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2018 Main Street Awards Winners, Finalists named – Stonebridge and Five Oaks Community Wilson County

Categories: Awards, Events, Five Oaks, Goodall Homes, Lebanon, Neighborhood, New Community, Realtor News, StoneBridge, Wilson County | Posted: June 25, 2018

(The Wilson Post. Click HERE for full article)

Main Street Media of Tennessee, which owns The Wilson Post, recently announced the Winners and Finalists for the 2018 Wilson County Main Street Awards.

More than 60,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest, and more than 370 Winners and Finalists were named in the categories of Local Flavor, Local Retail, Local Services and Local Community.

A complete list of Winners and Finalists is in the sidebar, as well as a link to photos of the Winners and Finalists who attended the Finalists’ Breakfast May 30 at Cumberland University’s Baird Chapel.



Finalist: Goodall Homes Stonebridge Community in Lebanon TN – Best Community/Neighborhood (Visit Community Online, Click HERE)

Finalist: Five Oaks Community in Lebanon TN- Best Community/Neighborhood (Visit Community Online, Click HERE)


Clara Rousseau of Scales Elementary is Goodall Homes Student of the month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Williamson County | Posted: July 31, 2017

The Williamson Herald. Click HERE for full article.



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

2. Parks Realty
Local employees: 664

3. Wilson Bank & Trust
Local employees: 449

4. The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Local employees: 422

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

6. Premise Health
Local employees: 488

7. First Horizon/First Tennessee
Local employees: 543

8. Deloitte LLP
Local employees: 1,247

9. Demos’ Family of Restaurants
Local employees: 750

10. NorthCrest Medical Center
Local employees: 665

11. naviHealth
Local employees: 403

12. Asurion
Local employees: 3,600

13. Servpro Industries, Inc.
Local employees: 468

14. Nissan North America
Local employees: 3,076

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


Midsize companies

1. Vaco LLC
Local employees: 134

2. The Farmers Bank
Local employees: 154

3. Automated Collection Services, Inc.
Local employees: 163

4. Elmington Property Management
Local employees: 149

5. Guaranty Trust
Local employees: 134

6. Freeman Webb Companies
Local employees: 232

7. KIPP Nashville
Local employees: 154

8. Churchill Mortgage
Local employees: 133

9. Family Legacy
Local employees: 125

10. FirstBank
Local employees: 276

11. Cooper Steel Fabricators, Inc.
Local employees: 155

12. ProfitStars
Local employees: 148

13. Towne Park
Local employees: 182

14. Southern Benefit Administrators, Inc.
Local employees: 161

15. CareHere LLC
Local employees: 137

16. Ardent Health Services LLC
Local employees: 212

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

18. Cavalry Logistics, LLC
Local employees: 178

19. Coldwell Banker Barnes
Local employees: 251

20. Nashville Predators
Local employees: 206


Small companies

1. Peachtree Planning
Local employees: 40

2. Barbershop Harmony Society
Local employees: 35

3. Accurate Mortgage Group
Local employees: 42

4. Hastings Architecture, LLC
Local employees: 59

5. Thompson Nashville
Local employees: 84

6. Paradigm Group
Local employees: 42

7. Acopia, LLC
Local employees: 109

8. Rolling Hills Community Church
Local employees: 38

9. Care Supply Co, LLC
Local employees: 62

10. Concept Technology, Inc.
Local employees: 47

11. Entrada
Local employees: 43

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

13. DSi
Local employees: 64

14. Aerotek
Local employees: 37

15. Houzz
Local employees: 73

16. American Income Life
Local employees: 71

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

18. Primary Care & Hope Clinic
Local employees: 79

19. WGU Tennessee
Local employees: 53

20. Workforce Essentials, Inc.
Local employees: 45

21. Kimbro Oil Company
Local employees: 55

22. Richards & Richards
Local employees: 53

23. High Hopes Development Center
Local employees: 58

24. Hendersonville Christian Academy
Local employees: 52

Local employees: 70

26. Insight Global
Local employees: 68

27. axialHealthcare
Local employees: 42

28. InfoWorks
Local employees: 100

29. TEK Systems
Local employees: 37

30. Saint Joseph School
Local employees: 39

31. Freeland Chevrolet
Local employees: 110

32. Logo Brands Inc.
Local employees: 50

33. PICA, a ProAssurance Company
Local employees: 109

