There’s a building boom of sorts happening in the Upper Cumberland these days as the outlook for the construction sector is one of steady optimism. While multi-family continues to dominate headlines in Cookeville, other developments are seeing strong demand.


“We felt like there was pent up demand, even though there’s a lot of new multi-family coming online. And the response has been overwhelming. We’re filling them up faster than we can build them.” – Eric Cherry, Elite Construction Services/The Gables at Veterans, Cookeville (Find out more about The Gables HERE.)


“Most builders are very busy and happy. The economy seems to have rebounded enough that people are ready to build new houses and remodel their current ones.” – Melanie Chadwell, Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland


“I don’t know if (single family) is as strong as multi-family, but there’s still steady demand. A lot of buyers are moving up, but we’re also seeing a lot of empty nesters. They want something that’s more maintenance free but with all the nice amenities.” -Donnie Suits, Capital Communities/Glen Abbey, Cookeville (Want to know more about the Glen Abbey development? See the related story HERE.)


“The economy delayed us more than anything. But we have seen an overall rise in construction, and it seems like things are getting better. I think it’s only going to go up from here.” – Barbara DelMonaco, DelMonaco Developments/Vineyard Estates, Baxter (visit https://www.ucbjournal.com/delmonaco-development-ready-to-dig/ for an exclusive story on the planned winery development)



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