Construction Archive

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

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

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.

Jim Matchett Named Office Manager at Stuck Associates (Movers & Shakers)

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

Jim Matchett joined the company in February as an architectural project manager and designer after spending two years with BES Design Build in Little Rock.

North Little Rock Apartment Land Draws $2.8M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased the undeveloped 64.5-acre tract adjoining Foothills Apartments at 2401 Lakeview Road.

Hugg & Hall Purchases RPM Services & Rentals of Louisiana

by Cimber Winfrey 7/21/2016 10:56 am

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. of Little Rock has acquired equipment rental company RPM Services & Rentals LLC of Houma, Louisiana.

O'Reilly Gets Hilton OK for Embassy Suites, Convention Center at Arkansas State

by Lance Turner 7/19/2016 01:05 pm

O'Reilly Hospitality Management has reached an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to build a 202-room Embassy Suites Hotel and a 40,000-SF convention center on the Arkansas State University campus.

Premier Concepts Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 10:27 am

Premier Concepts LLC is giving $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest. It will distribute the money over the next five years.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.'s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure.

Report: 7 Percent of Arkansas Bridges Structurally Deficient

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Of the 12,853 bridges in the state, 845, or 7 percent, are classified as structurally deficient, meaning that one or more of the key bridge elements — such as the deck, superstructure or substructure — are considered to be in “poor” or worse condition.

Ralph Vines on Paving the Road to Success with Good Decisions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Ralph Vines started Kesser International in 1987 as a sole proprietorship while he also was serving in the U.S. Army.

Beige Book: Economy Improving, Modest Job Growth Across US

by Alexis Hosticka 7/14/2016 10:19 am

The U.S. economy has continued to improve at a modest pace, according to the Federal Reserve's latest survey of business conditions, released Wednesday.

Little Rock Tech Park Board Votes to End Lease at Markham Street

by Sarah Campbell 7/14/2016 10:10 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board voted Wednesday to pay a $38,100 fee to terminate its lease and move out of its temporary space at 107 E. Markham St. by Feb. 28.

2 Batesville Hotels Sell for $6.9M, Renovations Planned

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 04:12 pm

Two hotels in Batesville sold for a combined $6.9 million in May to JJ Global LLC and Hotel Investments Ltd. Liability Co., HotelBrokerOne announced Wednesday.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:59 pm

Kirk and Cynthia Dupps have donated $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, which opens in 2018, the Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Monday.

Conway Horse Ranch Leads Recent Seven-Digit Deals in Central Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Equestrian acreage, an office project and a convenience store provide a Conway trio of million-dollar transactions.

AMR Files Foreclosure Suit Against Scott Reed Over Little Rock Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

AMR Construction LLC escalated its efforts to collect money from “developer” Scott Reed of Portland, Oregon.

Blessings Neighbors Ben Burris, Matt Wait Sue Each Other in Property Dispute

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Ben Burris, who owns the Arkansas Dentistry & Braces chain in Arkansas, filed a $10,000 lawsuit claiming negligence by his neighbor.

A Builder With a Goal: Mark Zweig Raring To Remake Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Mark Zweig made his building bones buying up single-family residences and rebuilding or renovating them into high-priced classical homes. That was simple compared to building commercially.

Multifamily Acreage Sells for $3.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased 69 acres in west Little Rock with apartments in mind.