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NAIL The official magazine of Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee President Dan Strebel Vice President James Franks Secretary/Treasurer Michael Dillon Executive Vice President John Sheley

Editor and Designer Jim Argo Staff Connie Nicley Pat Newsome

CONFERENCE Rooms Available Need space for an upcoming meeting, seminar or special event? Call the Home Builders Association and reserve one (or both) of the spacious, first-floor conference areas. Located in the heart of Brentwood at the HBA’s first-class office building, each room makes an ideal venue for both business and social engagements alike.

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THE NAIL is published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee, a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the American dream of homeownership to all residents of Middle Tennessee. SUBMISSIONS: THE NAIL welcomes manuscripts and photos related to the Middle Tennessee housing industry for publication. Editor reserves the right to edit due to content and space limitations. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: HBAMT, 9007 Overlook Boulevard, Brentwood, TN 37027. Phone: (615) 377-1055.

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FEATURES 8 High Rollers flock to HBAMT Casino Night All the association’s high rollers made the scene at the HBAMT’s Second Annual Casino Night.

10 Preview Party kicks off 2012 Parade of Homes Kings’ Chapel hosted an elegant and festive Parade of Homes Preview Party that saw the presentation of the coveted judges’ awards.

12 2012 Parade Plan Book, CliffsNotes version An abridged look at the Parade of Homes Plan Book with excerpts about each house, builder and designer. Visit Kings’ Chapel during the Parade of Homes for an up close look at all the award-winning homes.

DEPARTMENTS 6 News & Information 18 SPIKE Club Report 20 October Calendar 20 Chapters and Councils

ON THE COVER: The Aspen Construction Parade house, winner of six awards during the Preview Party including “Best of Show.” John Zelenak, builder; Kathleen Evers, ASID, designer. For more award winners and Parade of Homes details see page ten.

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Pace of new home sales holds steady in August ollowing a substantial gain in July, the pace of new-home sales held virtually unchanged at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 373,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. “New-home sales in August effectively tied the pace they set in the previous month, when they were the strongest we’ve seen in more than two years -- so this is really a continuation of the good news we’ve been getting on the housing front,” said Barry Rutenberg, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “Looking at the big picture, sales have been trending gradually upward since the middle of last year as favorable interest rates and prices have driven more consumers to get back in the market for a newly built home.” “This latest report indicates that new-home


New-home sales continue to run at a steady pace that’s well ahead of what we were seeing this time last year. 6 The NAIL z October 2012

sales continue to run at a steady pace that’s well ahead of what we were seeing this time last year, and at this rate, the third quarter of 2012 is going to be well ahead of the second quarter,” noted NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “That said, the razor-thin inventory of new homes for sale is very concerning because it indicates that builders aren’t able to access the credit they need to build new homes as demand for them improves.” Crowe also observed that the share of new homes sold in the higher price ranges ($400,000 and above) rose significantly in August. “This reflects the fact that people who are able to buy homes right now are those in higher-income ranges who have cash and equity on hand, while first-time buyers are having a tougher time getting qualified for a mortgage,” he said. Regionally, new-home sales gained in all but one area of the country this August, with the Northeast, Midwest and West posting increases of 20 percent, 1.8 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. The South was the only region to post a decline, of 4.9 percent. Meanwhile, the inventory of new homes for sale held at an historic low of just 141,000 units in August, which is a 4.5-month supply at the current sales pace. „

NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance SAFE Awards accepting entries he NAHB is now accepting applications for the 2012 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE). The awards program recognizes home builders and contractors who have developed and implemented high quality workplace safety programs, and also honors government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations who work to advance safety in the home building industry. “These awards were created to honor those who go above and beyond making safety a priority in our industry,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg. “We are pleased to be able to recognize the advances in jobsite safety programs, and those industry professionals who have taken strides to improve safety in the industry.” NAHB member companies in good standing that build residential homes or town homes using light construction methods are eligible to apply. Specialty trade contractors, remodelers and light


commercial and multifamily builders, as well as NAHB-affiliated associations and federal or state occupational safety and health officials who have been nominated by an NAHB member or association, are also welcome to participate. Award categories include Safety Program of the Year for single-family builders, remodelers, specialty trade contractors, multifamily builders and more. For a detailed list of categories, requirements and an online nomination form, visit Applications are due by Nov. 2, 2012. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony during the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 21, 2013. For more information on the NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company SAFE Awards program, or to apply, visit For any additional questions, please contact Dylan Hardison at or 800-368-5242 x8590. „

Chapter President John Whitaker welcomes Mayor Karl Dean to his September meeting.

