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WILDLIGHT, FL – July 26, 2018 – Today, Raydient Places + Properties announced that Jacksonville-based Dostie Homes has been selected as the third residential homebuilder in Wildlight, the new town being developed in Nassau County. Dostie Homes will build the community’s first townhomes near Wildlight Village along with single family homes.

“Dostie Homes is beyond excited to join the team at Wildlight. Nassau County is vibrant and growing, and Wildlight is leading the way. We look forward to being a part of this new community for a very long time,” says Chris Dostie, President of Dostie Homes.

Founded in 1958, the company has a 60-year tradition guided by the principles of honesty, integrity and customer satisfaction. These attributes allow the third-generation owned Dostie Homes to stay at the forefront of residential design and new home building in Florida.

Over the next few weeks, Dostie Homes will work closely with Wildlight on construction plans to ensure each home blends the community’s Florida Lowcountry architectural guidelines – the Wildlight Pattern Book – with North Florida’s natural landscape.

“We are excited to welcome Dostie Homes as Wildlight’s next residential homebuilder,” said Charles Adams, Vice President of Community Development for Wildlight. “Dostie Homes has a long history of providing quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, which Wildlight’s first residents are sure to love.”

Homes in Wildlight will be characterized by family-friendly floor plans, outdoor living spaces such as sweeping porches and verandas, high-quality building materials and sustainable landscapes.

Additional construction plans and designs are forthcoming. Dostie Homes is expected to break ground later this year.

About Dostie Homes
The Dostie Family has been building quality homes in North Florida for 60 years. In 1958, J. Rene Dostie moved his family from Canada to Jacksonville in pursuit of better opportunities. This humble beginning proved to be a solid foundation as he established one of the most reputable new home building companies in Jacksonville. In 1974, Richard R Dostie took over his father’s legacy until passing the business on to his sons Rick and Chris Dostie in 2010. Rick and Chris are poised to guide Dostie Homes into the future with a talented team of bright, innovative and experienced professionals in the new homebuilding industry. Leaning on the strength of our past, Dostie Homes will succeed in building luxury new homes for many years to come.

About Wildlight
Wildlight is envisioned as a new town inspired by a character, culture and pattern of living that we call “Florida Lowcountry,” where play is a part of every day and the natural world is a natural part of life. The plan for Wildlight includes a mix of homes, townhomes and rental apartments together with businesses, shops and restaurants, a new elementary school and a system of connecting trails and pathways intended to promote a walkable community and healthy lifestyle. Our Phase 1 plan is flexible and currently designed for about 1,000 homes throughout 260 acres, approximately. In addition, the community will have approximately 350 acres of permanently preserved open space. Wildlight offers comfortable and friendly Florida Lowcountry living located 20 miles north of Jacksonville and just east of Interstate-95 on A1A. There is easy access to both Amelia Island and the Jacksonville International Airport. Wildlight is being created by Raydient Places + Properties, a taxable subsidiary of Rayonier Inc., a real estate investment trust. For more information please visit

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