July 12th,2005
White-Spunner Construction, Inc. Names New Executive Vice President/Division Manager

White-Spunner Construction, Inc. has recently named Tommy Rowe executive vice president/division manager. Rowe will have profit and loss responsibility for commercial, retail and condominium projects. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the overall project planning, budgeting and construction. Rowe has been with White-Spunner Construction since its inception and is a member of the Board of Directors. With more than 27 years of construction experience, Rowe has held progressively responsible positions at White-Spunner Construction, Inc., including superintendent, project manager and vice president.

June 1st,2005
White-Spunner Construction, Inc. selected to complete Battle House Hotel Restoration in downtown Mobile, Alabama

Retirement Systems of Alabama is spending $26 million to restore and upgrade the seven-story 125,000-sq.ft. Battle House Hotel in Mobile. The Battle House has survived fires, hurricanes and pure neglect in its 150-year history. First opened in 1852 on the site of Andrew Jackson’s military headquarters, it survived the Civil War and was rebuilt in 1900. After a fire destroyed the hotel in 1905, a new Battle House went up on the same site in 1908. Although it closed in 1976, the hotel was the only building still standing on the city block it occupies when the RSA bought it in 2000. “Dr. (David) Bronner, CEO of RSA, wanted to restore the historic hotel rather than start from scratch, much as he did with the Grand Hotel at Point Clear,” said Ron Blount, RSA’s project executive. Blount said the hotel would have 112 guest rooms, suites, a ballroom and a restaurant-bar. On the main level a 10,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom will serve as a bridge between old and new, joining the historic hotel with nearby Battle House tower. The hotel will continue into the tower, occupying 126 rooms and suites on floors four through seven. For media coverage, please click here.

June 1st,2005
Yacht Club at Terry Cove tops out

The five-story, 20-unit Yacht Club at Terry Cove in Baldwin County, Ala., recently topped out. Interior and finish work is currently under way. The project developer is Head Companies of Point Clear, Ala., and the general contractor is White-Spunner Construction Inc. of Mobile, Ala. Each unit offers 3,288-sq.-ft. single-level residences. The project includes 35 private boat slips for vessels up to 75 ft. and will be completed in September. For media coverage, please click here.

May 1st,2005
Engineering News Record lists White-Spunner Construction, Inc. in Top 400 Contractors

White-Spunner Construction, Inc. was named 343 out of the Top 400 Contractors, according to Engineering News-Record in its May 16, 2005 issue. Companies are ranked by construction revenue from the previous year in $ millions. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. reported $133 million total revenue in 2004.

December 10th,2004
White-Spunner Completes Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile in a record 232 Days

White-Spunner Construction recently completed the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile, Ala. in just 232 days. The $20 million terminal is 66,000 sq. ft. and two stories tall. The Alabama Cruise Terminal is the first grassroots port facility to be built since Sept. 11, 2001. “This project represents a milestone for Alabama,” said Roy Largue, vice president and project manager for White-Spunner Construction. “The state’s first venture into a new industry and the first building in the nation to meet and exceed new security standards…all in record time.” Working closely with local workers, contractors, suppliers and designers, White-Spunner Construction worked double shifts to meet the target completion date within budget. Thirty local area companies developed the tight schedule. A precast structural system used to construct prefabricated pieces of concrete enabled the building to be constructed in hours and minutes rather than days and weeks. Largue said the modification was critical to the project’s success because it eliminated weather-related issues that typically plague the Mobile area during the spring. The terminal facility is financed by the Retirement Systems of Alabama through its affiliate, Alabama Real Estate Holdings Inc., and includes a 500-space parking facility. For media coverage, please click here.