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 construction firms in the southeast. Bell & Associates Construction (BELL) was established in 1997 by company principals to serve as the next generation of the firm and is known for its building expertise and tradition.

In 1990, Ray Bell saw the opportunity to broaden and diversify our business and started BELL’s Transportation Division. Since then we have completed miles and miles of roadways and hundreds of bridges, self-performing the majority of this work with our own workforce.

While leading over 1,000 construction projects across the southeast has made BELL a renowned firm, it is our Nashville landmark projects that have created our greatest recognition. We served as the Construction Manager for the BellSouth Building, also known as the Batman building, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center; the Gateway Boulevard Bridge, the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, and more recently, both Music City Center and the First Tennessee Ballpark. The Nashville skyline looks significantly different than it did in 1970, in large part to the work and dedication of BELL.

With continued success delivering complex projects, our clients know they can count on BELL Construction to help them achieve their construction goals.


Mission: Building better. One relationship at a time. 

Core Values: Safety, Integrity, Commitment & Work/Life Balance

  • Safety: We make a commitment to following safety procedures to maintain a safe working environment for all.
  • Integrity: We conduct ourselves with honesty & transparency – always.
  • Commitment: We are committed to the success of our clients, our projects & our people.
  • Work/Life Balance: We value the health & happiness of our hard-working people and encourage them to have fulfilling lives outside of work.


Eric Pyle
Jeremy Mitchell
Keith Pyle
Jeff Tinsley
Steve Hoover
Scott McKinney, PE
John Thayer
Tyler Powell
Sam Hand
Rebecca Ozols


Nathan Anderson Assistant Controller
Tyler Baldridge - Nashville Construction - Tennessee Construction
Tyler Baldridge Project Manager, Building Operations
Hank Becker Assistant Project Manager, Building Operations
Pamela Boyd-Walker Front Desk Administrator
Derek Brown - Nashville Construction Company - Estimator
Derek Brown Preconstruction Manager, Building Operations
Justin Brown Senior Project Manager, Building Operations
Laura Burkhalter
Laura Burkhalter Project Administrator, Building Operations
Sarah Camperlino Marketing Director
Braissy Canizales HR Generalist & EEO Officer
Derek Chaconas - Nashville Construction Company - Estimator
Derek Chaconas Estimator, Transportation Operations
Fred Clayton Chief Estimator, Transportation Operations
Tony Cook Controller
Bill Coy - Nashville Construction - Tennessee Construction
Bill Coy Senior Project Manager, Building Operations
Joanna Creager Headshot - BELL Construction
Joanna Creager Payroll Accountant
Alex Fleetwood HR Director BELL Construction
Alexzondra Fleetwood Human Resources Director & EEO Officer
Kelly Frizzell Preconstruction Administrator, Building Operations
Brad Gaster IT Technician
John Grace
John Grace Estimator, Building Operations
Jennifer Hassell
Jennifer Hassell Project Administrator, Building Operations
Tony Hays Headshot - Nashville, Tennessee Construction - Quality Control Director
Tony Hays Quality Control Director
Wilson Hays
Wilson Hays Project Engineer, Building Operations
Keith Herring
Keith Herring MPE Coordinator
Zeryan Ibrahim
Zeryan Ibrahim Estimator, Building Operations
Pete Kamos MPE Coordinator
Cindy Maxwell Project Administrator, Transportation Operations
Glenn Moreland | Preconstruction Manager | Nashville Construction Services
Glenn Moreland Preconstruction Manager, Building Operations
Grant Pedley Safety Manager
Sandra Phillips Accounting Assistant
Cody Pratt Project Manager, Transportation Operations
Evan Rankin Project Manager, Building Operations
Abby Redditt - Nashville Construction - Bridge Construction - Tennessee Construction
Abby Redditt Project Manager, Transportation Operations
Cashuss Reid  - Nashville Construction - Tennessee Construction
Cashuss Reid Project Engineer, Building Operations
Kelley Riley AP Administrator
Alex Robinson Project Manager, Building Operations
Alex Roten Project Engineer, Building Operations
Andrew Saunders
Andrew Saunders Staff Accountant
Matt Timms Assistant Project Manager, Building Operations
Matt Touloeisani - Nashville, Tennessee Construction - Transportation & Bridge Construction
Matt Touloeisani Assistant Project Manager, Transportation Operations
Shane Tresch BELL Construction Project Executive
Shane Tresch Project Executive, Building Operations
Mack Richardson BELL Construction
Mack Richardson Project Engineer, Transportation Operations



Since 2005, the senior management team at BELL has worked to make construction 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.