Mayor Karl Dean at Chapter meeting Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the special guest at the Metro/Nashville Chapter’s September meeting. Dean spoke to the large crowd about Nashville’s future and how it will affect the home building industry. Piedmont Natural Gas hosted the meeting. Special thanks to all our sponsors; Hermitage Lighting Gallery, Kirkland Floor to Ceiling, Regions Mortgage and Piedmont Natural Gas.

Mayor Dean addresses the large crowd at the Piedmont Natural Gas meeting facility.

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Second annual Casino Night draws all the association’s high rollers to the HBAMT for a fun night at the tables.

or the second year in a row the opportunity to sit across the table from fellow HBAMT members for exciting, high stakes games of blackjack, poker and craps helped make the James Hardie Building Products Casino Night a thrilling success. Special thanks to all the members who donated the fantastic prizes for all the big winners, including Hermitage Lighting Gallery, Kirkland Floor to Ceiling, Regions Mortgage and THDA. And of course a big speacial thanks to event sponsors, James Hardie Building Products, and our open bar sponsors, Builders First Source. „


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High stakes and intense action during Casino Night at the HBAMT. Left: Keith Roberson and Matt Dryden stare down the Blackjack dealer. Below: Jim Ford, Zoraida Ford and Brandon Wise up the ante during a highly competitive round.

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Awards kick-off Parade T Parade teams recognized during Preview Party presentation of the Judges’ Awards.

he 2012 Parade of Homes™ was held Thursday, October 4 at the Kings’ Chapel Club House. Hosted by Kings’ Chapel and Kings’ Chapel Realty, the party provided a sneak peek inside five of the amazing homes while lending an elegant backdrop for the presentation of the Judges’ Awards. Aspen Construction was the big winner of the evening taking home six of the sixteen awards including “Best of Show” honors. Builder John Zelenak and designer Kathleen Evers with K Evers Interiors were on hand to accept the win-

ning teams’ awards that also included “Best Foyer,” “Best Master Suite,” “Best Floor Plan,” “Most Livable” and “Craftsmanship.” All of the five Parade homes that were judged were presented awards during the evening. Tradition Homes took home awards for “Best Front Elevation,” “Best Landscaping,” “Best Child's Room” and “Best Draperies.” Builder Daniel Green and designer Marie-Joe Bouffard from Just Faux You accepted the awards. Woodridge Homes’ Ted and Amber Pratt and designer Dana Dashiell with Dana Dashiell

THE 2012 PREVIEW PARTY JUDGES’ AWARDS Best Front Elevation: Tradition Homes Best Landscaping: Tradition Homes Best Foyer: Aspen Construction Best Kitchen: Woodridge Homes Best Master Suite: Aspen Construction Best Floor Plan: Aspen Construction Best Child’s Room: Tradition Homes Best Outdoor Living Area: Norfolk Homes

Patrick Crawford, Kathleen Evers and John Zelenak accept one of Aspen Construction’s six awards at the Parade of Homes Preview Party.

Best Home Mural: Southern Heritage Company Best Interior Decorating: Woodridge Homes Most Livable: Aspen Construction Best Home Theater: Woodridge Homes Best Draperies: Tradition Homes Craftsmanship: Aspen Construction Best Faux Finishing: Southern Heritage Company BEST of SHOW Aspen Construction 10 The NAIL z October 2012

Aspen Construction’s Parade house.

