Construction Archive

MAHG Architect Travis Bartlett at Home with Sustainable Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Since joining MAHG Architecture in 1996, Travis R. Bartlett has been responsible for the design of civic, health care, commercial, residential and higher education projects.

Fundraising, Statue of Liberty Style (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The story behind the Statue of Liberty's trip to America involves marketing, competition, envy, and the media, including lessons for fundraising today.

Americans Buy Existing Homes at Fastest Pace in a Decade

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:37 am

Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007.

Broadway Bridge to Reopen Next Week

by Sarah Campbell 2/22/2017 10:57 am

The Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River that connects the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock is set to open to north-south traffic next week, about a month earlier than planned.

Design Work Underway for US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 2/21/2017 11:25 am

Design work is underway for the $58.6 million, star-shaped building that will house the new U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Collision Center Buy Tops $2.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

LLArk Properties LLC of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the 40,000-SF Landers Collision Center at 10005 Col. Glenn Road from Aimco Equipment Co. LLC, led by Frank, Herren and Todd Hickingbotham.

Rock Capital to Develop $16M-$17M Downtown Little Rock Hotel

by Sarah Campbell 2/17/2017 04:12 pm

Rock Capital Real Estate of Little Rock says it is buying the historic Hall and Davidson buildings at 201-215 W. Capitol Ave. with plans to develop a boutique hotel.

Commission OKs $3.1M Bid to Better Mark Off-Ramps

by Associated Press 2/17/2017 08:20 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a $3.1 million bid for highway and interstate improvements aimed at reducing wrong-way crashes.

US Home Building Falls as Developers Start Fewer Apartments

by Associated Press 2/16/2017 11:15 am

U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes last month, led by a drop in apartment construction.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Texarkana Convention Center Could Soon Change Hands

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Texarkana Hotels, owned by Dr. Hiren D. Patel, has entered into a $6.6 million purchase agreement with James J. Naples, and will be seeking the court's approval of the sale.

WER Architects Adds Drew Short to Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Drew Short has been hired as an intern architect at WER Architects/Planners in Little Rock.

Connecting Students With Careers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The Little Rock School District announced an initiative to expose high school students to different careers by adding classes in the fields of health care, technology, teaching and construction.

Bank of the Ozarks Having a Hot Time in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Steve Daniels, a senior reporter with Crains Chicago Business, reported last month on how developers of Chicago's "splashiest commercial real estate projects" are getting their loans and financing from an inconspicuous source: Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock.

Comfort Inn & Suites Transaction Checks In at $3.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Andy & Andrew Hotel Investments LLC, led by Ashok Desai, purchased the Comfort Inn & Suites at 3915 McCain Park Drive, backed with a five-year loan of $4 million from Arkansas Federal Credit Union of Jacksonville.

Since Winning Arkansas Business of the Year, Kimbel CEO Brad Smith Seeks Value Every Day

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Brad Smith, the owner and CEO of Kimbel Mechanical Systems of Springdale, a 2016 Arkansas Business of the Year, discusses growth and its pains.

Developers Finish, Start Projects on Main Street in Little Rock, North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2017 02:24 pm

Two Main Street redevelopments — one on each side of the Arkansas River — were announced this week by Moses Tucker Real Estate Inc. and Newmark Grubb Arkansas.

Leonard Johnson Trust Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Lance Turner 2/9/2017 11:31 am

The Leonard Johnson Trust is giving $1 million to Arkansas Children's Northwest.

Tech Park Sees More Demand From Startups, Entrepreneurs

by Sarah Campbell 2/9/2017 10:44 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board will be asked to approve a conversion of the fourth floor at 417 Main St. to meet increased demand from smaller operations for short-term leases and furnished space.