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Gobble with Goodall – Tuesday Nov 13th 11am-1pm Waters Edge in Franklin TN

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Floorplan Highlight, Franklin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Waters Edge, Williamson County | Posted: November 8, 2018

Join us for

Gobble with Goodall

Tuesday November 13th 11am-1pm

Lunch served at the Waters Edge Clubhouse

4021 Devinney Drive Franklin, TN

Dessert served at our Townhome Model

2019 Inland Drive Franklin, TN

Turkeys given away to the first 50 GUESTS

For more information contact Mary Jeppesen 615.939.3309 /

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Broker Event: Casino Night at Durham Farms Oct 25th 4pm-7pm- Hendersonville

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, Sumner County | Posted: October 17, 2018

Durham Farms invites you to

Broker Event: Casino Night

Oct 25th, 2018


at the Farmhouse

351 Azalea Circle Hendersonville TN 37075

Free Food & Drinks. $1000’s in prizes! Craps Table, Blackjack Table & Roulette.

Click HERE for Flyer


We invite you to Join Us for the Model Grand Opening: The Cottages at Valleybrook – Murfreesboro

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Goodall Homes, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Rutherford County, Valleybrook | Posted: October 15, 2018

We invite you to Join Us for the Model Grand Opening:

The Cottages at Valleybrook

Tuesday, October 16th


*Ribbon Cutting at 11am

762 Compton Road

Murfreesboro, TN

Door Prizes from Local Merchants

For More Information contact

Bailee Duplechain 615.545.9110

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Goodall Homes Invites you to join us for Wine & Cheese on October 9th 4pm-6pm – Millstone

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, One Level Floorplan, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County | Posted: October 4, 2018

Goodall Homes Invites you to join us for

Wine & Cheese

October 9th 4pm-6pm

Millstone Community

447 Carriage House Lane

Hendersonville, TN 37075

GET INFO on the new phase

Pumpkin & Mum Giveaway

RSVP to Amanda Hardin ( or 615.440.3227)

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Goodall Homes invites you to Join Us at Summerlin for a Realtor Luncheon – October 5th 11am-1pm

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Single Family Home, Sumner County, White House | Posted: October 2, 2018

Goodall Homes invites you to

Join Us at Summerlin Community

for a Realtor Luncheon

October 5th, 11am-1pm

Get info on what’s new and upcoming

Pumpkin & Mum Giveaway

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Goodall Homes invites you to ‘Sunset Wine Tour’ – The Grove at Five Oaks

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Floorplan Highlight, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Lebanon, Nashville, New Community, New Floorplan, One Level Floorplan, The Grove at Five Oaks, Villas, Wilson County | Posted: August 20, 2018

Goodall Homes Invites you to join us

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


The Grove at Five Oaks

1000 Callaway Drive

Lebanon, TN 37087

Tour the ‘Move-in Ready’ and Upcoming Market Homes, Door Prizes, and more!!

RSVP to: / 615.440.3227

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Community gardens bring a little country to suburban neighborhoods

Categories: CSA, Davidson County, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, Neighborhood, New Community, Sumner County | Posted: July 23, 2018

( Bill Lewis. The Tennessean. Click HERE for full article.)

There’s nothing unusual about city folks moving to the country for the experience of growing their own food, but Jason Cloud took a different route. He moved to one of Nashville’s newest and largest subdivisions.

Along with his neighbors, Cloud grows a variety of vegetables, herbs and berries in the expansive community garden at Carothers Farms. The neighborhood, located on the Davidson County side of Nolensville, could eventually have 2,000 residences.

“As more people get involved, it will develop a little community of gardeners inside the community,” he said.

Across the region, community gardens are a hot amenity. Spring Hill’s newest subdivision, Harvest Point, will have one. Millstone, the established Goodall Homes neighborhood in Hendersonville, has an herb garden and orchard.

“Organic gardens and dog parks are one and two of the things people want,” said David McGowan, president of Regent Homes, which is developing Carothers Farms.

As backyards get smaller, it makes sense for neighbors to work together in a community garden, said Jen Lucy, director of sales for The Jones Co. The company is launching Harvest Point, on the Maury County side of Spring Hill, along with Regent Homes, Celebration Homes and Lennar Homes.

“People are looking for them for two reasons. It means they don’t have to take up room in their backyard, and it is a very fun thing to do as a hobby together with like-minded people. It gives such a great sense of community to have a fun area like that set aside just for a garden,” said Lucy.

Harvest Point and Carothers Farms also have dog parks and trails in addition to their community gardens.

Doug Herman, president of luxury home builder Legend Homes, lives in a Franklin neighborhood that started its own community garden several years ago. The company helped expand the garden by establishing additional raised beds for plants.

He and his wife are members of the garden and have their own space.

“It’s great to see neighbors working together,” said Herman. “It’s a gathering space.”

