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Glass Creek now open PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Luxury living, steps from all you can want in Mt. Juliet is now open. 

Glass Creek has been open for three months, and offers luxury apartments with terrific amenities that you wouldn’t normally get in an apartment community. 

The quality of Glass Creek is obvious when you pull in, as each building is full brick. There are 360 apartment homes, ranging from one to three bedrooms. Two of the buildings even have elevators. 

There is plenty to do on site at Glass Creek. There is a 24 hour fitness center, that even has a kids’ fitness center. There is a pool and outdoor kitchen, and a movie theater for residents. There is also a large, all brick clubhouse. 

There are not many reasons to leave, but if you do you are footsteps away to what Mt. Juliet has to offer. Glass Creek is located directly behind Academy Sports, so residents are walking distance to shopping and dining in the area. You also have easy access to Providence Marketplace or I-40 if you want to get to Nashville in just a few minutes. 

“It’s just booming here,” said Property Manager Kelly Crabtree of why Mt. Juliet is a great place for Glass Creek. “It’s a beautiful area, and it’s so fast growing.”

Glass Creek is owned by Carroll Companies, and is the first of three complexes that will be in Tennessee. Carroll Companies is based out of North Carolina. 

Glass Creek will be holding a ribbon cutting Friday at 11:30 a.m. You also can ask them about their 1-month special which gives new residents the first month free on a 12-month lease. 

Glass Creek Apartments are located at 401 Old Pleasant Grove Road. You can reach them at (615)773-7400 or check them out on the web at www.glasscreek-apts.com. 

 
New Sellars Funeral Home set to open PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

After nearly a year of planning and work, Sellars Funeral Home is set to open their new location. 

Owner Judd Sellars said that it was always his attention to build a new facility one day, and the dream will finally come true Dec. 6 when Sellars holds their candelight service at their new location. 

“When this deal came along, I was able to do it,” said Sellars. 

Sellars swapped land with the City of Mt. Juliet last year. The City of Mt. Juliet owned the land for the new facility, and looked to trade the land and building for a new City Hall. That is no longer the intention of the City who are looking into what to do with the property. 

The new facility gives Sellars all kinds of options he didn’t have before, the most important being how everything flows through the building. The building is free flowing and open allowing families to  move easily throughout the building. 

The building also offers a calm, serene atmosphere  with lots of glass overlooking finely constructed gardens that have water features, fire bows and lush greenery. The front wall of the chapel is also open to help give visitors beautiful scenery during the service. 

Sellars Funeral Home will also have large TV screens playing throughout the building during services with the families’ favorite memories playing during the service. There are also LED lights that can be made to any color the family wants. If the deceased was a veteran, they can make it red, white and blue. If they were a big University of Tennessee fan, they can do it orange. Any color combination can be done. 

In front of the building will be a nice retail building, which will hold a few new businesses. Sellars said he has had several inquiries into the space, but no one is locked down as of yet. 

Sellars said the entire job was made possible by the work of Manous Consulting and Cliff Carey General Contractors. 

Sellars Funeral Home has been a part of the Wilson County community since 2002, starting in Lebanon, then adding the Mt. Juliet location seven years ago. But the Sellars family has been a big part of the community for a long time. Judd played youth sports in Mt. Juliet, and the entire family has been proud to call themselves Wilson County residents for years. 

In addition to the Funeral Home, Sellars owns Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens, a monument company and a crematory. 

Sellars is looking to expand outside of Wilson County, and is hoping to start work on a new facility in Hendersonville in the near future. 

The Mt. Juliet location is directly across the street from the old location on the corner of N. Mt. Juliet Road and Industrial Drive. You can reach them at (615)758-5459. 

 
Southern Bank named one of nation’s Healthiest Banks PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Matt Wilson

Intern Writer

DepositsAccounts named Southern Bank of Tennessee to the 2014 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America. 

Southern Bank of Tennessee finished at 166 in the rankings. 

DepositsAccounts.com is the largest online publication in the U.S. dedicated to banking/savings (deposits) information for consumers. It uses its patent-pending technology to track more than 275,000 consumer deposit rates, updated nightly.  

Their site features more than 10,000 editorial articles detailing creative depository strategies and highlighting current bank rates and offers. 

Each year DepositsAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the United States, totaling over 6,500. 

Of those 6,500 banks, 200 are chosen, who have shown exceptional fiduciary responsibility, which make up the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America. 

Many factors are taken into account including capitalization, deposit growth and loan to reserve ratios in order to determine an overall health score. 

Southern Bank of Tennessee stood out in all primary evaluation categories including, texas ratio, deposit growth and capitalization. 

They are located at 1499 N Mt. Juliet Rd. and can be reached at (615)758-6600.

 
Hunt the perfect car for you PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

If you are fed up with the normal car buying experience, head down to Car Hunters for something completely different. 

Everyone has been through an excruciating car buying experience. You end up being there for several hours, go back and forth on price, there is a mysterious manager involved that you don’t really see. 

