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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.