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Olive Garden

Sunday, December 21, 2008

McDonald's at Westover Shopping Center in Fort Worth, TX

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Today was the GRAND OPENING for McDonald's. The children formed a line to be photographed with Ronald. Woody of course had to get in line for his photo. Please note the pic that shows the play place dining area a few days earlier and then on opening day.

Friday, December 19, 2008

McDonald's Certificate of Occupancy

Mr Joe Jasper & Woody Gibson

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Congratulations, McDonald's!

McDonald's had a soft open this evening. Here are photos of the first customers inside as well as at the drive thru. The restaurant looked great and everything went off without a hitch! Grand Opening is scheduled for this coming Saturday. Expect to see Ronald McDonald.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Final Inspections at McDonald's Complete

At long last the inspections are all complete. All records are in place. Tomorrow the building inspector will come sign off on the building. This means the owners will be able to open as soon as they are ready.
Here is a closer view of the toddler toys in the play place area.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A McDonald's Like NO Other

Each row shows photos of the same area as it progressed. Notice that the TVs are now in place. Lights are all burning. Painting and stone work is complete. And in a couple of days it will be filled with customers.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dining Area Awaits First Customers


Saturday, December 13, 2008

McDonald's Parking Lot Lights are Working

The electricians have been working on the energy management system. They also got the parking lights burning.

The landscapers finished their work. The glass company came out to put the glass in the restroom doors.

Friday, December 12, 2008

McDonald's Gets Final Cleaning

Decor crew will be setting tables over the weekend or Monday at the latest. This is a shot of our cleaning crew doing the final construction clean. They worked side by side with the McDonald's crew today removing all construction debris, dust, residue.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

McDonald's 525 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth, TX

These are two views of the front of the building from opposite sides. The building is beautiful.

Woody is working on getting all fire, alarm, and hood inspections finished.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

McDonald's Receives Temp Certificate of Occupancy

Here are some photos of the lot striping work. While we continue to schedule all final inspections, we are also breaking down our staging area. Portolets have been picked up, generator should be picked up soon, and job trailer will be picked up tomorrow.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Saturday, December 6, 2008


It is that time in the schedule of the project that it becomes very important to pay attention to details. At this point Woody welcomes the opportunity to have the project manager, director, owners, managers, or area construction manager come out and look things over. He wants as many "new" eyes on the building as possible. This reduces the possibility of imperfections. Not that the building will be perfect, but we pride ourselves in getting as close to perfect as possible.
It is Saturday, but some crews came in to work on details. Also, a cleaning crew came in to begin cleaning of the interior. McDonald's sent out a sub to install office furniture and monitors throughout the kitchen.

Friday, December 5, 2008

McDonald's Exterior Nears Completion

So much work is complete as we near the finish line. Likewise there are still details and projects to be finished if the store is to open on time. Woody has great patience. His priority is fininshing all tasks that require City of Fort Worth inspections. Meanwhile, the other work comes together. Note the modification in the trellis on the back of the building. The owner came up with this design himself.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

McDonald's Subs Come in to Test

Various security checks and tests took place, along with RPZ testing. Another day with a full house of subs: electricians, landscapers, mechanical technicians, plumbers, concrete crew, tile setters, and playground setting crew along with the kitchen set up crew. The CO2 was installed.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday continues

As an item here and an item there gets added, it all starts to come together. From a distance some people in the community it even looks OPEN. People are coming in steadily to apply for work. It won't be long before burgers & fries will be served.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crews continue to work over holiday weekend

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

McDonald's Play Place Area

The biggest reveal for the kids is always the play place equipment. This McDonald's gym is sure to be a lot of fun by incorporating new gym equipment, with cool faves, plus new ideas. The decor in the room is also very kid friendly, yet appealing for the adults. A sliding door seperates the main dining area from the play place dining. Here are a couple of pictures...but we still have a ways to go before this area is ready for playtime.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Progress is Now More Visible

The work the crews are doing are very visible at this point. Many of the items are finishes and details. Decor will begin next week. The colors, wall and floor finishes will soon all come together. Here is a photo showing a sneak peek of what's to come....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Parkway Subs joined by McDonald's Subs

As it gets closer to completing the project, we will have McDonald's subs and crews come in to do their contracted work that is required to complete the building. Right now we have Michael Jasper and Ruthann here to determine how the cooler will be set up. They are joined by the play place team that will set that equipment together throught this week. Finally they have a security crew that will begin to do some running of security and monitor wiring. Our crews continued to work focusing on the newly posted checklist of incomplete contracted work.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Woody's Cleaning House

Without NASCAR races to watch, Woody took a trip to the job site. With the play place equipment and crew coming tomorrow, he decided to make sure everyone finished cleaning up yesterday before leaving. He found that all the clean up was not finished so he cleared out the play place area and then started cleaning floors. The floor cleaning was a test to see is the tile is going to clean up easily enough. Below are some pictures of the areas.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Front Dining at McDonald's

Progress Continued thru the Weekend

Despite the fact that it is the weekend, the electricians, tile setters, painters, interior framers, all worked today to get further along with their contracted work.

Friday, November 21, 2008

McDonald's Drive Thru Windows Installed

The glass crew not only installed all vestibule glass in windows, but also got the door closers & drive thru windows installed. The tile crew is finishing up the restroom floors. Meanwhile, the electrical crew continues to pull wire throughout the building and into the switch gear. We are still waiting to hear from Scobert on the outcome of the hood inspection. The back hoe and bobcat were picked up today. Michael Sawyers, Parkway Project Manager, & Jimmy Lopez, McDonald's Area Construction Manager were both on site to day to meet with Mr Jasper and his team for our regular site meeting.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Atmos runs line to McDonald's

Below is a panoramic view of the area behind the front counter out into the sw vestibule.Below is a photo of the kitchen drive thru wall from end to end.
The cooler crew was here today to work on the evaporator, the electricians continued to pull wire, the tile crew was grouting. Outside Atmos was here installing the gas line to the building.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Panoramic View of McDonald's

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Progress Flashback

The left photo was taken 25th of September 2008. The right photo was taken on 10th of October 2008. The center photo was taken today on the 18th of November 2008.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The glass looks great on play place windows. The floor in play place is grouted. Electrical chases complete in kitchen. Fire riser is connected. Ramp is poured & complete into freezer & dry storage.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This is a view of how the trellis was finished in the back of the building. This was designed this way by the owners to give it a different look & break up the brick. The photo on the right is a view of the tile in the play place dining area.