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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction Inc. is experienced with urban construction projects that call for noise mitigation, creative lane closures and tailoring worksite schedules to be respectful of area residents and workers. But installing thousands of pieces of lap siding to create a custom mural the size of a football field was a new challenge. The Chelsea is a 79-unit, four-story urban apartment building of wood frame structure on top of a two-story post-tension parking garage with...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What do you do with a shuttered potato chip factory sitting on sought-after real estate? Through a challenging adaptive reuse project, Crain Construction, Inc. transformed the greasy, leaky chip factory on Kraft Drive into attractive commercial office space, offering tenants a convenient location and lower lease prices than downtown Nashville or office parks to the south. “The 1960s structure had sound construction, but cosmetically it was horrific,” said Michael Rankin, president of Crain Construction. The...

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Work is underway at 1000 Corporate Center in Franklin where Crain Construction is building the 244-room, eight-story Hilton Franklin/Cool Springs hotel and parking garage for Chartwell Hospitality. The $37 million project is located in the 60-acre, mixed-use Meridian community of offices, restaurants and retail located in the Cool Springs area of Franklin, Tenn. Crain Construction built four of the original retail/office buildings at Meridian. This is the first full-service hotel Crain Construction will build,...