The Magnolia Homes Story
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.
Whitney has been such a tremendous help in getting us what we wanted, in a home. She is great at communicating and made such an effort to answer whatever questions we had as soon as possible. You have a great team working for you!
Thank you again for your excellent customer service. We continue to love our home …builder, process, & product.
Thank you for the thorough walk-thru. We have really been enjoying our home. It’s beauty, function, flow, and the attention to detail make us love our home more and more every day. Thank you, also, for the gift of a year of lawn service with Herbi-Systems. We are very proud to be Magnolia Homeowners!
It is always a pleasure to work with you and your team. I can always expect a smooth and professional transaction. From the quality of your work to the wonderful team of support folks that you have put together: it is always consistent and a pleasure to work with you. I always push your homes because I know my clients will get the best. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Everything was perfect with our building process. The team from beginning to end was excellent. Everyone was extremely helpful, quick to return emails or calls, always with encouraging words. We could not have asked for a better experience. We love our new home.
We just want to express our sincere thankfulness for such a beautiful and well-planned home we have from Magnolia Homes! We think it is the prettiest home with the best floor plan of all the homes we have had (9 total) moving all over the country for the past 19 years. We are thankful to call it ‘home’ and are enjoying it and our new area! We like Memphis a lot! We are having fun getting to know it!
Now that I have gotten through the summer months in my new home, to let you know my latest MLGW bill (for October). $64.09 was the damage. I can’t thank you enough for all that you, your mother, and your crews did to build such an amazing home. I think the highest MLGW bill during the summer was around $160-170, which is remarkable for a home the size of mine. Thank you again for everything.
Clark and I want to thank you for our BEAUTIFUL home! It was a pleasure working with you and your staff. Your attention to detail and your SUPERB customer service set you high above all other builders. We have been overwhelmed, literally, with Southern hospitality and can’t wait to move in!! Again, thanks so much for everything!
Thank you so much for how you’ve taken care of everything during this process. The care you show for your homes is obvious, and we are excited to be a part of this community. We do Love our home and look forward to spending many, many years here. Thanks again.
Thank you for your time and openness last week as we completed the walk-through of [our] new home and the closing. I continue to be impressed by the attention to detail and quality of the house. You have built a company rare in today’s business environment … exceeding customer expectations, professional, openly communicative, and with sincere integrity.