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Nashville Wins Top Ranking as Hottest Single-Family Housing Market

Categories: Goodall News, Housing Market, Nashville | Posted: July 20, 2017

Tennessee builders rejoice! We’ve known it for years, but now it’s official – Nashville is the place to live.

According to a recent Tennessean article, Nashville has the hottest single-family housing market in all of the United States. Based on local growth in population, wages, jobs, and overall state of the economy, Nashville snagged the No. 1 ranking. Compiled by online real estate marketplace Ten-X Research, competing cities on the list included Orlando, FL, Fort Worth, TX, and San Antonio, TX.

Even better, Nashville posted the highest score in economic prospects out of the nation’s 50 largest housing markets. Fast-growing sectors include education, health care, leisure, and entertainment. Local employment has been increasing at a rate of up to 4% year-over-year.

Though the cost of living is rising at an equally fast pace, Ten-X said buyers needn’t worry about this affecting their budgets. While Nashville has also jumped to the top of the list for the fastest rising cost of living number, the affordability of individual housing still remains favorable.

Ten-X’s Top Single-Family Housing Markets Summer 2017 report attributes this to the fact that downsize risks are moderate due to prices having fallen only slightly during the housing burst.

“Unless there’s something unforeseen that disrupts the economy like a major employer moves out, it’s really well-positioned for the next few years,” said Rick Sharga, a Ten-X executive vice president.

We always knew that Nashville was the best place in the U.S., but now the whole country knows it too.
Read the full article by Getahn Ward.

Preserving the Harvest Event

Categories: Events, Goodall Homes, Goodall News | Posted: July 14, 2017

Come learn & grow with us at Millstone in Hendersonville!

We are proud to announce that Goodall Homes is teaming up with the UT Extension of Sumner County to learn how to preserve your goods from the summer harvest. A family-friendly event, this fun experience is perfect for teaching your child about food’s journey from the farm to your dinner table.

Kids will learn all about harvesting and drying herbs, and will also have a tour of the onsite herb garden at Millstone, a community by Goodall Homes. Adults will learn about canning and freezing fruits and veggies to keep their families happy all winter long.

RSVP & Details

Sponsored by Goodall Homes and Piedmont Natural Gas, the “Preserving the Harvest” class will be on Monday, July 24th, at 6:30 P.M. The class will take place in the Millstone Town Center at 447 Carriage House Lane in Hendersonville, TN. Please e-mail jpastors@goodallhomes.com to R.S.V.P. for this event.

Download Event Flyer

A gateway to the University of Tennessee, UT Extension offers educational programs and information throughout each county in Tennessee. Goodall Homes is proud to join them on their educational efforts.

We hope to see you there!

Nashville’s Top Workplaces: 2017 winners

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, TN Homes | Posted: June 26, 2017

(Melonee Hurt , FOR USA TODAY NETWORK – TENNESSEE- Click HERE for full article)

Large companies

1. Lee Company
Local employees: 1,085
www.leecompany.com

2. Parks Realty
Local employees: 664
www.parksathome.com

3. Wilson Bank & Trust
Local employees: 449
www.wilsonbank.com

4. The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Local employees: 422
www.comptroller.tn.gov

5. T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Local employees (Nashville Call Center): 533
www.t-mobile.com

6. Premise Health
Local employees: 488
www.premisehealth.com

7. First Horizon/First Tennessee
Local employees: 543
www.firsthorizon.com

8. Deloitte LLP
Local employees: 1,247
www.deloitte.com

9. Demos’ Family of Restaurants
Local employees: 750
www.demosrestaurants.com

10. NorthCrest Medical Center
Local employees: 665
www.northcrest.com

11. naviHealth
Local employees: 403
www.naviHealth.us

12. Asurion
Local employees: 3,600
www.asurion.com

13. Servpro Industries, Inc.
Local employees: 468
www.servpro.com

14. Nissan North America
Local employees: 3,076
www.nissanUSA.com

15. Mars Petcare US, Inc.
Local employees: 1,004
www.mars.com

 

