Granville Homes commits $100K to ‘Talking is Teaching’ campaign

Granville Homes will contribute $100,000 to a new campaign launched this month to boost the early brain development and language skills of young children in Fresno.

Fresno architect recognized at International Builders’ Show

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recognized Fresno architect Arthur Dyson with two awards as part of the organization’s 2014 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), an annual event held January 21 during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

Longtime BIA executive Keenan to retire

Robert Keenan, the longtime director of the Building Industry Association of Tulare and Kings Counties (BIATKC) announced earlier this month that he plans to retire at the end of January.

Local senior housing facilities nominated for design awards

Four Central Valley senior housing developments were nominated for architecture and design awards by Senior Housing News.

Rail project kicks off with Fresno groundbreaking

Dignitaries sign a rail at Tuesday's high-speed rail groundbreaking in Fresno. From left, Gov. Jerry Brown, California First Lady Anne Gust Brown, Rep. Jim Costa, building trades representative Robbie Hunter and Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Photo by Hannah EsquedaNational, state and local leaders convened in Fresno this morning to break ground on the first leg of the California high-speed rail system. 

Year in Review: Construction and Real Estate

The Square at Campus Pointe near Fresno State kicked off major work this year to usher in a new movie theater and retail stores in 2015.Several commercial, industrial and residential projects gained renewed momentum in 2014 as the Central Valley economy continued to recover from the recession.

Valley construction sees bright spots in 2014

The value of construction permits in the Central Valley fell 4.8 percent in 2014 compared to the year before.Despite an overall drop in permit values, the Central Valley's construction industry saw marked improvement in 2014, especially in some key commercial sectors.

Homebuilder Wathen Castanos transfers ownership

Peter CastanosLocal homebuilder Wathen Castanos Homes announced that it has transferred ownership as longtime owners Richard Wathen Jr. and Kevin Castanos take a backseat in the company.

Dyson wins award for University High School design

Fresno-based architect Arthur Dyson and DSJ Architects have won the 2014 Presidential Award for their design of University High School (UHS). 

New Fresno banquet hall under construction

The Falls Event Center opened its new banquet hall recently in Elk Grove, California.A new banquet hall is on its way in Fresno, but its operators say it won't be like any other event center in the city.