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Live like a local in Music City

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder | Posted: February 16, 2018

People come to Nashville for a visit and certain attractions are always on their list of things to do, like the Grand Ole Opry, the Belle Meade Plantation, Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Those (and many more like them) are the obvious places to see in Nashville and the surrounding area. But when this Music City becomes your home, here are some ways to live like a local!

Take in the architectural eclectica

Local architect Nicky Dryden described the city’s architecture as “place making”. He explained that the design blends a passion for “urban anthropology and cultural salvaging”. It’s all about reinvention. An old service station was converted to a hip retail boutique. You can walk around the city and see lovingly preserved remnants of the Old South, landmarks like the Union Station, and contemporary structures (AT&T Building, Fifth Third Center).

Find the best-kept secrets for fabulous food finds

Southern cooking is a perfect blend of flavor and ingenuity. Your list of “Where to Eat in Nashville” should include locally-owned eateries. Grab a quick bite from one of the hundreds of food trucks throughout the Greater Nashville area, each of them completely redefining your expectation of fast food. Martin’s BBQ Joint and Edley’s Bar-B-Que serve up some of the best barbecue in the city. Arnold’s Country Kitchen is renowned for its fried chicken and banana pudding. Feast on flaky biscuits from scratch and “meat ‘n’ three” lunch choices at the Loveless Café. Take the family to Swett’s for cafeteria-style dining with good home-cooking.

Of course, there’s legendary hot chicken, a local treat so popular it has its own association, the Nashville Hot Chicken Coalition, and the Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival.

Cheer on the Titans

The Tennessee Titans are a big favorite in Greater Nashville. The NFL team continues to play harder, get stronger, and climb toward the top of its division. During football season, join a crowd of fans at any of the local sports bars, or head to the Nissan Stadium in Nashville to get a closer look at the action.

Take part in the festivals

One of the best ways to fit seamlessly into the Greater Nashville landscape is to join the locals in one of their many celebrations. Nashville loves its festivals, and you can take your pick among many: Americana Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival, Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil, Wild West Comedy Festival, Tennessee Renaissance Festival, Tomato Art Festival, NAIA Pow Wow, and Full Moon Pickin’ Parties, to name only a few.

Hang out at the park

Take your kids, your dog, your bike, your lunch, or just yourself to one of the scenic parks around Nashville. Centennial Park is a favorite place to get outdoors on a sunny Tennessee day. The park’s 132 acres include walking trails, a dog park, a band shell, the famous Parthenon, sand volleyball courts, a sunken garden, and the scenic Lake Watauga.

Whether you’re already a local in Music City or thinking of moving to the area, talk to us at Goodall Homes. We’re a local home builder with new home communities throughout Nashville (including Gallatin, Franklin, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, and Hendersonville). Browse our available homes and floor plans, and contact us to become part of the Music City lifestyle.

What’s Happening at Goodall Homes

We’re hosting special events at many of our neighborhoods, and we are now building Patterson Farms, opening soon for sales in Clear Lake Meadows, and a new phase at Carrellton, all in Gallatin. The Grove at Five Oaks in Lebanon has begun a new phase of single-level villas. In Murfreesboro, Goodall Homes will be offering courtyard cottages at Valleybrook.

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.

 

 

Longview Elementary student Makenzie Giles named Goodall Homes Student of the Month

Categories: Awards, Goodall Homes, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Student of the Month | Posted: February 16, 2017

Longview Elementary School fifth grader Makenzie Giles’ being named the January Goodall Homes Student of the Month came as no surprise to her peers and teachers.

“In the school setting she is a generous peer helper in academic classes, extends a friendly smile to those in need, and strives to live by our motto of ‘Be Nice,’” Makenzie’s teacher Kendra Brooks said in her nomination of Makenzie.

Described as “a well-rounded student” by Brooks, Makenzie is a blue belt in Taekwondo, a member of the school choir, and an elected member of the Longview Elementary School Student Council, which is currently sponsoring a food drive for The Well Outreach, a Spring Hill-based organization that provides food assistance to those in need.

