CEC Parking Garage


CEC Parking Garage

An example of our fast-track construction approach, this five-story, 500-space structure is adjacent to the Continuing Education Center in Johnson City.

The garage connects to the CEC at maintenance and service levels for easier access to service and supplies. It also has two stair towers and an elevator. An important feature of the construction is a post tension slab system.


“The City of Johnson City created a Public Building Authority to build the Johnson City Continuing Education Center. This is the first project the City has done using either the PBA or the fast-track method of construction. Powell Building Group has been a true partner in working with the PBA to expedite the construction and keep the project within budget. The experience and professionalism of their project manager has been invaluable throughout this process.”

-Ellen Buchanan Special Projects Manager, City of Johnson City

Clarksville / Montgomery County Airport


Clarksville / Montgomery County Airport Terminal

PBG Builders was awarded the contract to build a new Fixed Base Operator (FBO) terminal building on the grounds of the Clarksville – Montgomery County Regional Airport at Outlaw Field. Since this project involved an active airport, there were specific Federal Aviation Administration Requirements that had to be met relative to the utilization of construction cranes, rigorous debris control to prevent intake into aircraft engines and a number of other safety related requirements that shaped the project from inception. The project included an extensive site work package, structural steel building frame with EIFS exterior and new interior finishes for a corporate business center. During the course of the project, two significant alterations to the plan occurred.  The first one involved the suspension of a full scale Staggerwing aircraft model from the center atrium that created substantial scheduling challenges. The second alteration concerned the transformation of an already constructed outdoor balcony into an enclosed business and conference center complete with facilities to support the hosting of events. Additional project work items included the relocation of an existing hangar building, new parking lot, site improvements and paving of existing runway and apron areas.

Conservation Hall


Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Residence

Conservation Hall is a somewhat unusual underground facility that contains a meeting space, grand entrance, corridors, kitchen and other support spaces.

Conservation Hall also contains an ADA connector that's a small addition to the existing residence. It includes an elevator to alleviate accessibility issues for a portion of the residence, along with an underground connector that ties the Governor's residence to Conservation Hall.

This project also included improvements to the residence entry, security infrastructure and numerous site improvements.

Design and construction methods qualify the building for Gold LEED certification. The project was completed in 2010.

Meharry Medical College - Alumni Hall


The New Alumni Hall at Meharry Medical College

The New Alumni Hall at Meharry Medical College was a design-build project.  The process required PBG Builders to work closely with members of the college, and its facilities staff, to design, plan, and construct a new addition, as well as complete a renovation to the existing building.  

Being the first expansion project at Meharry Medical College since the early 1970s, the new addition consisted of a 4,400 square foot meeting facility, a large concrete patio with access stairs and handrails, and an elevated pedestrian bridge that connected to the adjacent parking garage in serving the Meharry community.  The project's design begin in the summer 2011, with  construction starting in late November of the same year.

The project was completed on May 1, 2012, enabling the college to utilize the facility for commencements, and other functions related to their graduation activities. The aggressive construction time line, the close proximity of the site to adjacent buildings, the large volume of student traffic around the building, and steep grade issues on one side of the project presented challenges to the construction team that required expertise and skilled knowledge in order to achieve a successful project completion.

Meharry Medical College - Hulda Margaret Lyttle Hall


Meharry Medical College - Hulda Margaret Lyttle Hall

The renovation of Hulda Margaret Lyttle Hall at the Meharry Medical College Campus involved re-appointing and rejuvenating a historically significant building to provide modern offices for the administrative leaders and executives of the college and has become the new prominent public entry to the campus. Lyttle Hall, which is one of the oldest buildings on the campus, built in 1930, was originally used as the Nurses' Home/Dormitory and was rightfully named after the first African American nurse to pass the Tennessee State Board of Nursing exam in 1915.The goal of the project was a conversion to office space, but also to maintain as much of the historical integrity of the building so Alumni of the Nursing School would feel the sense of nostalgia when they return for campus events. This was achieved through extensive restoration and recreation of many of the building components such as the wood windows and other architectural millwork items including: wood wainscot, base, stair railings, fireplace surround and mantel, and the distinctive parquet wood flooring in the historic living room. The project was a successful conglomeration of maintaining the buildings storied past, as well as, creating a new and modern facility for the administration that will take the college to new heights in the future.

Martin Methodist College


Martin Methodist College

The college required new student housing, but had a scheduling dilemma.  They needed the project completed within nine months of occupancy.  PBG Builders was contracted to build the new facilities with the stipulation that there was no flexibility with the schedule.  Compounding the site conditions was the fact that work had to be performed with little or no impact on day-to-day operations to staff, the student body and visitors.

The 19,078 square foot scope of work involved two 4-story buildings with a total of 15,974 square feet of living space, and an additional 3,104 square feet of breezeways.  In addition, a  parking lot for 80 vehicles was also constructed on the site.

When finished, the buildings were able to house 116 students in 29 apartment suites, and included one Head Resident Suite with two bedrooms. 

“Through construction projects I have been involved with on five campuses over nearly 30 years, it has become apparent to me that you can have quality construction, on time or under budget-pick one-but you only get one. In a few rare cases you might get two of the three. With Powell Building Group on our Student Apartment Project, we got all three. We (especially our students) are delighted with the quality of the product. And Powell was able to beat a very rigorous construction schedule and save us money in the process. What a great experience!”

                                                         - Dr. Ted Brown (President, Martin Methodist College)

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