The Magnolia Homes Story - For Over 34 Years
Karen Garner founded Magnolia Homes in 1987. A single mother of two children with a passion for building, Karen not only created a successful business but raised her son, Reggie, Jr., with the same commitment to quality and love for custom home building. I’ve learned that perseverance can take anyone beyond the limits placed before them. If you continue to work hard, don’t get discouraged, and try to learn something new every day, success will come.
With success comes not only a change in one’s critics, but also in what is said about you. After more than 40 years in business, 30 as the owner of Magnolia Homes, I now hear, “How can we be more like Magnolia Homes?” and “I cannot believe she builds such beautiful homes.” My favorite, however, is “Let’s copy her floor plan and we can be just like Magnolia Homes.”
They’ve missed the point. Success doesn’t come from the design or construction. It’s the owner’s commitment to uncompromising standards, and respecting the importance of your role in the lives of your homeowners. We treat every customer with care, respect, and honesty.
A positive attitude is the most important trait you need to succeed in business and in life. And that attitude must come from your heart. This is where we store our life lessons. It’s where kindness originates and allows us to be patient and tolerant.
Perseverance and a positive attitude guided my business for the past 40 years, and personally for my entire life. It is why Magnolia Homes has enjoyed such success, coupled with the heart and soul I put into every home we build. “That extra touch” is not a slogan for Magnolia Homes; its what we do every day, and what we believe every single day.
Meet the Team
Get to know a little bit about the amazing Magnolia Homes staff that will be there to guide you through the purchase of your dream home. We make it our top priority to make sure all your questions are answered and all your needs are met.
Awards & Accolades
Since 1985, Magnolia Home has received numerous awards and accolades. Take a look a some our awards and affiliations below and see what makes Magnolia Homes the best in the business. We can't wait to put our award-winning services to work for you and your family.
My favorite part is one for which my family shares with me, and that is this house immediately felt like home. From the design, to the selections, to the neighborhood — What your team has created has been nothing short of stunning. But, most importantly, it was the intangibles, the sense of community and support we immediately felt from working with our incredible realtors at Crye-Leike and the Magnolia team.
For anyone to relocate and leave their area of familiarity surrounded by family and friends can have emotions of uncertainty and doubt. Thanks to the wonderful Magnolia team and our fantastic realtors, Jimmie Kay and Tommie, we have nothing but confidence and excitement for what lies ahead in establishing our family here in Collierville.
Thank you so much for giving us the sweet attention to detail. It’s going to be so hard to find someone to build us a home anywhere near comparison in the near future. We truly have been blessed to have you guys- not just one person but your crew as a whole. Totally amazing! I can speak for both myself & my husband when I say that you have amazing talent and an amazing team. Thank you so much for everything!
I have worked with Thomas Spencer at The Villages of Saunders Creek in Rossville multiple times to get my clients into their dream homes, and he exceeds my expectations every time. He is very attentive and goes the extra mile for them. Anything my clients or myself need, he is there immediately. I have had lots of positive feedback from clients’ interactions as well, and he is also always available after closing which is when most agents disappear.
I have also worked with Ryan Arthur in Magnolia Homes’ Collierville community multiple times, and he is a ROCKSTAR. I can’t brag on them enough whenever any of my clients has interest in building their dream home. He will go above and beyond to make sure the client is happy and I, the agent, is kept in the loop at every milestone.
Mrs. Karen, the founder of the company, is amazing as well. I have met her multiple times, and she is always available to help, as well as showing up to meeting with my clients and attending every closing. This is very rare as most of the time you never meet or talk to “The Boss,” but she knows how to run a successful business – And that starts with making sure the clients are the top priority!
I recommend Magnolia Homes to anyone looking to build a home in the area and guarantee you will be 100% satisfied with their work. 10/10!
Thomas Spencer of the Villages of Saunders Creek in Rossville was awesome. It was my first time selling a new construction home, and he was so helpful. Loved working with him and would highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and eager to help. I couldn’t have asked for a better agent to work with and not to mention all the people at Magnolia Homes! They went out of their way to make everything perfect for my clients!
As my friend and I were walking our dogs, we both agreed on:
1. How gorgeous the homes are
2. How wonderful it was to see how they were all so different
3. How nice everyone is!
It definitely feels like home! I love that all the kids play together and the adults get along, too. I keep to myself for the most part, but while walking the dogs, I’ve been able to meet so many neighbors. I absolutely love it here! Thanks for all you do to make dreams come true… You have DEFINITELY made mine come true with my beautiful home. I just LOVE it.
Thank you to you and your team for building our dream home. Your entire team was such a pleasure to work with and made the home building process such a joy! Your team is top notch and were always so gracious to discuss any questions or concerns that we had. We are so thankful for all of the hard work that was put into our home for the past several months and are looking forward to being a part of the Oak Hill community.
I am extremely excited about the phenomenal experience that I have had with Magnolia Homes! I am extremely pleased with how the home turned out. God has been faithful, and I certainly try not take His blessings for granted during such tumultuous times.
I just left the house, and it truly looks great! Thank you so much for everything in the process so far. You have not only met our expectations, but far exceeded them in quality and professionalism. You represent your company well and so glad we went with Magnolia Homes. I have dealt with a lot of builders and contractors on a regular basis – both professionally and personally – and Magnolia Homes is hands down a level above anyone else in the area. Thank you!
I took our youngest son for a walk this morning, and he always likes to go see what’s going on with the latest building efforts. The gentlemen that are working in the new section today were so very friendly. Everyone waved and smiled and it was just so sweet. The areas were all very clean, too. I don’t know how you manage to keep a construction site tidy because I can’t even get two little boys to pick up their room but thank you for that! The new houses in The Cove at Cypress Grove are going to be beautiful. Thanks for continuing to make this a great place to live.