Construction Archive

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn't reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

Arkansas Baptist's Fitz Hill Sees Education, Urban Revitalization and Investments Intertwined

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Fitz Hill, who was born and raised in Arkadelphia, was named president of Arkansas Baptist College in 2006. He talks to Arkansas Business about his vision for education and urban renewal.

$6 Million Transaction Visits LR Airport Hotel (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/23/2015 12:00 am

A 201-room hotel and adjoining restaurant in east Little Rock tipped the scales at $6 million. Two Walgreens were sold for a combined $10.7 million. And the Village Shopping Center in Little Rock rang up a $3.04 million sale.

200 Laid Off at M&M Environmental Following Truck Crash

by Sean Beherec 3/20/2015 02:49 pm

The company announced 200 workers were laid off following a crash in Faulkner County.

Saline Memorial Breaks Ground on Bryant Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2015 10:10 am

The campus will be called the Saline Memorial Bryant Medical Campus. It will be located at the intersection of Market Place Drive and Highway 5, just north of the Ashley Furniture Home Store and Wal-Mart in Bryant.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 10:17 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent to January from December, and is a full percentage point below what it was the same time last year.

NLR Contractor Loses $1.6M Lawsuit to Philadelphia Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Philadelphia insurance company was the beneficiary of a $1.6 million default judgment last week against TEAM General Contractors LLC.

Downtown Residence Inn Draws $17.5 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Ownership of a 107-room hotel in downtown Little Rock shifted in a transaction valued at $17.5 million. The sale of a west Little Rock auto dealership weighed in at $6.4 million.

Arkansas Home Sales Up 4.5 Percent in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Home sales in Arkansas rose 4.5 percent last year compared with 2013, according to a report from the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

Expecting More Work, Crafton Tull Hires 2 in Rogers

by Marty Cook 3/13/2015 02:52 pm

Crafton Tull of Rogers, one of the largest engineering firms in the state, has hired two project managers for its Rogers' office.

Haag Brown to Develop New Retail Site in Searcy, Will Include Starbucks

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2015 01:29 pm

Haag Brown Development of Jonesboro announced plans Thursday for a new retail project that will include a Starbucks and Arkansas Braces at the corner of East Race and rand Drive in Searcy.

Arkansas River Resource Center Receives LEED Certification

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 03:27 pm

The Little Rock Port Authority's Arkansas River Resource Center has been awarded LEED certification, the authority announced Monday.

MedExpress on Fast Track To Open More Locations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

It looks like the urgent care chain MedExpress of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, isn't slowing down its march across Arkansas.

Baldwin & Shell Appoints Mica Strother as New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Mica Strother has joined Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. in Little Rock as vice president of marketing and business development. Strother will implement a new sales and marketing program that will help position Baldwin & Shell as the company expands into new markets.

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Dan Stevens has been named director of provider network operations with Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock and Joy Evans has been named director of internal operations training.

Walton Family Awards $5M Challenge Grant for Walton Art Center Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 12:08 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $5 million challenge grant in support of a capital campaign to add 30,000-SF of space to the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Tuckerman Couple Give $650K to Stadium Project at A-State

by Lance Turner 3/3/2015 02:29 pm

Arkansas State University is using more than $650,000 of an almost $1 million estate gift to help finance construction of new club and suite-level seating at Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro.

Tysons Give $5M to UA System Agriculture Division

by Marty Cook 3/2/2015 11:20 am

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated $5 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

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