The Human Side of Construction: Questions to Assess a Commercial Contractor’s Team Dynamics

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Quality craftsmanship and meticulous project management are often praised as the pillars of success in commercial construction. While these elements are undeniably essential, they exist within a complex ecosystem fueled by something equally crucial: human connection. — At Crain Construction, we understand this human element better than most. For over 90 years, we’ve “built relationships […]

Wired for Success: Best Practices for Constructing Telecommunications Facilities

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The demand for robust, reliable communications infrastructure is booming. Technology leaders are presented with an exciting opportunity to build the future of telecommunications. They also face the pressure of staying ahead in an ever-evolving industry.  At Crain Construction, we understand these complexities. With over 90 years of experience in the construction industry, we’ve honed our […]

Transforming Historic Spaces: A Commercial Contractor’s Guide to Adaptive Reuse

In urban environments such as Nashville, where land is becoming increasingly scarce, the concept of adaptive reuse has gained immense popularity. As the demand for commercial spaces continues to rise, repurposing old buildings has become a compelling solution. Of course, navigating this exciting realm comes with its own set of challenges. Adaptive reuse projects are […]

Humble, Hungry, Smart: A Look Inside Our Knowledge-Driven Approach to Commercial Construction

In the complex world of commercial construction, expertise is essential. But wisdom requires collective experience and continual growth, not just technical know-how. That’s why we’ve built our company on the value of knowledge. On every project, we recognize the importance of continually learning and working proactively to find solutions. While we’ve always embraced knowledge as […]

Synergy and Celebration: What You’ll Experience on Every Crain Construction Jobsite

Working on a construction job site is an inherently challenging endeavor with many complexities and pressures. Tight deadlines, unforgiving weather, and site coordination can sometimes create an environment where tensions can simmer just beneath the surface. At Crain Construction, we recognize the stress and tension that can accompany construction work, and we’ve made it our […]

Nashville’s Urban Boom: Navigating Tight Site Construction Challenges

Nashville’s transformation into a booming metropolis is undeniable. Between 2010 and 2020, the metro population soared by 20.9%, ranking 4th fastest-growing nationwide. Look at the Nashville skyline, and you’ll recognize how much our city’s commercial development has boomed. Towering cranes dot the landscape, new buildings seem to sprout overnight, and vibrant businesses open every week. […]

2023 Closeout: Our Most Memorable Projects and Commercial Construction Insights

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For a commercial contractor, the closeout of a project isn’t just a completion point—it’s a chance to reflect on the journey, including the countless conversations, shared moments, and critical decisions that brought the vision to life. As we close the book on 2023, our team decided to end the year with a “close out” of […]