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Birmingham Building Boom

Birmingham Building Boom

Downtown development is a bright spot in real estate nationally — nowhere better expressed than Birmingham, with 32 downtown projects under construction or recently completed, totaling $728 million.

June 2015
In Homes Coast to Coast

In Homes Coast to Coast

Starting at age 21, Danny Lipford leveraged a handyman shop into a multimedia enterprise reaching 97 percent of the TV markets in the U.S. Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford saw a 25 percent increase in audience share in 2014.

March 2015
Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Downtown Digs, Coast to Coast

Inside the downtown, upscale multifamily housing boom, coast to coast

March 2015
What Builders Want from the Legislature

What Builders Want from the Legislature

Construction leaders balk at asking the Legislature for a special bond issue. A fix for frail highway funding has not emerged. But builders will ask the legislators for a workforce training bill and revision of bid laws to allow a construction-manager-at-risk option for large public works projects.

March 2015
Shipper's Carpenter

Shipper's Carpenter

Executive of one of Mobile’s oldest shipping agencies turns to an even more timeless enterprise – crafting handmade furniture. And his hobby has just become profit driven.

March 2015
Prestige Digs in Tuscaloosa

Prestige Digs in Tuscaloosa

This Tuscaloosa tower caught the eye of a Memphis developer long before the Legislature passed a tax incentive for historic redevelopments.

December 2014
Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

Hard Rock Mining Easing Up

The recession’s been a hard road for Vulcan Materials, says CEO Tom Hill, but things are looking up.

November 2014
Riding a Sea Change in the Economy: It’s a Renter’s World

Riding a Sea Change in the Economy: It’s a Renter’s World

The housing bust of 2008 evolved into an apartment building bonanza. Across north Alabama and extending into Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina, Fyffe Construction’s multifamily developments ride high on the wave.

September 2014
How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

How to Nail and Network a $400-Million Project

Building the largest investment in Arkansas health care in the last decade, Hoar Construction mobilized its builders with an iPad-based information management system that takes construction to a new level of performance.

September 2014
Bulked up in Sports

Bulked up in Sports

Robins & Morton has built a powerful portfolio of sports facilities, including a hometown jewel, Regions Field.

September 2014