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Posted on Mar 31, 2013

Corrections Corporation of America has selected the design-build team of Bell & Associates Construction and HOK to design and construct additions and renovations to their facility in McRae, Georgia. The $15 million project includes a new housing dormitory; segregation expansion; new commissary, classrooms, and chapel; expansion of inmate visitation; expansion and renovation of inmate intake; kitchen renovation; and a new non-lethal electrified fence.

This project is scheduled to begin this month and will wrap up October 2012. The existing facility will remain in operation during construction. McRae Correctional Facility has been open since 2002 and currently has a capacity of 1800 inmates. The expansion will increase that number by 454 beds.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013

Bell & Associates Construction of Brentwood, TN, is excited to announce the promotion of three Project Engineers. Michael Bouldin, Tyler Powell and Eric Pyle have been promoted to Project Manager, after each has served as Project Engineers for the firm for more than three years each. Bouldin is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and joined Bell in 2007, Powell is a graduate of Murray State University and joined Bell in 2008, and Pyle is also a graduate of Murray State University and joined Bell in 2007. We would also like to announce the promotion of John-david Goolesby to Senior Project Manager. John-david is a graduate of Auburn University and has been a long-time member of our team and also serves as a partner to our firm.

“It is very important to Bell &... more

Posted on Mar 31, 2013

Numerous entries were submitted, and Bell & Associates Construction took home the 2010 South Central Construction "Best Of" Award for their work on the University of Memphis School of Law.

Awards were given based on entry criteria including safety, innovation, contribution to the community or industry, construction quality and craftsmanship, and function and aesthetic quality of design. The entries were sorted by project type. Each category had a “Best of” award winner and... more

Posted on Mar 31, 2013

Bell & Associates Construction of Brentwood, Tenn., is sad to announce the passing of C. Ray Bell, founder of Ray Bell Construction Company. Mr. Bell died Saturday, September 4, 2010, in Baptist Hospital of heart failure.

Born in Scottsboro, Alabama, March 28, 1941, to William Preston and Pearl Bell, and raised in Shelbyville, Tennessee, Ray followed in his father’s footsteps and started a career in construction after graduating from the University of the South with an honors degree in English in 1963. After working for a... more

Posted on Mar 31, 2013

Bell & Associates Construction has been awarded the new 256 bed, 36,000 square foot housing unit for Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County at the existing Harding Place correctional facility. Bell & Associates was chosen through an RFQ/RFP process and was awarded the Construction Manager at Risk project in November of 2009.

Bell is providing pre-construction services as part of their contract including value analysis, constructability review, construction budgeting cost reviews, schedule analysis, and LEED certification and credit reviews.

In January of 2010 Bell & Associates advertised for bids and prepared a guaranteed maximum price for the construction of the new facility. The guaranteed maximum price fell within the Owner’s budget and construction will... more