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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 STEP measure their safety program’s progress through 25 key components, identify areas of improvement, and benchmark their performance with other ABC...

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 support an exclusive luxury sports car dealer. Ferrari has a presence in only 60 markets worldwide. One of the best-known luxury brands, Ferrari...

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 LEED-certified hotel with ground-floor retail space, Element is located on a 1.4-acre brownfield site where a lumber yard once stood. Crain Construction...

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 a couple years ago in Franklin, Tenn. The team — Chartwell Hospitality, Rabun Architects, The W Group interior design, Crain Construction...

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 as Nashville State Community College). “Lora knows what it takes to get a project from conception to closeout,” said Michael Rankin, president/CEO...

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Crain Construction is the general contractor for a new 48,387-square-foot Publix grocery store in the Windsong retail development at the northeast corner of State Route 109 and South Water Avenue in Gallatin. Publix will be the lead anchor tenant of the center, which will offer shopping, dining options and services to meet the needs of Gallatin and Sumner County residents. “We’re honored to have a repeat client like Publix and help expand its footprint...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Tennessee Chapter has recognized Crain Construction with a 2020 Excellence in Construction Award for its Turnip Truck West project. Crain Construction renovated a 1940s structure on Charlotte Avenue and repurposed it for a new Turnip Truck natural foods grocery store to serve a growing West Nashville population. Manuel Zeitlin Architects designed the building renovation. “We overcame numerous challenges while repurposing the building so having the project recognized for excellence...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction is starting the build out for a D1 athletic-based training facility at the Element Nashville Vanderbilt West End hotel, currently under construction by the general contractor. The 3,910-square-foot future home of D1 Training West Nashville is on the main level on the northeast side of the hotel, which anchors the entrance to oneC1TY near Charlotte Avenue on the 28th/31st Avenue Connector. It will be the first D1 Training center in Davidson County. D1 Training...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction, Smith Gee Studio and ORI teamed to create a temporary public park in Germantown as part of the Civic Design Center’s annual PARK(ing) Day on Sept. 18. PARK(ing) Day explores ways parking spaces can be transformed into creative public space and calls attention to the need for more parks and open urban space. This year participants spread throughout the city and partnered with local businesses to create auxiliary outdoor seating for restaurants...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction volunteers turned their focus from commercial construction to a kitchen renovation so a Nashville homeowner can finally cook her favorite meals safely and independently. The weekend project is part of Crain Construction’s community give-back commitment and an ongoing tradition of teaming with Rebuilding Together Nashville to make critical home repairs for seniors and low-income homeowners so they can remain in their neighborhoods and age in place. Homeowners like Shanae. A longtime Nashvillian,...