NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Crain Construction, Inc. was recognized for its exceptional work on three area commercial construction projects during the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Mid-Tennessee Chapter’s Excellence in Construction Awards.

The general contractor received an ABC Eagle, the highest award bestowed, for its work on Loden iVision Centers headquarters and medical facility.

Loden iVision Centers – The $9.9-million, 44,000-square-foot, corporate headquarters and medical facility in Goodlettsville, Tenn., established a new brand look that Crain Construction is helping Loden iVision institute throughout Middle Tennessee. The two-story, brick-patterned building houses an ophthalmology clinic, a LASIK suite, an optical dispensary and other services with state-of-the art equipment on the main floor. Corporate offices, a break room and two tenant spaces are located on the second floor. A surgery center on the first level is unfinished until Loden iVision receives its Certificate of Need from the State of Tennessee. (More here.)

Crain Construction also received awards of excellence for two projects on Kraft Drive in the 100 Oaks area. Those projects are:

Tencarva Machinery Company – This newly constructed $3.3-million, 23,000-square-foot facility near 100 Oaks houses the branch office, Southern Sales Division, office, training, warehouse, and service space for the distributor of pumps, liquid process and custom-designed systems for industrial and municipal customers. Substantial ground reinforcement and soil stabilization was required. Crain Construction also built a huge test pit that enables Tencarva to test horizontal, vertical and submersible pumps up to 300 horsepower at 460 volts and 150 horsepower at 230 volts. (More here.)

2926 Kraft Drive – $2.3 million adaptive reuse project that transformed a hodgepodge of four buildings, previously housing an old Golden Flake potato chip factory and warehouse, into an attractive one-story office building planned and designed for commercial tenants. The project required demolition, gutting and a massive cleanup of the greasy, leaky chip factory before the new space could be created. (More here.)

“Each of these three projects presented unique challenges requiring creative solutions,” said Michael Rankin, president of the general contracting services firm. “We are honored to be recognized for our dedication to constructing buildings to function the way our clients need them to function.”

Each project was judged based on uniqueness, innovative effective personnel management programs, quality control, scheduling, value engineering, challenges overcome, safety and other criteria. The ABC Excellence in Construction Awards were presented October 20.

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