Construction and Real Estate

Investment-Grade Distress

Two youths of the Great Recession dove into the frenzy of distressed real estate and made it an investment-grade discipline.

Multifamily Boom Undiminished

Multifamily development has been on a roll in Alabama for almost a decade.

Corporate Headquarters: Fite Building Co.

When Jack Fite and his brother started Fite Building Co. in their hometown of Decatur in 1976, they knew they wanted to sleep...

School Building: Rabren General Contractors

For many of us high school was bittersweet and not necessarily an experience we long to repeat. Yet we might consider reliving those days...

Health Care Specialists: Robins & Morton

In the city of Charleston, a construction team from the Birmingham-based company Robins & Morton and subcontractors are hard at work assembling what will...

Aviation Agility: B. L. Harbert International

Birmingham-based B. L. Harbert International is one of the country’s top builders, providing design-build, construction management and general contracting services. The construction...

Prison Work: Caddell Construction

As a construction executive at Montgomery-based Caddell Construction, Jay Jones is more than familiar with the company’s work, including its construction of...

Big Bet on Birmingham Rolls In

Renovating the Pizitz building in downtown Birmingham required courage, timing and historic renovation tax credits,...

Port City Legend Builds Countrywide

John White-Spunner, the president and CEO of White-Spunner Construction, has overseen the construction and...

Labor Demand Drives Prices Higher

Although 32 states added new construction jobs in 2016, Alabama reported a decrease of more than 6, 000 construction positions last...

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Our Bold Gaze into 2019

What will we see in 2019? Business Alabama takes a comprehensive look at what will make headlines in the coming year.

Mining Hardship for Prosperity

The Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Research and a team of college interns assist small businesses in four counties hit by a coal mining slump.

Building Innovator Ready to Power Up

Global building materials innovator James Hardie scouted the South before choosing Prattville for its 10th U.S. plant — a $220 million, 200-job investment that’s the largest new industry in Prattville in 50 years.

Alabama’s Crown Jewel Opens at the Gulf

Designed with respect to Mother Nature, the Lodge at Gulf State Park is built to be environmentally friendly, energy positive and strong in the face of wind and waves.

Sky’s the Limit Now for Aerojet Rocketdyne

Turner Construction Co. recently topped out Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville, a project that broke ground in October 2017 and is set...