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.

Contact Information

 3517 Jonathan Creek Road Waynesville, NC
 george@smokymtnloghomes.com
 828-435-2680
 828-435-2680

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