Construction Archive

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.

Highway Director Scott Bennett Talks 30 Crossing, Money for Roads

by Sarah Campbell 2/7/2017 03:50 pm

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is keeping its promises and has many irons in the fire, Director Scott Bennett told the Little Rock Rotary Club on Tuesday.

In Jonesboro, 2 Convention Center Projects Take Shape

by Todd Traub 2/7/2017 01:10 pm

After years of trying for one, the city now has two hotel and convention center facilities in various stages of development and construction, one near the interstate and one on the Arkansas State campus.

Costco Hasn't Hit Pay Dirt Yet in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

For now, Costco officials are in a Catch-22 with the Little Rock market, unable to match an acceptable price with an acceptable location.

New Date Set on Daly's Steakhouse in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The developers behind the planned John Daly's Steakhouse in Conway are now pushing for a June 1 opening date.

Entergy's Latest Tech Effort: $215M in Smart Meters

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Entergy Arkansas is the latest utility in the state to embrace smart-grid technology, committing $215 million to install smart meters and corresponding equipment for its 727,000 customers by 2021.

ArFuture Grants To Help Fill High-Demand Jobs

by Marty Cook 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said his Arkansas Future Grant program is as much about giving students confidence to go to college as it is about giving them monetary support to do so.

Stonehaven Purchase Surpasses $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The 60-unit assisted living project in Maumelle was sold by Stonehaven Assisted Living LLC, led by James Thomas. The deal is financed with a $5.2 million loan from First Security Bank of Searcy.

Three Earn LEED Accreditation at Clark Contractors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Melanie Blacklock, Stephen Lane and Michael McGrew of Clark Contractors in Little Rock have been certified as LEED-accredited professionals by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Terraforma Buys NLR Riverfront Land for Entertainment District

by Sarah Campbell 2/3/2017 11:10 am

Terraforma LLC of Maumelle says it has purchased 5.6 acres along the Arkansas River near Broadway Bridge from the city of North Little Rock for $2.6 million.

Fort Smith Official Suggests Ending Contract for Sports Complex

by Lance Turner 2/1/2017 03:41 pm

Fort Smith's administrator is recommending the city terminate its contract with two partners of a softball sports complex, including a state lawmaker.

Mild Weather Keeps Arkansas Children's Northwest on Track for 2018 Opening

by Lydia McAllister 2/1/2017 03:17 pm

The Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital is less than a year away from opening, and its chief administrator says construction remains on schedule, in part due to mild winter weather.

US Construction Activity Slips in December

by Associated Press 2/1/2017 11:46 am

U.S. builders trimmed spending slightly in December as a gain in private projects was offset by a big drop in spending on government projects.