Interiors accepted awards for “Best Kitchen,” “Best Interior Decorating” and “Best Home Theater.” Southern Heritage Company’s Kevin Atwood and designer Lee Shacklock with Lee Shacklock Interior Design accepted awards for “Best Home Mural” and “Best Faux Finishing.” And Norfolk Homes was presented “Best Outdoor Living Area,” accepted by builder Kevin Dattilo and designer Linda Totok. Look for the presentation of the “People’s Choice Awards” in next month’s The Nail. „


Tradition Homes’ Brian Layton (left) and Daniel Green (right) accept one of their four awards with designer Marie-JJoe Bouffard during the Preview Party.

From left to right, deisgner Dana Dashiell and builders Amber and Ted Pratt at the Woodridge Homes Parade house that took home three awards during the Preview Party.

From left to right, faux artist William Bell, designer Lee Shacklock and builder Kevin Atwood accept an award for Southern Heritage Company during the presentation ceremony.

Deisgner Linda Totok and builder Kevin Dattilo accept Norfolk Home’s award for “Best Outdoor Living Area at the Kings’ Chapel Club House.

PARADE FAQS The Parade of Homes is open now through Oct 21 at Kings' Chapel in Arrington (see directions in the next column). Go to for Parade details and a sneak peek at all the homes. For more details contact the HBAMT at (615) 377-1055 during regular business hours or via email:

When: Oct 6-21, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily *Last ticket sells at 7:00 p.m.

Parade of Homes sponsors: Franklin Synergy Bank LP Building Products

Where: Kings' Chapel, Arrington, Tenn From Nashville: 1-65 South to Hwy 96 East; travel seven miles to Kings' Chapel on left

How: $12 per person Children 12 and under free Tickets available at the gate Tuesdays are REALTOR® Day at the Parade; Realtors admitted free with business card. October 2012 z The NAIL 11

ASPEN CONSTRUCTION 4,034 square feet ENCHANTING OLD WORLD HOME BEAUTIFULLY BLENDS EUROPEAN STYLE WITH SOUTHERN CHARM. HANDSOME DRYstacked stone works perfectly with dark, red-toned brick and an ivory mortar in yellow sand that recalls the lime mortar used in Victorian antebellum style homes of the 19th century. Arched-topped windows complement a striking roofline capped with a copper finial. A custom metal roof adorns a large bay window and true shutters crafted from 3-dimensional wood add considerable charm to the facade. A transom with arch sits atop rich mahogany doors that open into a spacious Foyer with two-story, vaulted-trey ceiling and iron lantern. Beautiful 4" hardwood flooring extends into a Study featuring custom raised panel walls and glazed, custom-layered paint on the trim. The vaulted ceiling has a distinctive octagonal design with lines that draw the eye to the iron chandelier hanging from its center. Dining Room features a coffered ceiling and 2-piece drop-down crown molding. Walls graced with a custom lacquered paint finish and handsomely detailed wainscoting. Butler’s Pantry includes built-in cabinetry, custom seed glass doors and a wine rack with stem-glass holders. Into the Great Room where handsomely detailed built-in cabinetry frame a beautiful custom made fireplace with limestone and stacked stone. Pine beams extend across the ceiling from the Great Room to the Covered Porch where true tongue-and-groove beadboard grace the ceiling. Eye-catching dry-stacked stone fireplace rises majestically until it meets the vaulted ceiling. Spectacular Kitchen is a stunning mix of style and practicality. Well-positioned island is custom finished with a dark Moroccan glaze and boasts exotic polished granite countertops (“Carnival”). Copper-hammered farm sink features Delta Victorian fixtures with Venetian bronze faucets. Backsplash features brilliant hand-painted terra cotta Tabarka tile from Arizona. Custom cream "maple truffled" colored cabinets perfectly offset the antique brown of the granite tops. French doors adorn the refrigerator and a hidden pantry provides loads of extra space.

