Little Dixie tackles construction of a fraternity By JACOB BARKER Saturday, June 18, 2011 Little Dixie Construction is embarking on a project close to co-owner John States’ heart. Last month, the company began demolition on the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house near the University of Missouri campus at 520 S. College Ave. Now, a pile…Read More

Construction Update: Auto-Owners Insurance BY CBT STAFF APRIL 15, 2011 The Michigan-based mutual insurance company is building a new regional office on East Pointe Drive, between Stadium Boulevard and Hollywood Theater. Little Dixie Construction is the general contractor for the 18,000-square-foot building. The regional office of Auto-Owners Insurance, which sells auto, home, life and business…Read More

Concorde ready for takeoff BY CBT STAFF OCTOBER 29, 2010 Business park boosted by new outlet, IBM The Concorde Office and Industrial Plaza gets its largest tenant and long-awaited northern outlet in November. IBM is opening its service delivery center, which is expected to employ about 800 people within two years. The city is opening…Read More

IBM manager boots up service center BY JACOB BARKER OCTOBER 29, 2010 Inside IBM’s renovated building at 2810 LeMone Industrial Blvd. near the end of October, a couple dozen workers were carrying in new furniture, putting up white boards and checking computer equipment and electronics. The activity inside the vast steel-framed structure will soon be…Read More

Boys & Girls Town BY CBT STAFF OCTOBER 15, 2010 Boys & Girls Town of Missouri celebrated completing more than a year’s worth of renovations with an open house Wednesday. The $3.5 million project included the construction of two residential cottages, a dining hall, staff offices, an outdoor recreation pavilion and sidewalks and lighting. The…Read More

Columbia’s Wide array of certified green buildings BY CBT STAFF SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 Building owners, architects and contractors have collaborated on a variety of construction and renovation projects in the city that earned the US Green Building Council’s highest ratings. The LEED certified buildings include a college hall, a fire house, the city hall, a…Read More

Fire station awarded LEED certification Friday, August 13, 2010 ADVERTISEMENT Columbia’s Fire Station No. 9 has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification with a gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. Peckham & Wright Architects designed the 7,891-square-foot facility at 201 Blue Ridge Road, which opened in February, to…Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Public Works Department – (573) 874-7250 LEED certification announced for Fire Station #9 COLUMBIA, MO (August 11, 2010) – The city of Columbia announced today that it has been awarded LEED certification on Columbia Fire Station #9, with a Gold rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Completed in 2009,…Read More

Construction Updates: IBM Construction reaches mid-point BY CBT STAFF AUGUST 6, 2010 Construction of the IBM service delivery building began in May and is scheduled to be finished by the end of October. The company intends to hire about 800 workers by 2012 and last month posted on its website about 30 jobs that need…Read More

Tigers in the Tank IBM brings another big job creation project to the Midwest. by Adam Bruns [PHOTO: IBM’s new project will benefit from, and confer benefits on, the strong research community at the University of Missouri, where enrollment has been growing faster than any other school in the Big 12 or the Big 10.]…Read More