Nashville construction Tag

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...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Charles McGill has joined Crain Construction, Inc. as a superintendent and is currently overseeing construction of a Planet Fitness in Lebanon, Tenn. for the general contractor. McGill has served as superintendent on office and commercial new build and tenant-build out projects in Nashville, across the Southeast and in the Midwest since 2003. A Nashville native and U.S. Navy veteran, McGill served during Desert Storm and in Bosnia as a flight deck director on an...

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...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Soggy weather didn’t dampen the competitive spirit of the corporate teams cooking in Crain Construction’s 2018 Nashville Rib Off on October 26, in Nashville’s Centennial Park. Nashville Chamber’s Porknership 2020 improved its smoking technique and captured the blue ribbon in the rib category, after placing second in last year’s competition. The NAI Nashville team took the top honors for its chicken wings. Teams competed in five categories, with judges awarding the following: Rib category – Nashville...

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church commissioned a million-dollar permanent iconography, but before it could be installed in the sanctuary, leaks and thermal and moisture problems needed to be addressed. Crain Construction was general contractor for the historic renovation, which included stripping the sanctuary to the bones and restructuring it. “The original architect designed the Byzantine-style church patterned after churches in Greece with lots of angles, hips and valleys,” said Scott Webb, Crain Construction project manager....