Named one of the South’s top 100 builders by Southern Living magazine, Kenny Guffey Construction has proven success as custom home builder in Seymour and the surrounding East Tennessee area. Kenny Guffey Construction takes pride in every home it builds, giving each the same attention to budget, quality, and detail regardless of price or size.

Kenny’s interest in building began at the early age of five while watching his father build cabinets. In the late 1970s, Kenny worked for his two uncles framing houses. After working for them two years, Kenny decided he had learned enough about the trade to begin framing houses on his own. While framing houses, Kenny’s interest in the building industry grew and he received his contractor’s license in 1984.

Since receiving his license, Kenny has been unmatched in his desire for quality and attention to detail, and is most satisfied by providing families with homes that suit their needs and budgets.

Special features in Kenny Guffey Construction homes include: custom cabinetry, detailed mantels, and specialty woodworking.

Southern Living

We are honored to be a member of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program for the sixth year. As a member, Kenny Guffey Construction has exclusive access to hundreds of unique Southern Living house plans and collections, designed by some of the country’s most renowned architects. Notable designers include; Frank Betz, Donald Gardner, and Stephen Fuller.

Southern Living takes utmost care in selecting its members based on the following criteria:

* An excellent reputation among local building trade and consumers
* Exhibit strength in the marketplace, building a minimum of five homes per year.
* Homes must demonstrate superior quality and attention to detail.
* Must be financially sound with excellent credit based on reviews of their suppliers and financial institutions.


* Member of Sevier County Home Builders Association
* Member of National Association of Home Builders since 1994
* 1999 Builder of the Year – Presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville
* 1994 Parade of Homes/Critics Choice for Best Innovations
* 1994 Parade of Homes/People’s Choice for Best Innovations
* 1994 Parade of Homes/Best Architectural Design
* 1994 Parade of Homes/Best Master Bath and Suite
* Featured in Builder/Architect magazine
* 2006 People’s Choice Best of Show
2006 Critic’s Choice Best Master Bath and Suite
2006 Critics Choice Co-Best of Show