John Zelenak

John Zelenak, president and CEO of Aspen Construction has been building homes for 15 years in Middle Tennessee. Eight years ago John broke away from larger home builders to focus on quality custom homes and started his company, Aspen Construction. John first created his niche with high-end builds in Brentwood. Currently, Aspen Construction has a pipeline of building sites ready to go in 12 South, Sylvan Park, Belmont/Hillsboro, Brentwood, Franklin, Arrington and Thompson’s Station. Contact Aspen Construction at 615.715.1782 or Visit them online at

Kathleen Evers

“Uniquely classic interiors to reflect your taste” is Kathleen Evers’ motto for the excellent work she does for her clients. She is a professional member of ASID and an NCIDQ registered interior designer. A Vanderbilt and O’More College of Design graduate, with degrees in Fine Arts and Interior Design, Kathleen began her career 29 years ago at Earl Swensson Associates. Before opening her own design firm in 2008, Kathleen gained more residential experience through her work at Davishire Interiors and Southern Land Company. Kathleen is adept in working within any budget and style. Contact her at K Evers Interiors for further information, (615) 973-3899.

WOODRIDGE HOMES 4,426 square feet STRIKING ROOF LINES AND PICTURESQUE ARCHITECTURAL FLOURISHES DISTINGUISH THIS OLD WORLD STYLE HOME. Arch-topped dormer windows and bronze, six-inch gutters with collection boxes frame the handsome black walnut shingles that grace the roof. An eyecatching Porte Cochere sits at a 45 degree angle to the front entry and features an arched pull-through drive and a one-car garage with access to a secondlevel “Man Cave.” Oil-rubbed lanterns adorn the two wing walls that extend from each side of the facade and the front porch. Rich mahogany doors open into the foyer where the cove trey ceiling features a brilliant faux-paint technique with metallic copper accents. Five-inch quarter-sawn white oak flooring extends through a welcoming vestibule and into the spacious Great Room. Great Room features a deep vaulted ceiling with four sections of custom finished cedar beams whose dark rustic tones and barnwood hues create a sense of distinction and timelessness to the rooms considerable charms. Majestic fireplace features brick reclaimed from the original Kings’ Chapel and a custom wood mantle. Dramatic built-in hood provides a natural canopy that disappears into the wall as it ascends toward the ceiling. Three sets of French doors, each with dormers, provide a wealth of natural light and open to the Outdoor Living Area features both a covered and uncovered patio. Covered patio features a linear gas fireplace with television, ceiling fan and porch swing. Uncovered patio includes outdoor kitchen refrigerator, gas grill and fire pit. Kitchen features custom cabinetry and poured concrete countertops. The oversized island is constructed of stained, knotty alder wood. Stained-glass backsplash extends behind the range to the ceiling, perfectly complemented by the concrete hood overhead. The coffered ceiling beautifully complements a built-in banquette, each featuring a white wash finish and “pecky cypress wood.” Laundry Room and Mud Room feature brick pavers reclaimed from Kings’ Chapel and custom cabinetry in an antique-finished turqouise..

Ted & Amber Pratt

Ted and Amber Pratt are principles of Woodridge Homes building some of Nashville’s most unique and inspiring homes. Their main focus is on delivering new homes with the highest quality and most innovative design at the very best value available. Woodridge is always seeking ways to find their customers cost savings and maximum efficiency through construction resulting in added value, lower utilities and more satisfied clients. Woodridge specializes in building homes of inspiring designs and innovative construction. Contact Ted Pratt at 974-5100 or visit their website at

Dana Dashiell

Dana Dashiell is living out her childhood dream in decorating and creating warm livable spaces. Dana earned her B.S. degree in Interior Design at Murray State University in 1985. She worked as an Interior Designer for Castner Knott and in 2000 became a partner with the Interior Design Group of Katherine Broadwater and Donna Morgan before opening her own business. Dana Dashiell Interiors offers a wide array of design services; creating color palettes, furniture and fabric selections, custom window treatments, and the all important accessorizing. Let Dana help you dream, design and inspire. Contact her at (615) 351-8852.

