Company History

About Ole South

Ole South Properties is Tennessee's largest homebuilder. Our Founder and Owner, John Floyd, started his career in Real Estate at the age of 23 and has experienced first-hand how providing a quality home is not just the right thing to do, but also a good business model to follow.

Since inception in 1986, Ole South has been dedicated to providing the very best new home value to families in Middle Tennessee areas such as Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Fairview, and Spring Hill.  Ole South, headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and independently owned, is proud to be recognized among the Top 100 Home Builders in the nation.

Ole South Today

Ole South offers a wide selection of new homes in Middle Tennessee's best locations.  Whether your family is growing or downsizing, Ole South offers the perfect home for you.

Our Townhomes, or Villa Series, offer a low-maintenance lifestyle.  Leave the yard work behind!

Our series of Traditional Homes include 3, 4, and 5 bedroom plans.  

All homes built by Ole South are designed to be energy efficient in voluntary compliance with TVA's Energy Right® program guidelines.


Floyd and Ole South Properties have been the recipient of nearly 50 awards for home building excellence. In 2008, Floyd was recognized in the Nashville Business Journal's Impact Awards and was named Home Builder of the Year by the Rutherford County Homebuilders Association. Just a few months before, Floyd was named Tennessee Home Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Tennessee.  Ole South is also recognized by Tennessee Housing & Development Agency as the "Builder of the Year" for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.  The company is ranked #1 on the list of the Top Residential Builders by The Nashville Business Journal, who also ranked Ole South aomng the Top Fastest-Growing Companies in the region.  The company continues to be recognized by the Nashville Business Journal, placing among the area's Top Privately Held Companies in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Ole South and the Community

In 2018, Ole South was named the Official Home Builder for Middle Tennessee State University Athletics.

Ole South is dedicated to the communities where they build. With the creation of the John Floyd Charitable Foundation, more than $1 million in financial, material and labor support has been given to various organizations throughout Middle Tennessee.

Recently Floyd, in partnership with the Rutherford County Home Builders Association, led an effort to renew the building trades vocational program at Oakland High School in Rutherford County. Floyd supplied materials, labor and political motivation to a project designed to replenish the skilled labor workforce in Middle Tennessee.  Ole South is also actively involved in the Academy of Architecture & Construction at Nashville's Cane Ridge High School, along with many other civic organizations to include Second Harvest Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity. 

The Future

Ole South continues to be known as Tennessee's #1 Home Builder, adding new locations and neighborhoods offering unprecedented value to the quality of life throughout Middle Tennessee.