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DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE

High Cotton Homes is a full service design-build home building company located in northwest Alabama. High Cotton Homes was formed in 2016 by Will King out of a desire to combine current building science with timeless design to deliver high performance, luxury custom homes to Florence and surrounding areas. We are comprised of a team of professionals that are prepared to bring your ideas to life with superior quality and craftsmanship beginning with plans, which can be drawn in-house. We feature an in-house design team to create a personalized set of plans that compliment your lifestyle and needs. Our build team takes extra steps during construction to deliver not only a beautiful, but a high efficiency home to our clients.  We have a dedicated accountant to provide financial transparency and CoConstruct building software; CoConstruct connects builder, client, subcontractors and suppliers, to help keep communication clear.


 

Our goal is to provide clients with a beautiful home that will perform for years to come. 

If you are interested in building a new home in the Shoals area, we would love to meet and show you the High Cotton Homes difference. 

You can also meet the Shoals area and learn a little more about building in the quad cities here.

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WILL KING 

, PRESIDENT

LICENSED RESIDENTIAL HOME BUILDER

Will was born and raised in Leighton, AL. After graduating from Muscle Shoals High School, he moved to Birmingham and married his wife, Brooke. In 2007, he became a professional firefighter/ paramedic and went on to graduate from Athens State University with a Bachelors in Public Safety and Health Administration.  In 2011, Will renovated and flipped a home in Birmingham, AL, and was able to find success with several more over the next few years. This early remodeling gave him a unique insight into building structure and the "what not to do's" in homes. In 2013, he and Brooke moved back to Tuscumbia where he trained to be an appraiser, but he truly loved the building and structural side of homes. Early in 2016, Will observed the need for current building science in the Shoals area, so he completed the training to become a licensed home builder and formed High Cotton Homes. Will made the incredibly tough decision to leave Decatur Fire and Rescue in March of 2018 and focus on growing High Cotton Homes. Will has two beautiful daughters that keep him busy in his off time. 

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NICOLE SHEPPARD

HOME & INTERIOR DESIGNER

Nicole is a Florence local and attended the University of North Alabama to receive her degree in Interior Design with a minor in Business. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Atlanta to gain experience doing in-house design at a furniture showroom. She left Atlanta and returned to the Shoals to raise her three children and worked in the dental field during that time. In 2016, Nicole resumed her career in design at a kitchen and bath showroom. Nicole has a passion for the home industry and was even sent to preview the HGTV Dream Home twice before it was open to the public by Delta/Brizo as a prize for achieving top 5 in the country in sales. In 2023, she joined High Cotton Homes to pursue her love for home drafting and design.

Sam Martin, High Cotton Homes, custom built new homes, licensed home builders

SAM MARTIN

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sam is originally from Cullman, AL, and relocated to Florence to attend the University of North Alabama. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Exercise Science and chose to stay in Florence after falling in love with the Shoals. Early in 2018, Sam lended a hand on a job site and became intrigued by the custom home building process. He began educating himself on home construction and efficiency, and in December 2018, became the full time Project Manager at High Cotton Homes. In July 2022, he transitioned into Operations Manager, where he now oversees the carpentry crews and daily schedules. In 2020, He built his own home near downtown Florence and decided to permanently settle into the area. He enjoys playing golf and seeing his wife, Jordan, and dog, Sammy, in his off time. 

Josh Nall, Field Engineer at High Cotton Homes custom home builder

JOSH NALL

PROJECT MANAGER

Josh was born and raised in Pelham, AL. He attended Auburn University for his freshman year where he majored in Building Science. Josh then transferred to the University of North Alabama to finish his college education. He joined High Cotton homes in August of 2019 to gain knowledge of the construction industry through hands on experience. He graduated from UNA with a degree in Business Management and chose to stay in Florence. In August 2020, Josh began functioning as Field Engineer, where he was responsible for daily tasks on the job site; he quickly transitioned to our second Project Manager in 2021 to oversee the entire construction process. In his free time, Josh enjoys fishing, hunting and Auburn football. 

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NATE REED

PROJECT MANAGER

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Nate grew up in Florence, AL, and attended college at the University of North Alabama. He played football all 4 years at UNA while earning a bachelor's degree in Business Management. During his time in college, Nate took on several small remodel jobs and remodeled his own home in downtown Florence with his wife, Abba. This led to him joining High Cotton Homes after graduation in December 2021 in order to gain more knowledge in the industry. Nate began with High Cotton as an extra set of hands on all of our job sites and learned a variety of skills. In July 2022, he began training as a Project Manager. In his off time, Nate likes to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family, friends, wife and two dogs, Mo and Murphy. 