Midsize companies

1. Vaco LLC
Local employees: 134
www.vaco.com

2. The Farmers Bank
Local employees: 154
www.thefarmersbank.net

3. Automated Collection Services, Inc.
Local employees: 163
www.automatedcollections.com

4. Elmington Property Management
Local employees: 149
www.elmingtonpm.com

5. Guaranty Trust
Local employees: 134
www.guarantytrust.com

6. Freeman Webb Companies
Local employees: 232
www.freemanwebb.com

7. KIPP Nashville
Local employees: 154
www.kippnashville.org

8. Churchill Mortgage
Local employees: 133
www.churchillmortgage.com

9. Family Legacy
Local employees: 125
www.AFamilyLegacy.com

10. FirstBank
Local employees: 276
www.firstbankonline.com

11. Cooper Steel Fabricators, Inc.
Local employees: 155
www.coopersteel.com

12. ProfitStars
Local employees: 148
www.jackhenry.com

13. Towne Park
Local employees: 182
www.townepark.com

14. Southern Benefit Administrators, Inc.
Local employees: 161
www.southernbenefit.com

15. CareHere LLC
Local employees: 137
www.carehere.com

16. Ardent Health Services LLC
Local employees: 212
www.ardenthealth.com

17. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Local employees: 209
www.bradley.com

18. Cavalry Logistics, LLC
Local employees: 178
www.calvarylogistics.com

19. Coldwell Banker Barnes
Local employees: 251
www.coldwellbankerbarnes.com

20. Nashville Predators
Local employees: 206
www.nhl.com/predators

 

Small companies

1. Peachtree Planning
Local employees: 40
www.peachtreeplanning.com

2. Barbershop Harmony Society
Local employees: 35
www.barbershop.org

3. Accurate Mortgage Group
Local employees: 42
www.accuratemtg.com

4. Hastings Architecture, LLC
Local employees: 59
www.haa.us

5. Thompson Nashville
Local employees: 84
www.thompsonnashville.com

6. Paradigm Group
Local employees: 42
www.paradigmgroup.net

7. Acopia, LLC
Local employees: 109
www.acopiahomeloans.com

8. Rolling Hills Community Church
Local employees: 38
www.rollinghillscommunity.org

9. Care Supply Co, LLC
Local employees: 62
www.caresupplyco.com

10. Concept Technology, Inc.
Local employees: 47
www.concepttechnologyinc.com

11. Entrada
Local employees: 43
www.entradahealth.com

12. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.
Local employees: 47
www.applyISTS.com

