February 28, 2013Jessup Ridge lies in the heart of a 400-acre tract of rolling hills, woods and farmland that was once actively farmed and hunted by the Jessup family. Tobacco was among the mainstay crops for the first generation northern Guilford County over 60 years ago. Today, however, what is springing up in the fields isn't tobacco but custom homes.
Robert Jessup Jr., a third generation Jessup and developer, grew up on the land the Jessup Ridge community sits on, and he has made it a point to preserve the terrain and woodland character of this countryside. His father, Robert Jessup Sr., takes care of the day-to-day operations. Robert Jessup Jr., who now lives and works in Charlotte, comes back to Greensboro whenever he can, and together father and son work on the planning and use of their family's property.
Home Team Builders has been one of Jessup Ridge's major custom homebuilders, and over the years the friendship between the builder and the developer has grown into a solid working partnership. Both Eric Strimple and Robert Jessup Jr. are business-oriented men. Eric Strimple was a business owner for over 20 years before getting into the building industry with his wife Jennifer, and Robert Jessup Jr. is a banker. Both men know how to run a business, and they have used their experience and knowledge to form a structured business plan for the development of Jessup Ridge. To accomplish their goals, Strimple and Jessup have teamed up to form Strimple-Jessup Enterprises LLC.
Now they are about launch the latest addition to Jessup Ridge, phase six. An additional 10 homesites are being added to this custom home community. Home Team Builders is the exclusive builder for this phase and will begin building on those lots.
Six of these new lots back directly to the Haw River State Park, so homeowners are guaranteed that when they build on one of these lots they will be able to enjoy this beautiful wildlife habitat without fear of future development behind them. In addition, Home Team Builders is busily at work on Jessup Ridge's pool and clubhouse, with the pool scheduled to open this summer and completion of the clubhouse following soon after.
Home Team Builders is known for its dedication to quality construction and environmentally sound energy efficiency. Jennifer Strimple is a certified green professional and certified Energy Star builder. This is one of the reasons the Jessups are committed to building with Strimple. Robert Jessup Jr. said he also likes the fact that no two houses of Home Team's are ever the same. Strimple doesn't build the same house over and over again.
Like so many Home Team customers have learned, Strimple's construction philosophy ensures buyers that the house she builds them will be uniquely theirs. She's good at listening to customers and figuring out how a family lives. She is able to understand what the customer is trying to say and can translate their ideas into the home they desire. Strimple said she feels that building a house should be enjoyable, and her hands-on approach guarantees that the houses she builds fit the needs and daily life of her customers.
Home sizes in Jessup Ridge begin at 2,500 square feet, with prices starting in the mid $400,000's. Lot sizes range from three-quarters to over one acre. Homes are brick and stone with wooden accents, giving them a rustic air that adds to the country feel of the community.
Community is important in Jessup Ridge, and there is an active homeowners' association (HOA). When Home Team Builders has a house available, they allow the HOA to hold its meetings in it. Home Team also lets Jessup Ridge residents walk through their houses as they are being built so they can keep their eye on the progress. Once the clubhouse is finished, however, it will be the place where the HOA gathers.
Jessup Ridge offers miles of walking trails that wind their way along streams, wooded common areas and even into the adjacent Haw River State Park. It also backs up to a section of the North Carolina Mountain to the Sea Trail that starts in in the Smokey Mountains and winds its way to the Outer Banks – from "Murphy to Manteo." Because Jessup Ridge borders the state park, it's not uncommon to see wild turkeys, deer and even an illusive red fox while on a walk through Jessup Ridge.
Although Jessup Ridge is country living, it's also convenient to all that the triad has to offer. There is a new shopping center, Gunter's Crossing, approximately a mile from Jessup Ridge at the intersection of North Church Street and NC 150, and it's just a 20 minute drive to downtown Greensboro. Close by too are the popular Northern Guilford High, Middle and Elementary schools; Bryan Park with its excellent soccer fields, golf, and boating; and Summerfield's 50-acre community park; making Jessup Ridge an excellent choice for families.
For more information on this new phase of Jessup Ridge, contact Eric Strimple at Strimple-Jessup Enterprises, (336) 442-2702; Home Team Builders' Jennifer Strimple, (336) 215-6688; or David Lanzi of Keller Williams Realty at (336) 501-8830.
You can also visit Home Team's website at www.HomeTeamBuilders.net.
To reach Jessup Ridge, go north on Church Street. Turn left on NC 150. Drive approximately 1.5 miles then turn right on Cedar Hollow Road. Finally, turn right on J. Carroll Parkway into Jessup Ridge.