Southern Living Custom Builder Program

Southern Living carefully selects custom home builders that transcend the pages of the magazine into a dream home. Members are chosen for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace, and focus on the discriminating customer who is looking to build a custom home.

Homebuilder Alan Looney, founder and president of Castle Homes, was named Custom Builder of the Year by the Southern Living Custom Builder Program.

“Alan Looney represents the best our program has to offer,” says Kristen Payne, Executive Marketing Director, Southern Living. “His sincerity as a person and vested interest in providing a customer a great experience are what really make him stand apart.”

The Southern Living Custom Builder Program is an invitation-only network of nearly 100 builders across the country.  Each member is hand-selected for their outstanding reputation, quality of design and construction, integrity, and stability in the locations they represent.

National Kitchen and Bath Association

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the premiere association for kitchen and bath professionals. Fifty years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 60,000 members.

ENERGY STAR®

We are proud to offer new homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® label. ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are substantially more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. Our ENERGY STAR qualified new homes are independently verified by a third-party Home Energy Rater to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines. These homes are better for the environment and better for you.

U.S. Green Building Council

Castle Homes is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and an advocate of green building. With the LEED Green Building Rating System, Castle Homes designs and builds green homes based on the home owners’ budget and desires. There is a way to create a stunning, Old World, durable home that is forward-thinking.

Certified Green Professional™

The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes – without driving up the cost of construction.

National Association of Home Builders

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose broad mission is to enhance the climate for housing, home ownership and the residential building industry.

A federation of more than 800 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members nationwide. About one-third of NAHB’s members are home builders and/or remodelers. The others are associates working in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials.

Home Builders Association of Tennessee

The HBAMT is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). A voluntary non-profit trade association, HBAMT is dedicated to promoting the American dream of homeownership in Middle Tennessee through affordable, quality housing.

HBAMT Certified Builder

For years, HBAMT members have led Middle Tennessee’s home building industry in maintaining the highest standards of quality and ethics. The Certified Builder program is an example of HBAMT’s continued commitment to excellence.