“I enjoy helping the school and helping people,” Makenzie said. “[Helping] makes me feel nice about myself.”

Makenzie’s mom Samantha Giles said she was trying hard not to cry watching her daughter receive this award.

“I can’t describe how proud I am of her,” Samantha said.

Makenzie, whose favorite school subject is math, said her favorite parts about Taekwondo are her instructors and learning self-discipline.

“[Goodall Homes] recognizes a special student every month,” Goodall Homes Marketing Director Rachael Overall said. “I live in Spring Hill so [recognizing a student from Spring Hill] is very important to me.”

To submit a nomination for the Goodall Homes Student of the Month, click here. Students from Williamson County Schools, private schools, and Franklin Special School District are eligible.

Mackenzie Giles family surprised her by showing up to school on Friday. Brother Lucas, mother Samantha, and father Dustin

Millstone celebrates 100th sale

Categories: Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Sumner County | Posted: February 15, 2017

(STAFF REPORTS- Hendersonville Standard. Click HERE for full article)

Millstone of Hendersonville – a Goodall Homes community celebrated its 100th home sale last month.

The subdivision, located of Saundersville Road, will ultimately feature 614 homes which will include a mixture of single family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages, and villas. According to Rachael Overall, director of marketing for Goodall Homes, the projected buildout time is around six to seven years.

A community all its own – Overall said at the heart of Millstone is the Town Center which acts as the hub for residents and neighborhood events.

“The Town Center includes a fitness center, junior Olympic resort style swimming pool with outdoor grilling area and pavilion – perfect for relaxing and enjoying the day with friends and family,” Overall said. “Adjacent to the pool is a splash pad complete with a water tank adding to fun days of laughter and water play.”

Behind the Town Center is a playground with ladders, swings and tires for all the neighborhood kids to gather. In addition, the Town Center also features a courtyard garden.

“We have various herbs and vegetation specifically planted with the guidance of University of Tennessee’s Agriculture Extension to host future Master Gardener classes and school fieldtrips,” Overall said.

The development also features a farm stand that will ultimately allow homeowners and Hendersonville residents to order organic produce and pick-up each week during the peak growing season.

For residents who enjoy walking, Millstone features connecting sidewalks throughout the neighborhood that also connect to the Town Center,” Overall said.

“In the future, we also have plans for an event lawn to add even more activities for current homeowners,” she said.

With 100 families now calling Millstone home, Overall said the comments about the neighborhood have all been positive.

“What I hear the most is how beautiful the Town Center pool and fitness center are,” she said. “They also notice the attention to detail throughout the neighborhood, taking special notice to how the theme is carried throughout the neighborhood. Residents are also looking forward to neighborhood events that will be set up in conjunction with the Community Lifestyle Director and the social committee.”

Overall said both local realtors and those from outside the Sumner County market have also been impressed with the amenities.

Millstone has a variety of homes available for every stage of life:

*Single Family: starting from the high $200s, Millstone offers a variety of one-level and two-story plans ranging from 1,868 to 3,621 square feet.

*Courtyard Cottages: starting from the mid $200s. These plans are one-level plans with bonus room or loft optional per plan. These plans are also maintenance free – homeowners do not have to worry about the upkeep of landscaping and the exterior of the home. Plans range from 1,413 to 2,122 square feet.

*Villas: We are currently developing more home sites for our Villas collection. These plans are one-level plans with bonus room or loft optional per plan. These plans are also maintenance free – homeowners do not have to worry about the upkeep of landscaping and the exterior of the home. Plans range from 1,635 to 2,327 square feet.

*Townhomes: We are currently developing more home sites for our Townhomes. These plans are two-stories with 3 bedrooms to 2.5-3.5 bathrooms depending on the plan. Square footage ranges from 1,674 to 1,976.

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.

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Education

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

Accomplishments

  • 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!!

 

Metrostudy: Q4 2015 Overview

Categories: Goodall News, Housing Market, Metro Studies, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Realtor News | Posted: February 29, 2016

NASHVILLE 4Q15 HOUSING: New Home Starts & Closings Surpass 3Q15 Records; Strong Demand Drives Up Prices; Lot Shortages Of Growing Concern

(From Metrostudy News, February 15, 2016.  Click HERE for direct link.)