SOUTHERN HERITAGE COMPANY 3,760 square feet; 1503 square foot basement, optional 664 square foot basement MAJESTIC TRADITIONAL HOME BLENDS MODERN AND OLD WORLD STYLES WITH A MIX OF MATERIALS AND COLORS THAT are inviting to the eye. Four columns and warm French doors greet visitors to the covered front porch with hand-scraped hardwood flooring. A vaulted ceiling rests above the dramatic two-story Foyer whose custom wrought iron fixtures and hardwood flooring are illuminated by a gorgeous chandelier. Family Room includes a tray ceiling with brilliant custom faux wallpaper and a triple window with true-cut glass that work together to provide the room with florid colors, natural light and attractive lines. Kitchen features 100% Bosch appliances and a convenient over-sized island with seating for three and rich, dark paint. Kohler sink with apron front includes porcelain basin. Cabinets are painted a beautiful vanilla with chocolate glaze and feature Exodus granite countertops. Exquisite Antik Onyx backsplash is not to be missed. Recessed and undercounter lighting perfectly complements hues and textures throughout the room. The hub of first floor activity includes Laundry Room, Mud Room, Pantry and Keeping Room. Laundry Room boasts “mom's office” with custom built-in cabinetry with clothes chute from second floor, and an abundance of storage space. Mud Room with foot lockers and a spacious Pantry with terrific details and custom built-in cabinets and shelves. Keeping Room doubles as extra space for “family overflow” and is perfect for entertaining. Area is easily accessible from the Dining Room with vaulted ceilings and beams. Breakfast Nook features loads of natural light, a handsome wrought iron chandelier and a wet- bar staged perfectly between the kitchen. Grand Room with coffered ceiling, custom bookcases and an abundance of natural light through large windows and door that opens ot a scenic deck. Antik Onyx tiled fireplace with custom mantle featuring distinctive paint treatment. Enter the Master Suite with elegant queen sleigh bed, tray ceiling, wrought iron chandelier, and a seating area nestled in the picturesque bay window.

Kevin Atwood

Southern Heritage Company, LLC is a custom home building business specializing in high quality craftsmanship. Kevin Atwood, Owner/President, is a native Williamson County resident with over 20 years of construction related experience. The focus at Southern Heritage Company is to build the best quality homes and conduct business with the highest integrity. Kevin is personally involved with the daily oversight of each home and builds every home with the same care as if he and his family were going to live in it themselves. Contact Kevin and Southern Heritage Company at (615) 566-5871 or

Jennifer Parker

The Winning Design offers in-home residential decorating consultations to help with color selections, room layouts, custom window treatments, and decorative art. Jennifer Parker, owner of The Winning Design, will work with you on new constructions, as well as existing homes in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Nashville, and all points in between. The Winning Design offers a comprehensive line of interior design services ranging from remodel and interior redesign to custom window treatments, furniture, and decorative accents. Contact Jennifer Parker at (615) 5330600 or

TRADITION HOMES 4,654 square feet FRENCH COTTAGE STYLE HOME OFFERS MODERN FUNCTIONALITY WITH A VINTAGE FLAIR. FAUX OXYDIZED COPPER shutters adorn exterior windows topped with lintels crafted from reclaimed barnwood. The Front Outdoor Living Area, covered and bricked to the right of the entry, immediately conveys the distinctive style and welcoming tone infused throughout the home. Through the handsome knotty pine front door and onto the blended widths of hand distressed finished oak hardwood flooring of the spacious Foyer. Throughout the home you’ll find custom art created especially for the look and feel of each room. Family Room features oversized fireplace with hand crafted tile and a television concealed by custom finished doors that slide atop an exposed track. A one-of-a-kind light fixture crafted from reclaimed metal hangs from the ceiling. Panoramic doors disappear as they fold open to expose the Screened Porch, letting the outdoors in and creating an inviting space for entertaining. A sitting area includes a hanging bench, an eating area and pass-through window to the Kitchen. It’s hard to decide which one is the star of the stunning kitchen: the 48” French Blue range by Bertazzoni, the custom hood featuring a faux aged metal finish, the leathered Via Lacta granite or the custom cabinetry in a warm grey-taupe. From the Breakfast Nook and through the Dutch doors to the friend’s entrance with its custom cubbies for easy storage and an oversized utility room. The Laundry Room features brick paver flooring, a farmhouse sink and a custom desk that all contribute to the perfect “old-meets new” function and character. Dining Room includes a stylish Butler’s Pantry you’re sure to remember with its wooden tile backsplash and floating glass shelves. French doors provide an abundance of natural light and open to the Front Outdoor Living Area. Effortlessly comfortable area features a custom iron railing at its front, a custom wooden gate providing access from the front porch, and ceiling crafted from reclaimed barnwood.

