Father, sons work together to build family homebuilder business By Hollie Deese Joe DeFatta began building homes 35 years ago, and in 2007 he and his son David, a Middle Tennessee State University graduate with a degree in residential construction and land development, decided to start their own business – right before the recession hit. But that only made
By Hollie Deese Photography by Solomon Davis Doug Herman bounced around various forms of construction work back when he was in high school, so by the time he got to college he had already gained marketable skills in construction and remodeling. He got a master’s degree at Bowling Green State University in Ohio in construction technology, then he worked
Middle Tennesseans make the most of outdoor space Photography by Ruby and Peach Photography and Paige Rumore Photography When fall means mostly mild weather peppered with the occasional 90-degree day, enjoying time outdoors is a big part of how Middle Tennesseans spend their time. And you don’t need that much space to make outdoor magic happen. Seth Argo with
2011 saw the return of the Middle Tennessee Parade of Homes and Grove Park Construction took the top honors. Nashville Interiors takes you on a tour of this winning house.
“Buying the wrong lot is such an easy mistake to avoid,” says Bernie Bloemer, of Bernie Bloemer Custom Homes. “Always take your builder with you when you’re looking for a lot. If you haven’t already chosen your builder, but you’ve narrowed the choice down, ask all of them to look at the lot individually.” If you already have some idea