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Olive Garden

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.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Roof & Trellis Work

Two separate crews...yet both will provide some finishes that give McDonald's it's finishing look.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

NOW HIRING...McDonald's Alta Mere Fort Worth, TX

Pictures of some of the work that took place this week. Notice the owner sent over the NOW HIRING banner. The number to call is posted on the banner & applications are also on site. Woody updated all notices this week for the subcontractors. The awnings and signs along with the trellis complete the exterior of the building.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Energizing the Transformer

Lots of work going on in and out of the building. The most pressing work is the electrical work. The electricians are pushed for time to meet the schedule for getting the switch gear wire out to the transformer, so that Oncor can energize the transformer. Oncor came out today to begin running their lines from the pole.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Day After the Rain

Last night it finally rained hard. It lasted quite a long while. We went back to the job site to make sure everything was secure and holding up. Today we've been able to confirm that we had no damage. Crews are able to return to work today, except Atmos gas company that is going to wait until it dries off a little more. In the photos Michael Jasper is seen as he looks over the muddy drive thru. The signs are on the building. The roofer continues to install the yellow & silver metal. Please note the water in the photos.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Today we received the electrical transformer. The accoustic ceiling was installed. The drive thru area is taking shape.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

McDonald's Drive Thru

This is the drive thru area. Before we can pour the drive, we are waiting to have a storm drain line run across this area. Also, we are still waiting for Atmos Gas to run the gas line to the building. When the menu boards are set we will need to be sure the curbs allow sufficient space for vehicles.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Walk Around McDonald's

The building is coming together. In the days to come we will be doing more work to prepare the drive thru before we can pour it. We are waiting for the windows. In about three or four weeks landscaping will begin out here. In two or three weeks we will get the signs for the building.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

McDonald's Directors Visit with Mr Jasper

Reese's men (Ridgemont) finished resetting the meters at the rear of the building. Minuteman sent over some men to help take care of some labor work. The utility contractor is making arrangements to come install the drain line. Mr Jasper came out with two Operation Directors for McDonald's Greater SW Region and one McDonald's National Director. They discussed plans for the front counter. Mr Miller of the City of Fort Worth passed our inspection of the trash enclosure. All else continues to progress. Today the plumbers came out and installed the tankless water heater.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Jaspers Visit McDonald's Alta Mere Location

The Jaspers visited the job site today. They made some tiling changes that the men can execute immediately. We also scheduled the glass to be installed Thursday and the doors next week. The Fort Worth electrical inspector inspected the electrical hard lid and passed it. The roofing company came out to measure for the metal cap. The concrete crew poured sidewalk.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Today the painters arrived to begin tape and bedding. They have already done most of the place place and moved into the restaurant. We've not worked with this crew before, but we are very impressed. The EIFS crew came and finished their work, cleaned up after themselves, packed it up, and left by noon. Sheetrock work is almost complete. Tomorrow that crew will start on ceiling grid. Tiling is contining into the crew room. All MEP's, less the Plumbers have continued to work on their lines. Finally, the concrete crew is finishing up forms to pour concrete tomorrow.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

EIFS Work Almost Complete

EIFS work is just about finished.
Monday they will do the last of the work before cleaning up and leaving.
This exterior now has the brick, stone, and EIFS. Next we'll wait for the arrival of the trellis to finish up the exterior look of the building.