Daniel Green

“Your home is likely to be one of, if not the largest investment you make,” says Tradition Homes Owner/President Daniel Green. “Our team will guide you through this process from beginning to end and help to ensure that your resources are used wisely and ultimately, that your goals are achieved.” Tradition Homes is currently building exceptional homes in the following neighborhoods and communities: Westhaven, Windstone, The Grove, Kings' Chapel, Green Hills, Belmont/Hillsboro, 12South, Richland/West End & Tyne Meade. For more information, call 615.891.7139 or visit

Marie Joe-Bouffard

Born in Old Quebec City, Marie-Joe Bouffard was raised amid a European aesthetic that included antiques, art and a patina of elegance. Fast forward twenty years: a move to America helped her develop a love for the family-centric philosophy and strong sense of Southern community that she now loves and lives in. “My heart will always love combining elegance with livability,” Bouffard says with an easy French infused accent. Her golden rule for every home: “I don’t believe there are any rules to design except one -- your home should reflect your personality. It is your home, not mine.” Contact Marie-Joe Bouffard at (615) 500-9774 or

SOUTHERN HERITAGE COMPANY 4,368 square feet CHARMING FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE STYLE ELEVATION WITH AN ATTRACTIVE MIX OF TUMBLED BRICK, STONE AND cedar shake. Cathedral style windows whose grids feature ornate gothic patterns are flanked by European style board and batten shutters. Inviting Covered Porch has rough-hewn timbers and earthy colors, an appealing mix of textures that create warmth and character. Foyer features an exquisite chandelier and handsome, hardwood Birch flooring that extends into the home. Dining Room is surrounded by dramatic arches that draw the eye upwards to the trey ceiling and the extraordinary custom faux finish. Using a Klondike base from Italy, the finish and its custom application technique make their U.S. debut at the hands of artist William Bell. A cozy two-sided fireplace faces both the dining room and the Great Room, with an 11’ coffered ceiling surrounded by can lights and supporting a gorgeous chandelier. The walls feature a custom Venetian faux-finish. Unique Panoramic doors open and fold out of sight, providing the room with an abundance of space and natural light from the Covered Porch. The Outdoor Living Area features scored concrete, true tongue and groove vaulted ceiling with canned lighting, and an entertainment area. Family Room with vaulted, true tongue and groove ceiling and a fireplace of brick and stone. Custom designed paint styling’s adorn the custom built-ins. Kitchen has large center island with apron sink and seating, a custom stainless steel hood over the gourmet oven and a refrigerator with Internet connection. A decorative backsplash features custom tile and granite countertops. Paint and glazed stain cabinets suggest European influences. A walk-in pantry is separately located off the Kitchen and includes custom adjustable shelving. The Breakfast Nook is an open area with vaulted ceiling and an abundance of natural light thanks to windows surrounding the room and 2 solid glass walls. Family Work Center includes the Laundry Room and a Mud Room with built-in lockers.

