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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
Harbert at Home Around the World

Harbert at Home Around the World

Global builder BL Harbert can boast world-class Alabama projects, including a huge expansion at Mercedes.

September 2014
Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Building Benchmarks for 50 Years

Two women managers oversee the $280 million Grandview Medical Center project for Brasfield & Gorrie — marking the 50-year-old company’s longstanding initiatives to advance women builders.

September 2014
Montgomery Metamorphosis

Montgomery Metamorphosis

Golson and John Foshee are flag bearers in a downtown Montgomery renaissance set to unfold for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March next summer.

August 2014
Student Housing’s Lux 10 Percent

Student Housing’s Lux 10 Percent

Real estate investors are plunging into the high tide of college enrollments, and they build luxury for the top 10 percent. Here’s what’s going up in Tuscaloosa and Auburn for the most affluent — or lavishly indebted — scholars.

April 2014
Tackling the Beast and Crafting Yachts

Tackling the Beast and Crafting Yachts

A $12,000 loan in 1959 helped a ship fixer stake a big corner of Gulf diesel work. “Wild and wooly” ventures have since yielded one of the largest yacht companies on the Gulf Coast.

April 2014