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MADISON DAVIS

CONTROLLER

Madison, who goes by Maddy, grew up in Rogersville, AL. Maddy knew early on that she had a passion for both business and people. To showcase those aspects of her personality, she chose to pursue a double major in both Accounting and Hospitality Management from the University of North Alabama. After 5 years of living in downtown Florence, Maddy made the decision to move back to her hometown of Rogersville and invest in a home of her own after graduation. She joined High Cotton Homes in August of 2021, and her position is vital to help ensure that the accounting processes are in place to best assist our clients with the financial side of their build. In her spare time, Maddy spends time with her family, friends, and dog, Abel, and enjoys working on her home and other creative projects.

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BROOKE KING

WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA

Brooke grew up in Muscle Shoals, AL. She lived in Birmingham for around 10 years to attend UAB, where she graduated with a Bachelor's in Nursing and continued on to complete her Master's degree in Nurse Anesthesia. She married Will in 2008 and has been involved in remodeling houses with Will from the beginning, starting with their first home in Fultondale.  Brooke has always been a "hands on" type person and learned about the construction industry alongside Will as they flipped homes. She was once again ready to help when he formed High Cotton Homes. Brooke manages the website, social media and other outreach initiatives. Brooke still works part-time as a CRNA across the Shoals and loves spending time with her daughters and keeping up with her chickens and garden. 

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JOSUE RIVAS

CARPENTER

Josue was the first carpenter to join High Cotton Homes. He was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and grew up in Gatlinburg, TN.  At 17, Josue began to learn home building trades, and now he is an extremely skilled carpenter. He is self taught in tile work, framing and flooring, and he excels in trim carpentry.  Josue joined High Cotton Homes in September 2018 where he does our custom trim work. He moved to Muscle Shoals when he was 19 years old and is currently living in a home he renovated in St. Florian. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and two children in his off time.

Trim carpenter for High Cotton Homes custom builds

HERIBERTO NAVARRETE

CARPENTER

Heriberto joined the High Cotton Homes team early in 2019 as a job site assistant, but quickly became skilled in carpentry. He was born in Guerrero, Mexico and has learned a variety of trades over the years. Working alongside Josue, he has become an integral part of the team. "Riberto" is always smiling and lives in Florence where he has 5 beautiful daughters. 

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JOSH STRICKLIN

CARPENTER

Josh is originally from Savannah, TN, but relocated to the Shoals in 2018. Josh was naturally drawn to the home building industry as a 4th generation carpenter. He has 9 years under his belt as a carpenter and holds a special interest for building furniture and cabinetry. He was a natural fit at High Cotton Homes with an impressive skill set and outstanding craftsmanship and became the lead carpenter for a second trim crew in June 2022. He is a Star Wars fan, enjoys playing golf, and Josh stays busy spending time with his girlfriend, Brittany, daughter, Zoey, and 3 dogs, Max, Toby and Henry. 

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TYLER WININGER

MACHINERY OPERATOR / CARPENTER

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Tyler was born and raised in Scottsboro, AL. After graduating highschool with honors, Tyler attended UAB for Marketing and Industrial Distribution. He entered the construction industry about 10 years ago as a welder and then as an ironworking foreman with a traveling crew. However, both of his grandfathers were master carpenters, so there was a natural draw for Tyler to build upon his metal working skills and transition into carpentry.  Tyler is currently finishing up his degree, and he plans to continue to master the trade and industry and use his knowledge and professionalism in the role of lead carpenter or superintendent.  Tyler is an avid golfer, has a passion for gardening and cooking from scratch and enjoys time off with his girlfriend of 3 years, Elizabeth. 

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NEWS, AWARDS AND HONORS

2023 Alabama Remodel Excellence Award Winner
First Place- Historic Preservation
First Place- Commercial Renovation

We were thankful to bring home two first place wins at the Home Builders Association of Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards in April! Our renovation of the historic House of Vacuums building in east Florence won in both the Historic Preservation and Commercial Renovation categories. The AREA competition celebrates the best of remodeling craftsmanship, innovation, and attention to detail. We were honored to receive recognition in both of these categories for this project! 

Matt Risinger and Will King teaming up with the fire department for Build Show
Fire trucks spray 1,500 gallons of water on a Fortified roof system with ZIP System in Florence, AL

When you get the opportunity to team up with the fire department to test your roof system, you don't say no! This was such a fun day seeing Will's two careers from firefighting to home building collide. Matt Risinger came to our job site, and we tested the Fortified roof system with 1,500 gallons of water! Check out the video here: 

Fire truck vs. ZIP System... Water stress test!

R-Class Builder Spotlight

The R-Class is a partnership program through ROCKWOOL to connect builders throughout the country. It provides community and support for high performance builders, as well as opportunities for education. Will was featured as their Spotlight Builder for his unique insight on the fire resistive properties of ROCKWOOL stone wool. 

Will King Builder Spotlight for ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation
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Huber Best of Social Awards
Best Jobsite Mascot

Our pal Moses was part of High Cotton Homes from the beginning! We were honored he was recognized at the 2022 Best of Social Awards for Best Jobsite Mascot. He passed away shortly after receiving the award, but he represented us so proudly. We will always cherish this memory of him!

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