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NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Michael Rankin, Crain Construction president/CEO, recently participated in a panel discussion about the lingering effects of COVID-19 on the construction industry. Following are some takeaways from this discussion. What permanent changes might the industry see after COVID-19? There will be a renewed emphasis on safety and employee health. Jobsites will be cleaner and safer. Virtual meetings and inspections will be the norm. Project schedules will extend due to loss of productivity and staggering...

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Crain Construction is renovating Lexus of Cool Springs, an auto dealership the general contractor built from the ground up 22 years ago. During the 30-year relationship, Crain Construction has worked on multiple projects for Performance Automotive. The most recent project for the repeat client was a new 50,000-square-foot Rivergate Toyota completed late 2017. Crain Construction also built Lexus of Nashville in Metro Center in 2013. Designed by H. Michael Hindman Architects, P.C., the renovation...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — These are unusual times. Unchartered waters. Nashville Mayor John Cooper has deemed construction an essential business during the coronavirus Safer at Home order. Our Crain Construction team is staying optimistic and approaching the coronavirus as business as usual — with extra precautions in place. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and providing day-by-day education to our crews so they can be knowledgeable. We are being smart and practicing good separation and cleanliness...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Crain Construction Inc. has hired Brittany Earlie as Director of Business Development for the general contractor. A Nashville native, Earlie has more than a dozen years of experience in design, sales and development working with architects, designers, developers and builders. “Brittany brings a collaborative spirit, valuable sales experience and good connections in the design world and we are delighted to welcome her to the Crain team,” said Michael Rankin, president and CEO of Crain Construction....

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Building on top of a sewer tunnel can be a challenge, and intentional planning is crucial when the tunnel is 100-plus years old, runs the length of the site and is 11 feet in diameter where the structure straddles it. Crain Construction confronted this scenario while building TownePlace Suites by Marriott on Charlotte Avenue, just west of Interstate 40 near downtown Nashville. The impressive Kerrigan Tunnel cuts through a large portion of the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — General contractor Crain Construction Inc. has added two project engineers to the firm. Will Compton is a project engineer on the TownePlace Suites hotel Crain Construction is building on Charlotte Avenue. Compton has solid field knowledge and office management experience. He has managed retail store build outs and tenant improvement projects, with multiple stores under construction while simultaneously managing the preconstruction phase of up to 50 sites. Compton holds an associates degree in...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction volunteers sorted 8,991 pounds of frozen food at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee last week as part of the company’s ongoing community give-back program. Working in the freezer area, the 14-member crew sorted meats, vegetables and desserts that will feed approximately 7,492 food insecure people in Middle Tennessee. “We are honored to help Second Harvest feed the one in eight Middle Tennesseans who struggle with hunger daily,” said Michael Rankin,...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction is beginning sitework for Hill Center Greenwood, H. G. Hill Realty Company’s new $21.8 million multi-use development in East Nashville that will include a Publix grocery store. The 72,830-square-foot development spans 5.3 acres located at the intersection of Gallatin Ave. and Greenwood Ave. In addition to a 31,028-square-foot Publix, the development includes a 2,100-square-foot Starbuck’s building and a 3,350-square-foot Chase building. Across the street at 1108 Gallatin Ave. is a 6,000-square-foot...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Planet Fitness TN LLC has teamed with Crain Construction Inc. to build 14 facilities over six years across Tennessee. The new centers are a result of the growing popularity and rapid nationwide expansion of Planet Fitness, and of the general contractor’s ability to develop long-term relationships with clients. The relationship between the two companies started in 2013 when Crain Construction built a Planet Fitness in Jackson. Since then, Crain Construction has completed Planet...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two Crain Construction projects were recognized with 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors – Greater Tennessee Chapter. Second Harvest Food Bank’s western distribution center won an Eagle Award for the general contractor. The Hilton Cool Springs hotel Crain Construction built for Chartwell Hospitality won an Award of Merit.  Crain Construction used analysis, oversight and communication to overcome challenges and successfully build the Second Harvest Food Bank distribution center on a tight schedule. Located in Camden, Tenn., the distribution...