13. DSi
Local employees: 64
www.dsicovery.com

14. Aerotek
Local employees: 37
www.aerotek.com

15. Houzz
Local employees: 73
www.houzz.com

16. American Income Life
Local employees: 71
www.ailife.com

17. McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations
Local employees: 68
www.mpf.com

18. Primary Care & Hope Clinic
Local employees: 79
www.hopeclnc.org

19. WGU Tennessee
Local employees: 53
www.tennessee.wgu.edu

20. Workforce Essentials, Inc.
Local employees: 45
www.workforceessentials.com

21. Kimbro Oil Company
Local employees: 55
www.kimbrooil.com

22. Richards & Richards
Local employees: 53
www.richardsandrichards.com

23. High Hopes Development Center
Local employees: 58
www.highhopesforkids.org

24. Hendersonville Christian Academy
Local employees: 52
www.hcacrusaders.com

25. STARS
Local employees: 70
www.starsnashville.com

26. Insight Global
Local employees: 68
www.insightglobal.com

27. axialHealthcare
Local employees: 42
www.axialhealthcare.com

28. InfoWorks
Local employees: 100
www.infoworks-tn.com

29. TEK Systems
Local employees: 37
www.teksystems.com

30. Saint Joseph School
Local employees: 39
www.saintjosephnashville.org

31. Freeland Chevrolet
Local employees: 110
www.freelandchevy.com

32. Logo Brands Inc.
Local employees: 50
www.logobrands.com

33. PICA, a ProAssurance Company
Local employees: 109
www.picagroup.com

34. LOGICFORCE Consulting, LLC
Local employees: 40
www.logicforce.com

35. The Next Door, Inc.
Local employees: 123
www.thenextdoor.org

36. LPS Integration Inc.
Local employees: 71
www.lpsintegration.com

37. StrategyCorps
Local employees: 43
www.strategycorps.com

38. Capital Financial Group, LLC
Local employees: 61
www.capitalfinancialgroup.net

39. Des-Case Corporation
Local employees: 68
www.descase.com

40. Saint Bernard Academy
Local employees: 54
www.stbernard.org

41. Biscuit Love
Local employees: 86
www.biscuitlove.com

42. Tennessee Foundation Services
Local employees, 91
www.tennesseefoundationservices.com

43. JLL
Local employees: 107
www.jll.com

44. Metro Carpets, LLC
Local employees: 68
www.metrocarpets.com

45. Goodall Homes
Local employees: 105
www.goodallhomes.com

 

 

 

 

 

Potts of Poplar Grove Middle presented Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Williamson County | Posted: June 7, 2017

Photo by Austin Thompson

Poplar Grove eighth grader Carter Potts received the Goodall Homes Student of the Month award last week. With him are (from left) Laura Lavery, teacher, Amy Potts, mother, Carter, Rachael Overall, Marketing Manager for Goodall Homes, and father Jason Potts.

To say eighth grader Carter Potts is a young man of many talents is an understatement. However, his teacher Laura Lavery tried to use two words to describe him: leader and maturity.

“Leadership and maturity are the first two attributes that come to mind when I think about describing Carter,” said Lavery. “These attributes have been demonstrated in my classroom with myself and his peers in both social and academic settings. He is very mature for his age and serves as a leader in my classroom. He is very cognitive of social interactions and how he carries himself.”

Among several honors he has received, Carter was given the U.S. President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Outstanding Academic Excellence, and All A’s Fifth through Eighth Grade. In addition, he participates in travel soccer, the Freedom Middle football team and basketball teams, Beta Club, Math Olympiad, Williamson County Honors Orchestra (where he plays first Choir bass), tennis team, golf team, youth programs at his church, Pride Time at his school and FCA.

When asked how he manages to do all this, the humble 14-year-old mentioned he prioritizes his life with God first, family second and school and activities third.

“I just try to stay focused on those three things and this helps me balance school and my activities.”

While Carter has many activities he is involved with, his dad, Jason Potts, seemed to be the most proud of his son participating in the Poplar Grove Middle School Orchestra. The Poplar Grove Middle School Orchestra most recently played in the TMEA State Concert Festival, which is only for programs having attained the highest level of achievement.

“This was a great honor to play at this event and to be recognized,” Jason Potts said. “I am so proud of him and this orchestra and they deserve this recognition.”

Carter’s mother, Amy Potts, talked about being a good role model for his brother and sister.

“He is a well-rounded, humble and genuine young man, and his brother and sister look up to him, and he has the best smile!”

She also described Carter as a good team player who is responsible and mature beyond his years.

“He demonstrates strong leadership skills, is always fair and supportive of others even during tough situations,” she said.

Carter is a huge math fan and emphasizes that it’s his favorite subject. He has plans to get into the medical field one day and looks forward to moving on to high school next year where he will attend Centennial.

Rachael Overall, marketing director of Goodall Homes, the sponsor of the award, is becoming a regular at Poplar Grove Middle School. Overall took time to recognize the other winners from Poplar Grove over the past two school years.

“I love this school and appreciate Ms. Lavery for her nominations,” said Overall. “This school has great kids that are successful in school and in the community, the kind of great kids Goodall likes to recognize.”

