The Men & Women Who Build Clarksville
Sponsored by Reda Home Builders & Q Realty
There are so many people on the front lines of developing a city that get all of the “face time” and the credit, from the Realtors who sell homes and properties to the builders and architects whose names grace the blueprints for the plans and have their logoed trucks and offices showcasing their own contributions to the cityscape. Theirs are the names that spring from our lips first when we think of the growth of our community, the ones whose cards we pass along when our dream home becomes a reality.
But what about the many men and women who go without the credit they truly deserve for the work they do? The framers and painters, the electricians and the plumbers, the roofers and the drywallers and the tile workers whose hands have been so crucial in creating the vision, whose backs are sore at the end of the day from the taxing labor they perform, whose sweat and energy and skill have all gone into putting every last piece into place. They are the reason our homes are standing, the reason they have the foundation of strength that they do. And as the foundation of the labor forces that build the communities all across the country, they should be recognized as the important individuals they are.
Unfortunately, all too often their skill levels are marginalized by messages that a college education is the only path to career success. But as newly elected Governor Bill Lee has recently stated, trade schools and apprenticeships are an important method of learning a valued skill that is vital to the community. It is in the field that expertise is learned, with tools in hand and true work being done; and that should never be overshadowed by the simple lack of a college diploma.
Beginning as young as middle school, Lee believes that teaching the skills needed for trades is invaluable and something that will greatly strengthen the workforce of Tennessee going forward. To that end, he also highly supports the creation of company-offered vocational training programs and foresees that these alternatives will greatly benefit students who do not have plans to attend college after they’ve graduated.
Q Realty is proud to honor these men and women, who are truly the backbone of the real estate industry. Without their commitment and craftsmanship, there would not be a product for us to sell; and Q Realty would like to extend our most sincere thanks for all they do for Clarksville Montgomery County." - Tara Quirion, Q Realty
Regardless of their level of schooling, however, tradespeople and skilled workers are undeniably the strength of the workforce—and in Clarksville, those people are getting their due. “Q Realty is proud to honor these men and women, who are truly the backbone of the real estate industry. Without their commitment and craftsmanship, there would not be a product for us to sell; and Q Realty would like to extend our most sincere thanks for all they do for Clarksville Montgomery County,” says Tara Quirion, who co-owns Q Realty with her husband, Norman and is partnering with Reda Home Builders in new projects that they believe will greatly benefit the area. “We also want to thank Reda Home Builders for being willing to reach outside of the norm and try something fantastic and new!”
As a city—a community—built by the work of so many people, Clarksville is all the greater, all the stronger, and all the more beautiful a place to live.
“Reda Home Builders understands best the importance of high quality craftsmen and women within our industry. We are so excited to showcase the talent and workmanship behind Reda Homes. Coming to a neighborhood near you.” - Rick Reda, Reda Home Builders
Story by Liesel Schmidt + Photography by Josh Vaughn