Kevin Atwood

Southern Heritage Company, LLC is a custom home building business specializing in high quality craftsmanship. Kevin Atwood, Owner/President, is a native Williamson County resident with over 20 years of construction related experience. The focus at Southern Heritage Company is to build the best quality homes and conduct business with the highest integrity. Kevin is personally involved with the daily oversight of each home and builds every home with the same care as if he and his family were going to live in it themselves. Contact Kevin and Southern Heritage Company at (615) 566-5871 or

Lee Shacklock

Lee Shacklock has been creating beautiful rooms for most of her life. “I started designing rooms and fabricating soft furnishings for myself with I was about ten years old. Little did I know then, this early hobby would lead to a career in Interior Design!” Lee said. It was during her 15 years in Great Britain that she studied her craft at Rhodec International College of Interior Design in Brighton, England. Today, Lee Shacklock Interior Design provides clients with a wealth of resources and extensive experience in every phase of the building process as well as award-winning interior planning and design services. Contact Lee at (615) 668-1138 or

NORFOLK HOMES 4,139 square feet “EUROPEAN FRENCH CHARM” BEST DESCRIBES THE STYLE OF THIS SPECTACULAR HOME FROM NORFOLK HOMES. WARM and inviting colors adorn the custom bracketed shutters, trim and exterior accents, beautiful complements to the “Old Mississippi” brick. Stately metal roof covers Front Porch and door with deep, rich stain and attractive detailed glass. Foyer welcomes visitors with stunning European art work and exquisite 3” hardwood flooring with inlays. Captivating Study is a picture of casual refinement. Cherry custom built-in bookcases perfectly augment the four soft leather chairs, and the cigar cutter confirms that this is the perfect place to share a smoke with friends. Dining Room features handsome wainscotting and a gorgeous accent wall of custom shades and colors. Dazzling glass and copper custom faux treatment graces the ceiling. Enchanting Great Room has hardwood floors with warm carpet inlays and a fireplace of gray ledge stone. Light colors and inspired accessories fill the room and its cozy sitting area. Room opens into the Kitchen with stunning maple glazed cabinets, a tiled, European backsplash and spectacular lighting over the island. Bar top with striking columns allows for interaction with family and guests. A breakfast area looks out onto the incredible Outdoor Living Area and its amazing “Spool.” Constructed of gorgeous stone and tile and featuring a natural rock spillway and waterfalls, the spool combines all luxury of a spa with the fun of a swimming pool. Enjoy drinks with friends in the raised spa or swim laps in the envigorating endless current. The stylish fireplace is sure to be a popular spot all year round. Into the Mud Room featuring convenient cubbies for coats, books, umbrellas and more. Powder Room boasts wall-hung sink. Master Bedroom is a dream with plush carpeting, dazzling chandelier and a “tea house” style sitting room. Master Bath includes walk-in shower, custom cabinetry and exquisite antique mirrors.

Kevin Dattilo

Since being founded in 1993, the focus of Norfolk Homes has been providing new home buyers with innovative home plans, hand-crafted construction, energy efficient design, and high standards of quality. Kevin Dattilo, Division President for Norfolk Homes, has been instrumental in the company's development and success. After earning a Bachelor Degree in Business Finance from Central Michigan University in 1990, Kevin went to work for the parent company of Norfolk Homes as a Project Manager. Contact him at (615) 591-6400 or For more information visit

Linda Totok

Linda Totok began her career over 18 years ago in Michigan working for Norfolk Homes, assuming responsibility for multiple tasks before realizing that her passion rested solely in design. Three years ago she was offered the position of Design Coordinator for Norfolk’s custom home division in Tennessee. Linda’s latest project is Norfolk’s Parade home at Kings' Chapel. You will see that Linda has an uncanny ability to think outside the box when approaching a new design project. Contact her at Norfolk Homes at (615) 591-6400 or For more information visit


Fourteen SPIKES (in bold) increased their recruitment numbers last month. What is a SPIKE? SPIKES recruit new members and help the association retain members. Here is the latest SPIKE report as of August 31, 2012. Top 20 Big Spikes Jim Ford Virgil Ray Bill King Mitzi Spann Jim Fischer Terry Cobb James Carbine Dan Stern John Whitaker Bruce Hancock Kevin Hale Jennifer Earnest Tonya Jones Bill Towe Reese Smith III Steve Moody Sonny Shackelford David Crane Michael Apple Cyril Evers

