Named one of Greater Nashville House & Home magazine’s Readers’ Favorite Home Builder is a huge honor for the Carbine building team after recently completing our biggest charity project to date, the House for Hope Designer Show House.

Being selected a favorite builder is an honor, and, as we express our thanks, here’re some of our favorite building moments which make us proud and thankful to be living and working in Middle Tennessee.



Featured on the March/April cover of Greater Nashville House & Home mag is the porch of Carbine & Associates’ House for Hope Designer Show House. Also in the issue are the Readers’ Favorite Awards with Carbine earning one of the top area home builders. (Photo by Peyton Hoge, Design by J & K Design Studio)

Building A Mortgage-Free Home For Decorated Vet

In 2014, Afghanistan and Iraq veteran U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Luke Van Dorston received the keys to his new Carbine custom-built home through a partnership with Carbine, King’s Chapel community and Operation FINALLY HOMEOFH is a 501(c)(3) organization that honors wounded, ill and injured veterans and widows of fallen soldiers with new custom-built, mortgage-free homes.



Country Music legend Kix Brooks escorts the Van Dorston family with C&A builder Daryl Walny to their new Carbine custom home made possible through Operation FINALLY HOME.

“Carbine & Associates has had the privilege of building so many wonderful homes over the years, and while we take pride in every home we build, we are especially proud to have our name on this one,” said James Carbine founding partner of Carbine & Associates. “So many subcontractors and supplies have generously donated their time and products to make this beautiful custom French country home possible for the Van Dorstons as one small way to honor the service and sacrifices of Luke and our military.”

 Carbine partner & V.P. of Operations Daryl Walny marshaled volunteers along with Carbine’s Estimating Manager Kim Dykes.  Walny was honored by Franklin Tomorrow with their Corporate Volunteer Achievement Award and the project earned National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) Judge’s Special Award of Excellence and a Silver Award for Building Industry Community Spirit Award.


Carbine & Associates, OFH Awards, Franklin, TN

Custom builder Carbine & Associates earned two national awards for the Operation FINALLY HOME build for the Van Dorston family in the gated Kings’ Chapel community. Pictured left to right, C&A’s Daryl Walny with Brooks, Abby & Luke Van Dorston. (Photo by Forest Home Media)


Designer Show House Earns Children’s Charities $100,000

 Working with 15 designers from four different states to produce a gorgeous Modern Farmhouse with the proceeds dedicated to area children’s charities is Carbine’s most ambitious charity project to date.  Celebrating over 30 years of building, the team skipped the party and built a gorgeous home in the new Southern Preserve neighborhood reaching their goal of $100,000 for charity. Nationally, Domino magazine showcased the project with the house under contract within seven days of the tour closing. In June, over a dozen checks will be presented to so many worthy causes. 


The House for Hope Designer Show House team reached their goal of $100,000 for area children’s charities. Pictured, front row, Carbine & Associates’ partners Daryl Walny and James Carbine. Center porch, left to right, Lucy Farmer, Lucy’s Inspired, Amanda Carlson, The Interior Maven Julie Couch, Julie Couch Interiors, Chad James, Chad James Group, Kelly Oakley, Lauren Elder & Kara Blalock, ReFresh Home Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist; Back porch left to right: KariAnne Wood, Thistlewood Farm, Rhoda Vickers, Southern Hospitality, Ashley Mills, The Handmade Home, Mitzi Maynard, Redo Home & Design, Colleen Locke, Trot, Karrie Seaton & Stephanie Handley, J&K Design Studio, Gina Carter Julian, Angie Forte & Jerome Farris, Peddler Interiors.  (Photo by Geinger Hill, Forest Home Media)

Traditional Home Show House Supports Franklin O’More College

The cover of Traditional Home magazine showcased a beautiful Carbine custom home in Franklin built for the 2013 O’More College show house.  Carbine was honored to build the home which supports the historic private college in downtown Franklin.



Helping support O’More College of Design, Carbine was honored to build their Traditional Home Show House in 2013.

Builders of National 2014 HGTV Smart Home

It was a super smart move when Carbine said yes to building the 2014 HGTV Smart Home in Green Hills.  Showcased on HGTV specials hosted by Tiffany Brooks and Chris Lambton as well as the pages of HGTV magazine, the English Country style home stylish and colorful décor also included the latest in smart home technology and was won by Chicago area college student Ashley King. 


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College student Ashley King, surrounded by her family and James Carbine, was the winner of the 2014 HGTV Smart Home in Nashville.

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