The latest news and insights from your BELL team
The latest news and insights from your BELL team

Dear BELL clients, partners and friends,

Our BELL family has been hard at work on several initiatives that push forward our mission of "building better…one relationship at a time.” In the newsletter below, we’re sharing insights from our team that address how we help owners navigate construction on historic buildings and ways we continue deepening our commitment to safety. We’re also proud to provide several exciting project updates and behind-the-scenes looks at life at BELL.  
Please read on for the latest.
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Keith Pyle, President, & the BELL team

Team Insights | Quarterly Question

Quarterly Question: Jared Howell
The historic renovation and restoration of buildings offers an opportunity to restore purpose to spaces through the introduction of modern technology and amenities. It also ensures the preservation of buildings and their future conservation. 

We’re proud to be working on two major historic projects in downtown Nashville, including Chief's on Broadway (200 Broadway) and the Southern Turf Building with the Sinatra Bar and Lounge. We talked with Senior Superintendent Jared Howell about his experience working on historic buildings and what owners should know about construction plans for these buildings once preservation approvals are granted and design development is complete.

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How Safety Director Mike Vanhooser’s near-death experience informs his outlook on life and safety

The word “safety” takes on a unique meaning to BELL’s Safety Director Mike Vanhooser. In 2014, Mike was hit head-on by a semi-truck while driving home from work and life-flighted to the emergency department after a jaws-of-life rescue. 

While many people could let this experience negatively impact their lives, Mike embraced the positive. We spoke with him about how his experience informs his perspective on safety and role at BELL.

Mike’s vehicle following the accident.
Mike’s vehicle following the accident.
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Building Better | Project Highlights

Student housing wraps at TSU

We're excited to welcome Tennessee State University students to the newest dorm on campus! The state-of-the-art 215,400-square-foot, 700-bed student housing facility wrapped earlier this summer.

Living arrangements include a variety of room types for both students and employees. Among them are four-bedroom suites with bathrooms, common areas, and kitchenettes, as well as doubles, and pods with community bathrooms. We’re proud to complete another successful student housing project for TSU and look forward to seeing how it will help foster the growth of our future leaders.

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Tennessee State University student housing
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Elks Lodge preservation work completes

Our Special Projects Division completed renovations on another Nashville historic building! This culturally significant music venue hosted several legendary musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Little Richard. Formerly Club Baron, the repurposed building has been occupied for the last three decades by the Elks, a national fraternal order where members gather for meetings and events. The space was in need of new floors, a stage, and bathrooms. 
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Celebrating 10 years of PARK(ing) Day 

BELL and Remick Architecture helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of PARK(ing) Day creating conversations around resilient cities. The structure, made out of SIPs (Ecopanel), allowed visitors to envision a community where energy costs are lower, structures more efficient, and community gardens abound. Thank you Nashville Civic Design Center for the opportunity to participate!
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BELL team members on PARK(ing) Day in September

BELL Begins...

Enjoy a snapshot of several new projects we’re excited to be starting.
Upcoming projects

Building Better | Team Highlights

Nashville Business Journal recognizes Rebecca Ozols Goss

Rebecca Ozols Goss, VP of Growth & Strategy, was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a recipient of the 2022 CRE Award—one of 10 selected for "bringing something unique and needed to Nashville's continued growth." Rebecca is a powerhouse at BELL, and we are grateful for her leadership!
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BELL named to Largest Private Companies in Nashville List

We are thrilled to be recognized on Nashville Business Journal's Top 100 Private Companies List! Thank you to our clients and team members who make this recognition possible.
NBJ Largest Private Companies in Nashville
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Building Better | Transportation Division Highlights

Work on I-55 begins
This quarter, we began work in Memphis on I-55, one of the most congested and heavily truck-trafficked interstates in the South. With such high traffic volume, the current cloverleaf interchange at Crump Boulevard is no longer doing the job. Stay tuned to see the progress!
Crump Boulevard
Aerial view of Crump Boulevard

Life at BELL | Team Member Events

Annual team picnic
As a thank you to celebrate our field team’s hard work and dedication, we celebrated them at the annual BELL picnic on August 26. BELL Construction wouldn’t be what it is without our amazing team members, and we thank them for their many contributions to our projects and team! 
Annual BELL picnic
BELL team members enjoying our annual appreciation day
BBQ in Red Shoes benefits the Ronald McDonald House
We had so much fun participating in the BBQ in Red Shoes cook-off hosted by the Middle Tenn. branch of Associated General Contractors of TN at the Nashville Speedway! Proceeds from the competition benefits the Ronald McDonald House. Director of Pre-Construction Glenn Moreland and Estimator John Grace manned the BBQ pit with team members from Wilson & Associates Engineering and Surveying. The team won three awards this year! Regardless of the competition, we love getting to spend time alongside our industry partners to have fun and raise money for a worthy cause.
BBQ in Red Shoes

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