Construction Archive

Gambling Near Fort Smith Continues to Expand

by Marty Cook 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Western Arkansas remains an attractive target market for American Indian tribes seeking to expand their gambling business. That's borne out by a couple of planned and new projects.

Renovations at River Market Marriott Include Revamp of Restaurant

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The Courtyard by Marriott in Little Rock's River Market District recently completed $2.4 million in renovations that include a new restaurant, The Bistro.

Curtain To Rise on New Theater, Piano Bar in Downtown LR

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The Studio Theatre Inc., a new Little Rock theater group, has rented the former site of Balfour Printing at 320 W. Seventh St. downtown and plans not only to present plays but also to open a piano bar called the Lobby Bar.

Bentonville Remains Atop Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 5/30/2014 04:55 pm

Bentonville remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index's ranking of 16 municipalities across the state, accrording to data compiled for February. In all, 10 cities were above the state average since 2009.

Pryor, Boozman, Griffin Announce $2.3M for New Conway Airport

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2014 04:33 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin on Wednesday announced a $2.3 million grant for the new Conway Municipal Airport.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

Lindsey Co. Faces Changing Market as Golf Course Demand Drops

by Marty Cook 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Golf courses are not nearly as popular as they were 10 to 20 years ago and Lindsey Management is smart enough to adapt. There are approximately 42 Lindsey golf courses, most affiliated with an apartment complex, but there are some standalone courses.

St. Bernards' Revenue Climbs 8 Percent to $355 Million in 2013

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

St. Bernards, which operates the 438-bed St. Bernards Medical Center and clinics in northeast Arkansas, saw its net revenue climb 8 percent to $354.6 million for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. It was good enough for No. 26 on Arkansas Business' list of largest private companies ranked by revenue.

Construction Firms Report Mostly Gains

by George Waldon 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Five of the eight construction/real estate firms on this year's list of top private companies recorded year-over-year revenue gains. The Little Rock general contracting firm of VCC (No. 15 among the 75 largest private companies) registered a 15.6 percent increase as revenue climbed to $607 million.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Governor's Suites New Burgundy Brand Could Be Kind of a Big Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The west Little Rock hotel variously known as the Best Western Governor's Inn and then Best Western Premier Governor's Suites has big plans for not just a new look but a whole new personality.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

Pleasant Valley Roundabout Project Highlights Civic Politics

by George Waldon 5/19/2014 12:00 am

A vocal minority in Pleasant Valley set a $600,000 street improvement project in motion nearly two years ago to slow traffic near Fulbright Elementary School. But another vocal minority, led by a federal judge, managed to derail the project last month.

$30M Airport Intended to Spur Conway Economy

by Luke Jones 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Conway officials say the $30 million airport project will bring economic development to the city by attracting corporate customers, and it will solve serious safety issues present at the current site.

WLR Tech Buy Hits $1.5M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/19/2014 12:00 am

A 13,965-SF commercial building in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.5 million sale. A 6,575-SF office building in west Little Rock drew a $745,000 transaction. And land beneath a south Little Rock convenience store rang up a $400,000 transaction.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Peter Lane Amps Up the NWA Arts Scene at Walton Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Under Peter Lane's leadership, the Walton Arts Center is scheduled to undergo a massive 30,000-SF expansion and renovation of its signature building on Dickson Street. The Walton Arts Center also owns the Arkansas Music Pavilion, which is getting a new venue, an $11 million outdoor amphitheater that will open this summer in Rogers.

BioTech Pharmacal Looking at Plans for Quadruple Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2014 12:00 am

BioTech Pharmacal Inc. of Fayetteville is meeting with architects about designs for a new 30,000-SF manufacturing building at the company's Highway 112 location.