Giving back to our community is part of the fabric of Carbine & Associates building history, and, this week, Vice President of Operations Daryl Walny was honored by Franklin Tomorrow for leading the C&A team in the build of an Operation FINALLY HOME in Kings’ Chapel community for decorated war veteran, retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Luke Van Dorston and family.

Carbine & Associates, Daryl Walny, photo by Brandy Blanton

Carbine & Associates Daryl Walny was presented Franklin Tomorrow’s Individual Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award. (Photo by Brandy Blanton)

Earning Franklin Tomorrow’s “Individual Corporate Volunteer Award,” Walny, along with C&A’s Estimator Kim Dykes, marshaled volunteers, building donations and subcontractors for work on the seven month build of the French Country style home with Tudor accents. Van Dorston flew 140 combat missions and was involved in combat engagements which earned him two Bronze Stars, one with valor for heroism. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011, and suffers from PTSD.

Carbine & Associates, Operation FINALLY HOME Dedication, Franklin, TNOFH Pic 2 Group

“It was such a honor volunteering to help Operation FINALLY HOME provide a home for such an amazing man, just one example of the incredible military men and woman sacrificing for our great country. Not only is Luke a self-sacrificing patriot, I’m proud to call he and Abbey friends,” Walny said.

Carbine & Associates, Franklin Tomorrow 2014 Awards, Franklin, TN

The Carbine team, also nominated,  joined Franklin Tomorrow’s Corporate Volunteer of the Year Daryl Walny and wife, Kelsey, at the Franklin Theater for the annual awards event and pictured far right are FT Exec. Dir. Mindy Tate and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson.


C&A Daryl Walny, Franklin Tomorrow Awards, Franklin, TN

Honored as Franklin Tomorrow’s Individual Corporate Volunteer of Year, C&A’s Daryl Walny, with Franklin Tomorrow’s Kathy Carlton and Mindy Tate.


Operation FINALLY HOME is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build mortgage-free custom homes for wounded, disabled veterans and their widows.

Here’s a video overview of the build with the important contributors listed at the end.

Carbine & Associates was founded by building industry veteran James Carbine and his brother, the late Denzel Carbine. Today, working with partner, Daryl Walny, the Middle Tennessee custom home building company has an established track record of transparent cost control, superior project organization and attention-to-detail earning client confidence by consistently delivering. As top Nashville area custom home builders, the C&A team was selected to build HGTV® Smart Home 2014 in Green Hills. C&A’s work was the cover feature of the July/August 2013 “Traditional Home” magazine project partnering with the O’More College of Design. Members in good standing with the local, state and national Home Builders Associations, C&A are NAHB Green Certified Builders and have the distinction of earning a State of Tennessee Unlimited Residential License.