 

 

 

Hayes of Scales Elementary named Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Williamson County | Posted: June 2, 2017

(Click HERE for Full Article)

 

 

Students at Scales Elementary School in Brentwood gathered together on the last day of school to celebrate many student accomplishments.

For Addison Hayes, a third grader, she was “excited, but a little nervous at the same time,” when she received the Goodall Homes Student of the Month Award.

Her parents, Jay and Amber, proudly witnessed their daughter receive the award.

“It really was a total surprise to me,” Hayes said.

The couple describes Addison’s character as caring and “treats others the way she wants to be treated.”

Addison’s teacher Jennifer Griffin nominated her for the character traits of respect and encouragement.

“She always treats others with respect and goes above and beyond in regards to helping her peers,” Griffin said. “She encourages others and inspires others to be responsible students.”

To nominate a student for the Goodall Homes Student of the Month, visit www.williamsonheald.com and submit a nomination form.

Photos by Austin Thompson

Jay, Amber and Addison Hayes. Addison, a 3rd grader from Scales Elementary, won the Goodall Homes Student of the Month Award.

JDRF’s 17th Annual Promise Gala raises $1.58 million

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Nashville | Posted: May 20, 2017

(Herald Reports– Williamson Herald. Click HERE for full article)

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of JDRF, the world’s largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, held its 17th Annual Promise Gala on Saturday, April 22, at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

A crowd of more than 800 guests attend the black-tie event, which raised a record-breaking total of $1,585,000. JDRF recognized Dr. Meg Rush as its 2017 JDRF Living & Giving Honoree Award.

Guests enjoyed a robust live and silent auction, featuring more than 200 unique and sought-after items. In addition to delicious appetizers and a three-course meal, guests also enjoyed wines from Woodbridge wines and beer from Oskar Blues Brewery donated by Lipman.

The program was hosted by Hope Hines and the auctioneer was Jeff Randall. The crowd was moved by Titans GM & EVP Jon Robinson’s display of support for his daughter Taylor, who lives with type 1 diabetes, when he raised his bid card for the artwork inspired by the words of Taylor and other children with T1D.

Determined to win the item, Robinson never lowered his bid card, even as he joined Taylor onstage to hug her and stand with her, publicly declaring his support.

Harpeth Hall senior Evie Witty shared her personal story of living with type 1 diabetes, and her brother Daniel joined her onstage, which brought the audience to its feet with a standing ovation. All proceeds from the event will benefit JDRF, which is leading the way in creating a world without type 1 diabetes.

The event was chaired by Karen and Bob Goodall (of Goodall Homes). Additional guests that evening included: Melanie and David Baker, Luke Gregory, Emily and Jason Hubbard, Sandra and Lawrence Lipman, Betsy & Mike Mularkey, Kim and Peter Oldham, Wright Pinson, Jaimie and Jon Robinson, Joanie and Karey Witty, and many others.

For more information about the JDRF Promise Gala, contact Mary Lyn Schuh (mschuh@jdrf.org or 615-383-6781).

 

Alokham of Poplar Grove Middle named Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Williamson County | Posted: May 19, 2017

(By Austin Thomson • Staff Writer. Williamson Herald. Click HERE for full article)

Students at Poplar Grove Middle School gathered in the gym for the school’s PRIDE Time celebration, which is a time for the school to honor students’ accomplishments.

For Rohan Alokam, an 8th grader, he was surprised to receive the Goodall Homes Student of the Month award. His parents, Venu and Sree Alokam, were proudly in attendance to congratulate their son.

Rohan participates in the school’s Beta Club, which holds an annual food drive. He is also a member of the cross country and tennis teams. In band, his musical talent shines when he plays the saxophone.

Rohan’s teacher Laura Lavery nominated him for his improved academic success.

“Rohan has turned in every assignment ahead of time and consistently gone out of his way to improve as an 8th grader,” Lavery said.

To nominate a student for the Goodall Homes Student of the Month, visit www.williamsonheald.com and submit a nomination form.

