Construction Archive

Conway Council Approves Rezoning of Lewis Crossing Shopping Center

by Lee Hogan 5/16/2014 01:38 pm

Conway is moving forward with another large-scale shopping center after its city council unanimously approved the rezoning of the proposed site to a commercial classification.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 09:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Tech Names Multi-Purpose Building in Honor of Retiring President, Wife

by Lee Hogan 5/13/2014 03:22 pm

The Arkansas Tech University's Board of Trustees voted unanimously Saturday to name an under-construction, $14.7 million multi-purpose building in honor of retiring President Robert C. Brown and his wife, Jill.

LA Fitness Works Out $11.9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

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

A 52,700-SF LA Fitness project in midtown Little Rock weighed in at $11.9 million. The planned site for an outlet mall in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $5.2 million. And California investors were on both sides of a $1.1 million fast-food sale in southwest Little Rock.

CrossMar Project in Bentonville Hopes to Impress Wal-Mart Suppliers

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

Ceremonial groundbreaking for a 150,000-SF spec industrial building in Bentonville will be held July 8 for one very good reason.

CARTI Preparing For Growth

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

The opening of CARTI's $90 million cancer center in the fall of 2015 can't come soon enough for CARTI President and CEO Jan Burford. In December 2011, the nonprofit CARTI was treating about 3,000 patients a year. CARTI then began adding doctor groups, and it is now seeing about 20,000 patients annually, Burford said.

South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado Building $700,000 Quad

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

The $700,000 project, officially titled the William R. & Cacilia Howard Heritage Plaza, was funded entirely through private donations, Waldrop said. The “heritage” in the name comes from the idea that many former institutions, such as El Dorado High School, have used the grounds and buildings that the college has occupied since 1992.

Ben Hollowell Promoted to ATG USA President

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

Ben Hollowell was promoted to president in March, and his legal training is expected to augment his accounting knowledge as he works with all of the company's divisions.

Walton Arts Center Renovation Cost Moves Higher

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

Walton Arts Center officials say the planned renovation and expansion of its theater complex and headquarters on Dickson Street may cost as much as $23 million.

P.A.M. Transportation Plans Expansion in North Little Rock

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

Allen West, the company's chief financial officer, said the property at 1401 McNeil Drive is basically a mechanics shop and a waiting room, but the company wants to add amenities to make it more driver-friendly.

AERT Execs Get Unaccustomed Treat: Bonuses

by Gwen Moritz 4/28/2014 10:22 am

CEO Timothy Morrison and CFO Brian Hanna both received $100,000 bonuses in 2013, according to recent proxy statement.

Baldwin & Shell Looks Outside Arkansas for Growth

by Mark Friedman 4/28/2014 12:00 am

In January, Baldwin & Shell announced that Scott Copas, who had been with the company since 1977, was its new president and CEO, replacing the longtime head of the firm, Bob Shell. Shell, 83, remains at the company as chairman.

Nabholz's New CEO Greg Williams Prepares for Projects

by Mark Friedman 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Greg Williams, the new CEO of Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway, thinks the construction industry is ready to grow. "The pent-up demand is there and it's starting to come out," says Williams, who became CEO on Jan. 1 succeeding Bill Hannah, who is now chairman.

VCC Climbs to No. 1 with Revenue of $607M

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Business among the largest Arkansas general contractors was down as a group during 2013. Nine of the firms on this year's list of largest commercial contractors recorded revenue gains while 13 reported declines. Three firms reported no change.

Top 20 Arkansas Highway Projects Survive Fiscal Cliff as AHTD Pares Down Roster

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Contracts totaling $100.4 million recently were awarded for 70 highway improvement projects around Arkansas. The dollar total could've topped $160 million if it weren't for the looming shadow of the Fiscal Cliff.

You Can Go Home Again, Contractor Martha Moore Learns

by Jan Cottingham 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Martha Moore's love for her daughter led the Las Vegas singer back to her Arkansas home. It led her to rehab and, ultimately, it led her to take control of what became McCormick Works, a paving company now based in Ozark and Little Rock.

Wal-Mart Delivers Retail Boost to NWA Cities

by Marty Cook 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it has eight projects in some stage of development in northwest Arkansas, and that's not including a planned neighborhood market in Bentonville and a convenience store prototype that recently opened in Bentonville.

$100M Station in Central Arkansas Proposed Along Planned Wind Highway

by Luke Jones 4/28/2014 12:00 am

A $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line project has been altered so that Arkansans will benefit from the wind energy highway that will be built through the state in coming years.

New Residential Construction Sees Mixed Results in Housing Starts

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Housing starts for privately owned units stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 in March, a rise of 2.8 percent above the February number of 920,000 but 5.9 percent below the March 2013 total of 1,005,000.

Commerce Construction's Dennis Moore Sees NWA Activity Returning to 'Realistic Levels'

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Dennis W. Moore is the president and CEO of Commerce Construction Co. in Springdale. Founded in 1971, Commerce is touted as one of the oldest locally owned general contracting firms in northwest Arkansas.