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The distinguished award has a 49-year history in the home building industry
Arlington Heights, IL (December 3, 2014) — Professional Builder, North America’s leading business publication dedicated to the home building industry, has named Goodall Homes its 2014 Builder of the Year. The Gallatin, Tenn.-based firm is the 48th builder to be honored as Builder of the Year by Professional Builder.
The award acknowledges home builders whose innovative ideas and business results represent the best in home building. The winning firm is selected by Professional Builder’s editors, with input from a select group of industry executives.
The Goodall Homes executive team was honored during an awards luncheon at Professional Builder’s Housing Giants Leadership Conference in October. Full coverage of Goodall Homes’ business and operations is featured in the December issue of Professional Builder (view at http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=236506), with extended coverage on www.ProBuilder.com.
“Goodall Homes is one of the fastest growing home builders in Tennessee with multiple residential communities throughout the Nashville area,” says Denise Dersin, editorial director of Professional Builder. “The firm is also considered one of the top places to work in Tennessee, a result of their commitment not only to quality craftsmanship and customer service, but also because of their success in fostering a professional, committed environment for Goodall employees.”
“It is truly an honor for Goodall Homes to be recognized as Professional Builder magazine’s Builder of the Year,” says Keith Porterfield, chief operating officer. “It is also a very humbling experience because we are reminded of all the great companies and individuals in this industry who have given so selflessly of their time and talents, and shared best practices and ideas to help us to be successful. In my opinion, that is one of the things that make this industry great.”
Professional Builder is published by SGC Horizon/Scranton Gillette Communications. For more information about the brand and its Builder of the Year award, visit www.ProBuilder.com or contact Denise Dersin at firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.992.7640.
(Courtesy of News 2)
SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. – The director of the Sumner County Food Bank was on the receiving end of a blessing Thursday: James Gill and his wife Barbara got a home donated by people in the community.
“I could not be happier than I am right now,” said Pastor James Gill.
As a pastor for 43 years, Gill and his wife have spent much of their lives together living in church parsonages.
For the past 6 years, the couple has been living with their daughter’s family in Castilian Springs.
“Brother Gill is 72 years old and has never owned his own home,” said Bob Goodall of Goodall Homes. “He had taken all of his savings and when the Food Bank didn’t have any money, he took all of his savings and put it in the Food Bank.”
Goodall set the wheels in motion to build the house. They received over $30,000 after their first call to the community.
Other donations followed, totaling around $50,000. Supplies were either traded or donated and Goodall provided the labor.
Gill said the house is primarily for his wife.
“For 43 years she has followed me from church to church, never argued. We lived in church parsonages, she accepted that, and that was going to be our life,” Gill said from his new front porch.
He added, “I could not be happier than I am right now.”
Barbara Gill told News 2 she will finally have a place for her family and friends to visit.
“The Lord has a way of taking care of his ministers and ministers’ family, and He has definitely taken care of us,” she said.
“It’s a blessing to be able to give back to people and it’s an extra blessing to receive. I never dreamed this day would come,” Barbara continued.
An emotional Gill said he is thankful beyond measure to the people who helped build the house.
“How do I say thank you to them? Do I serve them a dinner or buy them a card? What?” He asked, not knowing if there is a way to show his appreciation.
“This is our home, and we’ll live here for the rest of our lives,” Gill added.
Receiving is something new to the Gills. So is a front porch.
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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.
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.
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.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Sadie Smile Toy Drive! It has truly been an overwhelming success.
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 email@example.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.