We are living in interesting times in Nashville right now. New homes are going up in almost every neighborhood in the urban core. Low interest rates and Nashville being labeled the "It" city are driving up prices. Terms like "gentrification", "affordable housing" and "tall skinny homes" are getting tossed around in numerous conversations. Have you heard the acronym NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard)?
Our goal at West Nashville Living has always been to build & renovate quality homes that homeowners & renters can enjoy for years.
Another goal we have is to be good neighbors during and after construction. We understand living next door or nearby a construction site is not convenient. Construction creates temporary noise and mess.
So here are ways we try to be good neighbors during construction:
1) Build Relationships: We always try to meet the adjacent neighbors before we build. Dave Davelaar, our general contractor, will introduce himself and give them a business card and tell them to let him know if they have any issues. Recently, a homeowner next door to a new build asked us to pressure wash off their home after we were done with the exterior to get any sawdust that got on their home. We said, "no problem."
2) Clean Site Inside & Outside: We know the importance to keep a clean construction site outside and in. This practice keeps our site more safe and trash from impeding into other yards.
3) Workdays: Did you know if you are not the homeowner, you can not conduct construction on Sundays according to Metro Codes? We think that is a great rule. We all need at least 1 day of rest and we also do not want to disrupt others rest by making noise.
4) Thinking Long-term: Our company name has "West Nashville" in it for a reason. We are not building a few homes & leaving. This is the only part of town where we build homes and have rental property. We started renovating homes in the Nations when most people in Nashville had never heard of "The Nations". We desire to build quality homesand quality relationships because we want to stay in business in the area for years to come.
We are human and we have 30-50 different subcontractors per home so we are going to make mistakes. If you see a problem or an issue at one of our construction sites, please contact Mark Hayes or Dave Davelaar so we can handle the issue.