CARTI Campus Tops Slimmer Projects List

by George Waldon  on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 12:00 am  

The new North Little Rock High School campus weighed in at $36 million (No. 4), a project landed by Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. of Little Rock.

The job was among four large construction projects Baldwin & Shell has in motion for the North Little Rock School District. A trio of elementary schools (Boone, Lakewood and Amboy) all topped $11 million. (For more on NLRSD construction, click here.)

The jobs were among seven Baldwin & Shell posted on this year’s list, a number matched by the apartment projects underway by North Little Rock’s Ridge Construction LLC.

The biggest apartment project on the list is The Trails at Rainbow in Bentonville, No. 12 at $20 million. Lindsey Construction Co. of Fayetteville is in charge of bringing the development on line.

Crossland Construction Co. of Columbus, Kan., registered the second-highest project total at eight. The firm’s biggest active job in Arkansas is the $16 million Bentonville Community Center (No. 15).

Little Rock’s CDI Contractors LLC has four sizable projects in the hopper. Construction could begin on all four during 2014.

The list includes the extensive renovation/update of the historic Robinson Center in downtown Little Rock, estimated at north of $70 million; Pulaski Technical College’s Fine & Performing Arts/Humanities Center in North Little Rock, estimated at more than $25 million; the Razorbacks Basketball Practice Facility at the

University of Arkansas at Fay-etteville, $25 million; and the Visual Arts Building at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, $15 million.

“These are projects we’ve been working on for the last year that kept getting moved back,” said Lloyd Garrison, president and CEO of CDI Contractors. “It’s a good sign that there is more activity. I see things getting better as a general rule.”



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