Dave Ramsey, Gov. Bill Haslam, County Mayor Rogers Anderson and 600 or so Ramsey employees came to celebrate the new Ramsey Solutions groundbreaking last Thursday.

The 47 acres south of Berry Farms will be the company’s new headquarters.

Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm, is designing the new headquarters facility. Located in the Berry Farm development, the campus development plan includes three 200,000 square foot office buildings and one 50,000 square foot conference center.

The ground broke on Phase I last week.

See mock ups of what the first phase will look like:

Ramsey plans to build a whole complex on the 47-acre site, at 4478 Pratt Lane. The first building will be more than 223,000 square feet.

Interesting features of the building include:

Café and Lobby: Ramsey Solutions’ current location has Martha’s Place where visitors can get treats and a cup of coffee, and browse the newest books and resources from Dave Ramsey and other Ramsey personalities. The new headquarters will revamp this with a more open and modern feel.

Amphitheater: The new headquarters will have an amphitheater built into one of the rolling hills on the property. This will play host to a number of team events, including the company’s annual Battle of the Bands competition.

Cafeteria: Ramsey Solutions will offer a high quality, low-cost place for their team to get meals throughout the day.

The Dave Ramsey Show viewing area: The lobby and main atrium will house large screens that will immerse visitors into The Dave Ramsey Show viewing experience.

The estimated move in date for the new headquarters is August 2019.

In addition to the Ramsey Solutions headquarters, GS&P has designed new headquarters and workplaces for several major organizations including Nissan North America in Franklin, Tenn. Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tenn., Capitol View, a mixed-use facility to house the operations for HCA subsidiaries Parallon and the Sarah Cannon: Cancer Research, Integrated Cancer Services, in Nashville, Tenn., Eco-Energy in Franklin, Tenn. and multiple Jackson National locations.

As of yet, there is no set construction timeline beyond the first building, but after the first building is complete, they will start working on the next one.

The current $58 million project is funded essentially without borrowing.

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