August 29th, 2014

Ft Campbell Veteran US Army Sergeant First Class Joseph James and Family Surprised with Announcement of New Home

Categories: Awards, Charity, Community, Events, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Hendersonville, LP Building Products, Millstone, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Homes Nashville Area, Operation FINALLY HOME, Press Release, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team, Trade Partners | This post was written by: amberdavis

This home will be built in Goodall Homes’ Millstone Community for the James family

Local Homebuilder, Goodall Homes, to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME and LP Building Products to construct the custom-built, mortgage-free home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 28, 2014) – Non-profit organization Operation FINALLY HOME joined Nashville area homebuilder Goodall Homes and engineered wood products manufacturer LP Building Products on the LP Field 30-yard line
Thursday evening to deliver a surprise announcement to the game’s Salute to
Service honoree, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Joseph James. James, a wounded
combat veteran from Ft. Campbell and his family will receive a new custom-built,
mortgage-free home in Goodall Homes’ new master-planned community, Millstone,
in Hendersonville, Tenn.

During his service James was deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His extensive list of awards includes a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and four Army Commendation Medals. Five months into a 15-month tour, his Humvee was struck simultaneously by two improvised explosive devices (IEDs). James suffered physical injuries including a right below-knee amputation, left above-knee amputation, as well as numerous shrapnel wounds to the back as a result of the explosion. It is estimated that he underwent approximately 18 surgeries throughout his recovery.

In therapy, James advanced rapidly through his training, learning how to walk and even run using prosthetics. He received his promotion to Sgt. 1st Class in March 2009 and continued his physical training in the military, participating in numerous 5K races as well as training for sporting events for disabled athletes. Today he resides in Bethpage, Tenn. with his wife and two daughters. He and his wife are also expecting
another child in October.

“It is an honor to provide a home for this brave young man and his family,” said Bob Goodall, president, Goodall Homes.  “It means so much to be able to give something back to this local hero in appreciation for his service and sacrifice to our country.”

This will be the second home built by Goodall Homes in conjunction with Operation Finally Home.

Operation FINALLY HOME is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Goodall Homes will drive construction for the
project with the help of many valuable trade partners, including LP Building products.

“We are proud to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME and Goodall Homes to provide building materials for this home,” said Rick Olszewski, LP executive vice president. “We hope our part in this project in some way expresses the immense gratitude and respect we have for James’ service to our country and the sacrifice of his family.”

“It is partners like Goodall Homes and LP Building Products that make our mission possible,” said Rusty Carroll, Operation FINALLY HOME executive director. “Together we are not only building homes, we are helping to rebuild the lives of our country’s veterans.”

For more information on this and other Operation FINALLY HOME projects, and to find out how to support these projects, visit operationfinallyhome.org.

About Operation FINALLY HOME

Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Operation FINALLY HOME is to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so
much to defend our freedom and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America’s military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs—a home to call their own. To find out more, visit OperationFinallyHome.org.

About Goodall Homes

Bob Goodall, Jr. began building homes in 1983. Locally owned and operated, Goodall Homes builds single family homes, townhomes, condos and villas throughout Middle Tennessee. The Goodall Homes team mirrors Bob’s commitment to service and excellence in homebuilding. This commitment has been recognized through awards such as the NAHB National Housing Quality Bronze Award, The Nashville Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2014, 2013, 2012; The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces 2013 & 2014; and The Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award in 2011. For more information about Goodall Homes, please visit GoodallHomes.com.

About LP Building Products

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing
products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United
States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and
retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.

 

July 9th, 2014

Vote for Goodall Homes in the Toast of Music City Reader’s Choice Awards

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, The Tennessean, Toast of Music City Reader's Choice Awards | This post was written by: amberdavis

WE NEED YOUR VOTE!  Goodall Homes is up for the “Best Home Builder” award for The Tennessean’s Toast of Music City Reader’s Choice Awards.  YOU CAN VOTE EVERY DAY! It takes about 30 seconds to register and vote. Get online and vote and then… tell everyone you know to do the same. VOTING ENDS JULY 22nd.
Thanks for your vote!!
July 8th, 2014

Gallatin’s Charms Excite New Arrivals

Categories: Carrelton, Community, Foxland Harbor, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Housing Market, Lenox Place, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, Realtor News, Sumner County, The Enclave at Fairvue, The Retreat at Fairvue, The Tennessean | This post was written by: amberdavis

Check out this article in The Tennessean on Sunday, July 6, 2014.  Gallatin is drawing a lot of new homeowners, and Goodall Homes is glad to have several neighborhoods in this area!

