Nashville construction Tag

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — These are unusual times. Unchartered waters. Nashville Mayor John Cooper has deemed construction an essential business during the coronavirus Safer at Home order. Our Crain Construction team is staying optimistic and approaching the coronavirus as business as usual — with extra precautions in place. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus situation and providing day-by-day education to our crews so they can be knowledgeable. We are being smart and practicing good separation and cleanliness...

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...

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 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. 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...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Crain Construction Inc. is building a new 15,000-square-foot, one-story headquarters for Southeast Venture commercial real estate company at 4030 Armory Oaks Drive. The project is the latest the two companies have teamed on during their 30-plus-year relationship. “We have a long-standing relationship with the designers, developers and architects at Southeast Venture as both clients and partners,” said Jeff Kurzhal, Crain Construction project manager. “This project really demonstrates that our mission isn’t just a statement. It’s what...