About Us
ABOUT US

OUR STORY

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, L.P. 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 our team of dedicated professionals to help them achieve their construction goals.

OUR VALUES

Mission Statement: We build the community by creating lasting relationships and the highest quality projects with a foundation of integrity, respect, and leadership.

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

  • Integrity - A pledge to our company and our clients to demonstrate sound moral and ethical principles at all times.
  • Commitment – A pledge to your project team that you will strive to work hard every day towards your common goal.
  • Safety - A commitment to following safety procedures to maintain a safe working environment for all.
  • Work/Life Balance – An obligation to maintain a healthy work/life balance at all times

PARTNERS

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Darek Bell
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John-David Goolesby
SteveHoover_01
Steve Hoover
ScottMcKinney_01
Scott McKinney, PE
JeremyMitchell_01
Jeremy Mitchell
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Tyler Powell
EricPyle_01
Eric Pyle
KeithPyle_02
Keith Pyle
JohnThayer_01
John Thayer

TEAM

NathanAnderson_01
Nathan Anderson Staff Accountant
TylerB_01
Tyler Baldridge Project Manager - Building
HankBecker_02
Hank Becker Project Engineer
PamelaBoyd-Walker_01
Pamela Boyd-Walker Front Desk Administrator
JustinBrown_02
Justin Brown Project Manager - Building
Donna Brown
Donna Brown Administrative Assistant- Building
Laura Burkhalter
Laura Burkhalter Administrative Assistant - Building
BraissyCanizales_01
Braissy Canizales HR Generalist
FredClayton_02
Fred Clayton Chief Estimator - Transportation
TonyCook_01
Tony Cook Controller
Allan Cox
Allan Cox Business Development Director
Bill Coy
Bill Coy Senior Project Manager
Michelle Falese
Michelle Falese Marketing Coordinator
KellyFrizzell_01
Kelly Frizzell Estimator Support
BradleyGaster_02
Brad Gaster IT Technician
John Grace
John Grace Estimator
SamHand_02
Sam Hand Project Manager - Building
Peggy_03
Peggy Harris HR/Safety Director
Jennifer Hassell
Jennifer Hassell Project Administrator - Building
TonyHays_01
Tony Hays Sr Project Manager - Building
Keith Herring
Keith Herring Sr Project Manager - Building
LenaHortohn_02
Lena Horton Project Engineer - Building
Zeryan Ibrahim
Zeryan Ibrahim Project Engineer
PeteKamos_01
Pete Kamos Project Manager - Building
CindyMaxwell_01
Cindy Maxwell Administrative Assistant - Transportation
Sean McCarty
Sean McCarty Assistant Project Manager
GlennMoreland_01
Glenn Moreland Preconstruction Director - Building
AlexNance_02
Alex Nance Project Manager - Building
RebeccaOzols_01
Rebecca Ozols Business Development Manager
GrantPedley_01
Grant Pedley Safety Coordinator
SandraPhillips_01
Sandra Phillips Accounting Assistant
James Platt
James Platt Quality Control Manager
CodyPratt_02
Cody Pratt Project Engineer - Transportation
NathanQuinn_01
Nathan Quinn Project Manager - Transportation
EvanRankin_01
Evan Rankin Assistant Project Manager - Building
AbbyRedditt_02
Abby Redditt Project Engineer - Transportation
KelleyRiley_01
Kelley Riley AP Administrator
SynethaRobinson_01
Synetha Robinson Estimator
AlexRobinson_02
Alex Robinson Project Manager - Building
Rusty Shelton
Rusty Shelton Safety Director
RobSudderth_01
Rob Sudderth Sr Project Manager - Building
MattTimms_01
Matt Timms Assistant Project Manager - Building
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Jeff Tinsley Chief Financial Officer
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Wilma Williams Staff Accountant
Bill Dooling
Bill Dooling Senior Superintendent

SAFETY

SAFETY STARTS WITH ME

Since 2005, the senior management team at BELL 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.

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’s 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 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

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 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.

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