If you have visited downtown Murfreesboro recently, you are probably aware of the changes that are taking place. Organizations such as Main Street Murfreesboro and Downtown Murfreesboro Business Association are working hard to enhance and promote the historic downtown and economic vitality of the region. We are pleased to be a part of that effort, and our recent work at 527 North Maple Street is just another Rutherford County commercial project we have completed.
1. How much will my project cost?
This is typically the first question owners ask our team–and understandably so. Constructing a new building or renovating your current facility is a massive investment and one you hope accommodates both your present and future needs. While we would love to be able to give a quick answer to this question, unfortunately, there isn’t a simple one-size-fits-all answer.
The Dow Smith Company team has completed a new office build-out for Franklin Synergy Bank (FSB) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Formerly known as Midsouth Bank, FSB now occupies a unit located at 310 West Main Street in downtown Murfreesboro. Completed in Fall 2018, the project involved creating a floor plan that could accommodate the bank’s current and future needs in the available space. By the time the project was finished, we were able to provide FSB with a unique, full-service bank branch.
Dow Smith Company is pleased to announce the recent completion of Fortress Square, a retail shopping center in the heart of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Construction of Phase 1 of the 17,000-square-foot plaza was begun in February 2018 and was completed in just seven months. The Dow Smith team worked closely with Fortress Square owner Steve Beaty of Beaty Properties, LLC and shopping center real estate agent John Harney to complete their project on time and on budget.
310 West Main, a commanding brick building constructed in 1925, has become a local landmark and is a highly regarded presence in Murfreesboro’s central business district. Now given a new life after extensive renovation, the structure reflects the people within: solid, respected, and committed to the community. Today, the 310 West Main building is home to one of Murfreesboro’s most celebrated law firms, McCarter/East (McE Law). Owned by Brock East, the firm is well known for its practice, which includes legal services in criminal defense, family law, construction law, business law, personal injury, and other specialties.
Dow Smith Company completed a new, two-story, high-end building for Title Boxing Club at 1311 Greshampark Drive in Murfreesboro’s Gateway district this past winter. Working as the general contractor with Architect Rob McKelvey of McKelvey Architecture, we began the structural steel with masonry façade project last summer. Title Boxing Club occupies the second floor and the first floor is open for retail and/or office space. The new, 4,400-square-foot facility features guided boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts classes. One-on-one coaching is also available. Patrons work with certified trainers and can complement their workout with free weights and exercise equipment.
It’s no secret Murfreesboro is the fastest growing city in Tennessee. It’s home to the state’s largest undergraduate university, has a well-educated workforce, and is home to some of America’s top employers—Amazon.com, State Farm Insurance, Verizon Wireless, General Mills, and Nissan North America to name a few.
So, when Jessica and Matt Shields relocated from Chicago to be closer to family, they couldn’t have picked a better time or place to open their brand new business concept: The Social Chair Blowout Bar.