Custom Aircraft Cabinets Project Highlights Development Activity Along Landers-Warden Roads

by George Waldon  on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 12:00 am  

Paul Reesnes, left, and Mike Gueringer are co-owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets Inc. (Photo by Jason Burt)

The Sherwood relocation marks a half-dozen expansions since Custom Aircraft was launched in 1989 in spartan quarters.

"Our office space [in the new location] is bigger than the garage space we started with," Reesnes said.

The largest new commercial construction project in the corridor also represents a retail redevelopment.

Kana Hotel Group of Knoxville, Tenn., is developing a Courtyard by Marriott at 4339 Warden Road in North Little Rock.

The four-story, 98-room project will replace a vacant Circuit City that was razed.

Land and construction costs alone total $6 million.

"We plan on opening in August 2013," said Alpesh Patel, chief executive officer of Kana Hotel Group.

The hotel, KHG's first in Arkansas, will employ 30 full-time workers. EBCO General Contractors Ltd. of Cameron, Texas, will employ about 50 during its construction.

The project is among three other hotels KHG intends to roll out next year: SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Ridgeland, Miss., Homewood Suites by Hilton in Mobile, Ala., and Embassy Suites in Knoxville, Tenn.

KHG operates 22 hotels in nine states: Tennessee, eight; Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi, three each; and Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas, one each.

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The former Harley Davidson project at 4300 Landers Road in North Little Rock was transformed into medical office space for OrthoSurgeons.



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