BELL Construction Names Eric Pyle President

Keith Pyle, who served as president since 2005, moves into role of board chairman

Nashville, Tenn. — April 10, 2023 — BELL Construction (BELL) today announced that, after nearly 16 years of distinguished service, Eric Pyle has been named president. He assumes day-to-day leadership of the company following his most recent role as member and executive vice president of building operations. Keith Pyle, who served as president of BELL since 2005, has been named chairman of the company’s board of directors. 

“This announcement is the culmination of the company’s diligent, long-range succession planning process and comes at the right time as BELL is performing at its best yet and positioned for significant growth in Middle Tennessee and beyond,” said Keith Pyle. “BELL’s board members and I are confident that Eric is the right person to continue to lead this momentum. He embodies the company’s core values and has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to the success of our team and clients over the past 16 years.” 

Keith Pyle has served BELL for more than 37 years and as president for the past 18 years, and the company has enjoyed tremendous growth and momentum with him at its helm. During his tenure, he professionalized the organization and built its reputation as the go-to contractor for projects across Middle Tennessee and beyond. As part of his commitment to the company’s mission of ‘Building Better…One Relationship at a Time’, he developed and fostered relationships with clients and subcontractors across the country. These companies have come to know BELL for its ability to successfully execute projects that have transformed and improved the lives of those across the communities they touch.  He also deepened BELL’s safety-first culture and commitment to developing team members in the office and the field. 

“This planned succession offers a seamless transition of company leadership and familiarity to all our stakeholders and continues to build on our legacy of being a member-owned company,” Keith Pyle added. “Eric’s deep institutional knowledge of BELL and existing industry relationships with our subcontractors and partners will help him continue to successfully lead the company into the future.”

Eric Pyle joined BELL in 2002 as a team member in the field. After graduating with a degree in construction engineering technology from Murray State University in 2007, he was hired by the company as a full-time project engineer. He continued to rise through the ranks into leadership as owner and project executive, and most recently he led the company’s building division. Eric Pyle is also known for his industry leadership and currently serves as past chair of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Greater Tennessee Chapter, an organization he has been involved with for more than 15 years, including three years as board member. He previously served as chair of the legislative committee, helping advance the organization’s principles of free enterprise and merit in the construction industry by focusing lobbying efforts on business-critical issues.

“I am honored to serve as BELL Construction’s next president and continue building a company known for its exceptional performance and core values of safety, integrity, commitment and work-life balance,” said Eric Pyle. “I am energized by BELL’s ongoing opportunity to play a key role in developing a meaningful presence across the communities in which we live and work and build on our growing footprint across the region.”


About BELL Construction 

BELL Construction is the leading construction company in the Southeast providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services across multiple sectors, including hospitality, office, justice, education, heavy highway and civil. Since its founding more than 50 years ago, BELL Construction has led over 1,000 construction projects. Headquartered just south of Nashville in Brentwood, Tenn., BELL has significantly contributed to the evolution of Nashville’s skyline and many of its iconic landmarks, such has the Music City Center, AT&T (Batman) Building, Grand Hyatt Nashville, John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, Sounds Stadium, Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, and Tennessee Performing Arts Center.