FEBRUARY 2016 – Metrostudy’s 4Q15 field survey found that the Nashville MSA recorded 1,827 residential construction starts in the quarter, up 36% from 4Q14. Annual new home starts ending December 2015 numbered 7,395, up 19% from 4Q14. New construction starts in the fourth quarter set another new record high for the region, surpassing the prior record set in 3Q15. Quarterly closings numbered 1,852 in 4Q15, up 19.7% YoY and up 5% from 3Q15. Annual closings for 4Q15 totaled 6,529, up 12.7% YoY, setting a new record high for new homes sold in a 12-month period.

“Continued strong demand and supply in the Nashville region, evident in the record starts and closes in the fourth quarter, has translated to higher land and finished lot prices and eventually into higher new home prices,” said Eugene James, Director of Metrostudy’s Nashville region. “The single family detached median new home price in 4Q15 was $328,400 and the average price was $356,100, both all-time record highs.”

In 4Q15, Nashville’s total housing inventory, made up of model homes, units under construction, and finished vacant units, increased 26% YoY to 4,182 total units. The months supply for total housing inventory climbed to 7.8 months from a 7 months in 4Q14, within the 7 to 8 months considered equilibrium for the region. The overall months supply increase is primarily due to the rise in construction starts that increased the number of units under construction. In 4Q15 Under Construction inventory was 36% higher year-over-year at 3,241 units. Finished Vacant (FV) housing inventory increased from 3Q15 by a needed 23% to 826 units and the FV months supply increased to 1.5 from 1.3 months the prior quarter. With equilibrium at around 2 to 2.5 months of finished supply, the region continues to experience an under-supply of finished homes.

In lot development, the finished lot supply has been low all year and ended 2015 at a new record low. The 12 months ending December 2015 saw 5,138 new lots delivered to the market, fewer than in the same period last year. The fourth quarter lot delivery of 1,529 was similar to what was delivered in 4Q14 (1,596). More lots are currently in the development pipeline and are slowly being created, but with 7,395 annual starts outpacing 5,138 annual lot deliveries, this market’s lot shortage continues. Inventory of Vacant Developed Lots (VDLs) fell to 9,285 units, a 20% decline YoY and the lowest level on record. The VDL months of supply (VDL MOS) declined to 15.1, also the lowest on record, well off the normal of 24 VDL MOS of finished lots for the Nashville region and a decline from 22.3 in 2014 and 26.6 in 2013.

“The shortage of finished lots is spreading throughout the region and is a growing concern in the construction industry,” said James. “Four counties fell below normal finished lot levels of 18 months, with the most severe lot shortages in Rutherford County, at 10.7 months, Williamson, declining to 11.6, Davidson, down to 11.4, and Wilson at 16.5 months. The good news is the abundance of new lots and future subdivisions that are currently being created. We expect to see lot deliveries to increase in 2016.”

About Metrostudy

Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, is the leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and related industries nationwide.  Metrostudy provides research, data, analytics and consulting services that help builders, developers, lenders, suppliers, retailers, utilities and others make investment and business decisions every day.  www.metrostudy.com

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, Market Intelligence data and strategic marketing solutions.

Goodall unveils plans for new White House development

Categories: Goodall News, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Settler's Ridge, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County, White House, White House Connection | Posted: February 3, 2016

(This article was published in the White House Connection on February 2, 2016, and was written by Sherry Mitchell.  Click HERE for the direct link.)

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If 2016 finds you thinking about a new home, but staying in the Sumner County community is a must – Goodall Homes is unveiling plans for a new neighborhood in the rolling hills of Ben Albert Road.

The new development – Settlers Ridge is located on the Sumner County side of White House, and will feature 51 single family homes with an array of different floor plans, starting at below $200,000.

“We will offer six to eight floor plans, with a nice mix of one and two-level homes,” said Rachael Overall, director of marketing for Goodall.

