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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 14, 2015 -- Michael Rankin, president of Crain Construction Inc., has joined The University of Tennessee Construction Science Advocacy Board for a five-year term. The Advocacy Board supports and helps establish the curriculum for the UTK Construction Science Program which prepares students for construction-related careers by offering a strong background in science, math, fundamental concepts, technology and techniques, as well as a minor in business administration. “By 2018, the construction industry will be...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- July 13, 2015 – Three members of the Crain Construction, Inc. executive team have been promoted, reflecting the firm’s continued growth. Mark Rankin is now executive vice president. Mike Gribble and Frank Wilk have both been named vice president of operations. “Our growth and success is a direct result of the challenging projects we’ve completed and the great people on our team,” said Michael Rankin, president of Crain Construction. “Mark, Mike and Frank are...

Crain Construction Inc. Project Manager James Williams has met some challenges during his 24 years in the construction industry. Fitting 2.5 miles of mechanical systems in a building with a 7,500-square-foot footprint was his biggest. That building is Lipscomb University’s Pharmacy and Research Center. The teaching and research facility includes a pharmaceutical research lab with a walk-in cold room, medical gas systems and an acid waste sanitary system, a nuclear storage and waste room, a tissue...

During its 81 years in business, Crain Construction Inc. has built a variety of industrial, commercial and mixed-use projects, but building an indoor rock climbing facility with a 52-foot-vertical climbing wall presented a special set of challenges. Climb Nashville owners hired Crain Construction to build a high-end climbing destination. The goal was to get maximum climbing wall space inside the new, 16,885-square-foot facility on Charlotte Avenue in Nashville. Crain Construction was challenged with engineering the mechanical, electrical...

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. -- Nov. 19, 2014 – Ground was broken at the City of Goodlettsville’s front door today for a new Loden Vision Centers corporate headquarters and medical facility that will bring new services to the area. Flanked by city officials and others, Dr. James C. Loden and Dr. Terrence Doherty turned the earth for the first of two buildings Crain Construction, Inc. is building for Loden Vision Centers at 520 Rivergate Parkway in Goodlettsville. When completed...

Crain Construction renovated one of the most high-profile, historic buildings in downtown Nashville, transforming 22,500 square feet into Acme Seed & Feed, a four-story, cocktail, culinary and entertainment space at the foot of the Cumberland River. Nashville restaurateur Tom Morales and a local investment group tapped Crain Construction to convert the long-vacant downtown Acme Feed building into a new bar/restaurant and music venue. And, the group wanted the project completed in 214 days so the venue...