23 new million-dollar construction permits approved in Alabama last week

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Big construction projects are in the works across Alabama. We’ve got the inside scoop. Photo by Etienne Girardet

Want to stay up-to-date on big construction permits throughout Alabama? If so, you’re in the right place. Every week, The Bama Buzz will be looking at each of the million-dollar-plus construction projects approved across the state. In each edition, you’ll get the inside scoop on newly-issued permits including contractor names, contacts, permit values, project addresses and more. We’ve dug deeper on the top 3 largest permits to give you a closer look. Let’s get started.

Here are the Details

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In order to learn more about construction projects across the state, we reached out to our friends at Southern Exposure Information. Southern Exposure Information pulls information from building permits weekly in order to view the full picture of construction throughout Alabama. You can get access to all of their construction permits right here.

Of the 23 new million-dollar projects, 19 were commercial (new construction, renovations, extensions, etc) while 4 were residential properties. 10 projects are concentrated in the greater Huntsville/Decatur region, while the rest are scattered throughout the state.

We looked into the depth to see which projects stood out—here’s what we learned.

Keep an Eye on These 3 Big Construction Projects

1. An upcoming $8M Emergency Room Expansion at Cullman Regional Medical Center

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A look outside the Cullman Regional Medical Center campus. Photo via Cullman Regional Medical Center on Facebook
  • Project Cost: $8,079,000
  • Project Address: 1912 Alabama Highway 157 NE, City of Cullman, AL 35058
  • Project: A commercial remodel/expansion for the new Emergency Room Expansion Project.
  • Owner of Project: Cullman Regional Medical Center
  • Contractor/Builder: Doster Construction Company

Here’s the rundown. Cullman Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing some landscape changes, and is preparing for a big expansion project: a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Room Expansion project. Big news for the residents of Cullman.

2. A new, $5.5M market project in Huntsville

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The upcoming Market at Hayes Farms in Huntsville. Photo via The Market at Hayes Farm
  • Project Cost: $5,578,313
  • Project Address: 9040 Memorial Parkway Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Project: A portion of the upcoming Market at Hayes Farms.
  • Owner of Project: Haylett Branch Hays Farms
  • Contractor/Builder: James C Hudson Jr Construction Company Inc

This $5.5M project in Huntsville is part of a large, $23.5 million investment for The Market at Hayes Farm. In August, the Huntsville Business Journal reported that Publix is set to serve as the grocery anchor for The Market at Hayes Farm, a 111,233 square foot shopping center in Huntsville.

3. DURA Automotive begins $11M portion of their upcoming manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals

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The upcoming DURA Automotive facility in Muscle Shoals. Photo via DURA Automotive
  • Project Cost: $11,000,000
  • Project Address: 309 Count Drive, Muscle Shoals, AL
  • Project: New 200,000 square-foot facility for DURA Automotive Systems.
  • Owner of Project: DURA Automotive Systems
  • Contractor/Builder: BC Construction Group

Last August, Michigan-based DURA Automotive Systems announced a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Inside the 200,000 square-foot facility, DURA Automotive will have advanced robotics, as well as proprietary forming & joining technologies used to create lightweight car bodies—just like those used for electric vehicles. Once complete, DURA Automotive projects that the facility will employ 279 full-time employees. DURA Automotive plans to invest $75M in the site, which it anticipates opening in April 2021.

The Full List

Want to learn more about construction projects throughout Alabama? Our friends at Southern Exposure Information sent us the full list of million-dollar-plus projects. See any upcoming construction in your area?

