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Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The final phase of SmartFix 40 in Knoxville, Tenn., is complete as Bell & Associates Construction and Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. a joint venture, delivered the project by June 2009. Early completion gave a $7 million bonus for the construction team.

A 0.9-mile section of I-40 between Interstate 275 and the former Broadway interchange was closed May 1, 2008, in order to widen the route to at least three lanes in each direction and improve connections with James White Parkway. The closure, TDOT officials said,... more

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

As Nashville continues to grow its downtown area, Bell & Associates teams with Earl Swensson Associates to bring a new West End hotspot to fruition for developer, Amerimar Enterprises, Inc. The 16-story Hutton Hotel features 250 guest rooms, and is descirbed as a "boutique" hotel. The developer chose not to partner with a national chain, instead an independent brand that will offer upscale accomodations to its guests.

"The Hutton is a beautiful building that not only offers access to Nashville's downtown and growing... more

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Being a former native of Shelbyville, Tenn., Robert Davidson had always heard the name Ray Bell. Davidson was an up and coming accountant and had moved to Nashville to pursue his career in 1977. At that time, Ray Bell Construction had been around for nearly 10 years, and the firm had built quite a name and reputation. Davidson quickly knew that he wanted to someday work with the iconic contractor.

“Ray was very well known in Shelbyville, as well as in the Nashville area, and being from the same hometown as him, paired with my... more

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

Safety is at the top of the priority list for Bell & Associates Construction. Each year Bell brings together all field supervisors and managers for an annual Safety Meeting. Hosted by President Keith Pyle, Human Relations Manager Peggy Harris and Lee Fortier of Fortier Loss Control, the full-day meeting focuses on teaching and reiterating best practices to those who lead Bell’s more than 300 field employees.

“Our supervisors are responsible for the largest majority of our Bell staff, and we feel that it is... more

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

As our world evolves, developers and owners across the nation are focusing on creating sustainable designs for the structures we build. It is now just as important to create a building that is as safe for our environment as it is structurally sound.

With this in mind, Bell & Associates Construction is proud to have more than 65 percent of our managers LEED Accredited. Those managers include: Kevin Keller, John Thayer, Darek Bell, Jim Platt, Tyler Powell, Eric Pyle, Ronnie Johnson and Michael Bouldin.

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