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[gallery ids="19084,19083,19082,19081,19080,19077"] 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...

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...

MT. JULIET, Tenn.– Crain Construction has begun site work on 7.23 acres at 88 Belinda Parkway in Mt. Juliet for the future home of Music City Honda. Music City Honda will relocate from its current home in Madison to the new 48,750-square-foot automotive dealership when it is completed in Fall 2019. According to Crain Construction Project Manager Scott Webb, the project includes a 13,708-square-foot conventional steel structure with masonry, glass and aluminum-composite panel exterior finishes to house...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Tennessee Chapter awarded Crain Construction Inc. a 2018 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for its conversion of a dormant auditorium into a state-of-the-art regional television production studio. The 23rd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony, held November 1, honors the “best of the best” through an independently judged competition of submitted construction projects. The Eagle Award is the highest honor. Working on a tight timeline of 86 days, Crain Construction completed the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Soggy weather didn’t dampen the competitive spirit of the corporate teams cooking in Crain Construction’s 2018 Nashville Rib Off on October 26, in Nashville’s Centennial Park. Nashville Chamber’s Porknership 2020 improved its smoking technique and captured the blue ribbon in the rib category, after placing second in last year’s competition. The NAI Nashville team took the top honors for its chicken wings. Teams competed in five categories, with judges awarding the following: Rib category – Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church commissioned a million-dollar permanent iconography, but before it could be installed in the sanctuary, leaks and thermal and moisture problems needed to be addressed. Crain Construction was general contractor for the historic renovation, which included stripping the sanctuary to the bones and restructuring it. “The original architect designed the Byzantine-style church patterned after churches in Greece with lots of angles, hips and valleys,” said Scott Webb, Crain Construction project manager....

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction Inc. is renovating a pre-WWII building at 2949 Nolensville Road that an engineering company has purchased for its new headquarters. The three-story structure, which sits on approximately 1.83 acres south of I-440 and Thompson Lane, has served as a school and church over the decades. Crain Construction is the general contractor for the project and will handle the interior renovation and all finishes. The engineering company will do its own site grading,...