Crain Construction Tag

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...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Crain Construction Inc. has hired construction veteran Mark Babicki as a superintendent with the general contracting firm. He is currently working on the 175-room Element by Westin Nashville hotel Crain Construction is building at oneC1TY. A Chicago native, Babicki moved to Nashville two years ago to work on the relocation and rebuilding of Dillard’s and the retail store’s connection to the Green Hills Mall. Since starting in the industry as a carpenter, he has compiled more than...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Scott Ellis has joined Crain Construction Inc. as a project engineer and is currently working with the general contractor’s Staybridge Suites and Southeast Venture headquarters projects. The Middle Tennessee native gained experience with a national general contractor and a governmental water utility district where he tested, maintained and repaired water main breaks. Ellis holds a bachelor’s degree in construction science from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. “Scott is passionate, client-focused and demonstrates Crain’s commitment to foster...

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...

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. –– Crain Construction is starting grading and foundation work for a 175-room Element by Westin Nashville hotel at oneC1TY that will be built green from the ground up. The six-story, mixed-use building will anchor the oneC1TY entrance near Charlotte Avenue on the 28/31st Connector. It will feature retail on the ground floor, with the hotel and amenities occupying the first through sixth floors. Element Hotels are upscale, lifestyle hotels designed for extended stay and featurebright, modern design...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Crain Construction Inc. is building a 10-story, 193-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott on Charlotte Avenue, just west of Interstate 40, near downtown Nashville. Sitework is underway and includes removing three existing buildings and doing minor grading on the .66-acre site at 1500 Charlotte Ave., according to Brent McGee, Crain Construction project manager. 3H Group Hotels and Grace Construction Consultants, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., will be the developer and Owner’s Representative, respectively, for the project. The...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction Inc. was recognized for its corporate volunteerism during Hands On Nashville’s 33rd Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards. Crain Construction was one of three finalists in the corporate volunteerism category, which “pays tribute to businesses that have robust employee volunteer programs with high levels of participation and impact.”  “Crain's ability to bring dollars, in-kind donations, and special trades skills to our projects allow us to stretch our budgets to do more per home, and serve...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Crain Construction partnered with Rebuilding Together Nashville to make needed kitchen upgrades and landscaping improvements for a Woodbine community homeowner. It was a rewarding experience for Crain volunteers and an empowering weekend for homeowner Luma. She painted walls, learned how to caulk and used power tools – things women are not permitted to do in the culture she was raised. Luma was 22 years old when her family fled persecution in Iraq to move to the...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Crain Construction Inc. has gutted the former Nashville Cash & Carry at 5001 Charlotte Ave. and will repurpose the building for a new Turnip Truck store. When Crain Construction completes the adaptive reuse project in late Fall 2019, the Charlotte Avenue store will include some sustainable features. It will be the third Nashville location for the Turnip Truck, a full-service, locally owned natural foods grocer. “The proposed building exterior is a nod to Turnip Truck’s East Nashville...