Turnip Truck Midtown

Crain Construction is proud to partner with the Turnip Truck to build their latest location in the heart of Midtown, Nashville. The locally-owned grocery chain will open its fourth and largest location in mid-2023 in Vanderbilt’s new graduate and professional student housing development. Situated in the heart of Midtown Nashville between Lyle and 20th Avenue, […]

The Best Retail Contractors in Franklin

Crain Construction was recently named one of the best retail contractors in Franklin, TN by General Contractors Magazine. General Contractors Magazine is a national online magazine celebrating the best general contractors across America. Winners for the best retail contractors in Franklin were selected based on their project history, awards, and affiliations.    Read the full […]

Crain to build new headquarters for speciality dental brands

Newly Developed Specialty Dental Headquarters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction is building out a new headquarters for Specialty Dental Brands in a former lumber mill at 5320 Centennial Blvd. Built in 1940s, the two-story structure was gutted and redeveloped in 2019 for office space. Crain Construction crews will be building out 15,000-plus square feet of space with 26-foot-high ceilings on […]

Ellis takes seat on ABC’s Emerging Leaders Board

Scott Ellis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction project engineer Scott Ellis has been appointed to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee Emerging Leaders Board of Directors as the social chair. “Scott is smart and enthusiastic about ABC and our construction industry,” said Michael Rankin, Crain Construction president/CEO. “He will be a strong voice and great […]

The Best Multifamily Contractors in Middle TN

Crain Construction was recently named one of the best multi-family contractors in Nashville, TN by General Contractors Magazine. General Contractors Magazine is a national online magazine celebrating the best general contractors across America. Winners for the best multifamily contractors in Nashville were selected based on their project history, awards, and affiliations.    Read the full […]

Crain wins top construction excellence award for Towneplace Suites

Crain leaders holding Eagle Award trophy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction won top honors for Excellence in Construction from Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Tennessee for its work on TownePlace Suites by Marriott. ABC’s Eagle Award was given to Crain Construction for using creative solutions to overcome challenges the general contractor faced while building the urban, 10-story, TownePlace Suites hotel. […]

Crain’s safety program gets gold

Crain's gold safety award certificate

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 […]

NBJ Fast 50

Crain Construction was recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in Nashville, TN in 2021 by the Nashville Business Journal. The annual list was developed by ranking Nashville’s private companies by revenue in 2020 to determine the 100 largest. Those companies were then ranked by the fastest-growing based on revenue growth from […]

New Hire Announcement

Crain Construction is proud to welcome Lora Markem as a project engineer for the Nashville-based contractor. Markem has 26 years of experience in construction project management and design development in Middle Tennessee. Her experience includes design development, project management, preconstruction, property due diligence, permitting, subcontractor coordination, value engineering and owner/developer risk assessment and management.   […]

Crain wins ABC’s Excellence in Construction for Turnip Truck renovation

Turnip Truck interior

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 […]