34. LOGICFORCE Consulting, LLC
Local employees: 40

35. The Next Door, Inc.
Local employees: 123

36. LPS Integration Inc.
Local employees: 71

37. StrategyCorps
Local employees: 43

38. Capital Financial Group, LLC
Local employees: 61

39. Des-Case Corporation
Local employees: 68

40. Saint Bernard Academy
Local employees: 54

41. Biscuit Love
Local employees: 86

42. Tennessee Foundation Services
Local employees, 91

43. JLL
Local employees: 107

44. Metro Carpets, LLC
Local employees: 68

45. Goodall Homes
Local employees: 105






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 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 ( 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 and submit a nomination form.

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 and submit a nomination form.

Goodall Homes 2016 Realtor of the Year and Top Selling Agent for Sumner Co

Categories: Awards, Sumner County | Posted: May 5, 2017

(Published on Goodall Homes Facebook Page. Click HERE for full Video)

Congratulations to Marcus Heflin of Keller Williams for being named Goodall Homes 2016 Realtor of the Year and Top Selling Agent for Sumner Co!


#GoodallHomes #TheHeflinTeam

Keller Williams Realty

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Two Members of Goodall Homes Team Earn 40 Under 40 Awards from Professional Builder

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Press Release | Posted: May 1, 2017

(Online Blog Post from PreWeb- Click HERE for full article)

Rising stars at leading Nashville builder honored by top industry publication.

Rachael Overall, director of marketing for Goodall Homes, and Hillary Bonham, one of the homebuilder’s land managers, have been honored as two of Professional Builder magazine’s annual “40 Under 40” award winners.

More than 200 people across the United States were nominated. The award recognizes leaders across the home building industry. Winners were chosen by the editors of Professional Builder based on career achievement and community service.

Goodall Homes is the leading homebuilder in the Nashville market. The firm was named to the 2016 Builder 100 list of leading builders by Builder magazine and named The National Builder of the Year in 2014 by Professional Builder magazine.

Rachael Overall — who has been a key advocate in expanding Goodall’s philanthropic efforts – credited her fellow employees at Goodall Homes in earning the honor. “I wouldn’t be able to do the things I do for Goodall Homes if it weren’t for our team,” Overall said. “Our people truly make our corporate culture.”

“Launching the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Hunger Free Summer campaign could not have happened without all of our team members,” Overall added. “It’s a joy to come to work every day. I can market our story because our hearts are in the right place, and we do the right things.”

Hillary Bonham spearheaded Goodall Homes’ application process for the National Housing Quality Award in 2015, helping Goodall Homes win silver. Modeled on the Malcolm Baldridge Award, NHQ is the home building industry’s top award for quality management. Bonham also praised her coworkers and cited the Goodall Homes culture for helping her grow in the industry.

“I’ve got an incredible team,” Bonham said. “On the land side, we went from developing 200 lots per year to over 500. I think it speaks volumes to the culture we have. We care so much about what we do. We love building homes for people and having the personal commitment to doing so. It feels like we have an ownership in the company. It speaks volumes to our culture of high drive and self-empowerment.”

“I look forward each year to the selection process of the 40 Under 40 honorees,” said Denise Dersin, editorial director of Professional Builder. “The program’s winners are incredibly inspiring; they are among the most accomplished young home building industry leaders in the nation.”

With deep roots in Tennessee that date to 1808, the Goodall family has been building for decades. Bob Goodall Jr. has been building single-family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages, condominiums and villas across the greater Nashville area since 1983.

Goodall Homes has been named a Fastest-Growing Private Company for five years by The Nashville Business Journal and recognized as a Top Place to Work for the last four years by The Tennessean.
To learn more about Professional Builder’s 40 Under 40 Award, visit

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