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Categories: Events, Goodall Homes, Knoxville, New Community, New Floorplan, Realtor News, Subdivision, TN Homes | Posted: November 27, 2018


MODEL GRAND OPENING AT the villas at Weatherstone

December 20th
from 1 to 3PM
427 Sunny Springs Ln. • Knoxville, TN 37922


For more info: Laura Sistrunk or 615-504-1381
Use 10200 Autumn Valley Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922 for GPS then follow the signs to Sunny Springs Lane.

Click HERE for Flyer

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






Goodall Homes honors Emilio Ortiz as student of the month

Categories: Neighborhood, Press Release, TN Homes, Williamson County | Posted: May 27, 2016

Williamson Herald. Click Here for full article


When Emilio Ortiz began Pre-K at Johnson Elementary School, he did not speak. For two years, Emilio did not speak to his teachers or classmates.

“We knew he could speak as he would speak to his family,” said Johnson Elementary principal Tosha Baugh. “He said he would speak if he was put in Mr. [Drew] Wilkerson’s [first grade] class.”

Emilio’s constant support system at Johnson and in his family paid off as he is now participating in class discussions, as well as a top reader in his class.

“He is a diligent worker and tries his best in all endeavors,” Wilkerson said. “In addition to his academic strengths, Emilio has a great attitude and is always willing to help, often without even being asked and always with a beaming smile on his face.”

According to Emilio, his favorite subject is math in which he loves to answer the questions. He enjoys reading books about history and recently completed a class project on garter snakes. He wants to be a policeman when he grows up.

“I know how hard [Omar and Maria Ortiz] work as parents,” Goodall Homes Marketing Director Rachael Overall said. “I’m so proud of them teaching and believing in [Emilio].”

The praise continued from Emilio’s father Omar.

“We’re really proud of him,” Omar said. “He was really shy when he started school. I’m so proud he came to Johnson because they have helped him grow.”

To nominate a Williamson County student, find a Goodall Homes Student of the Month form under the home menu online at


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!!


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 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.

Goodall Homes Ranked the #5 Fastest-Growing Private Company in Nashville

Categories: Awards, Community Service, Davidson County, Employee News, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Housing Market, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Nashville Business Journal, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Homes Nashville Area, Nolensville, Realtor News, Single Family Home, StoneBridge, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team, TN Homes, Townhome, Villas, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: September 24, 2013

According to the Nashville Business JournalGoodall Homes is at the “Top of the List”, and is officially the 5th fastest-growing private company in Nashville, based on revenue growth from 2009-2012!  Click HERE to see who rounded out the top five.

It’s an honor to be a part of such a cohesive team, and, of course, we wouldn’t have any of this success without our customers.  If you are in the market for a new home in the Nashville area, we hope this gives you the confidence you need in Goodall Homes.

We currently have new single family, villa, townhome, and condo communities in Davidson, Sumner, Wilson, and Williamson Counties.

To learn more about Goodall Homes, please visit our website at  To schedule an appointment to meet with a New Home Consultant at any of our neighborhoods, please call (615) 448-8929, or email Amber Davis at


Article in Professional Builder Magazine Highlights Goodall’s Business Strategy

Categories: Employee News, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Professional Builder Magazine, Realtor News, Sumner County, Team, TN Homes | Posted: September 24, 2013

(Excerpt from Professional Builder Magazine, titled “Home Builders in Action”, written by contributing editor Scott Sedam, published on September 20, 2013. See

Keith Porterfield is one of the most instantly likeable guys you will ever meet. Make no mistake, Keith is an executive with his eye always on the ball and not much gets past him. Yet his open, receptive manner pulls the best from everyone. During the worst housing recession in history, Goodall Homes grew from No. 13 in the super-competitive Nashville market to No. 2 today. When I ask Keith how Goodall jumped 11 spots competing against a boatload of national builders, what I get is a long list of “things done right” that add up to a consistent, purposeful strategy that takes advantage of opportunities that fit Goodall’s strengths. During this time Goodall tripled in volume without taking on additional debt. Just how does a builder do that? Purchase finished lots? Check. Develop your own land? Check. Structure complicated deals with developers to share risk and profit, thus reducing investment levels while building more homes? Check. The down times forced Goodall to get creative and the results are nothing short of spectacular. They were the first in their market with an easy-living concept to serve the move-down market, with wider doorways, zero-step entries, and complete living areas on the first floor. Designed with seniors in mind, they found everyone loved them. Another genuine strategic advantage is Goodall’s adherence to true even-flow scheduling. That brings them the best trades, the best crews, and controls cost. Yet while describing each of their strategies, Keith is quick to harken back to having great people and taking care of them as the most productive strategy of all.

Video Message from Bob Goodall–President and Owner of Goodall Homes

Categories: Community Service, Davidson County, Employee News, Franklin, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Housing Market, Job Market, Mount Juliet, Nashville Area Homebuilder, National Housing Market, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, One Level Floorplan, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County, Team, TN Homes, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: July 30, 2013

Click here for a video from Bob Goodall

Click HERE for a video update from Bob Goodall, President and Owner of Goodall Homes.

Please call (615) 448-8929 or email for more information on our company and our middle-Tennessee communities.


In The Tennessean – “Housing Market Takes off Across Wilson County”

Categories: Community Service, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Housing Market, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Homes Nashville Area, Realtor News, Single Family Home, StoneBridge, Subdivision, The Tennessean, TN Homes | Posted: May 3, 2013

The Wilson County housing market is heating up

A very positive and exciting look at the Wilson County housing market–by Bill Lewis of the Tennessean.  It’s great to be selling homes in Middle Tennessee these days!


For more information on Goodall Homes, please visit our website at, or call us at (615) 448-8929.  Goodall Homes is currently building in the following communities in Wilson County:  Stonebridge (Lebanon), Providence Landing (Mount Juliet), and will soon be selling again in Hillview Farms (Lebanon).



Pending Home Sales Hit 3-Year High

Categories: Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Homebuilder's Association of Middle Tennessee, Housing Market, National Housing Market, The Tennessean, TN Homes | Posted: May 2, 2013

According to The National Association of Realtors, pending home sales rose 1.5 percent in the month of March. This is the highest recording since April 2010, when a homebuyer’s tax credit fueled increasing sales.

Steady job gains and low mortgage rates have all contributed to the increase in home sales over the past year. Goodall Homes is happy to report this positive news about the national economy and housing market.

The Tennessean: “Pending Home Sales Hit 3-Year High”