VA Medical Center – Emergency Department Expansion

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014

Rainey Contracting begins vertical expansion to the Emergency Department for Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home, TN. Scheduled completion is set for late October 2015.

Sabine Hill Restoration

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014


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Rainey restores Sabine Hill Historic Estate in  Elizabethton, TN.

Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor began building Sabine Hill between 1814 and 1816, after returning home to Elizabethton following the War of 1812.

An historic home once doomed for destruction is about to experience a million dollar re-birth.

Despite being built in 1815 and standing to this day as treasure trove of history, Sabine Hill in Elizabethton was targeted for demolition a few years ago to make way for condos.
Residents purchased the property from the developer and then sold it to the Tennessee Historical Commission.   Then, in 2012, the Tennessee General Assembly approved $1 million to restore the home and open it to the public as an extension of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
The white framed house near one of  Elizabethton’s busiest intersection was built by General Nathaniel Taylor and his family.   A prominent figure in the War of 1812 and the first Sheriff of Carter County, Taylor didn’t get to enjoy the home.   He died before its competition.  But his wife, family, and slaves lived on the property which served as a hub for a massive estate.   Those people and their stories are what the team of history hunters hope to understand and interpret for visitors to the home after restoration is complete.

Northeast State Community College

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014

Rainey Contracting has scheduled renovation of the Downtown Center in Johnson City, TN for August 2014. This $1,600,000 / 36,000SF Upgrade will be completed in early spring 2015.

Tennessee National Bank Renovation

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

Rainey Contracting has scheduled renovations of the Historic Tennessee National Bank for May 2014.

CC&O Train Station Depot – Shell Package Completion

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

Rainey has completed the Exterior / Structural Construction at Johnson’s Depot in Downtown Johnson City, TN.

Rainey Breaks Ground – Jonesborough Senior Center

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014



Johnson City-based Rainey Contracting will has been hired to build a new senior center in Jonesborough, TN. Construction of this new 35,000 SF facility is underway

Rainey Contracting Completes Construction – Roan Mountain State Park – New Maintenance Facility for State of Tennessee

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

Rainey Contracting has completed construction of a new 6,000SF Maintenance Facility for The State of Tennessee.

Sycamore Shoals Museum

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013

Construction and Fabrication of a new 5,000 square foot Interactive Exhibit space at Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, TN nears completion. Rainey Contracting, LLC 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

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013

Construction of a new Urgent Care Facility is underway for Mountain States Health Alliance in Colonial Heights, TN. Rainey General Contractors will finish construction of this facility early Spring 2013!

Renovations coming soon for CC&O Railroad Depot

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013

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: