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Ole South Properties is Tennessee's largest 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, 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, 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 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 in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. In 2019, Ole South was named #64 in Builder Magazine's Top 100 Builder ranking. 

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.

"Ole South Properties has been always by our side, giving us the opportunity to choose our own lot, own model plan as well as detailed options to build our 'DREAM HOME'. Moreover, you always understood and whole-heartedly treated our own problems as your own. We truly would like to thank Trey and Joe for your patience, hard work, professionalism, and kindness. You really gave us a 'WONDERFUL HOME' which we always want to return to enjoy the peace and the warmth after long and hard working days."

Richard & Trang D.