Meet Our Team

Real estate is about so much more than buying or selling a home. It's about people. We work in real estate because we love helping people achieve their goals. Our clients are our friends, our neighbors, and our community. We work in Gaston County because we were born and raised here, and we consider this community our home.

Real estate is what we know. It's how we give back and it's so much more than a career. It's about more than a company, a client, or even a community. It's about all of us.

Philip Black

A Gaston County native with over 21 years of experience as a licensed broker in both North Carolina and South Carolina, Philip Black knows his stuff. He comes from a real estate family where both of his parents were licensed brokers with their own firms. Seeing his parents help so many people achieve their goals inspired Philip to follow in their footsteps. He completed the Mingle School of Real Estate in 1997, and immediately began to carve his own path in real estate. He gained invaluable experience in new home construction sales and development, commercial leasing and residential property management.

In 2007, Philip discovered a niche in the real estate market that sparked a passion within him. Working alongside his father in foreclosures and investment real estate, Philip became an REO specialist for Fannie Mae, Penny Mac, US Bank and many of the country’s largest asset holders. Next in his real estate journey, Philip began to manage rental and investment portfolios for clients. He helped clients reach their investment goals while taking steps to improve the housing market in Gaston County for buyers and renters alike. After his family sold their firm, Philip joined Providence in 2015 and became Broker In Charge by January 2016. Teaming up with a group of like-minded individuals who share the same passion for helping clients realize their investment goals has given him the platform to connect to even more people throughout Gaston County.

Josh Fannin

Born in Huntington, West Virginia and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina, Josh is a devoted member of the Gaston County community. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 2005, where he began his career in real estate by rehabbing and flipping properties for profit. In 2006, he earned his real estate license and turned his dream into a passion for helping investors grow their portfolios through real estate. Josh worked for a property management company in Charlotte until 2009, where he grew the company's investment side of the business into a successful endeavor that is still going strong today. During this time, he represented clients from all over the world.

In 2009, he made the tough decision to leave the Charlotte firm so he could turn his dream of owning his own business into a reality. In August of that year, during the recession, Providence Management & Investments LLC was born with the help of his friend and mentor, Frank Stewart. Though some may consider beginning a business in the middle of a recession lunacy, Josh knew that it was "the right moment" for his future. In 2014, he was awarded a contract to list and sell properties for Fannie Mae and he hopes to continue to grow the REO division for Providence. Josh continues to help novice-to-seasoned investors alike live their dream of learning how to flip properties for profit. Since 2010, he has helped or overseen the "flipping" of more than 50 homes.

With his growing company, he expects Providence to continue to flip more houses than anyone in the county. With every flip that Providence sells, it donates a portion of its proceeds to local charities and/or provides needed items to local children. After all, the guiding light behind Providence is a desire to give back to the community and help people realize and achieve their goals.


Ione Armstrong
Broker / Realtor

Direct: 704-616-0600
Office: 980-320-8264
Email: [email protected]

Nicole Demers

Direct: 704-915-5573
Office: 980-320-8264
Email: [email protected]

Brad Huffstetler
Broker / Realtor

Direct: 704-297-6353
Office: 980-320-8264
Email: [email protected]

Debbie Hoffman
Broker / Realtor

Direct: 704-913-1494
Office: 980-320-8264
Email: [email protected]

Patsy Irvin
Realtor / Broker

Direct: 704-860-9687
Office: 980-320-8264
Email: [email protected]

Charity McMinn
Realtor® / Broker NC and SC

Direct: 980-722-1541
Office: 980-320-8262
Email: [email protected]

Doug McMinn
Broker / Realtor

Direct: 704-466-0903
Office: 980-320-8264
Email: [email protected]

Stacy Ashley

Office: 980-320-8262
Cell: 423-748-7660
Fax: 704-691-7296
Email: [email protected]

Doug Rodriguez

Direct: 323-684-5217
Email: [email protected]

What Makes Us Different?

Extensive Network of Resources

We can connect you with reputable providers like lenders, contractors, movers, landscapers and other great vendors

Property Management

We create peace of mind to our investors and clients by meeting every aspect of their long or short-term property management needs

Investment Resource

Leverage our ample experience investing, renting, managing, and flipping homes in North Carolina to help you find that investment property that fits your goals.

Relocation Assistance

We offer personal tours, showings of homes via FaceTime/Skype and valuable insights of the local real estate market

Annual Client Events

We keep in touch with our clients and do events for our clients to network and create connections

Community Involvement

We support local organizations and participate in local events

In the Words of Our Clients

"Recently, I sold my home in North Carolina with the help of Patsy Irvin. I had never sold a home before and I, frankly, was lost about the whole process. Patsy was the consummate professional, and kept me informed the entire way. The process literally could not have gone any smoother. In addition to being obviously skilled at her job, her friendliness and customer service skills were top notch. "

— J.W.

"Philip, You have been a most marvelous person in helping us find a house. We appreciate your honesty, your insight, and your knowledge."

— Michael and Libby T.

Partner with Us

No detail is too small for us. Let us be your resource for real estate in Gastonia...and beyond. Connect with us today and we'll show you how we can achieve all of your real estate goals and more.