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Ryan Baldridge
Owner/ Contractor


Ryan was born and raised in Lafayette. He is a second-generation entrepreneur raised on the values of hard work ethic and being true to your word.
After completing a history project on Frank Lloyd Wright, Ryan became fascinated with architecture at a young age. He started spending his free time drawing floorplans. His parents, seeing his passion, allowed him to design and draw the upstairs addition to his childhood home at only 16. 
After graduating from St Thomas More, he went on to attend The University Of Louisiana at Lafayette. After great thought, his entrepreneurial side got the best of him and chose to enter the engineering field rather than the architectural field. It seemed like the lucrative choice in the early 2000s as the oilfield was booming. He graduated with a business minor and a major in Industrial Engineering. 
While at university he successfully started and ran a service company which he would go on to later sell to pursue a job in the oilfield.
While in the oilfield he worked multiple roles which included production line manager as well as a project manager and would go on to manage 15 million dollars of projects furthering his experience in management. After a downturn in the oilfield, he exited the industry. With the help of some key friends, he re-ignited his passion for homes and began working for a production home builder. 
There he built over 300 homes in three years as well as awarded builder of the year for Louisiana West.
While this was a dream job, his passion for beauty and quality pulled him towards the thought of building timeless luxury homes. With the help of his best friend and owner of Colony Homes at the time, he set out to design and build his first custom home. It was entered into the 2019 Parade of Homes and was a perfect statement of his ability to produce a stunning home of the highest quality. Since then, his focus has been on creating a one-of-a-kind building company, with the focus being on the client experience, and building houses that your family would be proud to call home.
Ryan is building his family as well marrying Maddie Bahry Baldridge in 2020 and expecting a beautiful baby boy in October of 2022. His Faith and family are at the center of his life and play a huge role in his determination and willingness to work as hard as he does for his clients


Chad Weaver
Project Manager


Born in Baton Rouge, but a Lafayette resident since the age of 3, Chad is proud to call Lafayette Louisiana home. Blessed with a natural talent in fine art, he honed his abilities with over 20 years of formal art classes and training. As a graduate of St. Thomas More, he completed four years of their top-level art classes along with two years of photography, and a year of sculpture, and completed the AP Art studio for college credit. He was awarded the Sculpture Award and the Top Cat award by the art department. He furthered his skills at the University of Louisiana in their Industrial Design program in the School of Architecture and Design. Here he received classes in woodworking, metalsmithing, small metals/ jewelry, plastics, hand drafting, CAD, 3D printing, casting and mold making, and a Bachelor of Industrial Design. He received the Design Impact award his senior year and had his thesis displayed in the Hillard Art Museum.
Out of college, he began his work career a Stuller Settings as a jewelry designer. He was part of a team of designers that created product lines for the international fine jewelry market and was the recipient of the 2014 JCK Platinum Innovation award. He left Stuller to join a product design firm where he designed products for the medical, sports medicine, outdoor, hunting, and fishing markets.
His career was cut short when he was diagnosed with A.L.L. Leukemia in 2016. After a year-long battle, he rejoined the workforce as Director of Operations at a local cabinet shop. Under his direction, they became one of the region's top shops. They collaborated with the area's top Architects and Interior Designers to produce the highest level luxury homes. It is here that he found his passion for home design and a love of interior spaces. He joined Provence Homes in 2021 as a project manager and will bring his deep knowledge of material science, fine design, and craftsmanship along with him.
Chad spends his free time with his lovely wife Natalie, raising their two young boys, James and William.

Our core values are what guide the way we structure our business and people. This is the compass that leads our ship

Core Values

How you do one thing, is how you do everything

Never Stop Growing

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth.  Growth must be chosen again and again

Take Responsibility

Its not our abilities that show what we truly are... it is our choices

Over Deliver

Promise only what your can deliver.  Then deliver more than you promise

Be Grateful

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them

What we lack in gray hair and wrinkles,
we make up for in thoroughness, honesty, and organization.

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