Neighborhoods reel in residents with full schedule of social events

Categories: Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, StoneBridge, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: May 16, 2017

(Bill Lewis , The Tennessean- Click HERE for Full Article)

When Judy and Jack Dickson bought their home in the new Durham Farms subdivision in Hendersonville, they got more than a house. They now have a lifestyle director who plans events and manages a social schedule for all the residents.

“All the activities and events. The thought of it drew us in,” said Judy Dickson.

Durham Farms is one of a growing number of neighborhoods in the region where community events and the residents’ social calendar are professionally managed.

“I say I’m a cruise director without the water,” said Lacey Edwards, the lifestyle director for Durham Farms.

Residents have only begun moving into Durham Farms but Edwards has already coordinated events including an Oktoberfest party, cooking classes, holiday parties, health screenings and other activities while homeowners wait for their houses to be finished. She’s planning movies on the lawn, concerts and festivals.

Judy Dickson described herself and her husband as empty nesters who are enjoying “a fresh start” at Durham Farms. They moved in late April from an established neighborhood in nearby Gallatin.

“If you feel connected to your neighborhood, it adds value,” she said.

Durham Farms, located on Drakes Creek Road between Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and Long Hollow Pike, will have more than 1,000 homes on 472 acres.

Lifestyle Director Angel Keefer has already organized social activities, parties and outings. Next will come “yappy hour” gatherings at the dog park and book, card and wine clubs and other activities.

“It’s like living in a country club,” said Keefer.

Southern Springs will have at least 600 homes on more than 300 acres on Kedron Road. Interstate 65 and Saturn Parkway are nearby. Del Webb also developed Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet and operates active-adult communities across the country.

“The reason (residents) move to these communities is to be involved in an active lifestyle,” said Keefer.

Jana Pastors, lifestyle director for Goodall Homes at the StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon and the new Millstone subdivision in Hendersonville, said Nashville’s strong economy is attracting new residents who are not familiar with the area. Having someone in her position helps them connect with their surroundings, from getting to know their neighbors to meeting public officials.

“They wonder, ‘Where do I start?’ ” said Pastors. “People love having a community within a community.”

Examples of events include the twice-a-year community-wide yard sale at StoneBridge. At Millstone, which has a community herb garden, the University of Tennessee agricultural extension office of Sumner County has taught classes on vegetable gardening.

In other neighborhoods, residents might have to drive across town to attend such a class, said Pastors.

“That’s why we decided to offer it to you in your backyard, as a lifestyle,” she said.

When the clubhouse opens in the Waters Edge neighborhood in Franklin, Pastors will become that community’s lifestyle director, as well.

In Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood, Amy Law has been the lifestyle director for 13 years. Her first event was hosting a coffee on the porch of the sales building.

“That began the culture and the tradition,” she said.

Today the community has dozens of events and clubs. On June 17, the annual Porchfest will turn front porches into stages for musicians and streets will become art galleries. Other annual events include the Whiskey Warmer bourbon tasting event and the Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival. Westhaven University holds classes on subjects ranging from Civil War history to self-defense.

“It probably seals the deal for a lot of people, the built-in community. It definitely adds value,” said Law.

Thompson of Longview Elementary named Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Nashville, Williamson County | Posted: May 15, 2017

Most students at Longview Elementary received the memo that it was crazy hair day last Friday. However, for Amelia Thompson, she thought it was picture day at school so she was one of the few students with perfect hair and wardrobe.

Thanks to her mom, Layla, she made sure Amelia would be dressed her best for the surprise presentation of the Goodall Homes Student of the Month award during the schools assembly.

“I told her it was picture day so she would wouldn’t wear the crazy hair,” said Layla. “I also told her she was nominated for an award but that was it, she had no idea!”

Amelia, who is a fifth grader at Longview Elementary, was both surprised by the award as well as it not being picture day.

Amelia’s teacher Dawn Farner nominated her for leadership and setting a good example for others in the class.