Homes will feature two-car garages, luxurious owner’s suites, open kitchen and living areas, optional bonus rooms and energy efficient systems. Overall said the average price range is expected to be in the upper $100’s. Some of the amenities will include sidewalks, common space and a designated park area.

Construction of the first homes is expected to start in early summer; with the complete buildout complete with 24 to 30 months, Overall said, adding that preselling for the homes will begin mid-summer.

WHY A GOODALL HOME?

Goodall Homes builds all of its homes to new energy program standards – most of which are above industry standard, saving money on energy costs, which is a continuing top-of-mind concern for new homebuyers, Overall said.

The company uses R49 insulation – which is four inches more than industry standard. Not only does that fort inside the homes, it translates into savings each year in heating and cooling costs. Other features used include Energy Star® Calking, Low E windows, and CFL Lighting, to name a few. To find out more about Goodall’s home energy program, visit goodallhomes.com/energy-efficiency.

ABOUT GOODALL HOMES

Locally owned and operated, Goodall Homes has been building new single family homes, townhomes, condominiums, courtyard cottages, and villas since 1983. Since then, they have developed many residential communities in locations in the Greater Nashville area, such as Franklin, Thompson’s Station, North Nashville, Mount Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Gallatin, White House, and Cane Ridge. Goodall Homes has had record years in sales and customer service in recent years, establishing themselves as one of the fastest growing and most respected home builders in Tennessee.

Throughout our history, Goodall Homes has proudly served thousands of families with our dedication to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, as a Nashville area home builder. This commitment has been recognized through awards such as the NAHB National Housing Quality Silver Award 2016, The Nashville Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2012-2015; The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces 2013-2015; and The Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award in 2011.

Goodall realtor keeps focus on customer

Categories: Employee News, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, Nashville Area Homebuilder, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team | Posted: January 18, 2016

(Bill Lewis at The Tennessean highlighted our own Tammy Chambers on January 15, 2016–for full article, click here.)

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Tammy Chambers, Realtor

Goodall Homes

393 Maple St., Ste. 100, Gallatin 37066

615-448-8929

www.goodallhomes.com

Years the company has been in the home building business: 32. Years I have been in the industry: 9.

Describe the company and explain what makes it unique. How did you become involved in real estate? My father is a retired builder from White House, Tenn. I have been around new construction most of my life.

Goodall Homes was building in White House at the time I was interested in selling new home construction. I met Todd Reynolds, a VP with Goodall, and called him weekly until he hired me. Todd brought me  on board as a new home consultant and his first new hire in July 2007.

The culture of Goodall Homes is amazing — the focus is customer based, delivering homes with integrity and care. Throughout the years, I’ve been asked to sell and manage communities as if they were my own business. This type of culture has taught me to become the business woman I am today.

I have a voice, ideas are welcomed. Additionally, I have learned how to make decisions and our management provides the tools I need to be successful both professionally and personally. The Goodall family and the management team have created an environment that allows us to truly take care of homeowners, which makes our sales team very proud.

Where in the Nashville region are you active? Sumner County. Since 2007, I have sold new home construction in multiple communities. I am a member of Sumner Association of Realtors (SAR) where I have served on committees and also as a chairman.

Goodall Homes’ culture showed me that giving back to our community is one of the greatest blessings. Goodall Homes also sets a good leadership example emphasizing the importance of serving in our industry. In 2013, I served on the board of directors for the Sumner Association of Realtors, as first vice president 2014 and president elect 2015. This year I will serve as the 2016 president.

I am honored to have been a recipient of the Home Builders of Middle Tennessee Sales Person of the Year award in 2014 as well as the Realtor of the Year for SAR for 2014. There were many individuals at Goodall Homes that helped make this possible. It has truly been a team effort that has led to my success in the real estate industry.

When selling a home, what can the owner do to maximize its value? The top three things I recommend to someone placing their home on the market are: home inspection, staging and de-cluttering. Prior to listing the home, have a home inspection for any repairs needed. Staging a home will help deliver the best first impression to a potential buyer. Last, de-clutter your home. Less is better when selling a home.

What advice do you have for clients who are preparing to buy a home? What steps should they take? Contact a real estate professional who can do all the work for you.