Millstone’s herb garden is next door to the town center, making it a point of activity for the community. Goodall Homes, the subdivision’s developer, also built an onsite farm stand. Each week, residents invite a local farmer to sell produce at a farmers market.

In Carothers Farms, residents are growing sunflowers, melons, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables in the 44-by-90-foot organic garden. The community provides garden tools and a shed where they are stored. Rain barrels capture water for irrigation. There’s even an area for composting, said McGowan.

The garden is so popular that Regent plans to add more as the neighborhood grows, he said.

Meanwhile, Cloud was heading over to the garden to see what was ready for harvest.

“I’m going to have some radishes I planted,” he said.

“While homeowners are there, they can enjoy the walk through the herb garden and pick some herbs to go with their produce.  … Both the farm stand and herb garden offer a unique lifestyle catered to those who want to experience and learn about planting and growing,” said Jana Pastors, Goodall Homes’ community lifestyle director

The garden surrounds pergolas, benches, a swing and a fountain. Plants growing there this year include pineapple mint, Italian oregano, golden sage and more. Millstone’s orchard garden includes Golden Delicious apple trees.

All of the plants were recommended by the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Service of Sumner County, which also offers free seminars for Millstone residents and their guests, said Pastors.

It’s “not just your everyday community garden. It’s an herb-orchard garden built around a lifestyle,” she said

Design Centers inspire home buyers to make bold choices

Categories: Davidson County, Design Center, Goodall Homes, The Tennessean | Posted: November 17, 2016

(Bill Lewis , For The Tennessean/ Click HERE for full article)

Connie Maynord recalls the “nightmare” experience of building a house and having to walk through a brickyard to select her new home’s exterior.

“They had all the red bricks in a pile,” she said.

Next came trips across town to other vendors, “the cabinet person, the tile person. You had to run everywhere,” said Maynord.


Thankfully, this time is different. When Maynord and her husband, Chris, decided to build a new Goodall Homes house in Hendersonville’s Millstone subdivision, they paid a visit to the company’s 2,100-square-foot Design Center Showroom.

They saw samples of completed brick and stone exterior walls, lighting, flooring, kitchen and bath fixtures and every other possible option for the design of their new home.

Design centers are the latest trend in home building. Goodall Homes opened its facility in 2013 at 240 Great Circle Road, Suite 333 in Nashville’s MetroCenter office park.

The Jones Co. opened its design studio in August at 91 Seaboard Lane in Cool Springs. Superior Custom Homes & Remodeling has a design center at 7105 Moores Lane in Brentwood. Drees Homes recently opened a design center at 1651 Westgate Circle in Brentwood.

That has sparked a second trend. Because home buyers have the opportunity to work with interior designers and can see how their selections work together, they are making bolder decisions.

636142105340283670-drees-blue-kitchen-cabinets“Cutting-edge design choices like blue cabinets in the kitchen or custom wet bar, monochromatic chevron-patterned flooring and backsplashes, LED-lit cabinetry, waterfall countertop edges and ultra-light kitchen designs are becoming the new norm,” said Kelvey Benward, sales manager for Drees Homes.

Knowing what their new home will look like gives clients the confidence to be more adventurous, said Jenn Chapman, studio manager and design consultant for The Jones Co.

“People are definitely more creative. It’s helping people make more fun choices,” she said.

That was Dana and Andrew McAllester’s experience when they became two of the first clients to visit the Drees Design Center. They are building a home in Nolensville.

“We had in our head our dream kitchen. When we walked in the door, Drees had that kitchen. We could see it all in one place,” said Dana McAllester.

During their visit, they selected upgraded granite countertops and surprised themselves by choosing brightly colored kitchen cabinets. They also customized the floor plan.

“I didn’t even know I wanted that until I saw it,” she said of their selections. “There were options I wouldn’t have even thought to ask about.”

636142040691962856-drees-bathsHome buyers today are more design conscious thanks to websites like Houzz and Pinterest and are willing to try new looks. The design center helps them achieve their goals, said Tammy McKinney, office manager for Superior Custom Homes.

“They see on Houzz what they want and bring it in and we can match it. Choices are very eclectic right now,” said McKinney.

For clients using the Goodall Homes Design Center Showroom, painted brick exteriors are the latest trend.

“Millennials in particular love it,” said Ashley Crews, the company’s vice president of operations.

For interior walls, neutral paint colors are still popular, but with a twist.

“Gray is the new tan,” she said.

At the Goodall Homes Design Center Showroom, Maynord surprised herself by selecting a large, single sink for the kitchen instead of a more traditional divided, double sink. Her new home will have a covered deck, a dishwasher with a stainless interior, arched interior doors and extra windows in the living room.

“I got to see what the house will look like,” she said. “It’s all there for you to pick, and the design center is gorgeous.”


125-home active adult community planned on Nolensville Pike

Categories: Cottages, Davidson County, Nolensville, Press Release | Posted: July 20, 2016

(Staff/Tennessean: Getahn Ward, Click HERE for full article.

