Who We Are

Who We Are

Legacy South is a full-service real estate development, construction, and management company based in Nashville, Tennessee. We have created hundreds of inspiring homes that have become an integral part of Nashville’s urban landscape.


About Legacy South

Our Designs

Our designs reflect our values, so you can trust us to deliver beautiful, functional, and intentional properties that will shelter the intimate moments that give meaning to your life.

Our Commitment

Our commitment to style and quality is made possible by a team of hardworking managers, designers, carpenters, and real estate agents who come together under the leadership of two visionaries who dream of building the historical homes of tomorrow.

Our Values

Integrity Matters. Without integrity, we have nothing. We build every home as if it were for our own family and we do the right thing – especially when no one is watching.

Communication Is Key. Our biggest competitor is our industry’s negative perception. We are transparent, truthful, and responsive in all communication with clients and coworkers. When in doubt, pick up the phone.

Be Grateful. We don’t have to do anything; we get to do everything, and we are grateful for every client and the talented team we work with every day.

Get It Done. Much of what we do is tedious, but our ability to own the small, move quickly, and be solution-oriented is the difference between us and everyone else.

Community First.
We embrace teamwork and respect all of our relationships with subs, vendors, homeowners, and, most importantly, coworkers.

Places Not Spaces. We create places, not spaces, by approaching every project with creativity and the drive to push boundaries. Our inspiration comes from the intimate moments of life.

Quality Above All. Even if it takes more money, energy, or effort, we must deliver a consistent experience and uphold the highest levels of quality and service.

Positively Passionate. For every nail hammered or selection made, we have passion in our approach and tackle even the most mundane task with a positive attitude.

Embrace Change. We are a growing, entrepreneurial community. We adapt, enhance, and evolve as we grow. There is a difference between being corporate and being organized.

Try. Fail. Learn. Failure builds greatness. We learn from every mistake, take ownership of our missteps, and become better every day.


Bailey Neal and Ben Carter founded Legacy South as a response to the underwhelming character of the developments catering to Nashville’s residential growth. They believe that good homes require a foundation of thoughtfulness, intentionality, and transparency, so they set out to deliver just that. Ben’s knowledge of home construction coupled with Bailey’s acumen for operations and love of design created the core pillars that have driven Legacy South to become the largest private home builder in Davidson County.

Legacy South Founders: Bailey Neal & Ben Carter
Bailey Neal & Ben Carter

Our People

Legacy South would be nothing without the committed people who come in everyday with a passion to deliver quality homes full of character for our homeowners. Homebuilding isn’t just about the numbers to us. We take pride in the product we deliver and understand the impact an intentionally designed home can have on someone’s life. Unlike other local and national builders, we pride ourselves on hiring talented people with diverse backgrounds inside and outside the industry. This allows us to bring both expertise and a fresh perspective to home building and development in Nashville. We believe in working and collaborating with outside partners, but almost every aspect of development, design, construction, and sales occur in-house, so we can most closely achieve and contribute our initial vision to the community.

Development. The people who discover and manage every aspect of a project from its potential to reality. This team diligently explores new opportunities for Legacy South to positively impact the Nashville landscape, while always prioritizing our quality, standards, and values before committing to a new project.

Sales. The people who cultivate relationships and provide guidance through our homebuying experience. This team is devoted to helping homebuyers navigate the process of finding the perfect Legacy South home to fit their needs and lifestyle.

Customer Support. The people who dedicate themselves to supporting our family of homeowners. This team acts as a resource when the unexpected yet inevitable challenges occur from newly constructed homes.

Human Resources.The people who support the organization to achieve growth and success. This team creates a safe and exceptional working environment through the intentional recruitment of top tier talent and provides them with the resources and opportunities needed to achieve our mission.

Field Operations. The people who bring our homes to life. This team oversees all aspects of construction with the goal of delivering quality products with the highest craftsmanship in a timely fashion.

Architecture and Design. The people who help define our vision of each home. This team collaborates closely with every other department to achieve the right balance between form and function, ensuring each home is beautiful and practical, with floor plans that flawlessly accommodate the whims of everyday living and finishes that are as sturdy as they are charming.

Marketing. The people who develop our narrative and strategically amplify the brand. This team is the guardian of the brand and aims to achieve consistent and compelling messaging across all touchpoints to the public.

Estimating and Purchasing. The people who deliver value to our homeowners. This team procures and maintains relationships with the top local partners to obtain highest quality building materials for the most reasonable cost.

Finance and Accounting. The people who manage the daily internal and external financial reporting to support continued company growth. This team monitors cash flow, implements budget initiatives, and manages relationships with investors and lenders.

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