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Goodall Homes leads the way among Middle Tennessee homebuilders

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Goodall Homes had a very successful 2014.

The Gallatin-based company was honored as Builder of the Year by Professional Builder, a publication dedicated to the home building industry, in early December. One of their realtors, Tammy Chambers, was also named Realtor of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee.

The Goodall family came to Middle Tennessee in 1808 when Parke and Frances Goodall decided the beauty of the area and the "quality of life" offered here made it the perfect place to plant their roots. Goodall Homes President Bob Goodall, Jr. understood that folks still desire "quality of life" when selecting homes today and began building in 1983 after he finished college.

Goodall Homes has grown significantly in the last 20-plus years.

"In the early days we were a small builder... Over 20 years we got where we were doing over 100 homes a year and expanding to other counties," he told The Wilson Post during an interview.

Goodall Homes can now be found in Wilson, Williamson, Sumner and Davidson counties. Goodall Homes build the StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon.

Jana Pastors is the Community Lifestyle Director for Goodall Homes and also a StoneBridge resident.

"Our team is very passionate and dedicated to producing great, quality homes and also providing a sense of community in all our home developments. Stonebridge is a prime example of this. I could not have asked for a better community to be a part of," she said.

As the Community Lifestyle Director, Pastors builds relationships with the homeowners and partners with the community's Social Committee to help organize events where homeowners can meet their neighbors. "We provide a connection between our homeowners and the city where our communities are built. As you can tell - my job is fun," she added. "Goodall Homes is an amazing company to work with."

Goodall said that company transparency is another way Goodall Homes is unique from other builders. The company employees a staff of 85 - including positions in sales, marketing, administration and project management.

"We use an open book management system ... We do a lot of training, educating and team building to get all of the employees engaged in what we are doing," he said. "We share all of our financial information with employees ...We want to continue to build leaders and give back to our community."

Goodall received word that they would be awarded by Professional Builder in late September. He was officially honored with at the celebration in downtown Nashville on Thursday, Dec. 4. The award spotlights the best of the best when it comes to building homes. Upon receiving the award Goodall thanked his children and wife for their support - adding that his wife was the "wind beneath my wings."

Other awards and accolades include:

• Nashville Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Company #5, 2014

• Nashville Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Company #5, 2013

• Nashville Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Company #3, 2012

• Sumner County Impact Award, Bob Goodall, Jr., Nashville Business Journal 2014

• Sumner County Impact Award, Bob Goodall, Jr. Nashville Business Journal 2013

• 2012 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)--National Housing Quality Bronze Award

• 2014 Guild Quality--Guild Master Award for Customer Service

• 2011 Guild Quality--Guild Master Award for Customer

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett may be contacted at sgarrett@wilsonpost.com.

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