Price of courtyard cottages at Williams Mill to start in the low $300,000s.


One of the Nashville area’s largest homebuilders is behind plans for an active-adult community with 125 attached courtyard cottages at the southwest corner of Nolensville Pike and Holt Road.

On behalf of Gallatin-based Goodall Homes, engineering firm Land Solutions Co. is pursuing specific plan residential zoning for nearly 39 acres at 6415 and 6419 Holt Road where the Williams Mill community is planned.

Construction should start by early 2018. The starting price for the cottages at Williams Mill is expected to be in the low $300,000s.

Bob Goodall, president of Goodall Homes, sees Williams Mill catering to residents of that South Nashville community and nearby Brentwood who want to downsize and remain in that area after retiring.

“It’s a specific product for people 55 and up who want to downsize from their 5,000-square-foot house on 4 acres to a completely homeowners association-maintained environment that’s one level and wheelchair-accessible,” added Robert Swope, the area’s Metro councilman. “It has no impact on schools and very reduced impact on traffic.”


Williams Mill, which is on the Metro Planning Commission’s agenda for July 14, is among new active adult communities on the drawing board for the Nashville area. Craighead Development and Ole South Properties are pursuing The Binns 500-home active adult community for a site in Hermitage, while Southern Springs by Del Webb in Spring Hill is expected to include 600 homes.

The 125 cottages at Williams Mill will be built in phases with completion expected by the end of 2021. Each of the at least 1,475-square-foot homes with optional bonus room available will have a cottage-style exterior, zero-step entry, wider doorways, private courtyard and two-car garage. A clubhouse, walking trails and community garden are among planned amenities.

Swope said Goodall made changes to Williams Mill based on input from neighbors. A day care center that’s going up on the other side of Holt Road from the Williams Mill site is among other developments in the area that’s roughly a mile from the Williamson County line.

Rose Marie Beaster, who lives across the street from the Williams Mill site, has concerns about blasting and increased traffic from new projects in the area.

“I’m sort of torn,” she said. “Because of the widening of Nolensville Road, we know something’s eventually going in there. I’ve seen worse projects proposed for that corner that the neighborhood was able to stop, but is this the best thing?”

The cottages at Williams Mill would be similar to buildings by Goodall Homes at The Cottages at Bent Creek in Nolensville, The Retreat at Fairvue in Gallatin, Waters Edge in Franklin and Millstone in Hendersonville.

Warren Buffett’s company buys builder Goodall Homes

Categories: Davidson County, Easy Living Home, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Nashville, Press Release, The Tennessean | Posted: April 29, 2016

(Getahn Ward, Click HERE for full article)

Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes now owns Middle Tennessee’s second largest homebuilder.


A subsidiary of billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has acquired Middle Tennessee’s second largest homebuilder, continuing its expansion into building traditional homes.

Maryville, Tenn.-based Clayton Homes paid an undisclosed sum for Goodall Homes, which has its headquarters in Gallatin.

Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest manufactured housing and modular home company, made a big push into the site-built housing or traditional homebuilding market through acquiring Buford, Ga.-based homebuilder Chafin Communities last fallIt formed site-building arm Clayton Properties to expand its portfolio of housing options to homebuyers.

Clayton Homes’ latest acquisition includes 180 homes that Goodall has under construction. It also has inherited roughly 3,600 lots across Middle Tennessee, including Goodall’s finished and yet-to-be developed home sites in Williamson, Wilson, Sumner, Rutherford and Davidson counties.

Goodall Homes’ owner and President Bob Goodall Jr. said after declining overtures from other suitors over the years he accepted Clayton Homes’ offer because the two companies’ cultures matched well. Another factor was Clayton Homes’ commitment to retaining Goodall and his team, who through the deal will have more opportunities for professional growth and advancement, he said.

“We have been blessed with so many successful opportunities,” said Goodall, who founded Goodall Homes 33 years ago. “This acquisition will help our employees, trades, suppliers and our families continue on this path of growth for years to come. We are honored to be on the Clayton team and to contribute to the continued success of Berkshire Hathaway.”

Last year, Goodall Homes closed on 436 homes, ranking the homebuilder second in the Middle Tennessee market. Professional Builder magazine’s 2014 National Builder of the Year expects to close on about 440 homes this year. Goodall Homes had revenues of just under $140 million last year, which was the highest among all homebuilders in Middle Tennessee.

Last year, Clayton built more than 34,000 homes. The company builds traditional site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured housing, “tiny” homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments.

“Adding great builders like Goodall to our team is exciting,” said Clayton home building group President Keith Holdbrooks. “As we continue to grow and expand into the site-built market, it is important to partner with teams that share our culture of providing an excellent customer experience.”

Reach Getahn Ward at 615-726-5968 and on Twitter @getahn.