DATECITYCONTRACTOR/BUILDEROWNER OF PROJECTTYPE OF PROJECTCODERES/COMMPROJECT ADDRESSZIPLOTCOSTSQ FT
1/14/21AlabasterByrd Contractors Inc, 417 Buttercup Lane, Montevallo, Alabama, 35115, 205-665-2301Mallard Landing Development LLC, 3360 Davey Allison Boulevard , Hueytown , Alabama, 35023, 205-288-2057Remodel, water sewer streets new development excavationRemodel CommercialCOMMMallard Landing Phase II, Alabaster, Mallard Landing350071678000
1/14/21BirminghamWiggins Building Corporation, 600 Vestavia Parkway Suite 120, Birmingham, Alabama, 35216, 205-823-6161CW Birmingham Properties LLC , , , Alabama, ,Remodel, Install new ceilings flooring all interiorRemodel CommercialCOMM420 Twentith Street North, Birmingham, Shipt Level 7352031047500
1/15/21CullmanDoster Construction Company, 2100 International Park Drive, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243, 205-443-3838CRMC, , Cullman, Alabama, , 256-737-2000Renovations, Permit # 49793 (emergency room expansion)Remodel CommercialCOMM1912 Alabama Highway 157 NE, City of Cullman,8079000
1/11/21DecaturBrad Slater Construction, 28 Dunn Fall River Road, Leoma, Tennessee, 38468, 931-766-5151Gertrude Braswell, , Decatur, Alabama, ,New Building, fire and rescue station #5New CommercialCOMM2704 Danville Road Southwest, Decatur,356033178694
1/14/21DecaturDaikin America Inc, 905 State Docks Road Northwest, Decatur, Alabama, 35601, 256-306-5000Daikin America Inc, 905 State Docks Road Northwest, Decatur, Alabama, 35601, 256-306-5000Remodel,Remodel CommercialCOMM2749 Highway 20 West, Decatur,356031483000
1/12/21HuntsvilleJim Cooper Construction Inc, 5004 Fifth Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35212, 205-871-0304Bill Fleagle Runway Distribution Center, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM230 Laracy Drive Southwest, Huntsville,11287770
1/12/21HuntsvilleJames C Hudson Jr Construction Company Inc, 1615 Scholar Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37406, 770-587-5200Haylett Branch Hays Farms, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM9040 Memorial Parkway Southwest, Huntsville,5578313
1/12/21HuntsvilleCork Howard Construction Co, 2121 New Market Pkwy Ste 118, Marietta, Georgia, 30067, 770-690-0800William Propst, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,Alterations, tenant fit outRemodel CommercialCOMM305 Church Street Southwest unit 700, Huntsville,1061197
1/12/21HuntsvilleFite Construction Company, 3116 Sexton Road Southeast suite A, Decatur, Alabama, 35603, 256-353-5759Mike Abbott, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,Alterations,Remodel CommercialCOMM6597 Wall Triana Highway Northwest, Huntsville,1393822
1/12/21HuntsvilleBarker Contracting Inc, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,Roy Hamlin, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,Alterations,Remodel CommercialCOMM3115 Bob Wallace Avenue Southwest, Huntsville,1684638
1/13/21MontgomeryWilliam Virgil, 2950 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33133, 305-692-9992Chick-Fil-A Inc / Chick fil a Inc, 5200 Buffington Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30349, 404-765-8000Addition,Accessory StructureCOMM915 Ann Street, ,361171500000
1/13/21MontgomerySamantha Hepstall, 451 St Louis Street, Mobile, Alabama, 36602, 251-479-2675Cinco Aquilas Development, 300 Concord Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 78216,Addition,Accessory StructureCOMM6970 Eastchase Loop, ,361171457500
1/8/21Muscle ShoalsVenture Construction Company, 5660 Peachtree Industrial , Norcross, Georgia, 30091, 770-441-2404Firestone Tire Store, 3202 Woodward Avenue, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 35661,New Building,New CommercialCOMM3202 Woodward Avenue, ,356611215523
1/8/21Muscle ShoalsBC Construction Group, 10153 East Grand River, Brighton , Michigan, 46116, 810-225-2001Dura, 309 Counce Drive, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 35661,New Building,New CommercialCOMM309 Counce Drive, ,3566111000000
1/14/21OxfordPrairie Contractors, 3000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, Alabama, 35244, 205-982-4634Owner Not Listed, , , Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM201 Oxford Exchange Blvd, ,362031996554
1/12/21Tallapoosa CountyLake Martin Signature Construction, 2255 Dadeville Road, Alexander City, Alabama, 35010, 256-392-5577Mr Blackwell, , Jacksons Gap, Alabama, 36853,Single Family Dwelling,Custom HomeRES184 Wrong Road, Jacksons Gap,368531000000
1/14/21Vestavia HillsSlate Barganier Building Inc, 3172 Cahaba Heights Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama, 35243, 205-637-3373Kirby, 7340 Kings Mountain Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama, 35242,Single Family Dwelling, New Residential ConstructionCustom HomeRES7340 Kings Mountain Road, Vestavia Hills, Liberty Park3524215481605500
1/15/21CullmanDoster Construction Company, 2100 International Park Drive, Birmingham, Alabama, 35243, 205-443-3838CRMC, , Cullman, Alabama, , 256-737-2000Renovations, Permit # 49793 (emergency room expansion)Remodel CommercialCOMM1912 Alabama Highway 157 NE, City of Cullman,8079000
1/20/21HuntsvilleFite Construction Company, 3116 Sexton Road Southeast suite A, Decatur, Alabama, 35603, 256-353-5759Sean Shahidpour, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM6511 Fed Ex Way Southwest, Huntsville, Chase Farm at Greenbrier phase 832390609
1/20/21HuntsvilleFite Construction Company, 3116 Sexton Road Southeast suite A, Decatur, Alabama, 35603, 256-353-5759Sean Shahidpour, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM6509 Fed Ex Way Southwest, Huntsville, Chase Farm at Greenbrier phase 831593740
1/20/21HuntsvilleBC Construction Group, 10153 East Grand River, Brighton , Michigan, 46116, 810-225-2001Crossroads Industrial Center, , Huntsville, Alabama, ,New Building,New CommercialCOMM5860 Mooresville Road Northwest, Huntsville,9105185
1/18/21HuntsvilleHighland Wake Construction, 7801 State Highway 59 #G, Foley, Alabama, 36535, 251-968-9253Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama, 35801, 256-533-1953Alterations, fit outRemodel CommercialCOMM700 Monroe Street Southwest, Huntsville,358013274230
1/20/21Tallapoosa CountyRLH Construction Inc, 2232 Cahaba Valley Drive, Hoover, Alabama, 35242, 205-408-1968Marek, , Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 36853,Single Family Dwelling,Custom HomeRES2001 Bulgers Mill Way, Alex City,368531280000
1/20/21Tallapoosa CountyRLH Construction Inc, 2232 Cahaba Valley Drive, Hoover, Alabama, 35242, 205-408-1968Livings, , Tallapoosa County, Alabama, 36853,Single Family Dwelling,Custom HomeRES292 Marbury Way, Alex City,368531200000
Construction Permits over $1M. Data provided by Southern Exposure Information

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Nathan Watson
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