Your partnership continues to help us make a difference
Your partnership continues to help us make a difference
Dear BELL Clients, Partners & Friends, 

This year, we proudly celebrated 50 years of building relationships and creating impact in Nashville, Williamson County, and surrounding communities. Since our inception 50 years ago, we’ve led a variety of landmark construction projects and developed a reputation for excellent work. 

Please read on for a brief recap of the notable projects we’re working on and how we’re making a positive impact in our communities. 

Most importantly, we thank you for your partnership. We are truly a hometown company with the capabilities to build anything – big or small – and we owe it all to the great people we get to work with.


Keith Pyle, President, & the BELL team  

Our Projects Make Us Proud

Grand Hyatt Nashville

Keith Pyle, BELL President, cuts the ribbon at the Grand Hyatt’s grand opening.
In October, we co-hosted the grand opening of Grand Hyatt Nashville, a cornerstone of Nashville Yards, one of the city’s largest-ever developments, which we proudly worked on in partnership with Clark Construction Group for Southwest Value Partners. The 25-floor, 591-room luxury hotel offers a sophisticated Music City retreat surrounded by shopping, restaurants, bars, and entertainment. 

McEwen Northside

We also completed the construction of McEwen Northside, a walkable urban village in Franklin, along with partner Boyle Investment Company. The thoughtfully planned urban hotspot is home to a mix of first-to-market concepts and local brands as well as interactive greenspaces designed to bring people together and foster community.

Downtown Nashville Detention Center and Behavioral Care Center

Early this year, we completed construction of the state-of-the art Downtown Detention Center and first-of-its-kind Behavioral Care Center, which provides treatment for mentally ill arrestees. The facility includes a medical unit, kitchen and laundry facilities as well as intake and processing facilities, an administrative space and a visitation area. By increasing access to these services, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office aims to reduce recidivism and improve inmate care.

Brentwood Commons IV

Completed in May with our partner Boyle Investment Company, Brentwood Commons IV is an eight-story, 119,500 square foot office building with a 402-space parking garage. It is the fourth building of the beautiful Class A office park in Brentwood.

The Rowen Glenn Center

We broke ground on The Rowen Glenn Center, an addition to the Brentwood Baptist campus. The center will house the church’s special needs ministry, which will allow the ministry to grow and continue serving those with disabilities. 

Two Town Center

With our partner, Boyle Investment Company, we broke ground on Two Town Center in Franklin’s Berry Farms mixed-use development. When complete, the three-story building will offer 83,000+ square feet of office space. 

Tennessee State University New Student Housing 

We also broke ground on a new 700-bed student housing development at Tennessee State University in Nashville. The two new residence halls are the first housing updates in 23 years and will feature a high-tech security infrastructure. 

Highlights from Our Bridge Division

As a leader in the transportation sector, we’re honored to have been chosen as the construction manager on a number of bridge projects across Tennessee. The stars on the map below indicate the counties we're working in, including Davidson, Dickson, Grundy, Hamilton, Knox, Rutherford, Shelby, Williamson and Wilson.
Interstate 24 bridge over Germantown Road in Chattanooga, TN 
Belvoir Bridge in Chattanooga, TN
Jackson Avenue ramp replacement in Knoxville, TN

Building Better Communities

In March, a series of devastating tornadoes tore through the Nashville area. Many of our team members and partners live and work in the areas affected. We collected donations at our office and team member volunteers helped clean up damages in Putnam County. 
*Photos taken in early March prior to the pandemic
BELL team members Alex Robinson (PM), Jenny Hassell (Project Admin), and Sam Hand (PM) lent a helping hand to cleanup tornado damage in Putnam County
BELL collected and sorted donations for tornado relief efforts in Putnam County 
In July, we donated a pedestrian bridge to Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms, a nonprofit that helps care for East Nashville’s Shelby Park. The bridge completes a one-mile walking loop around Sevier Lake to safely separate park visitors on bike and foot from vehicular traffic. 
Breaking ground for the Shelby Park pedestrian bridge. (L-R) Nathan Quinn, BELL Project Manager; Rebecca Ratz, Executive Director, Friends of Shelby Park & Bottoms; Metro Nashville & Davidson County Mayor John Cooper; Keith Pyle, BELL President; Jerry Terfinko, Superintendent, Metro Parks & Recreation
We also made contributions to several important events and causes this year, including:
  • Light the Night, which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) funding of research to find blood cancer cures
  • The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum in Dickson TN, in support of its efforts to provide educational and social opportunities for the community
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, which provides youth programming and activities after school and during the summer to provide positive, productive outlets for children 
This holiday season, we wanted to continue to support our community as best we could. Between the devastation of the March tornadoes and the effects of the global pandemic, we are keenly aware that hardships continue to affect many of our Nashville neighbors. In lieu of a physical gift for our clients and friends this year, we chose to make a charitable donation to Rebuilding Together Nashville, a local nonprofit that restores and rebuilds homes of low-income residents, including those who were hit by the tornadoes in North Nashville. 

Company Highlights

Innovative Schools Built by BELL Earn Multiple AGC Awards

Battle Creek Elementary School and Battle Creek Middle School in Spring Hill won the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee Middle Tennessee Branch (AGC) Award of Excellence in the Institutional New Construction category. AGC's Build Tennessee Awards program recognizes excellence in construction, valuable contributions to the community and a commitment to skill, integrity and responsibility. 
Battle Creek Middle School, Spring Hill, TN
Battle Creek Elementary School, Spring Hill, TN

BELL Ranks Among Nashville Business Journal’s Fast 50 

Despite the challenges of this year, BELL continued to grow. We were named to the list of Nashville’s fastest growing private companies by the Nashville Business Journal.

Keith Pyle, BELL President, Was Honored as One of Nashville Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Leadership Award Honorees

In July, Keith Pyle also received a CRE award from the Nashville Business Journal in the Builder of the Year category. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant impacts in Nashville’s real estate industry. 

A Look to the Future

As we look to next year, we’re excited for the opportunities ahead. We’ve been selected by Metro as construction manager on a number of projects that will break ground in 2021. 
This month, we’re sharing the exciting news that we’ve been selected as the Construction Manager for the Major League Soccer Stadium Area Infrastructure (Roads & Utilities) project. 
We received a perfect score from the evaluators on the Experience & Qualifications portion of the proposal, highlighting the strength of our transportation team’s experience. We look forward to completing this project as part of the overall mission of giving the Nashville Soccer Club (and their fans) a beautiful and functional place to call home!
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