“She is a true pleasure to have in class,” said Farner. “She is polite and friendly to everyone she meets.”

Farner also lauded her for her work in the classroom, noting that she is an “A” student, always prompt turning in her school work and thorough with all of her assignments.

“She takes great pride in giving her best effort and sharing her knowledge with me as well as her classmates,” she said.

Not only is Amelia a great leader and role model in the classroom, she is also very involved in extracurricular activities and volunteering in her school. She participates in the school news program at Longview, which is a voluntary activity that films before school. When not at school Amelia is involved in her church and loves gymnastics.

“She is a great daughter, loves being part of our church and is a wonderful helper to her younger siblings,” said Layla Thompson, Amelia’s mother.

Her father, Mickey, said Amelia makes parenting easy.

“We are really proud of her, she is great role model for her siblings and has a huge heart.”

Amelia said she wants to become a teacher for her career choice and is inspired by her teachers.

“They have taught me how to be nice and help other people,” she said. She also is interested in journalism with her experience with school news.

Rachael Overall, marketing director of Goodall Homes, was impressed with all the responsibility that Amelia has with her school, family and church.

“She is a perfect example of the type of student we like to recognize,” said Overall.

To nominate a student for the Goodall Homes Student of the Month, visit www.williamsonheald.com and submit a nomination form.

GOODALL HOMES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO KNOXVILLE MARKET

Categories: Goodall Homes, Press Release | Posted: May 8, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOODALL HOMES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO KNOXVILLE MARKET

Rachael Holland Overall

Director of Marketing

Goodall Homes

615-604-3810

roverall@goodallhomes.com

 

May 8, 2017,  Nashville, TN – For over 30 years, Goodall Homes has built new homes in the Nashville market. Today Goodall Homes, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Properties Group,  announced its expansion into the Knoxville market. The homebuilder plans to open three neighborhoods in the areas of Hardin Valley, Maryville, and Oak Ridge with more to come. Goodall Homes is a leader in the Nashville area with over $145M in sales in 2016 and ranks #1 in revenue according to MetroStudy.

“This will be Goodall Homes’ first expansion outside of Middle Tennessee,” said Bob Goodall, Goodall Homes President & Founder. “We’re excited to be coming to Knoxville.  Knoxville and the surrounding areas are growing and vibrant, and we look forward to providing a customer experience that is second to none.”

Goodall Homes plans to open for sales this October. Construction in the new neighborhoods will begin in May.

“Floorplans will range from 1700 sq.ft. to 3000 sq.ft. with prices starting in the mid $200k’s to low $300’s. We plan to open for sales beginning in October of this year,” said Goodall Homes Knoxville General Manager, Koby Dumont.

The homebuilder currently builds new single family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages & villas in the Nashville market. They plan to initially build single family homes and courtyard cottages in the Knoxville neighborhoods.

“When we partnered with Clayton, one of our goals was to expand into a new market,” Goodall said. “It’s exciting to see our vision come true, and for it to happen in Clayton’s backyard, the Knoxville market, makes complete sense.”

To learn more information about Goodall Homes and upcoming Knoxville neighborhoods, visit: www.GoodallHomes.com

About Goodall Homes

Goodall Homes is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Properties Group. President & Founder, Bob Goodall, Jr., began building new homes in 1983. Goodall Homes builds single-family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages and villas throughout 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 National Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine (2014); NAHB National Housing Quality Silver Award (2016); NAHB National Housing Quality Bronze Award (2012), The Nashville Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2016- 2012; The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces 2016 – 2013; and The Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award finalist in 2017. For more information about Goodall Homes, visit GoodallHomes.com.

About Clayton

Founded in 1956, Clayton is proud of its history of providing affordable, quality homes. The company is committed to opening doors to a better life and helping to build happiness through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured housing, tiny homes, park model recreational vehicles, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. In 2016, Clayton built more than 41,000 homes. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit claytonhomes.com.