Wilson Bank Holding Company's board of directors has nominated area real estate leader Bob Goodall Jr. to become its newest member, company officials recently announced.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Goodall began his career as a builder in 1983 with Goodall Homes, and under his leadership the business has been recognized as one of the top 10 fastest-growing private companies by the Nashville Business Journal for the past five years.
The selection will come to a vote by the company's shareholders at its annual meeting on April 11. Goodall will also join the board of Wilson Bank & Trust if elected by Wilson Bank Holding Company's shareholders. He would become the first member of the board from the northern region of Wilson Bank's service area, and the second director with roots outside of Wilson County. According to bank leaders, his presence on the leadership team would be an ideal fit from the perspective of the bank's anticipated continued growth as Middle Tennessee's Community Bank™, and also in terms of his industry knowledge and community-minded approach to business.
"Bob Goodall has been respected in our business and by our organization for many years, not only for his tremendous acumen, management expertise and familiarity with the local real estate market, but also for his service to the community," Wilson Bank & Trust CEO Randall Clemons said. "With strong values, a reputation of caring for his employees and a constant desire to help those around him, he will be a valuable addition to our leadership team."
For his community impact and service, Goodall was recognized as the 2015 Sumner County Citizen of the Year by the Hendersonville Standard and Gallatin News. Workplace Dynamics and The Tennessean recognized Goodall Homes as one of 25 top workplaces in Tennessee from 2012-2016, including a "Top Workplaces Hall of Fame" honor last May.
In 2014, Goodall Homes helped Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee launch its first "Hunger Free Summer" campaign to ensure that children have access to nutritional meals during the summer, when free meals from school are not available. Hands On Nashville recognized Goodall Homes' commitment to community giving as a Strobel awards nominee for corporate volunteerism, and Goodall Homes has also partnered with Operation FINALLY Home, a national non-profit organization that connects homebuilders with military veterans, to construct two custom-built homes in Tennessee.
Goodall Homes was named Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine in 2014 and was a Nashville Business Journal Best in Business finalist in 2016. Market Graphics Research Group named Goodall Homes No. 1 in dollar volume on their Top 50 Builders Report for the Nashville market for three consecutive years. Goodall Homes was also recognized by the National Association of Homebuilders as recipient of the National Housing Quality Silver Award in 2016 and Bronze Award in 2012, which are granted to only three companies nationally each year.
Goodall Homes was acquired in April 2016 by Clayton Properties, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and one of America's largest homebuilders. Goodall continues to lead the Goodall Homes team.