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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. — 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...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Crain Construction Inc. has hired Brittany Earlie as Director of Business Development for the general contractor. A Nashville native, Earlie has more than a dozen years of experience in design, sales and development working with architects, designers, developers and builders. “Brittany brings a collaborative spirit, valuable sales experience and good connections in the design world and we are delighted to welcome her to the Crain team,” said Michael Rankin, president and CEO of Crain Construction....

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. – Clay Upchurch is the new human resources director for Crain Construction, Inc., bringing 23 years of experience to the position. Upchurch is a veteran of responsible leadership with experience in human resources, safety, environmental and community relations. He served in a variety of human resources roles with Vulcan Materials Company for 20 years, most recently as vice president of human resources for its Southwest Division in San Antonio, Texas. “Clay brings valuable industry experience...

FRANKLIN, Tenn.– Crain Construction Inc. and Chartwell Hospitality LLC are teaming to build a mixed-use project in downtown Franklin, Tenn., called 1st and Main. This marks the second time the two companies have worked together on a Williamson County project. Crain Construction is general contractor for Chartwell’s 244-room Hilton Hotel in Cool Springs opening this summer. The hotel was designed by Rabun Architects, which has also designed 1stand Main. Located at 99 E. Main Street, 1stand Main will be a slender, two-story...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – – Construction industry veteran James S. Davis has joined Crain Construction Inc. as preconstruction manager. Davis has managed multiple, complex projects from the preconstruction phase to completion. His 37 years of construction industry experience includes running the daily operations of a commercial contracting business and managing construction of industrial, education, multifamily, healthcare and a hotel and convention facilities. “Jim has compiled an impressive record working in both the general construction and specialty contracting markets,”...

MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Work is underway on office space Crain Construction Inc. is building at 1010 Pleasant Grove in Mt. Juliet. The four-story Pleasant Grove Office Building is under construction on a two-acre site just north of Interstate 40 in an area that has seen an increase in commercial development. Designed by STG Design, the 33,000-square-foot office building is a steel structure with a glass front, exterior brick, aluminum composite panels and Nichiha fiber cement panels. Two...

CAMDEN, Tenn. -- Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Crain Construction Inc. broke ground on a new $3.6 million food distribution center in Benton County on December 18. Nashville-based general contractor Crain Construction will build the 26,000-square-foot facility at 249 Benton Industrial Road in Camden. When completed in summer of 2018, Second Harvest will store shelf-stable, frozen and perishable food items and have an area where volunteers can sort and process product. “This distribution center will...