About Bell & Associates Construction

Timeline

2013
Completed the largest project in company history, the $585 million, 1.2 million square foot Music City Center in Nashville, TN
2012
Awarded HCA’s Lentz Public Healthcare Facility in Nashville, TN
2012
Completed 840 project in Williamson County, TN
2012
Completed $5.9 Million 28th/31st Avenue Connector Project over the CSX Railroad
2011
Awarded CCA McRae Correctional Facility in McRae, Georgia
2010
Began construction on the $24.7 Million Foothills Parkway Project in East Tennessee
2010
Began construction of the Music City Center in Downtown Nashville. The largest project to date in Bell & Associates history
2009
Completed the final phase of SmartFix 40 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Receiving a $7 Million early construction bonus.
2009
Nashville International Airport Renovations Completed
2009
Completed construction on the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, TN
2007
Completed the Hall of Fame Drive project, the largest highway project ever awarded in the state of Tennesse and earned the early completion bonus of $6 million
2006
Completed Construction on the 6-story 235,000 square foot Justice Adolphus A. Birch Building in Nashville, TN
2006
Completed the Demonbreun Street Bridge project in Nashville, creating a gateway between the city’s growing mid-town area and downtown
2005
Awarded the Largest Construction Contract in Tennessee History with the $151 million Morgan County Correctional Complex
2005
Awarded Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Largest Contract in History with the $104 million Hall of Fame Drive project.
2003
Completed the Renovation of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
2002
Awarded Gateway Blvd. Bridge
1999
Completed construction of the state-of-the-art and interactive Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, TN
1997
Bell and Associates Construction was created as the next generation of Bell Construction
1991
Completed construction on the iconic 31-story Bell South Tower in downtown Nashville, TN
1990
Developed our Transportation Division.
1987
Completed construction on $37 million Thompson-Boiling Arena in Knoxville, TN.
1980
Awarded James K Polk State Office Building/Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
1970
Ray Bell forms Ray Bell Construction Company in Brentwood, TN
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About Us

Our Story

Founded in 1970 by the Late Ray Bell, Ray Bell Construction was the groundwork for what would eventually become one of the premier general contracting firms in the southeast. With more than 40 years of construction expertise and leadership, Bell & Associates Construction, L.P. was formed by Bell principals in 1997 to serve as the next generation and future of a firm that has been, and is still known for its building expertise and tradition.

While leading over 800 constructions projects across the southeast has made Bell & Associates renowned firm, it is our landmark projects across the city of Nashville that have created our greatest recognition. We served as the CM/GC on the BellSouth Building, an icon popularly known as the Batman building; the Tennessee Performing Arts Center; and the Gateway Boulevard Bridge and the Shelby Pedestrian bridges, and most recently the historic Music City Center. The Nashville skyline looks significantly different than it did in 1970, in large part to the work and dedication of countless Bell & Associates team members.

Owned by a partnership of long-term Bell Construction principals, Bell & Associates continues the outstanding Bell tradition of excellence and dependability.

Keith Pyle
President & Partner
Darek Bell
Vice President & Partner
Jody Evans
CFO & Partner
Steve Hoover
Transportation Vice President & Partner
Chip Greene
Senior Project Manager & Partner
Jeremy Mitchell
Project Manager & Partner
John Thayer
Senior Project Manager & Partner
John-david Goolesby
Building Division Manager & Partner
Elvis Butler
Vice President Corrections & Partner
Kevin Keller
Senior Project Manager & Partner
Brad Bell
Partner

SAFETY STARTS WITH ME

Since 2005, the senior management team at Bell & Associates has worked to make safety a top priority in the company’s overall strategic plan. Through their commitment, our company has seen a decrease in the total number of recordable cases, the OSHA recordable incident rate, and the lost time frequency rate year after year.

These same goals have also helped us to achieve:
› 84% Reduction in WC cost per man-hour from 2008 to 2012
› 40% Reduction in Deductible
› 47% Reduction in Annual Worker’s Compensation Insurance Coverage
› A 0.65 Mod Rate for 2013 (the lowest in over 12 years)

A culture of safety…

Our proactive culture of safety is based on the philosophy that everyone is responsible for safety and should pursue it in all construction activities. Our comprehensive safety program teaches employees to take action to protect themselves and others, correct potentially unsafe behaviors, and adopt a mindset of proactively choosing to follow safety rules. The program includes a full range of ongoing initiatives, including training for new employees, daily safety inspections, weekly safety meetings, bi-monthly safety director visits, and regular safety consultant visits. In addition, all job site personnel are empowered—and required—to proactively address any potential hazards.

Safety benefits everyone…

Thanks to Bell & Associates focus on safety, our lower insurance rates translate into lower project costs for you along with the peace of mind knowing that safety is our most important task on your job site.

Sustainability

Bell & Associates is committed to protecting the environment throughout the entire construction process. This commitment is fulfilled by incorporating sustainable principles and environmentally responsible practices into the company’s administrative and construction operations on every project.

 

LEED Certified

Bell & Associates’ commitment to sustainability has given us a strong reputation as a leader in the growth of sustainable design and LEED construction. We strive to work alongside our owners and subcontractors to embody a philosophy of comprehensive understanding, strict enforcement, and an awareness of how every day construction tasks affect LEED performance.

Over the years, Bell & Associates has served as the general contractor on number sustainable projects. Most recently, Bell & Associates has provided leadership in the development of sustainable construction through its involvement with the Music City Center, the largest green building project in Nashville’s history.

A Sample of our LEED Projects:
› One Greenway Centre - LEED Gold
› Metro Detention Facility - LEED Silver
› Music City Center - LEED Gold

Bell & Associates Construction currently has twelve LEED professionals on staff:
1. Darek Bell, LEED A.P.
2. Allan Cox, RA, LEED A.P.
3. John Thayer, LEED A.P.
4. Tyler Powell, LEED A.P.
5. Kevin Keller, LEED A.P.
6. Michael Bouldin, LEED A.P.
7. Jim Platt, LEED A.P.
8. Eric Pyle, LEED A.P.
9. Dustin Crouch, LEED A.P.
10. Slayden Johnson, LEED G.A.
11. David Campbell, LEED G.A.
12. Elizabeth Goodwin, LEED G.A.