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About Southern States Construction

Southern State Construction was born after building the highly successful national roofing company, JRC (Johnson Roofing Company), founded in 1990.  In 2018, Kirk Johnson sold the company to his son, and shortly thereafter formed Southern States Construction.

As with JRC, Southern States is unmatched in home and commercial improvement projects of all types.  Not only do you receive an unwavering commitment to excellence - in design, in the caliber of materials we use, and in our craftmanship - but you will work directly with our team who will stay with you through our full-service progress.  Details are of ultra-importance, from the initial concept to our design team helping the client install finishes.  All of this commitment is reflected in the final product - an extraordinary home that we're proud to have built and one that you love living in.  

From building a single family home, to townhomes, to restoring historic commercial properties,        we're always ready to talk, dream and plan with you on the next project!

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Why Robertson County?

Tennessee is home to influential culture, fantastic weather, and beautiful nature. Seeing as Tennessee has no state income tax, there’s no reason why its residents can’t enjoy all three because Tennessee is also listed among the most affordable places to live in the United States. What’s more, Tennessee offers free community college and vocational school programs for residents without an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

Speaking of, there are several colleges located in and around Middle Tennessee. Vanderbilt, Lipscomb, Belmont, Trevecca Nazarene, Union, Cumberland, and Middle Tennessee State Universities are within close proximity to Nashville, as well Highland Crest right here in Springfield with connections to Volunteer State Community College, and Austin Peay University.

In a 2020 highest earning Tennessee county report pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau, Robertson County scored #5 in the state of Tennessee for the highest median household income.  This is 20.5% above the state average, and 1.7% above the national average.  27.5% of households earn over $100K.


If you’re moving here in search of employment, you should know that luck is on your side. According to the US Census, the average Tennessee unemployment rate was just 3.5% in May of 2022. Robertson County scores even better with the 7th lowest unemployment rate of 2.8%.


Weather-wise, Middle Tennessee is rated 7.3 by BestPlaces.Net’s Comfort Index. We have what’s known as a humid, subtropical climate which means hot summers and mild to cool winters. We’ll call that a win!


As far as entertainment goes, we’re never without something to do here in Music City. Some of our favorite attractions include the Grand Ole Opry, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Frist Art Museum, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and Lower Broadway.  Locally, you'll find great art classes with Willow Oak Center for Arts and Learning, fantastic theater from the Robertson County Players, and an active courthouse square with shopping and monthly artisan street fair markets.


Did you think we’d forget to mention the food? Nope! We saved the best for last! Famous Nashville cuisine includes hot chicken, finger-licking good BBQ and many things inbetween. Springfield has local favorites such and The Depot Bar & Grill, Etta Rae's, Elmocajete Mexican, and many more.

Springfield is also home to a vibrant Chamber of Commerce, a supportive city and county government and many active civic clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis, Lion's Club, Civitan and a Women's Federation.  You'll also find wonderful public schools, along with Innovation Academy, a STEAM magnate program, and private schools such as South Haven Christian Academy and DaySpring Academy.

Let's build something great together.
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