Construction Archive

Quapaw Quarter's Patricia Blick Says Historic Preservation Can Bring Forth Economic Benefits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Patricia Blick, the new head of the Quapaw Quarter Association, seeks to clear up misconceptions about preserving historic properties.

Bob Shell Retires as Chairman of Baldwin & Shell

by Gwen Moritz 4/11/2017 09:32 am

Bob Shell, one of the most familiar names in Arkansas business, has retired as chairman of the board of the company where he has been a fixture for 67 years.

Brandon Woodrome Makes Request for Leniency

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Brandon Woodrome, the 29-year-old former Fort Smith construction company owner, has asked for a light term in federal prison when he is sentenced next week for one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.

Bank Assets, Profits Up; Charters Dwindle on List of Largest Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Out-of-state acquisitions by publicly traded banks pushed total assets reported by Arkansas charters up by almost 17 percent to more than $88 billion at year-end 2016.

Searcy Energy Lender Southeast Capital Quietly on the Rise

by Kyle Massey 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Jay Barber has quietly built a national business as an energy banker in Searcy, but he's not completely hush-hush.

The Latest Chance for Pine Bluff (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Pine Bluff has never lacked for boosters, but there must be more than sentimental nostalgia for a once-great city to create real, sustainable growth.

Dave & Buster's Draws $8.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/10/2017 12:00 am

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, bought the 30,346-SF Dave & Buster's project at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway from Dave & Busters of Arkansas Inc. of Dallas.

Mike Neil Signs On With Absolute Heat & Air (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mike Neil has joined Absolute Heat & Air in Springdale as a partner. He joins the company with more than 15 years of experience working for HVAC companies.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Approves Bids In Northeast Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission in March approved bids for several road improvement projects throughout northeast Arkansas.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill's reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn't address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

K Lofts Construction Moving Again With Funding Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

A new lender and a new contractor are accompanying a restart of the dormant K Lofts project in downtown Little Rock.

Trio of Ridout Lumber Transactions Total $4.7 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Three Ridout Lumber properties in central Arkansas and a west Little Rock office building are the building blocks for this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Boutique Hotel To Fill 'Opportunity Gap' at The Fields at Pinnacle

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An upscale multifamily complex and a boutique hotel are heading for The Fields at Pinnacle, a Rogers development led by Chad and Monika Hatfield of Hatfield Properties.

Core Brewing Adds Fayetteville Pub

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale is making progress on its second location in Fayetteville, having applied with the state for a license for a microbrewery restaurant.

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Unchanged

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas stood at 10.2 percent in the fourth quarter, unchanged from third-quarter 2016 and down 0.9 percentage point from first-quarter 2016.

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million.

Hergets Give Heights Icon New Chance

by Jan Cottingham 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The venerable Terry's Finer Foods in the Heights lives now as the Heights Corner Market, a rebirth greeted with relief by all who relied on Terry's for great meat, seafood, desserts and its selection of hard-to-find groceries.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state's office.

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