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Relax in Your Home – Cook Bros. Construction


What helps you to relax when you need to get away from it all?  Does the instrumental music of a spa retreat or the sound of a crackling fireplace make your blood pressure drop and your pulse slow down? If it does, then you need Cook Bros Construction.  We can help you build just what you need to get you loosened up and in a better frame of mind.  Give our team a call today!


Last Weekend To See Cook Bros. Construction At The Parade Of Homes 2014

You’ve seen our work on FB, Pinterest, and other social media sites, but no matter how good your computer is, the graphics do not do justice to our work. Come visit us at the Cook Bros entry in the 2014 Parade of Homes. Examine our handiwork, notice our eye for detail. Take a tour of the home that makes Cook Bros stand out from the rest. The home is furnished, so plan to stay a while and relax.

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Win $100 to The Home Depot!

Are you thinking about building a custom home or remodeling your existing home? Do you want to stay up-to-date with the latest trends? Would you like a chance at a Home Depot $100 gift card?  The Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville is presenting its 2014 Parade of Homes during the first 3 weekends in October. Visit our entry in the Parade, sit on the cozy furnishings, chat with our staff, and be entered to win one of several awesome gift cards!


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2014 Parade of Homes

CBC in Knoxville 2014 Parade of Homes

Purchasing a new home in Tellico Village? Ready to build your custom home? Looking for new ideas to add to and upgrade your existing home? The Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville is presenting its 2014 Parade of Homes during the first 3 weekends in October. Here is a sneak peak at the architectural rendering and floor plan of the Cook Bros. Construction entry in the Parade. The home will be furnished, so feel free to sit and stay for a while! While visiting this home, you can enter to win a variety of gift cards from Aubrey’s, Cru Bistro, JP Coffins, Flemings, and a grand prize of a $100 gift card to Home Depot.

This home is an elegant single level ranch home with a finished upstairs bonus room and contains all of the upgrades you would NOT expect in a home at this price. It has an open floor plan with an aging-in-place main floor. The foyer leads to an expansive great room with a gorgeous vaulted ceiling featuring open wood beams. The gourmet designer kitchen includes solid wood custom cabinets, Cambria quartz countertops, and a breakfast area. The coffered ceiling in the open formal dining room will awe you. Read or entertain in the living room with vaulted ceiling. A one-of-a-kind master bath awaits with custom tile shower and free-standing soaking tub. You won’t be disappointed with the spacious walk-in closets with built-ins. Other special touches include custom window coverings, energy efficiency for savings you can see and comfort you can feel, a 3-car garage to fit all your toys, a rear screened porch with Trex decking to enjoy the outdoors, professional landscaping with an irrigation system, and much, much more!

The home is located at 401 Seminole Place, in Loudon, TN, 37774. Listed at $374,900, the home is 2,344 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a powder room, and a .3 acre lot.

Parade Dates and Times:

  • October 3-5th 12 pm to 5 pm
  • October 10-12th 12 pm to 5 pm
  • October 17-19 12 pm to 5 pm


CBC Home in 2014 Parade of Homes






Get a beautiful Southern style porch for your home


Has the age of air-conditioning brought about the downfall of the southern tradition of porch-sitting?  No longer need the respite from your warm kitchen to your cool and shaded porch? Perhaps it’s not that at all; perhaps it’s just not all you thought it would be. Cook Bros. Construction can give you a southern front porch worthy of Granny’s sweet tea. One of the great gifts of living in East Tennessee is the pleasure of enjoying your front porch during much of the year. What refreshments do you enjoy on your front porch?

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Made To Order


The Merriam-Webster definition of “made-to-order” is “produced to supply a special or an individual demand”. As homebuilders we often try to anticipate the needs and desires of a demographic of homebuyers purchasing new homes in the Greater Knoxville area. There are many things to consider. Location, location and location are always the first three things we look at! There is no doubt that location must be at the top of the list for anyone considering buying a new home or custom-building one. Beyond location we have to consider room count/use needs, square footage, garage capacity, energy efficiency concerns, interior and exterior amenities and the investment buyers will be willing to make based on all of those. That’s a lot, plus a whole bunch more somewhat less major concerns!


In 2013 less than 25% of all of the homes built in the U.S. were custom built for a specific owner. That means a full 75%+ were built for a little more general audience and built to sell. For many folks purchasing a new home off the shelf that fits just right works very well. Not having to make multiple moves, time constraints, and just the general custom building process in general deter many people from that experience. For those reasons and many more they look for new homes on that market that fit what their family wants and needs.

The fun for us is in assessing those needs and desires and creating them before we have even met the buyer! It gives us a lot of leeway in designing and creating a place that someone will proudly call home for years to come. One such home that we recently completed can be seen here.


Southern food needs a southern kitchen


Do you live in the south and enjoy all it has to offer?

Here in Tennessee, we associate the good ol’ south with a rich view of the mountains, sweet iced tea, and good times with friends on the front porch. But our familiar culture goes so much deeper than that. The people of East Tennessee are grounded in this rich culture…they know how to make lemonade with the perfect combination of sweet and tart. They know how to roast a pig nice and slow. They know how to make a house a home. That’s what we at Cook Bros. Construction want to give you when we build our homes. Knoxville is a special place full of special people. They deserve a special place to call “home.”

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Home Tip


Here at Cook Bros. Construction, we don’t just BUILD houses…we care for them, too!


Your house isn’t going to stay “like-new” all the time, so it’s important to keep it clean, especially in little nooks and crannies you wouldn’t otherwise think of cleaning.  This week’s Home Tip from CBC is to clean out your fridge! No, we aren’t just talking about throwing away what’s left of grandma’s frozen pie she sent home…we mean really, really wiping down the fridge with Lysol, Clorox, or another sanitizing agent. This will help kill bacteria and protect your food from germs and other yucky things. Keep watch on our page for next week’s Home Tip, brought to you by CBC!


Dream Tree House


What’s in your ideal Tree House?

Summer is winding down…before the kids head back to school, why don’t you work with them on a project that will give them memories to last a lifetime? The time is perfect to build them their very own Tree House! What are you waiting for?

Project Update


An update on the Creasy property!

A few months ago, we told you about our project with the Creasy property. We have successfully renovated this old model and built a new, more modern design! What do you think?

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