“Gallatin’s Charms Excite New Arrivals” (compliments of Bill Lewis of The Tennessean)

July 2nd, 2014

Sumner County Pastor to Own First Home, Thanks to Donations

Categories: Charity, Employee News, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Realtor News, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sumner County, Team | This post was written by: amberdavis

Last week we blogged this emotionally moving story.  Please take a minute to watch this beautiful segment, compliments of WKRN News Channel 2.  Goodall Homes is partnering with other donors to build Pastor James Gill and his wife their first home.  Gill is 72 years old, and has invested all of his life to minister to the people of Sumner County.
http://www.wkrn.com/story/25892873/sumner-county-pastor-to-own-1st-home-thanks-to-donations#.U7Qcfr6dpTU.email

June 25th, 2014

Goodall Team Members Participate in the Sadie Smile Toy Drive

Categories: Charity, Community, Employee News, Events, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Press Release, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team | This post was written by: amberdavis

Several Goodall Homes Model Homes in middle-Tennessee served as dropoff locations for the Sadie Smile Toy Drive, which was created in memory of Sadie Davis, the 17-month-old daughter of one of our employees, Amber Davis.  Sadie lost her battle to a very rare form of acute leukemia in December 2012.

The toy drive went from May 17th-June 8th, and Amber has been working hard to get these toys delivered to area hospitals and DCS offices for use in foster families.  In all, toys will be delivered to nine different locations in both Tennessee and Kentucky.

Today was delivery #7, which was to the Sumner County DCS.  Their offices are located directly next to the Goodall Homes home office.  Several Goodall team members were available this morning to help carry several bins of toys into DCS.  These toys will (hopefully) give the children who find themselves in foster care something to smile about.

Today’s delivery was actually one of the smaller deliveries, even though it filled an entire SUV head to toe.  So far, toys have been delivered to

1)   Wilson County DCS (Wilson County, TN)
2)  Kentucky Children’s Hospital (Lexington, KY)
3)  The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial (Nashville, TN)
4)  Lighthouse Counseling Services (Henderson, KY)
5)  Children’s Advocacy Center & CASA (Henderson, KY)
6)  Methodist Hospital (Henderson, KY)
7)  Sumner County DCS (Sumner County, TN)

Still to go:

8)  Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN)
9)  Port de Paix, Haiti (as a part of a mission trip to an orphanage in August)

Amber was asked this morning if she had any idea how many bins of toys are being delivered total.  She replied around 40-50, and
these are not small bins!  Between money donations (which were used to buy toys) and new and very gently used toys donated, probably about $12,000-$14,000 worth of toys are being given away through the Sadie Smile Toy Drive.

If you’d like to see pics from other deliveries, and to learn more about how Sadie’s life is making a difference, please visit www.facebook.com/shineonsadie or www.shineonsadie.com.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Sadie Smile Toy Drive!  It has truly been an overwhelming success.

Several members of the Goodall Team delivered toys to the Sumner County DCS as a part of the Sadie Smile Toy Drive

June 25th, 2014

Community to Provide Home for Founder of Sumner County Food Bank

Categories: Employee News, Events, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team | This post was written by: amberdavis

Brother James Gill is 72 years oldand has never owned his own home.  As the founder of the Sumner County Food Bank, he used $34,000 of his savings to keep the struggling food bank open early on. Gill and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 52 years. While they purchased
property in the area, they do not have the money or resources needed to build their own home.

Many local businesses have rallied around the Gills to make this dream of home ownership come true. “Together with our
trade partners, it is our desire to help him build his first home so we may thank him for all of the support and hard work he has contributed to our community,” said Bob Goodall, President/Owner of Goodall Homes.

The ground-breaking is scheduled for Fri June 27 at noon. To make a donation, mail a check to Liberty Baptist Church, 1047 South Water Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066, payable to “James Gill New Home Fund.” To volunteer during the building process, contact Dan Ruffin at
615-207-5220 or idruffin@hotmail.com.

About the Sumner County Food Bank

Sumner County Food Bank has no paid employees. Every dollar donated goes 100% to the purchase of food, building cost, and trucking expenses. Through the partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, approximately 60% of the food product is purchased at a reduced rate from Second Harvest. With every dollar donated, we are able to purchase approximately 300% of what a donor is able to
purchase in a retail grocery store.