The owners of Car Hunters have been on the other side of that. With over 50 years experience, Mike Willis, Brian Hampton and Scott Sloan had seen how some big name dealerships treated their customers, as well as their employees, and they had had enough. 

The first to branch out was Willis. He has been selling cars in Wilson County for over 25 years, and when the dealership he worked for had a change of direction, he decided to leave and set out on his own. He had spent years going all over the country finding cars for people. He was confident in it, and he started Car Hunters. 

But with his success, he saw that it was a lot of work to keep up with the demand. 

“I didn’t know how I was going to do it,” said Willis.

Luckily, his buddy from church Brian Hampton was working at another dealership, and was burned out. He said he wanted to help Willis, and Willis was glad to have the extra help. They then brought on Sloan, and things have taken off. Car Hunters sold 53 cars last month, and 50 the month before. 

“If you have a car, I will hunt that car for you,” said Willis. Willis said he used to sell about 25 a week at a previous dealership just by locating the right car for the customer. 

When picking a spot for their new dealership, Willis said it had to be Mt. Juliet. Even though most of his work life had been in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet was his home. He goes to church here, and had coached little league. It was his home. Luckily, the spot at 12695 Lebanon Road came open. It was a Shell station many years ago, and has seen several different businesses come through the years. The trio put a lot of money to restore its vintage charm, and it is now nearly unrecognizable from the previous companies that call it home. 

“It’s awesome being in Mt. Juliet,” said Willis. Willis said that the people in Mt. Juliet are so friendly, and that is one of the reasons he has called it home for so many years. He says it is great being able to serve his community. 

Their goal is to make the car buying experience a pleasurable one, not a horrible pain. They aren’t going to pressure you into anything, they are going to do whatever it is to get you what you need. 

“We stand behind our cars,” said Hampton. “Most of our deals take 45 minutes.”

One thing they are going to be working on in the coming months is Cars for Kids. They are going to help find cars for children that are heading off to high school and college in a price range they can afford. 

Car Hunters is located at 12695 Lebanon Road. You can reach them at (615)288-3088 or check them out on the web at www.carhuntersllc.com. 

When picking a spot for their new dealership, Willis said it had to be Mt. Juliet. Even though most of his work life had been in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet was his home. He goes to church here, and had coached little league. It was his home. Luckily, the spot at 12695 Lebanon Road came open. It was a Shell station many years ago, and has seen several different businesses come through the years. The trio put a lot of money to restore its vintage charm, and it is now nearly unrecognizable from the previous companies that call it home. 

“It’s awesome being in Mt. Juliet,” said Willis. Willis said that the people in Mt. Juliet are so friendly, and that is one of the reasons he has called it home for so many years. He says it is great being able to serve his community. 

Their goal is to make the car buying experience a pleasurable one, not a horrible pain. They aren’t going to pressure you into anything, they are going to do whatever it is to get you what you need. 

“We stand behind our cars,” said Hampton. “Most of our deals take 45 minutes.”

One thing they are going to be working on in the coming months is Cars for Kids. They are going to help find cars for children that are heading off to high school and college in a price range they can afford. 

Car Hunters is located at 12695 Lebanon Road. You can reach them at (615)288-3088 or check them out on the web at www.carhuntersllc.com. 

 
Save energy with GenOne3 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GenOne3 is a Tennessee Limited Liability Company located in Mt. Juliet. Greg Smith, Todd Takacs and Jeff Willis, Mt. Juliet residents for over five years, opened GenOne3 18 months ago. The sole purpose of the company is “Saving Energy” primarily through design and implementation of Solid State Lighting LED products by NEUTEX Lighting. GenOne3 wants to help Mt. Juliet “green up” and save money, and they feel they have a distinct advantage over other lighting distributors that simply cannot meet the standards, performance and warranty offered by NEUTEX.

NEUTEX LED Lighting, based out of Houston, Texas, is the premier division of the NEUTEX Advanced Energy Group, Inc. family of companies; which designs, tests, manufactures and sells some of the industry’s best LED lighting solutions under a direct-to-the-customer business model.  This is their ninth year in the LED manufacturing business. NEUTEX is the only LED lighting manufacturer with an established warranty trust fund for all their customers, with warranty programs offered up to 10 years. 

LED’s are the future in lighting from all aspects, whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. GenOne3 along with NEUTEX are working on a lighting center to be built in Mt. Juliet, which will display some of the 2700 products offered. The lighting center will also educate customers on LED lighting and energy management so that they can maximize their energy efficiency at work and home. Possible locations include Providence and the new Beckwith business center. 

The NEUTEX LED Lighting roster of indoor and outdoor LED lighting fixtures, lamps and bulbs offer business owners, architects, lighting designers and facilities and building managers the most advanced LED lighting solutions for today’s applications. 

GenOne3 is located at 3540 N. Mt. Juliet Road behind Dragonfly Consignment Boutique across from MJMS. For more information you can email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 615-830-5733.

 
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