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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 a couple years ago in Franklin, Tenn. The team — Chartwell Hospitality, Rabun Architects, The W Group interior design, Crain Construction...

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 as Nashville State Community College). “Lora knows what it takes to get a project from conception to closeout,” said Michael Rankin, president/CEO...

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 the needs of Gallatin and Sumner County residents. “We’re honored to have a repeat client like Publix and help expand its footprint...

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...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Building on top of a sewer tunnel can be a challenge, and intentional planning is crucial when the tunnel is 100-plus years old, runs the length of the site and is 11 feet in diameter where the structure straddles it. Crain Construction confronted this scenario while building TownePlace Suites by Marriott on Charlotte Avenue, just west of Interstate 40 near downtown Nashville. The impressive Kerrigan Tunnel cuts through a large portion of the...

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 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...

ALPHARETTA, GA– Crain Construction Inc. and Chartwell Hospitality LLC are teaming again to build a new 249-room Hilton Hotel in Georgia’s Fulton County, similar to the full-service Hilton they finished last summer in Franklin, Tenn. “The Hilton Franklin was a prototype,” said James Williams, Crain Construction project manager. “Some modifications have been made for the Georgia hotel, but the thought process was to keep the same team together. It’s the same owner, architect, interior designer and...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Tennessee Chapter awarded Crain Construction Inc. a 2018 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for its conversion of a dormant auditorium into a state-of-the-art regional television production studio. The 23rd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony, held November 1, honors the “best of the best” through an independently judged competition of submitted construction projects. The Eagle Award is the highest honor. Working on a tight timeline of 86 days, Crain Construction completed the...