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“We could not be more grateful to Blossman Gas”

Les Lambert, owner of the Southern-Living Magazine- inspired community home called “Mountain Crossroads,” spoke of his extraordinary journey to Cloudland Station and meeting up with Blossman Gas.  The Cloudland Station community is located near Lookout Mountain, about 18 miles from Chattanooga, Georgia. 

Les, his wife and their two children, ages 16 and 18, live and work in Cumming, GA, just outside of Atlanta. They have been landowners at Cloudland Station for 10 years. He notes, “What my family and I liked about Cloudland Station was a more rural, simple life.”  For those 10 years prior to their home being completed, they enjoyed camping, fishing and creating many happy memories and experiences on their home site at Cloudland Station.

Les adds, “When building Mountain Crossroads at Cloudland Station, I made the commitment to use all local contractors, subcontractors, and vendors for everything we needed. I met Gerald Cook, the manager of Bluesman Gas in Trenton and Lafayette, and we laid out a plan for Blossman to install my propane gas lines, propane tank, a beautiful stove and cooktop, 3 gas fireplaces, and a Rinnai tankless water heater.”

“We are just getting started living in the house, but my wife and I have greatly enjoyed cooking on the gas cooktop and enjoy the endless hot water made possible from the Rinnai tankless water heaters. We have also enjoyed the gas fireplaces. Currently, we are looking for additional ways to use propane, such as gas lights.”

John Tatum bought the 450 acre Cloudland Station property in the early 1990s.  Prior to marriages and settling down with their families, John and Les met when they were members of a singles group at First Baptist Church in Atlanta. John had vision for the group to have a serene, beautiful place to go in the country for a second home, to retire to or build a primary residence.   

There are currently 75 lot owners and 8 homes built in Cloudland Station.  Les said even in the economic downturn around 2008, John kept the property alive through building amenities, supplying a caretaker for the property and seeking support and capital from additional investors. 

John became the “trailblazer” – the first in the group to purchase land for a home in 2006, and begin the building process about 4 years ago.

There were delays, but there was a silver lining to the delays—the extra time gave Les and his family the chance to make important and needed design changes. Les remarks, “It is a real joy to be at a place that is not intrusive, not crowded with people and cars, and is working and getting to know the local community.”   

His entire family spent the Thanksgiving weekend at Mountain Crossroads and will be spending Christmas there as well. “I could not be more grateful.”