Crain Construction: New Website, Same Elevated Approach

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In many ways, our new website is a reflection of our commitment to building relationships and structures that last a lifetime, while embracing the changes and innovation that come with growth. Here are a few ways in which our website was designed with our values and unique approach in mind.

Crain Construction named as finalist for NBJ’s Best in Business 2022

Crain Sign at new site

(NASHVILLE, TN) — The Nashville Business Journal has selected Michael Rankin, President & CEO of Crain Construction, as a finalist for the NBJ’s 2022 Best in Business Awards. Each year, the Business Journal collects nominations and questionnaires for the area’s top leaders. Submissions are reviewed by an independent panel of judges grading the organization’s culture, […]

Crain to build new headquarters for speciality dental brands

Newly Developed Specialty Dental Headquarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction is building out a new headquarters for Specialty Dental Brands in a former lumber mill at 5320 Centennial Blvd. Built in 1940s, the two-story structure was gutted and redeveloped in 2019 for office space. Crain Construction crews will be building out 15,000-plus square feet of space with 26-foot-high ceilings on […]

Ellis takes seat on ABC’s Emerging Leaders Board

Scott Ellis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction project engineer Scott Ellis has been appointed to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee Emerging Leaders Board of Directors as the social chair. “Scott is smart and enthusiastic about ABC and our construction industry,” said Michael Rankin, Crain Construction president/CEO. “He will be a strong voice and great […]

Crain wins top construction excellence award for Towneplace Suites

Crain leaders holding Eagle Award trophy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction won top honors for Excellence in Construction from Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee for its work on TownePlace Suites by Marriott. ABC’s Eagle Award was given to Crain Construction for using creative solutions to overcome challenges the general contractor faced while building the urban, 10-story, TownePlace Suites hotel. […]

Crain’s safety program gets gold

Crain's gold safety award certificate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction achieved gold level for its safety program that helps everyone complete their work without incident and go home safe and healthy. The general contractor’s gold was awarded through participation in the Associated Builders and Contractors Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP), a world-class safety management system. Companies participating in ABC’s […]

Crain to build ferrari dealership for middle tennessee

Crain's Ferrari Site Sign Board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The list of high-profile company relocations and expansions in Nashville is growing, but auto enthusiasts and economic development officials alike are cheering the announcement of a Ferrari dealership coming to Music City. Securing a Ferrari dealership indicates Nashville is rising in the ranks of other major cities around the world that can […]

Continual challenges can’t stop the Element hotel project

Crain worker at construction site

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Neither delayed materials, workers out with the virus or a Christmas Day bombing could stop construction on Element Nashville Vanderbilt West End hotel. There was a domino effect of continual challenges while Crain Construction was building the 175-room, 6-story hotel at oneC1TY. So, our team adapted and changed the construction process. A […]

Team overcomes soil issues, materials delay with planning and flexibiity

Hilton Hotel

ALPHARETTA, GA. — Soil issues, delayed materials and COVID-19 challenged Crain Construction while teaming with Chartwell Hospitality LLC to build a new Hilton Hotel in Georgia’s Fulton County. Extreme planning and flexibility kept the project moving forward. With some modifications, the 249-room, eight-story hotel is based on the full-service prototype Hilton Hotel the team built […]

Crain Construction adds project engineer

Lora Markem, Project Engineer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Commercial construction development and design veteran Lora Markem has joined Crain Construction Inc. as a project engineer. A Dickson County native, Markem has 26 years of experience in construction project management and design development in Middle Tennessee. She holds a degree in architectural engineering technology from Nashville State Technical Institute (now known […]