Historical Evins Mill retreat receiving upgrades

COOKEVILLE – Evins Mill, a scenic Tennessee resort property located near Smithville, has contracted J&S Construction to complete kitchen renovations to its current facility.

The historical 40-acre property dates back to 1824, when a Tennessee Land Grant recorded it as Lockhart’s Mill. Perhaps the most well-known proprietor was the politically prominent Evins family, beginning with Edgar and his wife, Myrtie, in 1937. Evins built the current mill to run in conjunction with the then-emerging Lebanon business, Martha White.

The primary goal of this project will be to work within the owner’s budget to reorganize the existing space to allow for greater efficiency while minimizing the impact of required down time during renovations. Some challenges of the project include limited access due to a sloped terrain and mature trees surrounding the building, existing log cabin construction components and concealed conditions.

Several key accomplishments that will be recognized with the new scope of work include the creation of a shorter distance relationship between food storage areas and the food prep/cooking areas, elimination of some of the physical barriers to create a more efficient work space, isolation of the dishwashing operation and new dishwashing equipment, and improving mechanical systems that will promote a more comfortable environment both in the kitchen and dining areas.

Minutes from Center Hill Lake, Evins Mill provides all the amenities of a luxury destination in the intimate setting of a woodland resort. The site includes a 90-foot waterfall, swimming hole, hiking trails and a fishing pond. Upon completion of this renovation, Evins Mill will be celebrating 25 years of business – which includes hosting corporate retreats and special events, such as weddings and receptions. For more information, visit Evins Mill’s website at www.evinsmill.com.

This project is currently in the final design phase, and construction is scheduled to begin in December 2018.

Founded in 1957, J&S Construction is one of Middle Tennessee’s premier privately held construction firms, providing energy-efficient general contracting, design-build and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including commercial, healthcare, religious, institutional and industrial facilities.

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