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.
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.
The Dow Smith team recently completed a new addition at Murfreesboro First United Methodist Church (FUMC). Since moving into their current location more than 15 years ago, the congregation has experienced immense growth and fellowship in their community. Sitting on 20 acres at 265 West Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the church saw the need to make their campus accessible for all parishioners. FUMC’s Executive Director Fred Halfpap states that the church created a new master plan to identify “what we wanted to see in the future and what the church needed. We wanted to correct some of the things we didn’t get to do when we built [our original location].”
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.