George Blackburn

Native of Nashville, TN, Haywood County resident since 2004.

Education

  • BA from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Degree from Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris France
  • Attended London School of Economics, London, England
  • Masters in comparative literature course work completed at Vanderbilt University

Publications

  • Index to Poetry for Children and Young People, H.W. Wilson Company,
  • Supplements published 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, Editor and Anthologist of
  • Several collections of children’s poetry

Professional

  • President, In the Winds Eye Farms, Kingston Springs, TN
  • President, TN Agribusiness Services, Nashville, TN
  • Founder and President, Friends of the Library of Cheatham County, TN
  • President and Founder, Pioneer Log Homes/American Timber, Kingston Springs
  • President, Brookwood Properties, Kingston Springs, TN
  • President, Engineered Panel Technologies, Nashville, TN
  • President, Insulspan, Inc., Blissfield Michigan
  • President, Insulspan/Southeast, Greeneville, MS
  • President, Smoky Mountain Group, Waynesville, NC
  • Director, North American Log Builders Association (NALBA)
  • Director, Log Homes Council of the NAHB
  • Director, Building Systems Council of the NAHB
  • Director, Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA)
  • President of the Smoky Mountain HomeBuilders Association
  • Consultant and Business Plan Development Work Memphis TN
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  • Housing Authority, HOPE VI project, focus on affordability, energy efficiency and sustainability, Biloxi, MS
  • Housing Authority, HOPE VI project, same focus, Sierra Building Systems, Jackson, MS
  • Lexus Manufacturing, Memphis, TN
  • Tribe of Colquille Indians, Coos Bay, OR
  • Maples Panel Systems, Pasco, WA
  • Foam Products Corporation, St. Louis, MO
  • Chapman Building Systems, Dallas, TX

Notable construction projects

  • The Quarters Condominiums, Oxford, MS, 60 unit development built with pre-fabricated structural insulated panels and pre-cut interior steel framing
  • The Retreat, Oxford, MS, 120 single family detached student housing development, built with pre-fabricated structural insulated panels and pre-cut interior steel framing
  • Madison Market, Madison, MS, 60,000 sq. ft. shopping center built with red iron framing, structural insulated panel curtain walls, with ThinBrick pre-applied in factory.
  • Since 1977, design and construction of hundreds of log and timber single family homes, structural insulated panel homes, also many churches, barns, highway rest areas, etc.

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 3517 Jonathan Creek Road Waynesville, NC
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