Construction Archive

Federal Contracting Forum Taking Place in North Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 01:36 pm

With more than $1.7 billion in contracting opportunities available during fiscal year 2016 and 2017 the Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is helping to host a federal contracting forum June 14-15. The registration deadline is May 30.

Former Home of Stephens Inc. Torn Down for Tech Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

The 20,952-SF building at 114 E. Capitol Ave. was demolished as part of the Little Rock Technology Park development.

In Retirement, Mike McFarland Swings for the Fences

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

After retiring from Arvest Bank earlier this year, Mike McFarland bought Modern Fence & Supply Co. of Springdale. McFarland and partner Rick Barrows paid $2.3 million for the company, which has a 12,165-SF office on a 1.8-acre lot at 1864 Ford Ave.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

by Mark Friedman 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Sales of seven-figure homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2015, but the million-dollar houses remain a small part of the market.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

by Marty Cook 5/23/2016 12:00 am

There was a drop in seven-figure home sales in Washington and Benton counties in 2015. In 2014, 18 homes in the two counties sold for $1 million or more; in 2015, only 10 such homes were sold.

Top Residential Firms in Arkansas Enjoy Home Sales Rebound

by George Waldon 5/23/2016 12:00 am

2015 was a good year for buying and selling houses in Arkansas as reflected by growth among the 10 largest residential realty firms.

RPM Group's Kris Upton on How Technology Brings an Agent's Success Back Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Kris Upton, 46, is president of the RPM Group, where he's worked since 2003, and previously has served the company as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Tech Park Transactions Surpass $12.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/23/2016 12:00 am

The acquisition encompassed four office buildings and three parking lots. The biggest deal with Five Main LLC, led by Warren Stephens, was valued at $10.8 million

J. Kelly Robbins Hired as EVP at State Chapter of Contractors Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

J. Kelly Robbins has been named the executive vice president of the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, based in Little Rock.

Powers of Arkansas Promotes Pair (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Scott Smith and Chase Ransom have been promoted to new positions with Powers of Arkansas, a North Little Rock HVAC contractor.

Arkansas Employment at Record High, Unemployment at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 09:30 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point, from 4.1 percent in March to 3.9 percent in April, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Mark Friedman 5/19/2016 10:23 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell announces a $5 million donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

US Marshals Museum Announces CDI Contractors as Consultant

by Alexis Hosticka 5/18/2016 11:43 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced it has named CDI Contractors of Little Rock as the construction consultant for its 50,000-SF facility and is working to complete the building's schematic architectural design.

Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Continues to Climb

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2016 09:36 am

The current consumer sentiment index for Arkansas is 84.9, up from 77.8 in September, according to the spring 2016 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, released Tuesday.

Real Estate, Infrastructure Continue Growth, Improvement in Conway

by Alexis Hosticka 5/17/2016 04:43 pm

Millions of dollars have been invested in improving Conway infrastructure and adding retail destinations to the growing city and, according to panelists at the first Outlook Conway conference on Tuesday, the development isn't slowing.

Developers Propose Apartments for Donaghey Building

by Alexis Hosticka 5/16/2016 10:10 am

The Donaghey Building at Seventh and Main streets in Little Rock is on the agenda for the city board of directors meeting on Tuesday, with an applicant seeking to rezone the site to a multi-use development.

Developer Brandon Woodrome Accused of $6 Million Loan Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Rioux Capital of Austin, Texas, charges northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Woodrome with committing fraud.

Main Street Lofts Asks for Clarification in Arbitration

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Before a general contractor's foreclosure action begins, Main Street Lofts LLC and Main Street South LLC asked an arbitrator to split the $896,756 award for unpaid work between properties.

No Charge From Nabholz for Insurance Department Building Budget

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Department spokesman Ryan James said the department asked Nabholz to run some numbers “for informational purposes.” No bids or proposals were sought and no payment made for the one-page estimate dated April 25.