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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Lewis Rankin, recently retired CEO of Crain Construction Inc., was presented a custom wood art item with milestones achieved during his leadership. Rankin retired after 44 years of leading the company through office relocations, technology changes, a series of construction firsts and then...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction, Inc. has added to its team Luther Bowdoin as a superintendent and Hannah Shivas Fitzpatrick and Brett Gregory as project engineers. Bowdoin is a superintendent with almost 40 years of construction experience and a great understanding of all phases of the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The ribs were smoking, the smack talk was good natured and Elvis was in attendance as 10 corporate teams from the real estate and construction industry competed for the Crain Construction, Inc. 2016 Nashville Rib Off crown. Judges declared Notorious P-I-G (NAI Nashville)...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Crain Construction, Inc. was recognized for its exceptional work on three area commercial construction projects during the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Mid-Tennessee Chapter’s Excellence in Construction Awards. The general contractor received an ABC Eagle, the highest award bestowed, for its work on...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – – Crain Construction, Inc. is converting a former bank headquarters into The Fairlane, a 72-room, mid-century modern boutique hotel at Fourth Avenue and Union Street in downtown Nashville. Crain Construction is handling extensive demolition, cleaning and overall remodeling of the hotel project for...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What do you do with a shuttered potato chip factory sitting on sought-after real estate? Through a challenging adaptive reuse project, Crain Construction, Inc. transformed the greasy, leaky chip factory on Kraft Drive into attractive commercial office space, offering tenants a convenient location...

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Work is underway at 1000 Corporate Center in Franklin where Crain Construction is building the 244-room, eight-story Hilton Franklin/Cool Springs hotel and parking garage for Chartwell Hospitality. The $37 million project is located in the 60-acre, mixed-use Meridian community of offices, restaurants and...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Crain Construction, Inc. has broken ground on a new $12 million Toyota of Nashville-North dealership to be built just a couple miles from the current Rivergate Toyota automotive dealership. The new 50,000-square-foot facility is on a 17-acre site at 2400 Gallatin Pike North...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction and Tuck Hinton Architects teamed to build Kyūbu, a cube-shaped, Japanese-inspired playhouse, and one of six interactive playhouses on display at Cheekwood through September 4. Playhouses representing Japan, India, Spain, Scotland and Chile were designed to represent the architecture of the...

A small-world connection helped spark a relationship that eventually led to a portfolio of work for Crain Construction. Lizabeth Theiss, Crain Construction’s vice president of business development, met an owner rep for Loden iVision Centers. Over the course of several conversations, they discovered they had something...