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Our History

Jake Rains and Alex Gregg have been lifelong friends. Long before establishing Gregg & Rains Building Group LLC, Jake and Alex were kindergarten class mates and Little League Baseball teammates. Their high school, college, and initial career paths took them in different directions, but the friendship has stayed consistent. After spending several years building homes as individual companies, in May 2011, Jake and Alex teamed up yet again to form Gregg & Rains Building Group. Within a few minutes of talking with both of them, it is obvious that they love building homes for their clients and thoroughly enjoy working with each other.

Alex Gregg


Alex is a licensed general contractor in the state of Tennessee with over 15 years of experience in the residential construction industry. A native of Franklin, he attended Battle Ground Academy (BGA) and received a BS in Engineering Physics from Belmont University, where he was a four year letterman on the baseball team. Before becoming a home builder, Alex returned BGA to teach Algebra, Geometry, and Physics, as well as coach varsity basketball and baseball. He currently resides in Franklin with his wife Amy and children Madelyn and Hudson.

Jake Rains


Jake is a licensed general contractor in the state of Tennessee with over 16 years of experience in residential construction. He is also a native of Franklin and attended Franklin High School and the University of Tennessee where he received a BS in Economics. Prior to residential home building, Jake worked in several business related fields where he gained experience in sales, marketing, and customer service. His business background is a valuable asset to the operations at Gregg & Rains. He lives in Franklin now with his wife Dana and their three sons, Elliott, Luke and Hunter.

Elizabeth Hamblen

VP of Operations

Elizabeth first joined the Gregg & Rains team in 2011 to manage office operations and continually improves the home building process for our homeowners. Her background in commercial construction and her attention to detail make her an incredible asset to help with estimating, accounting, purchasing, and selections – just to mention a few. Customer service and integrity are apparent in everything she does at Gregg & Rains. Elizabeth holds a BS in Economics from Auburn University and currently resides in Franklin.

Lee Grugett

Project Manager

Lee started with Gregg & Rains Building Group in 2013 and immediately made a huge impact and continues to do so. His level of customer service is top notch, and he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to building homes. He started his career in residential construction in 1998 after earning a degree in Construction Management from Middle Tennessee State University in the same year. Lee currently resides in Franklin with his wife and two children.

Brad Sullins

Project Manager

Brad first joined the Gregg & Rains team in 2012. His work ethic and dedication to excellence have helped him contribute greatly. Having previously owned and operated a framing company, Brad brings a high level of knowledge and invaluable experience to help build quality homes at Gregg & Rains. Brad currently resides in Spring Hill and is a proud father of his daughter.

Hunter Garvin

Site Manager

Hunter joined the Gregg & Rains team in 2018. Quality, hard work, and a positive attitude are the just a few of the characteristics that Hunter exhibits on a daily basis. He helps us by getting the site ready for construction, overseeing that our foundations are built with the highest quality, installing underground services, and finishing up the yards before landscaping as well as countless other ways.  Hunter resides in Spring Hill with his wife and two children.