Once you have hired a Realtor, he/she will set up showings and gather information on the area. If you have a home to sell, your real estate agent can advise you on how to prepare your home to maximize the selling price.

How is technology changing the way people buy and sell houses? The Internet has definitely changed the way people buy and sell homes. Today’s buyer is looking for information prior to onsite showings. Customer service starts on your website by quick response time, accurate information, photos, virtual tours and area information.

Now when they call you, most likely they have conducted research from your website and they are excited and are ready to view the property.

What features are the most popular with today’s buyers? One-level, open floor plans are in big demand. Baby boomers are downsizing and want one-level living with high-end finishes.

Additionally, granite, hardwoods and crown molding are popular. Customers also are looking for energy saving features. This starts with the construction of the house. For instance, insulation, electrical, appliances and plumbing all play a roll in providing energy efficiency.

Goodall Homes builds all homes to above industry standards to maximize energy efficiency, which helps lower energy costs for homeowners. Goodall Homes’ Carellton and StoneBridge communities feature an energy room that educates buyers on how we provide energy efficiency when building each home.

What is the hallmark of the service you provide to your clients? Listening to them. Everyone is buying or selling for some form of life change. People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.

In order to truly provide good service, you have to understand your client’s wants, needs and why they want to make a change.

Goodall named 2015 Sumner Countian of the Year

Categories: Awards, Charity, Community Service, Employee News, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Operation FINALLY HOME, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team | Posted: January 5, 2016

(Congrats to Bob Goodall, Jr., President of Goodall Homes for being named Sumner Countian of the Year.  This article was written by Sherry Mitchell of The Gallatin News, published on 12/31/15.  Please click HERE to view the original published editorial.  The same article was published in The Hendersonville Standard and can be viewed HERE.)

Sumner Countian of the Year

He’s known to many as a successful home builder and real estate mogul, but when it comes to service to others, Bob Goodall truly has a heart for giving.

From making sure the hungry are fed; to providing homes to much deserving members in the community; Goodall consistently puts others before himself.

It is for these reasons that the Gallatin News has named Goodall as its Sumner Countian of the Year for 2015.

When Joe James – a double amputee veteran, and his family were offered a home through Goodall Homes and Operation Finally Home, James was a bit skeptical as to why anyone would go to that extent for someone else. He wanted to make sure it was a good fit for his family, and that is was being done for the right reasons.

“He (Bob Goodall) opened up to me that he was just in awe and so thankful for all that veterans have done and he completely sold me – I knew for a fact his heart was completely into doing this, but not for himself,” James said. “And he’s not going to stop – nothing can stop him from giving back to the community and giving back to veterans. He loves just changing people’s lives.

“Even to this day, they haven’t forgotten us – they are always checking up on us to see if we need anything.”

James said after speaking with Goodall, it’s not hard to understand why he is so selfless towards others – the fact is – he’s just a great guy.

“He gets it and he is such a pleasant man – he’s always happy and always has an ear for you,” he said. “You would think a man with a business that big wouldn’t have time for a veteran, but he goes out of his way.”

This is the second home Goodall has built through the Operation Finally Home program.

“We have a strong sense of philanthropy at Goodall and we respect our veterans tremendously,” Rachael Overall, director of marketing for Goodall Homes, said. “They sacrifice their lives to keep us safe and we feel like it’s our job to give back to those veterans when we can – it’s such a great cause.”

Goodall provides home for couple married 54 years

Though not a profitable career, Pastor James Gill has served the church for most of his life. He and wife, Barbara had long ago accepted they would never own a home.

But the director of the Sumner County Food Bank was in for a big surprise in late last year, when Goodall Homes honored the couple with a brand new house in Castalian Springs. Gill said the more-than-kind gesture from Bob Goodall, was a dream come true.

“He gave me something I never had; nor would I ever have had, being a pastor, and he gave my wife a yard she can plant a flower in; a wall she can hang a picture on, and a swing on the front porch she can swing in anytime she wants to,” Gill said. “I prayed many years she would have that opportunity, but I never thought it would happen after 54 years of marriage – it just fulfilled a fantasy, a dream, and a miracle. He gave us what we had both agreed; we would never have on this earth.

