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Ole South Properties is Tennessee's largest independently and locally-owned home builder.* 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, Pleasant View, Shelbyville, 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.

*as recognized by InfoSource, Metrostudy, and The Nashville Business Journal in the number of units permitted and closed

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 offer a low-maintenance lifestyle.  Leave the yard work behind!

Our series of Traditional detached 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 Home Builders 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 #16 among 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 each year from 2015 through 2023.  Ole South was named #66 in Builder Magazine's Top 100 Builder ranking of home builders in the nation for 2022 and #90 for 2023.

Ole South and the Community

Ole South is the Official Home Builder for Middle Tennessee State University.  The company is an active supporter of MTSU's Construction Management program and operates a successful internship program for MTSU College of Business students interested in a career in Real Estate.  The company, through the John Floyd Charitable Foundation, donated One Million Dollars to MTSU to launch the Center for Student Coaching and Success.

Ole South is dedicated to the communities where they build and has provided millions of dollars in support to various organizations throughout Middle Tennessee.  While the company thrived during the pandemic, others were not as fortunate.  Recognizing this, in March of 2021 the company donated over One Million Dollars to area non-profits that serve the community and those less fortunate affected by the pandemic.

Ole South is proud to be the official home builder of MTSU Athletics.

The Future

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

"You always hear the old cliche', when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Not with Ole South! As a first time homebuyer, we do not think we could have picked a better company to work with. We are in love with our new home and look forward to all of the memories we will make as we make our lives together in our Ole South Home."

Justin & Mauri W.