Construction Archive

Historic Melba Theater in Batesville Reopens Aug. 12

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2016 12:07 pm

One of the state's oldest theaters, the Melba Theater in Batesville, will reopen Aug. 12 with a grand opening, red carpet gala thanks to the restoration efforts of owners Janelle and Joe Shell and Mandi and Adam Curtwright.

Arkansas Children's Building 'Tapestry of Support' for Planned NWA Hospital

by Sarah Campbell 8/3/2016 09:36 am

Since announcing plans for a freestanding children's hospital in Springdale a year ago, Arkansas Children's Inc. has been visiting with community leaders to build "a tapestry of support" for the project.

Tysons Give Arkansas Children's Northwest Record-Setting $15M

by Marty Cook 8/2/2016 10:37 am

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. announces a $15 million donation to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

George Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 10:17 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation announced over the weekend that Robin and Gary George of Springdale had donated $1 million to fund construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital.

Tri-State Truck Center Building $13M Dealership in NLR

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 09:53 am

Construction of a new Tri-State Truck Center dealership at 8901 Diamond Drive in North Little Rock is expected to begin this week and wrap up in about a year, according to co-owner Jim Maddox.

CALS Main Library Renewal Almost Completed

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Renovations at the Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, at 100 S. Rock St. in the River Market District, are to be complete this week.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Ready for Its Return to Robinson

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Meticulous preparation will allow the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to return to the Robinson Center Music Hall this fall financially secure after overcoming what could have been a steep decline in revenue because of an unavoidable venue change.

NLR Bowling Project Rolls Out $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Millennium Bowl of Little Rock LLC, led by Anil Nayar, Aziz Pabani, Akbar Pabani and Kairunnisa Khan, bought its namesake project at 7200 Counts Massie Road. The seller is Millennium Bowl Inc., led by James Moore.

Koontz Electric Celebrates Graduates

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Koontz Electric Co. of Morrilton recently celebrated a graduating class of 12 apprentice electricians from the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation electrical apprenticeship program.

Slideshow: As Broadway Bridge Rises, Drivers Plot New Route

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The steel pieces floating on barges in the Arkansas River at downtown North Little Rock look like “a giant Erector Set,” but by next summer they are expected to form the basket-handle arches of the new $98.4 million Broadway Bridge.

Five Promoted at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Patty Opitz and Morgan Holmes were recently promoted to senior associate and registered interior designer at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, alongside colleagues Amanda Sturgell and Heather Davis, who were promoted to associate positions, and Laura Lyon, promoted to registered interior designer.

Two Promoted at Baldwin & Shell (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Mike Meadors and William Smith were recently promoted to director of preconstruction and general superintendent at Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. of Little Rock.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

The Public in Public Policy (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/1/2016 12:00 am

A much-needed increase in annual highway funding is a problem. It's a problem because the needs are so great, and the options for attainable, incremental funding are limited. In order to achieve the increases necessary to benefit all Arkansans, public involvement is needed in the development of new public policy leading to increased funding.

Home Ownership Down, Renting Up in Central Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 7/28/2016 04:11 pm

Home ownership continues to decline as rental housing grows in central Arkansas and nationally, according to Metroplan's 2016 Demographic Review and Outlook.

Dollar General Buys Former Walmart Express Stores in Coal Hill, Mulberry

by Sarah Campbell 7/28/2016 12:28 pm

Dollar General of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, announced this week its acquisition of 41 former Walmart Express stores in 11 states, including one in Coal Hill and one in Mulberry.

Gaillardia Club Woes Spawned Phil Herrington Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Herrington's $13.45 million Chapter 11 reorganization, filed on March 18, represents one of the largest debt totals in a personal bankruptcy filing in recent years in Arkansas. He listed $5.1 million in assets.

Baptist Health Sets Opening In Conway

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

The $150 million Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway will start taking its first patients at 7 a.m. on Sept. 16.

Survey: Branch Banking in the U.S. Still a Robust Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Bank customers continue to seek the human touch provided by bank branches, according to a survey by Protiviti, a global consulting firm based in Menlo Park, California. The survey, released late last year, found that 84 percent of bank customers visit their branches at least once a month.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.