Jonesborough Senior Center

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RAINEY GENERAL CONTRACTORS – New 35,000SF – Jonesborough Senior Center

Roan Mountain State Park – New Maintenance Facility

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RAINEY GENERAL CONTRACTORS – New 6,000SF Maintenance Facility for The State of Tennessee.

Sycamore Shoals Museum

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Construction and Fabrication of a new 5,000 square foot Interactive Exhibit space at Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, TN nears completion. Rainey General Contractors anticipates completion in early spring 2013. Among the improvements is a $575,000 upgrade for the Sycamore Shoals museum and exhibit space. The upgrade will include building improvements and new, interactive exhibits to help bring the history of the 18 th Century frontier to life for park visitors. “For the people of Carter County, Elizabethton and Northeast Tennessee, and for me, this is a dream come true,” said Representative Kent Williams. “The prospects for the future that are made possible by these investments will be good and strong for all of us.”

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area attracts more than 250,000 people every year. The 85-acre site sits on the banks of the Watauga River where the Overmountain Men assembled in 1780 before marching to defeat the British in the Battle of Kings Mountain, a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The park features interpretive exhibits, events, a fitness trail and picnic facilities. It is located off U.S. Highway 321 in Elizabethton. For more information on park activities, call the park office at (423) 543-5808 or visit the Web site at:

First Assist Urgent Care at Colonial Heights

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RAINEY GENERAL CONTRACTORS – Construction of a new Urgent Care Facility is underway for Mountain States Health Alliance in Colonial Heights, TN.

Renovations coming soon for CC&O Railroad Depot

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Published January 5, 2013 By Madison Mathews – Press Staff Writer

The 104-year-old Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad Depot built by railroad tycoon George L. Carter in 1909 is finally showing signs that renovation is near. Despite the structure’s age and the substantial roof work that needs to be done, the depot is in relatively good condition, according to co-developer Greg Cox. “Everybody talks about how it’s falling down. It’s really not falling down. They built it to last,” he said. Outside the depot, local company Rainey Contracting has set up a trailer and a temporary orange work fence around the historic property, and plans are being finalized to be presented at the end of the month to Johnson City’s Historic Zoning Commission. Once the Historic Zoning Commission signs off on the plans, Cox said they can begin pulling permits and the renovation project should begin in early February. The historic depot will be the home of Asheville, N.C.-based Tupelo Honey Cafe, which announced in July its intention to open its fourth location by fall 2013. Sevierville attorney Joe Baker purchased the historic landmark from the Johnson City Development Authority — who bought the property in 2010 for $150,000 from a real estate company that repossessed it — in July for $5,000 in order to open a brewery and locally-themed restaurant. Cox said he expects the renovation of the depot to take about six to eight months to complete before its turned over to the Tupelo Honey design team. “We’ll work on the shell and then Tupelo will follow along with whatever they’re going to do on the inside,” Cox said. Rainey Contracting will be doing the renovation of the building, with Uwe Rothe serving as architect. Read more:

Cardinal Park Baseball Facility Construction

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JCMC – Rx, Gift Shop and Lobby Renovation Construction Project Begins

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Construction for a New Retail Pharmacy, Gift Shop and Main Lobby are underway at the Johnson City Medical Center. Rainey Contracting has scheduled completion for early May 2012.

Construction Spending Hits 17-Month High

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Press Release – from

Date: January 3, 2012

Both Single- and Multifamily Homebuilding Improve from October and Year Ago; Private Nonresidential Increases from November 2010 are Widespread; Most Public Categories Drop from Year-Earlier Levels

Construction spending totaled $807 billion in November 2011, the highest level since June 2010, as homebuilding, private nonresidential construction and public construction all increased compared to October, the Associated General Contractors of America reported today in an analysis of new Census Bureau data.  Association officials cautioned, however, that public spending will drop even further in 2012 because of delays in enacting needed infrastructure bills and planned cuts to many federal construction programs.

“Several segments of construction appear to be climbing out of a hole,” said the association’s chief economist, Ken Simonson. “The new year should reinforce recent year-over-year gains in apartment, power, manufacturing and private transportation construction. But November’s upturns in single-family homebuilding and public construction may not be sustainable.”

Simonson noted that total construction spending rose 1.2 percent in November from October and 0.5 percent from the November 2010 level.  Private residential construction posted increases of 2.0 percent and 3.4 percent, with gains in single-family, multifamily and residential improvements. Private nonresidential construction spending inched up a negligible amount from October but gained 4.5 percent compared to November 2010. Public spending rose 1.7 percent last month but declined 5.3 percent from a year earlier.

The construction economist added that the uptick in private nonresidential construction from November 2010 was widespread, led by manufacturing, up 12.6 percent; commercial (retail, warehouse and farm), up 12.0 percent; private educational, up 10.0 percent; private transportation, up 9.2 percent; and power (including oil and gas), up 8.4 percent.

Most public construction categories shrank over the past 12 months, although the two largest had mixed results, Simonson observed.  Highway spending increased for the sixth straight month, by 1.9 percent, but was 2.2 percent below the November 2010 mark. Public educational construction was up 0.5 percent for the month and 2.8 percent year-over-year. “Public construction segments face stiff spending cuts in 2012,” Simonson cautioned.

Association leaders said planned cuts to a range of federal building and infrastructure construction programs were likely to hurt the construction industry even as private sector demand finally rebounds.  They noted that the federal budget for 2012 includes a more than 6 percent cut for construction programs and added that Congress is years late in passing much-needed water, aviation and surface transportation legislation.

“If lawmakers don’t act swiftly, they risk undermining a long-awaited recovery for the construction industry that could put tens of thousands of people back to work,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer.  “These cuts aren’t helping balance the budget, but they are keeping a major segment of our economy in check.”

Johnson City Medical Center Construction

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RAINEY GENERAL CONTRACTORS – Renovations to the Retail Pharmacy, Gift Shop and Main Lobby are scheduled to begin in January at the Johnson City Medical Center for Mountain
States Health Alliance.

King’s Centre — Rainey Contracting Schedules Renovation Project

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Johnson City, TN — Rainey Contracting has scheduled an office renovation project to be completed this summer at King’s Centre in downtown Johnson City. Rainey Contracting Pre-Construction and Design / Build activities are underway to provide new offices in this historic downtown building.