Sumner County Food Bank serves the community every third Thursday of the month. The doors open at 9AM and close when all have been served or the food is gone.

June 12th, 2014

News Channel 2–Second Harvest Works with Sponsors (including Goodall Homes) to Battle Hunger this Summer

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Please click below to see News Channel 2’s coverage of the Second Harvest partnership with Goodall Homes to help combat hunger during the summer.

NEWS CHANNEL 2–SECOND HARVEST WORKS TO BATTLE HUNGER THIS SUMMER

June 12th, 2014

Goodall Homes is Hiring an Assistant Customer Care Manager

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Goodall Homes is growing and is hiring an Assistant Customer Care Manager–please click HERE for more info on this position.  Thanks!

June 10th, 2014

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Partners with Goodall Homes to Create a Hunger Free Summer

Categories: Davidson County, Employee News, Events, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Nashville Business Journal, New Homes Nashville Area, Press Release, Realtor News, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sumner County, Team, The Tennessean, Williamson County, Wilson County | This post was written by: amberdavis

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Sponsors 34 Summer Food Service Programs
Nashville, TN (June 3, 2014)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has partnered with Goodall Homes to create a Hunger Free Summer by raising public awareness of the childhood hunger issues in our community.
For many children, when school lets out, hunger sets in. Nearly 400,000 children in Tennessee do not know where their next meal will come from. During the school year, many of these children receive free or reduced-free meals, but these children are at risk of missing meals during the summer months.
At Second Harvest, the mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in the community. “We believe that investing in child nutrition is an investment in a healthier future,” said Jaynee Day, President and  CEO at Second Harvest. “Our childhood hunger programs are targeted to provide children with nutrition assistance throughout the year, and we are thankful to have Goodall Homes join us in our efforts this summer.”
“It is very humbling for the Goodall Homes team to partner with Second Harvest in the fight against hunger,” says Bob Goodall, President and Owner of Goodall Homes. “Our goal is to help raise awareness of how hunger affects our friends and neighbors.”
For the past several years, Second Harvest has provided summer meals to children in need through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2013, this program provided more than 43,000 nutritious meals during the summer months.
This summer, Second Harvest will sponsor 34 SFSP sites across its 46-county service area to ensure that children continue to have access to nutritious meals. These sites include schools, faith-based organizations, and community centers. There is no registration or documentation required for nine of the open sites listed
below; children simply need to be present to have a nutritious meal with their peers. In addition to food, many sites provide educational enrichment and recreational activities that help children continue to learn and stay safe and active while school is not in session.
In addition to the Summer Feeding Program, Second Harvest provides a variety of other programs to help feed children, families and seniors in need every summer and throughout the year. To learn more about Second Harvest’s efforts to create a Hunger Free Summer and to get involved, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.  Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our
community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more
information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.

About Goodall Homes
Bob Goodall, Jr. began building homes in 1983. Locally owned and operated, Goodall Homes builds single family homes, townhomes, condos and villas throughout Middle Tennessee. The Goodall Homes team mirrors Bob’s commitment to service and excellence in homebuilding. Market Graphics Research Group recently named
Goodall Homes 2nd on their Top 50 Builders Report for the Nashville market. The Nashville Business Journal has consistently recognized Goodall Homes as one of the top 5 fastest-growing private companies in Nashville for the past two years. For more information about Goodall Homes, please visit www.GoodallHomes.com.
April 2nd, 2014

Bob Goodall, Jr Gives Away a Truck

Categories: Career, Community, Employee News, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes and Communities, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team | This post was written by: amberdavis

Bob Goodall gave a truck away this week!

This was no April Fool’s joke for Asa, a resident of Gallatin, TN.  On Tuesday, April 1st, Bob Goodall signed over the title of a work truck to Asa, to help him get a start on his career.  Asa graduated early from Gallatin High School, and is headed to Vol State to get his EMT certification.  He needed transportation to get back and forth from school.  He left the Goodall Homes parking lot with a truck, a full tank of gas, and a check to help him get good car insurance.  Bob encouraged Asa by telling him that he looks forward to seeing him serve the Sumner County area well.

This is what it’s like working for a company who is not all about making money (although that’s nice, too!).  Goodall Homes is full of integrity and charitable support for a variety of causes.  Thank you, Bob Goodall, Jr., for being a shining example of what it’s like to be a great contribution to society.  We are blessed to have you, and Goodall Homes making such a difference in middle-Tennessee.
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