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Anne McKnight Jackson Downey Jim McLean Louise Stark Davis Lamb Harry Johnson Steve Cates C.W. Bartlett Tim Ferguson Tonya Alexander Steve Hewlett Tom Kelley Johnny Watson Carmen Butner Bill Kottas Lee Santiago Dave McGowan Kim Dykes B.J. Hanson Randy Parker Sam Carbine Erin Richardson Duane Vanhook Jordan Clark Jeff Slusher John Baugh Don Bruce Jim Ford, Jr. Hill McAlister Joe Morgan Gerald Bucy John Broderick Beth Sturm Al Davis Sheila Rawlings

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CHEATHAM COUNTY CHAPTER Chapter President - Roy Miles: 615/646-3303 Cheatham County Chapter details are currently being planned. Next meeting: to be announced. Topic: to be announced. Chapter RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 310

SUMNER COUNTY CHAPTER The Sumner County Chapter meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at the new Hendersonville Library. Next meeting: to be announced. Topic: to be announced. Price*: to be announced. Chapter RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 306

DICKSON COUNTY CHAPTER Chapter President - Mark Denney: 615/446-2873. The Dickson County Chapter meets on the third Monday of the month, 12:00 p.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dickson. Next meeting: Monday, October 15. Topic: to be announced. Price: FREE, lunch dutch treat. Chapter RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 307 MAURY COUNTY CHAPTER Maury County Chapter details are currently being planned. Next meeting: to be announced. Price*: to be announced. Chapter RSVP line: 615-377-9651, ext. 312; for callers outside the 615 area code, 1-800-571-9995, ext. 312 METRO/NASHVILLE CHAPTER Chapter President - John Whitaker: 615/843-3300. The Metro/Nashville Chapter meets on the fourth Monday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at the HBAMT offices. Next meeting: Monday, October 22. Topic: “An Update on New or Amended Stormwater Regulations,” with Rebecca Dohn, Metro Water Services Stormwater Program. Chapter RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 304 ROBERTSON COUNTY CHAPTER Next meeting: to be announced. Topic: to be announced. Price*: to be announced.

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY CHAPTER Chapter President - BJ Hanson: 615/884-4935. The Williamson County Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at the HBAMT offices. Next meeting: to be announced. Topic: to be announced. Price*: to be announced. Chapter RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 305 WILSON COUNTY CHAPTER The Wilson County Chapter meets on the second Thursday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at the Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon. Next meeting: to be announced. Topic: to be announced. Price*: to be announced. Chapter RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 309 *Builders free pending sponsorship.

COUNCILS CUSTOM BUILDERS COUNCIL Council President - Alan Looney: 615/309-8200. The CBC meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. at the HBAMT offices. Next meeting: to be announced. Topic: to be announced.

Price: to be announced. Council RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 311 GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL Council President - Erin Richardson: 615/883-8526. The Green Building Council meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. at the HBAMT offices. Next meeting: Wednesday, October 24. Topic: to be announced. Price: free for Green Building Council members thanks to our annual sponsors Trus Joist and E3 Innovate; $20 for non-members with RSVP ($25 w/o). Council RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 308 HBAMT REMODELERS COUNCIL Council President - Don Mahone. The HBAMT Remodelers Council meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 11:00 a.m. at varying locations. Next meeting: Wednesday, October 179. Topic: to be announced.. Price: free for RMC members with RSVP; $15 for non-members with RSVP ($20 w/o). Council RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 301 MIDDLE TENN SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL Council President - David Lippe. The SMC meets on the first Thursday of the month, 9:00 a.m. at the HBAMT offices. Next meeting: Thursday, October 11 - 9:30 AM at Kings’ Chapel in Arrington, Tennessee. Topic: “Parade of Homes Tour!” Join the council at the 2012 Parade of Homes at Kings’ Chapel for a tour of the homes. Price: FREE for SMC members with RSVP pending sponsorship ($10 w/o); $20 for non-members with RSVP ($25 w/o). Council RSVP Line: 615/377-9651, ext. 302. „

The Nail - October, 2012  

The October, 2012 issue of The Nail, the official magazine of the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee.