Size of Project
Sachs Capital Group
Completed in 2023
A new beginning.
In 2021, RNGD launched into the Nashville market with the same Renegade spirit that elevates projects in New Orleans. Sachs Capital Group, owner of the famed Tennessean Travel Stop in Cornersville, TN, engaged RNGD as the Lead Contractor for the highway stop’s brand-new 25,000-square-foot renovation. This project marked the resurrection of the fifty-year-old I-65 landmark, loved by travelers and truck drivers alike, just one year after a devastating grease fire destroyed the site’s former building. With only one fueling station canopy remaining from the original, the Travel Stop would be entirely new construction with an array of amenities, including a full-service cocktail bar and ice cream shop. An expanded outdoor seating area and new rooftop deck adjacent to the second-floor bar would also bring back the Tennessean’s cherished BBQ restaurant. Aside from reviving this storied highway stop, this project was our first opportunity to test RNGD’s Renegade ethos in a new region and share our innovative spirit with a fresh audience.
Entering unfamiliar territory is nothing new for our team — this project marked RNGD’s debut in both Nashville and the roadside attraction sector. Fortunately, we know our seasoned personnel, armed with an impressive track record, have the right mix of expertise and audacity to embark into the unknown. In the preconstruction phase, our Nashville team demonstrated RNGD’s distinctive style through precise pre-positioning and adept value engineering. However, we encountered a challenge in establishing connections with local trade partners who were willing to collaborate with a new company on a project located an hour outside Nashville. It tested our resilience and problem-solving spirit, but our unwavering determination and wide network of allies provided the guidance we needed to tackle these initial hurdles.