we toured the house we fell more in love with it. Sandy came from the back and gave us more information about the house and incentives.
The community in St. Johns County was just out of our budget, so she recommended the we go and tour the property in Arbor Mill at Oakleaf Plantation. The first day we went to Arbor Mill we were greeted by Troy whom has been very helpful during this process every step of the way. If we needed something to be checked on, Troy would send an email immediately. The next day we were out at Arbor Mill and we met Nancy and things changed “even more for the better”. Nancy made this whole process very easy and stress free. We trusted her experience and knowledge and she guided us in the right direction. We were always greeted by her smile and bubbly personality. My wife and I are a unique couple and we want things done right and the way we want them. We had to make several change orders and every time we changed something we had to take it to Nancy and she would just smile and say “ok we will make it happen”. That is simply AWESOME. Honestly we had no issues, and the credit goes to you and your team. When the building began we met another member of your awesome team “Ricky”. Ricky was valuable and an asset, his attention to detail during the build gave me and my wife a for sure sense of comfort.
A huge thanks to you and to all of those who were part of this wonderful experience, our Realtor, Danielle for sticking with us, Tom and Sue at BB&T for answering all our questions and being patient with us and all of those that we did not get a chance to meet personally.
Chuck, thank you and keep doing what you are doing.
Juwanna and Gina
Chuck is an absolutely amazing owner. He will do everything in his power to make sure his contractors do the job on time and do the job right. Don’t want a wall there, or don’t like the design of something? You have a ton of leeway to adjust the plan that fits your needs! With a minimal binder (comparatively to house price) Chuck will start building your house, even before you have a contract on the one you are selling, it is non-refundable but considering he could have a pricey asset on his hands if you were to walk away from the purchase I find it more than reasonable. Other cookie cutter builders in town will require you to have a contract on your current house before they even pull permits, forcing you to find a rental in the mean time, good luck with that if you have pets. If I ever decide to build again in the future, even on my own land my FIRST phone call will be to see if Chuck is still building houses with Ashley Homes.
I just wanted to take the time to thank Ashley Homes Jax. My husband and I are first time homeowners and you have catered to our every need. Our saleslady, Nancy DeMaggio, is the best hands down!! She stayed on top of our every need. Communication is key for me and we used every single avenue, email, text, phone calls–whatever it took. She’s always reachable and for me that means I’m important and not just a number. The builder and owner Chuck was the sweetest! He listened to our concerns and wants and made everything happen according to plan. I’m bringing my friends to you guys because I know from experience that you guys will take good care of them. Thank you soooo much for all your help and encouragement. We wouldn’t be homeowners without your guidance!
Kisha Maxwell Francis
I moved to Jacksonville almost two years ago and it was a stressful time for me to say the least. Between the sale of my home in VA and a full graduate studies load it was difficult to focus on the details of building a new home. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Ashley Homes Jax. Nancy DeMaggio was fabulous! After one visit, I felt comfortable that Chuck and Nancy understood my needs. They were very flexible and worked feverishly to ensure my family’s needs were met. Communication was certainly the key as 90% was done through phone calls and electronic transmission. Chuck and Nancy made sure I was aware of and involved in every step of the building process. July 31st will be two years that I have been in my home and our relationship is still active. I have and will recommend Ashley Homes Jax to everyone I know who may be moving to the area or deciding to homestead in Jacksonville, FL.