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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Crain Construction Inc. has added two experienced superintendents to the general contracting firm. J.R. Howell has four decades of experience with new build, renovation and build-out projects for healthcare, retail and industrial clients across the Southeast and the Southwest. He is currently serving as superintendent for Crain Construction’s Staybridge Suites project. Frank Perez has been a project engineer or superintendent for healthcare, higher education and office projects in Florida and is a superintendent for Crain...

ALPHARETTA, GA– Crain Construction Inc. and Chartwell Hospitality LLC are teaming again to build a new 249-room Hilton Hotel in Georgia’s Fulton County, similar to the full-service Hilton they finished last summer in Franklin, Tenn. “The Hilton Franklin was a prototype,” said James Williams, Crain Construction project manager. “Some modifications have been made for the Georgia hotel, but the thought process was to keep the same team together. It’s the same owner, architect, interior designer and...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Crain Construction is starting grading and foundation work for a 175-room Element by Westin Nashville hotel at oneC1TY that will be built green from the ground up. The six-story, mixed-use building will anchor the oneC1TY entrance near Charlotte Avenue on the 28/31st Connector. It will feature retail on the ground floor, with the hotel and amenities occupying the first through sixth floors. Element Hotels are upscale, lifestyle hotels designed for extended stay and featurebright, modern design...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Crain Construction Inc. is building a 10-story, 193-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott on Charlotte Avenue, just west of Interstate 40, near downtown Nashville. Sitework is underway and includes removing three existing buildings and doing minor grading on the .66-acre site at 1500 Charlotte Ave., according to Brent McGee, Crain Construction project manager. 3H Group Hotels and Grace Construction Consultants, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., will be the developer and Owner’s Representative, respectively, for the project. The...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction Inc. was recognized for its corporate volunteerism during Hands On Nashville’s 33rd Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards. Crain Construction was one of three finalists in the corporate volunteerism category, which “pays tribute to businesses that have robust employee volunteer programs with high levels of participation and impact.”  “Crain's ability to bring dollars, in-kind donations, and special trades skills to our projects allow us to stretch our budgets to do more per home, and serve...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Crain Construction partnered with Rebuilding Together Nashville to make needed kitchen upgrades and landscaping improvements for a Woodbine community homeowner. It was a rewarding experience for Crain volunteers and an empowering weekend for homeowner Luma. She painted walls, learned how to caulk and used power tools – things women are not permitted to do in the culture she was raised. Luma was 22 years old when her family fled persecution in Iraq to move to the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Crain Construction Inc. has gutted the former Nashville Cash & Carry at 5001 Charlotte Ave. and will repurpose the building for a new Turnip Truck store. When Crain Construction completes the adaptive reuse project in late Fall 2019, the Charlotte Avenue store will include some sustainable features. It will be the third Nashville location for the Turnip Truck, a full-service, locally owned natural foods grocer. “The proposed building exterior is a nod to Turnip Truck’s East Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Crain Construction Inc. is building a new 15,000-square-foot, one-story headquarters for Southeast Venture commercial real estate company at 4030 Armory Oaks Drive. The project is the latest the two companies have teamed on during their 30-plus-year relationship. “We have a long-standing relationship with the designers, developers and architects at Southeast Venture as both clients and partners,” said Jeff Kurzhal, Crain Construction project manager. “This project really demonstrates that our mission isn’t just a statement. It’s what...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Charles McGill has joined Crain Construction, Inc. as a superintendent and is currently overseeing construction of a Planet Fitness in Lebanon, Tenn. for the general contractor. McGill has served as superintendent on office and commercial new build and tenant-build out projects in Nashville, across the Southeast and in the Midwest since 2003. A Nashville native and U.S. Navy veteran, McGill served during Desert Storm and in Bosnia as a flight deck director on an...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Clay Upchurch is the new human resources director for Crain Construction, Inc., bringing 23 years of experience to the position. Upchurch is a veteran of responsible leadership with experience in human resources, safety, environmental and community relations. He served in a variety of human resources roles with Vulcan Materials Company for 20 years, most recently as vice president of human resources for its Southwest Division in San Antonio, Texas. “Clay brings valuable industry experience...