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 center serves 40,000 food insecure people across 14 West Tennessee counties. In addition to bringing job opportunities to the community, the Second Harvest distribution center also created a unique opportunity with the Benton County jail. The nonprofit set aside acreage on its property where inmates can plant a garden and harvest 10-15 acres of vegetables for Second Harvest to pass along to food insecure people.

Working in tight space between two occupied Class A office towers, Crain Construction built the eight-story, 244-room, full-service Hilton Cool Springs hotel and 228-space parking garage that now serves as a prototype for additional Hilton hotels for this developer. Challenges overcome during construction included a limited footprint, noise and delivery restrictions to limit the inconvenience to neighboring office tenants, design delays and significant weather delays.

“We’re committed to building structures that last a lifetime and truly honored when those structures are recognized for excellence by our construction industry peers,” said Michael Rankin, president/CEO of Crain Construction.

The 24th annual ABC Excellence in Construction awards event, held September 26 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, honored the “best of the best” through an independently judged competition of submitted construction projects. EIC awards honor contractors, project architects, engineers and owners.

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