Goodall said the idea to build the Gill’s a home came from a discussion he had with other volunteers at the Sumner County Food Bank.

“We got to talking how he is 72-years-old and he’s never owned his own home, and it just stuck with me, and a little bit later a gentleman from the church came by my office and he really planted the seed,” Goodall said. “He said Brother Gill had taken all of his savings and put it in the food bank and that was what he had to build a house with and we needed to see if there was a way we could help.”

Goodall said the first person he approached for a donation wrote a $30,000 check.

“We knew once we had that, we were well on our way to getting this home built,” he said.

More agencies helped

Goodall Homes is also an avid supporter of the Second Harvest Food Bank –

“Our goal is to help raise awareness of how hunger affects our friends and neighbors,” he said. “It’s part of our heritage to make sure we do that, to make sure that folks are fed and that they don’t go home hungry and that they are making sure they go home nourished.”

But the list of community service doesn’t stop there. The company’s other non-profit sponsorships also include: Sumner Co Drug Free Coalition, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children Are People, Too, Sumner County Food Bank, United Way of Sumner County, Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County, Bass n Buddies, and Make a Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

In 2014, Goodall Homes was named “Builder of the Year” by Professional Builder, North America’s leading business publication dedicated to the home building industry. The award spotlights the best of the best when it comes to building homes.

The Gallatin-based company was founded more than 20 years ago when Bob built his first home in 1983. Goodall Homes can now be found in Wilson, Williamson, Sumner and Davidson counties.

Although honored to receive the award, Goodall made a humble comment; saying it wasn’t just about building good houses.

“We’ve done a good job of finding niches in the market,” he said. “We want to continue to build leaders and give back to our community.”

Goodall plans to continue to serve his community and also work with Operation Finally Home. Those who have been helped – they just hope he understands what a difference he has made in the lives of others.

“He is continuing this process and working with other organizations,” James said. “They are losing money doing this and he doesn’t care and that really inspires me. We were in a house we barely fit in and we would not be where we are today if it were not for him.

“He has allowed me to feel safe and happy again where I live, and if it wasn’t for Bob Goodall; that would have never happened.”

A man of many words to others, Gill said he is at a loss to find the right words to thank Bob Goodall.

“Bob Goodall gave me a new life and it meant more than I can possibly put into words,” Gill said. “I can think of nobody that deserves this more than he does.”

Four middle-Tennessee counties among top growing in the country

Categories: Davidson County, Housing Market, Investment Opportunity, Nashville Area Homebuilder, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Sumner County, TN Homes, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: October 23, 2015

(From WSMV Channel 4 on October 20th.  For link to article with VIDEO, click HERE.)

 

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Nashville is expected to overtake Memphis as the biggest city in Tennessee in the coming years.

As fast as Nashville is growing, the surrounding counties are growing even faster. Four Middle Tennessee counties are among the top 100 fastest growing in the country.

Since 2010, Williamson County has grown 12 percent, making it the 34th fastest growing county in America.

Matthew Hill, redistricting supervisor with the state comptroller’s office, is in charge of making all the numbers make sense.

The comptroller’s office has taken all of the U.S. Census numbers and has come up with some new trends for the state.

“If you really look at Middle Tennessee, four of the fastest growing counties in the entire United States are here,” Hill said.

Montgomery, Rutherford and Wilson counties are experiencing double-digit growth. Sumner, Davidson and Maury counties are also growing rapidly.

Nashville could pass Memphis as the biggest metro area by the end of the year, but certainly will by the time of the next census in May 2017.

“You will see the trends of Nashville up 9,000 to 10,000 a year, and you see Memphis trending down,” Hill said.

Even with 41 Tennessee counties losing population, Middle Tennessee is so strong that the entire state is on track to replace Indiana as the 16th most populous state in the country.

By 2020, the state will know if it picks up a congressional seat. With redistricting, Middle Tennessee could have more congressional and statewide political power.

Nashville is now approaching Boston in terms of population.