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. The motto "Safety Starts With Me" can be seen throughout BELL's office and job sites as a reminder to our team members, vendors, subcontractors, and other industry partners. Our comprehensive construction 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 construction safety program includes a full range of ongoing initiatives, including safety 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.

BEll Construction Safety


COVID-19 Response

We immediately formed a pandemic response team to proactively address the health and safety of our team members once it was clear that our geographical area was being affected. We then increased safety measures both on job sites and in the office to help our team fend off the novel coronavirus. Posting job site best practices, adding more hand-washing and sanitizing stations/materials, and requiring additional PPE are some of the most visible ways we have helped our essential workers remain safe during the pandemic. We continue to monitor the situation, including guidance from local and state government entities and health organizations such as the CDC, WHO, and the Metro Nashville Health Department, so that we can implement or adjust health/safety protocols as necessary.

Safe & Healthy Construction Pledge

The Safe & Healthy Construction Pledge was founded in May 2020 by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

As a company, BELL has signed the pledge, which commits that we will take all reasonable steps to increase awareness of threats throughout the construction industry and to protect employees in our company and on our worksites. We commit to implementing a prevention, preparedness, and response plan that includes practicable engineering and administrative control measures to prevent injuries and disease and safeguard total human health.

Learn more on the Safe & Healthy Construction page.

Safe & Healthy Construction Pledge

Safety Benefits Everyone

Thanks to BELL’s focus on safety, our lower insurance rates translate into lower project costs for our clients, along with the peace of mind knowing that construction safety is our most important task on their job sites.


BELL 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.

BELL is an Associated Building Contractor “Certified Green Contractor," certified through the program that recognizes construction companies that implement green practices and principles in the workplace, including headquarters, branch offices, and job-sites. To keep sustainable construction “front of mind” and to remain current in the latest trends and practices in sustainable construction, we hold regular “Green Building Tool Box” educational sessions.  

During the construction phase of a project, we implement construction activity pollution prevention methods, construction waste management procedures, and indoor air quality (IAQ) construction management procedures. We also educate subcontractors on sustainable construction procedures and compliance on our job sites. 



BELL’s commitment to sustainability has given us a strong reputation as a leader in the growth of sustainable design and LEED construction. We work alongside our clients 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 has served as the construction manager / general contractor on a number of sustainable projects. BELL 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.


Our LEED Projects include:


First Horizon Ballpark: Home of the Nashville Sounds - LEED Silver

One Greenway Centre - LEED Gold

Metro Detention Facility - LEED Silver

Music City Center - LEED Gold (TN’s largest LEED-Certified project)

Davidson County Sheriff's Office Downtown Complex - LEED Silver

Davidson County Sheriff's Office Headquarters - Projected LEED Silver (currently under construction)

One Franklin Park - LEED Silver

Lentz Public Health - LEED Silver


Other BELL projects built under Tennessee High Performance Building Requirements or HPBr (formerly the State of Tennessee Sustainable Design Guidelines) include:

Tennessee State University New Student Housing (currently under construction)

Lodge Fall Creek Falls (currently under construction)

Austin Peay State University Stadium

Tennessee State University Agricultural Bioscience Building

University of Memphis School of Law

Morgan County Correctional Facility (the largest project to meet Tennessee Sustainable Guidelines)


ABC & Green Construction           US Green Building Council

Company Culture

When you join BELL, you join a family. BELL employees collaborate on and off the job site and get involved in the community to build stronger relationships with each other and our clients.

Community Involvement

BELL is committed to serving and supporting our community and values giving back to the communities that support our business and employees. Our employees actively participate in a variety of business, charitable and social organizations that benefit the growth and well-being of their community.