Gregg & Rains Building Group LLC
202 Fifth Ave. S., Franklin 37064
Years in business: Gregg & Rains Building Group was started in May 2011. Prior to creating Gregg & Rains Building Group, Alex Gregg owned and operated Alex Gregg Construction, LLC, which started in 2008. Jake Rains owned and operated Rains Construction LLC from 2007 until 2011.
Describe the company and explain what makes it unique. Gregg & Rains Building Group is owned and operated by Jake Rains and Alex Gregg, who are Franklin natives and lifelong friends. Growing up, they were classmates in elementary school and teammates in youth athletics.
Rains and Gregg take pride in the fact that Gregg & Rains Building Group is a small, hometown company and they both are involved in every aspect of the homes that they build.
What developments do you have under way or recently completed in Middle Tennessee? Today’s the final day of the Parade of Homes tour at Kings’ Chapel neighborhood in Arrington, and our English Country home is open until 8 p.m.
We primarily build in Williamson and Davidson Counties. We have worked on infill projects such as Evans Estates in Historic Downtown Franklin as well as on Lone Oak Drive in Green Hills. Recently, we have been building in developments in Franklin such as Berry Farms, Henley, Delta Springs, and Gallant Ridge. We will continue to build in Kings’ Chapel in Arrington after the Parade of Homes. Future developments will include Benelli Park in Historic Downtown Franklin and Allenwood in Thompson’s Station.
What type of housing do the company’s developments include? At Gregg & Rains Building Group, we primarily build single-family detached homes.
What is the range of home sizes or average size? The typical homes built by Gregg & Rains Building Group are between 3,000 and 5,000-plus square feet.
What is the price range? Most of the homes are priced between $500,000 and $1 million.
What features are most popular today? Open floor plans and main level masters are features that have almost become the norm. Other floor plan trends include a second bedroom downstairs, drop zone areas — mud rooms near the entrance from the garage, and pocket offices close to the kitchen.
In general, most people are looking for homes where entertaining is easy and that have a good “flow.” Homeowners are also eliminating spaces that aren’t used very often such as formal living rooms and occasionally formal dining rooms.
What amenities are nearby? Obviously, the schools in Williamson County and the proximity to Cool Springs and Nashville are the primary draws to this area. Another reason why people have been moving to this area is the Historic Downtown Franklin district. Main Street is the host of many festivals, has plenty of great restaurants and retail shops, and is also the home of an incredible venue, the Franklin Theatre. The energy and buzz is apparent any time you visit downtown Franklin.
Who is your customer base? Our homeowners are usually move-up buyers or empty nesters, but we have also built many homes for first-time buyers.
What is the hallmark of your homes? We pay attention to the details of the structure and foundation, the architecture, the functionality, and the finishes. We focus on creating value for our homeowners by providing high quality construction at a great price.