Goodall Homes CFO honored with Professional Builder's '40 Under 40' award


Professional Builder magazine recently announced its annual list of 40 Under 40 builder superstars on its website, Each member of the Class of 2016 is profiled in the March 2016 issue. Nominations totaled more than 150 this year, illustrating the depth of talent among this collection of future, and present, industry leaders. A panel of Professional Builder editors selected the winners, based on both personal and professional accomplishments.

This year's class represents all regions of the United States. With the exception of one 29- year-old CFO, the class is solidly in their 30s, and many feel their major accomplishments are the strategies they implemented to survive the housing recession.

Rich Pankow has been the Chief Financial Officer for Goodall Homes since 2009. Rich began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen in 2000 and started in residential construction and development in 2004. Rich has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, a Master of Accountancy from the College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer University. Pankow's professional accomplishments include: empowered Goodall's open-book management culture by making the reporting of financials and benchmarks more transparent to employees, implementing zero-based budgeting and cross-functional teams; being part of senior management for a company that's been a Top Workplace since 2013, received Professional Builder's 2014 Builder of the Year award, and won a Silver National Housing Quality Award in 2016.

Off the clock, Rich is an officer of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville. He and his wife Jenny have three sons. He enjoys renovating older homes and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

"I look forward each year to the selection process of the 40 Under 40 honorees," says Editorial Director Denise Dersin. "These young leaders are as dedicated to serving their communities as they are to growing their businesses, and have remarkable achievements in their personal lives as well."

To learn more about the extraordinary 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 honorees, view their profiles online at

About Goodall Homes

Bob Goodall, Jr. began building homes in 1983. Locally owned and operated, Goodall Homes builds single-family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages and villas throughout Middle Tennessee. The Goodall Homes team mirrors Bob's commitment to service and excellence in homebuilding. This commitment has been recognized through awards such as the Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine (2014); NAHB National Housing Quality Silver Award (2016); NAHB National Housing Quality Bronze Award (2012), The Nashville Business Journal's Fastest Growing Private Companies 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012; The Tennessean's Top Workplaces 2015, 2014, 2013; and The Nashville Business Journal's Best in Business Award. For more information about Goodall Homes, please visit

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