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We invite you to join us for the New Model Grand Opening at Patterson Farms- Gallatin, TN

Categories: Events, Floorplan Highlight, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Patterson Farms, Realtor News, Subdivision | Posted: January 11, 2019

We invite you to join us for the New Model Grand Opening at Patterson Farms

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd 11am-1pm

Ribbon Cutting at 11am

1015 Westgate Drive

Gallatin, TN 37066

Catered Lunch

Door Prizes

For more info: / 615-716-3816

Click HERE for Flyer


Realtor Lunch & Learn – Sumner County March 6th

Categories: Events, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Sumner County | Posted: February 20, 2018

Goodall Homes and Acopia Home Loans invite you to join us for a

Realtor Lunch & Learn- Sumner County

Learn about new Neighborhoods in Sumner County

Tuesday, March 6th


The Club at Fairvue Plantation

981 Plantation Blvd Gallatin, TN 37066

Catered Lunch and Door Prizes


Goodall Homes’ CFO, Rich Pankow, named one of Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 under 40!

Categories: Awards, Davidson County, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Professional Builder Magazine, TN Homes | Posted: March 9, 2016

(Article By Mike Beirne, Senior Editor of Professional Builder Magazine’s. Click HERE to read full article)

The Great Recession left some scars but must also have produced much wisdom because more than a dozen of home building’s superstars, named as 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Professional Builder, cite surviving the economic slump as one of their greatest career accomplishments. These young leaders also played key roles in growing their companies by replacing a legacy system, expanding into new markets, and mastering many other tasks. Their back stories are interesting, too: from a bishop shepherding a congregation of 400 members, to a professional wakeboarder, to a college dropout, to the many other professionals in this altruistic bunch who have bettered their communities and the world beyond by going on mission trips, starting a foundation, fundraising for charities, or doing free remodeling for the needy. We proudly present our 40 Under 40 Class for 2016.

Rich Pankow, 39

CFO of Goodall Homes, Gallatin, Tenn.



  • BBA, Mercer University; MBA, University of Georgia; MAcc, College of William and Mary


  • Empowered Goodall’s open-book management culture by making the reporting of financials and benchmarks more transparent to employees, implementing zero-based budgeting and cross-functional teams • Being part of senior management for a company that’s been a Top Workplace per The Tennessean since 2013, received Professional Builder’s 2014 Builder of the Year award, and won a Silver National Housing Quality Award in 2015

Extracurricular Habitat for Humanity

Off the clock : Renovating old homes • Favorite vacation: the mountains of North Carolina • Favorite movie: Groundhog Day • Favorite food: stone crabs • Favorite read: any American history book

Congrats Rich!!


Energy Efficiency Tops Wish Lists for New Homes

Categories: Carrelton, Community Service, Easy Living Home, Energy Efficiency, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, Realtor News, Sumner County, The Tennessean | Posted: April 14, 2015

(This was written by Bill Lewis of the Tennessean.  For direct link, click HERE.  And to see accompanying video, click HERE.)

Along with granite counter tops and hardwood floors, Goodall Homes‘ newest model home showcases a feature that the company believes is at the top of the wish list for many people buying a new house — energy efficiency.

Goodall, one of the Nashville region’s largest home builders, added an Energy Room to its model home in Gallatin’s new Carellton subdivision. The room gives potential home buyers a behind-the-walls look at the energy saving features the company began building into all of its homes last July.

The response has been so positive that the company is adding Energy Rooms to its model homes in the new 614-home Millstone subdivision in Hendersonville and at its existing StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon.

“It’s not as much fun as going on Pinterest” to look at pictures of paint colors and home decorating, “but the Energy Room gives us a tool to show how things work,” said Goodall Vice President Ryan Clinard.

Other builders have also concluded that energy efficiency is the new granite, something that customers have come to expect.

Compared to the cost of heating and cooling an older house, new homes are much less expensive. Those savings add up over the years, said John Burns, vice president of operations for Regent Homes.

“We’re not charging more for it. We think it’s something that appeals to customers. Everybody’s happy about saving money in a house,” he said.

