Builder Profiles: Core Homes

Home and Life – Well Lived

How we started:

For years Junior McGaha had been building homes as an avocation while he pursued his IT career in software engineering. His gorgeous custom homes were built with an engineer’s eye for going the extra mile and extraordinary attention to detail. In 2018, Junior and his wife Vickie took a leap of faith and launched Core Homes. Their passion for creating amazing homes makes not only their home building story, but home buyers’ own building experience nothing short of exceptional. In 2020, the McGahas grew their team of home building professionals to expand their capabilities, and Core Homes’ success continues as one of Chattanooga’s premier home builders.


Our values:

We aim to build exceptional homes and create outstanding communities while simultaneously developing trusted relationships. At Core, everything we do begins and ends with relationships. Our process starts with a personal consultation focused on building a relationship of trust and collaboration. We make every effort to get to know our clients, their dreams, their vision, and their expectations.


Our team:

Junior McGaha, owner/builder │ Vickie McGaha, owner │ Jenn Smith, administrative assistant │ Cheryl Moore, director of marketing │ Chad Fox, builder │ Jason O’Daniel, heavy equipment manager


Types of structures we build:

Core Home focuses on building quality single-family, new construction homes.


Where we build:

We build in Ooltewah, Harrison, Apison, and Soddy-Daisy.

Vickie and Junior McGaha (Not Pictured: Jenn Smith, Cheryl Moore, Tony Thompson, Chad Fox, and Jason O’Daniel)

OWNER: Junior McGaha

SPECIALTIES: New home construction, semi-custom homes

7047 Lee Hwy., Suite 101  

Chattanooga, TN 37421


“We’re by your side from ground-breaking to move in to make your home build exciting, inspiring, and stress-free.”

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