Real Estate & Homes: Ford Classic Homes

Sep 06, 2022 at 10:38 am by RMGadmin

The Premier Home Builder Since 1997 
with Chesney Ford, Ford Classic Homes
For over twenty-five years, Ford Classic Homes (Ford Homes) has built premier homes in only the finest communities. Creating timeless, luxury residential properties, Ford Homes has built across Williamson and Davidson counties. Ford Homes’ mission is to create and build homes that provide home buyers with unmatched value through distinctive architecture, design and quality of a finished product.
In 1997, Mike Ford started Ford Classic Homes by building three to five homes a year in Williamson County and expanding his business as the market grew. Today the company has grown to over fifty employees and has built well over 1,000 homes. After more than two decades, Ford Homes worked to build their reputation on a commitment to excellence while providing an exceptional home-building experience. As Williamson County has continued to grow, Ford has worked to continue to create and build homes that highlight the underlying tenants of the Ford approach: demonstrating the highest levels of honesty, integrity, teamwork, professionalism and proven customer service. In an area rich with history, Ford works to preserve and protect the history and architectural standards of the area. 
Most recently, Ford Homes partnered with the African American Heritage Society (AAHS) to rehabilitate the McLemore House and Museum in downtown Franklin. McLemore descendants occupied the home for 117 years before it was acquired by the AAHS of Franklin and Williamson County in 1997. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, and shortly after, in 1998, renovations began to turn the home into the museum and historical attraction it is today. The McLemore House Museum serves to collect and preserve the heritage of the African American culture in Franklin.

Well, twenty-two years later, the home stood in need of rehabilitation to continue the McLemore legacy, and as the lead donor of the McLemore House rehabilitation project, Ford Classic Homes coordinated to rehabilitate and refresh the Colonial Revival exterior architecture of this home. All new metal roofing was added, and the siding was replaced with Cypress bevel siding. All ten windows were replaced, and half-round gutters were installed around the roof’s perimeter. Finally, the existing columns and concrete porch were replaced with an era-appropriate wood deck and solid timber columns.
This year has also seen the launch of another new community developed and built by Ford Classic Homes, SouthBrooke. This exclusive 75-acre community features 205 home sites in the heart of south Franklin and is located just south of Berry Farms. A future expansion into SouthVale will add 500+ units ranging from townhomes, single family homes and condos.
A standout feature will be the large-scale amenity center and 142-acre natural park area with walking and hiking trails exclusively for SouthVale and SouthBrooke homeowners. Currently building in six communities across Tennessee, this year will also see the launch of Ford Homes’ new luxury home community, Rosebrooke, in Brentwood and the expansion of Ford Homes into Alabama as they join the Village of Providence in Huntsville, Alabama, and Village at Oakland Springs in Madison, Alabama.
Ford Classic Homes has in-house architectural and interior design teams to maintain exceptional standards of architectural distinction. These professionals, including sales and marketing team members and construction project managers, carefully study every floor plan. This attention to detail allows Ford to implement floor plan changes quickly and incorporate the latest market trends. With a passion for exemplary quality evident in award-winning interior design and architectural distinction, each home is a showplace, reflecting the company’s commitment to excellence. Their team works to ensure local home buyers an enjoyable home-building experience and a home they can be proud of, “We strive to set the standard by which all other homes in middle Tennessee are judged,” says founder Mike Ford.
Ford Classic Homes remains involved with Youth Encouragement Services (YES). This nonprofit program enriches the lives of Nashville’s youth by providing programs that effectively offer inner-city youth a safe place to go where they can engage in social, educational, recreational and cultural development. For over five years, Ford Homes has participated in backpack and school supply collections in August and toiletry and essential collections for the YES Christmas store. “What YES offers to our area is so important, and that is evident in what it means to its youth. We have loved being able to be a small part of helping them encourage our community,” says Sales Manager, Chesney Ford.
From grand southern-style homes to Italian-inspired villas to European flair, Ford Homes tailors their home design to provide functionality and a high design aesthetic. The in-house architectural team works to create unique exteriors across every community while complimenting the architectural and design details of surrounding homes. Ford Homes is featured in communities like Westhaven, Witherspoon, Windstone, The Grove, Berry Farms, Laurelbrooke, Annandale, Richland Hall, Splendor Ridge and Ford Homes’ newest communities: SouthBrooke and Rosebrooke. In fact, Ford Classic Homes and CPS Land are excited to host the 2022 Pinnacle Financial Partners Parade of Homes from October 8th–23rd at the new Rosebrooke community in Brentwood. “After two years without a featured parade, we look forward to being part of the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee’s premier event,” says Ford. 

To learn more about Ford Classic Homes and the upcoming event, visit