Over 40 Years in the Construction Industry

William Randall Newman founded the company in the early 1970s in  rural Lebanon, Tennessee, 30 miles east of Nashville.  As a general contractor, he had a reputation of being honest, fair, and loyal to his clients.  His commitment to these values enabled the company to prosper.


W. R. Newman & Associates, Inc. became a Tennessee corporation.


Patrick J. Donlon and Thomas G. Pappas, Jr. became employees of W. R. Newman & Associates, Inc. and eventually acquired ownership.


The company moved to its current location in Nashville, Tennessee. Our services include architectural design, civil/structural engineering, comprehensive value engineering, and construction management for clients throughout the United States.

History Page Photo for 1994


We constructed our first out of state Tractor Supply Company (TSC) ground up retail store. TSC is the largest operator of rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company operates over 1,450 retail stores in 49 states. A typical store has about 16,000 square feet of selling space inside and a similar amount of outside space.

Since the early 1990s, W. R. Newman & Associates, Inc. has constructed over 583 new ground up and retrofit stores.

TSC at 1432 Paynes Depot Road-Georgetown KY-Saturation Removed


Recipient of “Building Design Award” presented by American Buildings Company for construction of Electric Picture Company, Nashville, TN.

Electric Picture Company-Nashville TN-Saturation Removed


We constructed our first out of state Dialysis Clinic facility for Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) a nonprofit medical corporation providing dialysis, care, and research for patients with kidney disease at premier facilities throughout the United States.

Since 1999, W. R. Newman & Associates, Inc. has constructed more than 110 DCI facilities.



Awarded “Contractor Who Presented The Best Idea” by Tractor Supply Company.


Awarded “Best Retrofit General Contractor” by Tractor Supply Company.

Other awards from Tractor Supply Company include:

  • Best Price-Value – Lewisburg, TN
  • Best Quality Prototype – Dawsonville, GA
  • Fastest Prototype – Kingsport, TN
  • Best Quality Retrofit – Lewisburg, TN

Present Day

W. R. Newman & Associates, Inc. is licensed to provide commercial construction services in 48 states.


Now celebrating over 40 years in the commercial construction industry, W. R. Newman & Associates Inc. remains dedicated to building meaningful, long-term business relationships and to exceeding expectations of all its clients.