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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 support an exclusive luxury sports car dealer. Ferrari has a presence in only 60 markets worldwide. One of the best-known luxury brands, Ferrari...

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 LEED-certified hotel with ground-floor retail space, Element is located on a 1.4-acre brownfield site where a lumber yard once stood. Crain Construction...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction Inc. is excavating, pouring concrete and extending a tunnel to help Feintool Inc. prepare for a new arrival this fall. Feintool, an international company that offers fineblanking and precision products for clients in the auto industry and others, is preparing for the arrival of a new 880-ton press for its manufacturing plant in south Nashville. The new, updated press will allow more flexibility and efficient manufacturing. To accommodate the new machinery, Crain...

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. — 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.-- Crain Construction Inc. has added two experienced superintendents to the general contracting firm. J.R. Howell has four decades of experience with new build, renovation and build-out projects for healthcare, retail and industrial clients across the Southeast and the Southwest. He is currently serving as superintendent for Crain Construction’s Staybridge Suites project. Frank Perez has been a project engineer or superintendent for healthcare, higher education and office projects in Florida and is a superintendent for Crain...