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A Century Of Experience

Rock City Construction is a commercial construction firm providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services to public and private clients throughout the Middle Tennessee region.

Our Commitment To Safety

Executing our work safely is our top priority; protection of life and property are primary, schedule and profits are secondary. Safety is something we do daily; it is more than just talk. This philosophy has been the hallmark of our safety success.

Why Rock City

In the late 1800’s Nashville came to be called “Rock City” due to the solid limestone strata underlying the city, and the solid character of its business people. In 1913, three businessmen, J.W.N. Lee, G.B. Howard, and H.S. Sumner used this name for their new construction firm and hence founded Rock City Construction Company in Nashville, Tennessee.

Over the past 100 years, Rock City has contributed to the construction of some of the state’s greatest treasures and we have surely made a mark on our local industry. Despite our age, we have remained a family business, operating based on the same values that started the legacy of Rock City Construction so long ago. The Rock City team has evolved to meet the challenges of today’s construction industry and will continue to adapt to the ever-changing marketplace.

Some Of The Valued Owner-Client Organizations We Have Served