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Baldwin & Shell CEO Scott Copas Stepping Down, Joining Wife Shayla’s Company

Bobby Gosser, Baldwin & Shell's president-elect, will take over as CEO at the start of the new year. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Fort Smith Northside's new entrance and competition gym, Fort Smith Southside's freshman center and its competition gym.
Construction / Education

K-12 Construction Makes the Grade

Since December, construction totaling more than $225 million has been completed on some of the largest K-12 projects in Arkansas. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson delivers his "State of the State" address in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

In Speech, Hutchinson Argues for Hate Crimes Bill, Measures to Fight COVID-19

Gov. Asa Hutchinson urges lawmakers to affirm his declaration of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic and approve a hate crimes bill that's so far received a cool reception from legislators. read more >
CR Crawford Construction is moving ahead with this restaurant project on Phoenix Avenue in Fort Smith. “I think we are going to be just as busy or busier next year than we were this year,” company executive Jason Keathley said.
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Construction Pipeline Defies Slowdown

Construction executives in Arkansas said that, for the most part, project work has continued fairly normally considering the circumstances. And the prospects for future work appear to be fundamentally the same. read more >
Shayla Copas
Construction / Media & Marketing / Retail

Shayla Copas Constructs Her Own Marketing Firm

Shayla Copas is calling her new boutique marketing and PR business The Hive, mainly because she loves bees, but the name also connotes buzz, something she’s created in her 20 years of interior and event design. read more >
Media & Marketing

Fifty for the Future, Arkansas Blue Cross Launch Take Care Arkansas

Fifty for the Future, in partnership with Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and central Arkansas’s six leading hospitals, is launching a four-week public service announcement campaign urging the public to not delay having their health care needs met. read more >
From left: Rajesh Chokhani, Scott Copas and Chad Young.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Manufacturing

Arvest Bank Names 3 Board Members

Arvest Bank in central Arkansas has three new board members in Little Rock: Rajesh Chokhani, Scott Copas and Chad Young. read more >
"It's not just a job," Bob Shell told Arkansas Business in 2016. "I've really loved it."

Bob Shell, Former Chairman of Baldwin & Shell, Dies at 88

Bob Shell, the former chairman of the Little Rock construction company that bears his name, died Tuesday. He was 88. read more >
Renderings of Southwest High School, the Little Rock School District’s first new high school in 50 years, show an aerial view.
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Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion. read more >
An artist's rendering showing the future look of Sylvan Hills High School.
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Bid Procedures Shed Light on LED PricingLock Icon

Lighting specifications that favored a particular manufacturer added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of the new Sylvan Hills High School and illuminated how much control architects, engineers and lighting wholesalers have over bid specs. read more >
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Trump’s Tariffs: Steel Builders Weigh InLock Icon

President Donald Trump’s trade skirmish with China may pose a billion-dollar threat to Arkansas’ economy, or may be just a blip, a negotiating tactic. read more >
Construction / Health Care / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Baldwin & Shell Buy Tops Real Estate Deals

A warehouse/office facility, senior day care, two buildings, apartments and an industrial site sold recently for a total of about $2.9 million. read more >
Highlights from this year’s largest commercial projects list include the $132.5 million contract to upgrade Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on the campus of the University of Arkansas.
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Education Construction Dots the State, Dominating Commercial Projects List

The tally of largest commercial projects in Arkansas reached $2 billion for the fourth consecutive year, powered in large part by education. read more >
After a few false starts, Bob Shell found his calling in the construction industry.
Business Services / Construction

Bob Shell Retires as Chairman of Baldwin & Shell

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. read more >
After a few false starts, Bob Shell found his calling in the construction industry.

Business Icons: Bob Shell Finds Calling in Construction Industry

Bob Shell has not only become a leader in the Little Rock business community, but also the state’s construction industry. He is credited with pioneering construction management in the state, leading Baldwin & Shell away from the bid market to focus on landing negotiated contracts. read more >
Scott Copas
Construction / Education

Baldwin & Shell CEO Scott Copas on the Tools to Building a Career in Construction

Scott Copas began his career at Baldwin & Shell in 1977 as an estimator and rose through the ranks, becoming vice president in 1983, executive vice president in 1993 and chief operating officer in 2012. In January 2014, he was promoted to president and CEO. read more >

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Construction

A construction resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions. read more >
Concrete work will begin soon on the cleared site for the new Weyerhaeuser sawmill complex in Dierks. The $190 million project should be fully operational in three years.
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Weyerhaeuser Launches $190M Dierks Sawmill Project

One of the oldest sawmill operations in the state is undergoing a $190 million rebirth at its historic southwest Arkansas home. Site preparation for the new Weyerhaeuser complex at Dierks (Howard County) is winding down as the project shifts into a new phase of construction. read more >
Scott Copas (left), the new president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell, has unveiled a strategic plan for the company. Bob Shell (inset), the chairman of Baldwin & Shell of Little Rock, said that for the first time in the company’s history it is “tippy-toeing” into markets outside of Arkansas.  (Copas photo by Mark Friedman | Shell photo by Michael Pirnique)
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Baldwin & Shell Looks Outside Arkansas for Growth

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. read more >
Bob Shell, president and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction of Little Rock.
Business Services / Construction

Scott Copas Named CEO of Baldwin Shell; Bob Shell Becomes Chairman

Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. of Little Rock on Saturday announced that Scott Copas has become president and CEO of the company, succeeding Bob Shell, who is now company chairman. read more >