"I can endorse Lynn Taylor and Taylor Made Plans without reservation or hesitation. As a homeowner, I have survived several renovation projects. When Lynn Taylor describes herself as the homeowner’s “advocate” during the process, she is not kidding, and unless you plan on being there the entire time the contractors are working on your house, you need someone like her overseeing the process. I have done it both ways, and I can tell you the difference is tremendous. With a Lynn Taylor project, you get what you wanted done to your house at the cost you expected, and there are no unpleasant surprises.
- Mary Neil – past Nashville client
I live in a Lynn Taylor designed house and I have built her plans extensively since 1999, so I have a personal and professional interest in her work. Personally, I like the openness of the plans and the fact that they lend themselves to contemporary interior treatments. From a professional perspective, her designs have performed very well in our market in both an infill context and in subdivision use. The exterior features exhibit a warmth that is very appealing to our buyers. Additionally, her designs can be built at a reasonable cost."
- Steve Neighbors - formerly with Affordable Housing Resources, Inc.
"For many years, Lynn has been one of Nashville's leaders in historic preservation and design. Restoring a building well is a significant contribution to sustainability! My home and I have benefited directly from Lynn's leadership in events and workshops in which she brings local experts together to inform and inspire homeowners to embrace the historic character of their homes and to increase their sustainability. Lynn is delightful to work with one-on-one. She has a great sense of humor, vast knowledge and numerous contacts for achieving aesthetically pleasing, functional and cost-effective construction. I highly recommend her!"
- Jane Hardy - President, Career Resources, Inc.
"Lynn's made a great difference in raising the bar for the quality of home design that complements historic neighborhoods. Her work has grown and developed over the years. Importantly, her plans aren't 'cookie cutter,' but continue to be interesting, diverse, and challenging -- just like the residents of East Nashville."
- Jeff Ockerman - Historic East Nashville resident
“Even though TMP is three hours away, our lines of communication are always open and I feel like you’ve been a great help with any questions or concerns I’ve had. My contractor has been comfortable with your plans (the detail is amazing!) and knows that you are available any time for questions or comments. The booklet of details helped him a lot. Unlike other CDCs in Memphis, we build exclusively in historic areas, which means our construction costs are sometimes a bit higher because of the “nuances” of building historically sensitive buildings. It has been wonderful to work with someone who understands both historic designs and affordable houses. Our costs are about the same as they were before, but our plans really stand out. They are beautiful!”
- Sutton Mora Hayes - Executive Directer, formerly with Cooper-Young CDC
“Thank you so much for creating such detailed plans. You always go above and beyond to explain exactly how you want your houses built and trimmed out. I just wish that every plan was as detailed as yours. It would make construction so much easier and more accurate.”
- Curtis Borntrager - General Contractor, Borntrager Homes, Inc.
"I have worked with Lynn for the past 8 years. Her plans are highly regarded by contractors for their attention to detail, her technical skills, and for cost-saving planning. Clients appreciate her plans because she is able to translate their needs and blend the new with the old. I always feel confident when referring Lynn because I know that the client’s best interest will be at the forefront. Lynn is quick to tell people what she knows will work and what she does not recommend. Her honesty is forthright and appreciated. Lynn stays abreast of industry trends and improved processes. She incorporates sustainable practices and technology into her plans and researches tirelessly to make sure she is designing to the best of the industry."
- Beth Haley - Interior Designer, Beth Haley Design, LLC
"Lynn and I match up well with respect to historic preservation and replica design. I appreciate and like to work with those who are willing to take a little extra time to complete a project sensitive to its surroundings and time period. I will work with Lynn on many projects in the future."
- Jim Creason - Trust Development, LLC
"As an independent project manager, I have had the pleasure of building numerous Taylor Made Plans homes. The plans are among the most thorough and detailed I have ever used. On custom plans, Lynn spends the necessary time with the client to determine exactly what their needs are. She includes plan details to make the homes as energy-efficient as possible. The interior layouts are well thought out and allow maximization of space with an open feeling. The details for exterior trim allow for a beautiful end product whether the structure is a historic replica home or a more modern interpretation. The final thing that sets Taylor Made Plans ahead of all others is Lynn’s willingness to meet with the builder and be available for any questions that might arise during the construction process."
-Mark Buchanan - Construction Project Manager
"Lynn Taylor has the ultimate vision of lifestyle that works so well with historical replica homes. I love my home and have the best of both worlds: the combination of historical home feel and new construction. Yet, I also get to live in the historical area and fit in with the other homes in my neighborhood. So many people thought my home was completely renovated - you should see their eyes when I tell them it is a new construction home. Their mouths just drop open. Thank you, Lynn, for making my home such a wonderful place! I love to brag that I live in a Taylor Made Plans-designed home. When I make the comment, people frequently say their goal one day is to live in one of Lynn Taylor's homes. Keep up the ultimate vision!"
-Jeffrey Johnson - Interior Designer and Realtor, www.jeffreydesignllc.com