Appleseed Workshop, the Face of Design/Build, has led some of Birmingham's most innovative construction projects. The design + build firm has a hand in the revitalization of downtown and are passionate about creating beautiful furniture and spaces of lasting value.
Mike Gibson of Appleseed Workshop was honored as a top CEO in Birmingham Business Journal's 2015 CEO Awards.
Making a beautiful home or office space takes talent, time and inspiration. These Alabama Instagram accounts suggested by our readers provide the inspiration to start designing your space. If you love drooling over countertops, throw pillows and construction projects, these Instagram accounts are must follows!
Five years ago, Mike Gibson and his business partner Ben Strout had grown Appleseed Workshop to 20 employees and into one of the most sought after design-build firms in the Birmingham metro.
The Birmingham Business Journal has unveiled the winners in its inaugural Rising Star Lawyers Awards, which recognize up-and-coming attorneys who are making waves in Birmingham's legal scene before the age of 40.
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
This profundity from Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States, is deceptively simple. What constitutes such work?
Since Roosevelt's time we have been warned of the dehumanizing effect of rote wage labor that denies the importance of creativity and robs the worker of any control – or pride – in the production of the final product. Skilled construction trades stand out as an exception.
One the state's largest credit unions is being sued by its members, according to a complaint filed last week in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court. Logan is represented by Birmingham firm Campbell, Guin, Williams, Guy and Gidiere.
Birmingham's Redmont Hotel will reopen next month as a member of Hilton Worldwide's special Curio Collection. The Curio Collection by Hilton is a group of hotels that are all unique to their locations and encourage guests to "seek local discovery and authentic experiences."
The much-anticipated renovation of downtown's Redmont Hotel is nearing completion. Hilton Worldwide announced this week that it has officially welcomed the historic 120-room hotel into its Curio collection of properties ahead of its July reopening, according to a release by the hotel. It will be the only Alabama hotel in the Curio collection, which features a mix of hotels with unique amenities – often in historic buildings.
The Redmont hotel will be branded a Curio Collection by Hilton upon reopening in summer 2015 after a multimillion-dollar renovation. In December, The Redmont developer announced Joe White, a longtime hotel manager in the Southeast, will be the general manager of The Redmont.White is the president of Rhaglan Hospitality. The hotel will feature a restaurant, cafe and rooftop bar, along with other modern amenities.
Andy Campbell is the managing partner of the firm and the chair of the litigation section. In a diverse litigation career that has spanned more than 30 years, he has handled hundreds of both plaintiff and defense cases involving shareholder disputes and litigation, securities and derivative litigation, class actions, trusts and estate litigation, will contests and fiduciary duty claims.
Construction leaders balk at asking the Legislature for a special bond issue. A fix for frail highway funding has not emerged. But builders will ask the legislators for a workforce training bill and revision of bid laws to allow a construction-manager-at-risk option for large public works projects.
Members of two Alabama construction trade associations say they will be looking to the state Legislature this spring to give their industry an economic boost.
Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday received recommendations from the Alabama Workforce Council, including a bill aimed at providing additional funding to workforce development programs.
The Alabama Associated General Contractors' Craft Training Bill will create a long-term funding source, paying out in between $3 million and $5 million annually, for training programs that will meet the needs of the state's growing industrial base, according to a synopsis of the bill.
John's City Diner, known formerly as "John's," is a downtown Birmingham mainstay. Although it is a diner by name, John's City Diner owner Shannon Gober likes to refer to his restaurant as an upscale, imaginative interpretation of a diner. "We have a great diner mood and attitude--it's friendly, fun, and laid-back. The food, on the other hand, now that's a cut above typical diner far," says Gober.
After The Firehouse Shelter was forced to get rid of their bunks beds due to a bed bug infestation, Alabama AGC's Young Constructors Forum stepped in to help. Throughout the week, volunteers will meet at night to construct 26 bunk beds stable enough to last The Firehouse Shelter for the next 10 years.
Women's Health and Yelp teamed up to find the fittest, artsiest, foodiest, and just plain coolest cities on the rise in America. Put these winners on your must-visit short list.
Cantina on Wheels: The gourmet food truck's delish fish, veggie, and black bean tacos come hot, fresh, and crazy fast. Try a decadent order of grilled steak nachos.
Let’s get a few things out of the way. I didn’t grow up around hunting. As a Florida girl raised near the beach, I was around plenty of water, but not a lot of bucks. Actually, not any. And though I’ve lived in the Deep South for the past 20 years, surrounded by neighbors and friends who hunt, I’ve never gone. Until last week.
When a friend asked, “Would you like to go on a dove hunt?” I raised one eyebrow. Again, to be clear: I don’t have anything against hunting; it just was never my thing. But, always up for an adventure, I said yes.
The Sugar Foot Farm dove shoot begins with a catered lunch. Families packed in pickups, SUVs and luxury sedans arrive shortly before noon, having traveled from every part of the state and beyond to spend September's first Saturday in Marengo County. It's a lively crowd of men, women and children of all ages, clad in camo and cotton with hunting equipment in tow. Gathered around gingham-covered tables outside the property's main house, they'll spend the next few hours digging into barbecue plates and reuniting with old friends while making new ones.
Fans of John's City Diner may have heard that the classic restaurant was remodeling and planning to take down its original neon sign. Although that's true, there's no cause for despair. Owner Shannon Gober hopes to take down the sign and painstakingly restore it to its former glory as part of a $225,000 two- year renovation plan for the Southern-American restaurant.
Strictly speaking, a hunting party could mean a few buddies huddled in a chilly duck blind or slogging through mud and brambles to get a shot at a wild turkey. For Tom Jernigan, it’s something much bigger and better. Every September near the start of the dove-hunting season, he hosts a gathering in Alabama’s Black Belt that’s as much about socializing as shooting.