Celebrating 30 years of building, Carbine & Associates skipped the party to build a House for Hope Designer Show House and donated the $102,000 proceeds to Middle Tennessee children’s charities. Franklin Tomorrow honored this achievement with their Corporate Team Award given to companies seeing the value of giving back to their community through successful volunteer programs with high levels of participation and impact.

Franklin Tomorrow is a community visioning nonprofit which seeks to engage the community, foster collaboration and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin, Tennessee.


Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson helped Franklin Tomorrow awards night at the Franklin Theatre. Carbine & Associates team earned Corporate Volunteer award for their 2017 House for Hope Designer Show House project.

Franklin Tomorrow Honors Show House Work


The House for Hope Designer Show House was launched in March of this year with designers from four states creating gorgeous rooms in the Modern Farmhouse of the newly launched Carbine neighborhood, Southern Preserve.

Featured by the national magazine Domino, the event proceeds were given back to the community by the custom homebuilder.

Carbine’s Kim Dykes Honored 

Also honored with a Franklin Tomorrow Corporate Volunteer Nomination was Carbine’s Estimating & Operations Manager Kim Dykes.


Carbine’s Kim Dykes was joined by her father, retired Army Colonel Tom Feuerborn at Franklin Tomorrow’s awards night.

Company president James Carbine said the award is a great honor for the entire team and Kim who organized the efforts of so many subcontractors, vendors and designers from four different states.

“I am so proud of our entire Carbine team including Kim who went above and beyond in making the House for Hope possible. She’s the woman behind the curtain making it all happen. Kim is a top shelf person and integral to the entire operation. We could not do it without her. If she’s doing a project, it gets done right,” Carbine said.

Working with the Carbine team for the past 30 years, Kim has been also worked with many of the contractors and subcontractors for that long as well.  “It speaks so highly of her relationships and respect in the home building industry that so many eagerly signed on to help once again,” Carbine added.

Carbine Donates $102,000 To Area Children


Carbine & Associates donated $102,000 to 17 Middle Tennessee nonprofits. Pictured left to right: Tina Edwards, My Friend’s House; Linda Crockett Jackson, Bridges Domestic Violence Center – Williamson County; Gina Wilson, Waves – Early Learning; Grace Bingham, Make-A-Wish Foundation Middle Tennessee; Carbine & Associates’ Daryl Walny and James Carbine; Nick Oldham, Boys & Girls Club Davidson County; Jon Stephenson, Special Olympics WMCO; Chandler Means, AGAPE; SECOND ROW, Alan Bolick, Special Olympics Davidson County; Laurengl Owens, Young Life Capernaum-Williamson County; Gail Powell, High Hopes; Chris Barnhill, Franktown Open Hearts; Denise Carothers, Boys & Girls Club – Williamson County; Sarah Beatty, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee; Katie Hall, Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville; THIRD ROW, Phil Stone, Narrowgate Foundation; Kelly Campbell, Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. Not pictured: Graceworks, Saddle Up and Camp Will – Williamson County Therapeutic Programs.

In June, the $102,000 donation was given to the following Middle Tennessee organizations:  Camp Will – WMCO Recreation Center; Special Olympics WMCO; Special Olympics Tennessee; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee; Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville; Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home; Boys & Girls Club –WMCO; Boys & Girls Club – Davidson County; Saddle Up; AGAPE; GraceWorks; My Friend’s House; Narrow Gate Lodge; Waves – Early Learning;  High Hopes;  Young Life Capernaum – Williamson County; Make-A-Wish Foundation Middle Tennessee;  Bridges Domestic Violence Center – Williamson County; Franktown Open Hearts.

Community Commitment

Committed to giving back to their community, in 2014, Carbine’s Operation FINALLY HOME build of a mortgage-free home for a decorated war veteran in the Arrington community of Kings’ Chapel earned national honors as well as Franklin Tomorrow’s Corporate Volunteer Award for Carbine’s Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny.

The House for Hope is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation established in 1993 by company president/co-founder James Carbine with his brother, the late Denzel Carbine. Over the years, numerous subcontractors and vendors have joined Carbine as well as other builders in constructing beautiful homes with 100% of the proceeds helping area children’s charities. With multiple builders participating, the foundation will officially have donated $700,000. For more information, contact Carbine at 615-661-9995.