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 construction's gold safety award certificate framed

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 […]

Crain to build Ferrari dealership for Middle Tennessee

Sign Announcing Ferrari Dealership to be built by Crain Construction

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 […]

Continual challenges can’t stop the Element hotel project

Crain construction worker on scaffolding at the element hotel job site

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 […]

Team overcomes soil issues, materials delay with planning and flexibiity

the outside of a modern hotel in Alpharetta Georgia

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 […]

Crain Construction adds project engineer

Lora Markem, Project Engineer

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 […]

Crain Construction underway with 27th Publix project

active construction site for new Publix at Windsong

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 […]

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

Interior view of the Turnip Truck west grocery store

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 […]