Return on investment

Low heating and cooling bills were an added bonus for Jon and Caitlin Sell, who moved into their all-electric, 1,700-square-foot Regent home at the end of 2013.

They stay comfortable on the hottest and coldest days of the year without worrying about the expense. Their average monthly bill is around $115. Their highest bill, during last winter’s cold snap, was about $220.

“It’s kind of spoiled us. It was icing on the cake,” said Jon Sell.

Their house in Williamson County’s Woodside neighborhood has the energy saving features that Regent builds into almost every home, which Burns said include upgraded wall and attic insulation, a heating and cooling system with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14, LP TechShield roofing and compact fluorescent and LED lights.

“We’re trying to put in the upgrades that will be of the most value,” said Burns.

Regent calls its homes Energy Smart. Other builders have their own features. Drees Homes, for example, includes improved thermal enclosure systems, energy efficient appliances and lighting and efficient heating and cooling systems in its DreeSmart Conservation Innovations program.

Celebration Homes builds every home to Energy Star standards, which the company says are at least 15 percent more efficient than a home built to comply with existing codes.

Ryan Homes says its BuiltSmart program uses advanced construction techniques, Energy Star appliances, efficient heating and cooling and environmentally friendly paint, carpet and other materials.

Every house built by Beazer Homes is Energy Star certified. Each house also receives a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score, which rates energy consumption. A low score is desirable. Older homes score around 130 and many new homes score around 100. The average Beazer home scores a 65.

A matter of comfort

At Goodall, energy saving features include programmable thermostats, LP TechShield roofing, compact fluorescent lighting and 25 percent more insulation than the industry standard, which Clinard said make a home more comfortable as well as less costly to heat and cool.

“The market was starting to demand it,” he said. “People think quality is the amenities of the house. Quality is also the comfort of living in the house.”

Jon Sell believes his home’s energy saving features would add to its value if he ever decided to sell it. But those features also make it hard to think about moving.

“If we ever wanted to move,” he said, “it would be hard to get into something that’s not as energy efficient.”

Foxland Harbor Tour Giveaway

Categories: Community Service, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Sumner County | Posted: December 9, 2014
Foxland Harbor Villa Tour

Foxland Harbor Villa Tour

Goodall Homes Named 2014 Builder of the Year By Professional Builder Magazine

Categories: Awards, Employee News, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Professional Builder Magazine, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team | Posted: December 4, 2014
Bob Goodall, Jr., President of Goodall Homes

Bob Goodall, Jr., President of Goodall Homes

(Compliments of Professional Builder Magazine)

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, with extended coverage on

“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 or contact Denise Dersin at, 703.992.7640.

Gallatin’s Charms Excite New Arrivals

Categories: Carrelton, Community Service, Foxland Harbor, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market, Lenox Place, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, Realtor News, Sumner County, The Enclave at Fairvue, The Retreat at Fairvue, The Tennessean | Posted: July 8, 2014

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)

Goodall Team Members Participate in the Sadie Smile Toy Drive

Categories: Charity, Community Service, Employee News, Events, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Press Release, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team | Posted: June 25, 2014
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 or

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

Community to Provide Home for Founder of Sumner County Food Bank

Categories: Employee News, Events, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team | Posted: June 25, 2014

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

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.

Goodall Homes–Outstanding Career Opportunities Available

Categories: Career, Employee News, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Job Market, Job Opportunity, Nashville Area Homebuilder, New Homes Nashville Area, Team, The Tennessean | Posted: August 29, 2013

Due to an increase in sales and growth of our company, Goodall Homes is looking to expand its team!  Recently voted among the top workplaces in Middle Tennessee in 2013, these are great opportunities to work for a thriving company.  Currently, four  great new positions are available in the Production, Land, and Costing divisions of the company.  Please click on the following link for more details, and pass this along to anyone else you think may be a good fit for these positions.  Thanks!


The following positions are available:  Production Manager, Project Manager, Purchasing Manager, and Land Development Project Manager