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Updated Lots and Price List for 2019: Parkside Estates

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Check out Parkside Estates, with spacious lots and custom designed energy efficient homes by Pate-Jones Construction. New homes and updated pricelist now available!

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Columbia Ranks 6 of Top 100 Places to Live

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Thank you!   We agree:   Columbia is a great place to live, work and play.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

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Pate- Jones is excited to announce their participation in the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre New Housing Addition. We are honored that they have asked us to be such a large part of this addition. Please see below for the official press release.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre Announces New Housing Addition to Open in 2019

The Lyceum’s reputation is well regarded by a growing number of professional artists from around the country, and it is thanks to those many artists that the Lyceum’s productions continue to improve year after year. Housing a wide assortment of actors, technicians, directors, stage managers, and designers is an important aspect of the Lyceum’s operation. The Lyceum provides housing for its seasonal employees just outside of the Arrow Rock city limits.  After a devastating fire in 2004, the theatre not only re-built its housing facility but doubled the number of available rooms for future growth. And now, 10 years later, the theatre needs to expand again.

Producing Artistic Director Quin Gresham and Managing Director Steve Bertani have been successful growing the Lyceum’s audience over the past decade and productions have grown as well requiring more personnel.  “During our musical productions we have as many as 40 employees needing housing. Unfortunately our current housing is unable to accommodate that number so, for the past several years, we have found it necessary to locate and rent additional housing for the season,“ says Gresham.  “It is not only costly to rent housing for several months of the year, but it is increasingly difficult to find places available for the short period of time we need them,” says Bertani.

Gresham and Bertani approached the Board of Directors a few years ago about the housing challenge the theatre faces each year.  And with the leadership of the Lyceum’s Building & Grounds Committee, a plan was created to build additional housing adjacent to the current housing facility. This new expansion will be built by Pate-Jones Construction in Columbia. “ Pate-Jones is honored to help the Lyceum Theatre build for the future,” said John Jones, Owner.

“We’re excited to get this long-anticipated project underway to allow The Lyceum to continue attracting the very best caliber performers to our Mid-Missouri theatre” says Dave Griggs, Building and Grounds Chair.

Donna Huston, Capital Campaign Chair, states “More accommodations are needed to improve this outstanding theatre and we appreciate our board of directors and other contributors who have donated to this project. The ground breaking for additional housing is a sign that excellent performances will continue at The Lyceum.  We celebrate this accomplishment.”

“Thanks to the donors, to the Arrow Rock Community, to the Lyceum Board of Directors and staff for their work and support in making this much needed housing project a reality,” says Doug Crews, President of the Lyceum’s Board of Directors.

The additional theatre housing facility will offer eight more rooms and will be open for the 2019 Lyceum season.  

The Lyceum Theatre will open its exciting new 8 show season on June 6 with the Lyceum premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. What follows includes five more Lyceum premieres (All Shook Up, 9 to 5 The Musical, Murder For Two, and Fully Committed, Swingtime Canteen), along with Crimes of the Heart and the sixth annual production of the Lyceum’s unique adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The Lyceum’s season runs June 6 through December 22, 2019.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3), professional theatre located in the unique village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, a 19th century National Historic Landmark. The Lyceum has been entertaining audiences in the heart of Missouri for 58 years producing a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies. Each year, this 416 seat theatre attracts professional talent from across the country to produce an eight show season (June-December). Performers, designers, directors, and technicians take residence in Arrow Rock for five months to bring its patrons Broadway caliber productions throughout the summer. 

The Lyceum Theatre is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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Introducing Ridgemont Park!

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We are excited to announce our new community, Ridgemont Park! Ridgemont Park is conveniently located off Stadium Boulevard at College Park Drive. There are 24 residential building sites in the heart of our vibrant city to choose from. Ridgemont Park is in a central location, which places you minutes from Mizzou Arena, Faurot Field, University Hospital, Twin Park Recreation Area, shopping, and fine dinning! 


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Retire in Columbia

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According to, Columbia was chosen as number 12 on the 25 Best Place to Retire in 2016. Columbia has many great things to offer: strong economy, cost of living 5% below national norm, average home price $171,000, abundant doctors per capita, top ranking on Milken aging list, and is a great bicycle environment. If you’re looking to retire in the Columbia, Missouri area be sure to take a look at our For Sale page or give us a call (573)-441-0440 and we can help you move into your perfect retirement home!

2017 Best Places to Buy a Forever Home

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  • Affordability- The median selected monthly owner costs as a percentage of household income
  • Net Migration– percentage population change between 2010 and 2015
  • Unemployment- percentage of unemployed citizens
  • Home Value Recession Recovery– The change in median home value between 2009 and 2015
  • Crime Rate- The number of crime incidents per 1,000 residents 
  • Educational Values- The percentage of residents age 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree or high and/ or high school diploma or higher


We, Pate-Jones, are proud to announce that Columbia Missouri made the list! We came in at number 69! 

Columbia Missouri’s Statistics: 

  • Affordability- 17.3%
  • Home Value Growth- 7%
  • Population Growth- 9%
  • Unemployment rate- 4.8%
  • Crime Rate- 35.6
  • Education: College- 53.9%
  • Education: High School- 94.8%


Read the full report and methodology at


Steeplechase Estates!

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NOW BUILDING in Steeplechase Estates on Spicewood Drive and Kedzie Court! Amenities include a neighborhood swimming pool and lake. Bring us your floor plan, or let us assist you in designing a home. Call our office for details today: 573-441-0440.


Directions: Take Scott Blvd south at round-about; right on Thornbrook Terrace; right on Thornbrook Parkway; left on Steeplechase Drive; right on Spicewood Drive.

Columbia Public Schools serving Steeplechase Estates are:
Beulah Ralph Elementary
Gentry Middle School
Rock Bridge High School

Ready to Skip the Commute?

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Parkside is HERE!! Located off of South Providence Road just minutes from Rock Bridge High School, Parkside can give you easy access to MU, Downtown, and Highway 63. Not to mention, great restaurants minutes away and quiet neighbors (trees). Lots are selling FAST, so don’t wait too long or you’ll regret it when you’re sitting in traffic. For pricing information and inquiries on building a custom home, please contact us TODAY!


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Need Help Making Your Selections?

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Custom home builder kitchen columbia moWanting to build a home or redo a space but nervous about making selections?  No problem! Pate-Jones offers design services for all home projects big and small to make all experiences hassle free. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your next home project

Looking for the perfect 2 story home?

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1704 Mills Drive

Completed in fall 2014, this beautiful new home is move-in ready for your family. Located in central southwest Columbia this home features nearly 1,900 finished square feet including three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one powder room. The spacious open floor plan includes granite countertops for your cooking needs, a gas fireplace for those chilly winters, and a beautiful deck for all of your barbequing needs. Priced to sell at $280,000!! Call us today to learn more about how you can make this house the next place for your family to call home!