Current Project is Olive Garden in Amarillo, TX

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Olive Garden

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pictures Are Good, Video Is Better

Woody captured this footage, last night & early this morning. It's a tour of the BLACK FINN in Arlington, TX. Looks like tonight MAY be the final 24 hour session.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day Six, Friday

Richard & Woody are working through the weekend continuing the split shift of the 24/7 in order to meet their deadline. The progress over the past days has been remarkable. The quality of the work is also great. Richard was able to find another crew of trim carpenters to come in and continue when the first crew finished the first shift. This allows them to have trim carpenters around the clock. During the day the millwork company delivered more wood trim. All MEP crews worked today.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day Five, Thursday

The morning started with the glass subcontractor needing confirmation of window sizes. Plumbing & Electrical inspections are called in for Wednesday. So project new end date is listed as the 27th now. Millwork arrived in the afternoon as did the roll off for all debris. Plumbers installed all water lines at bar & turned water back on. They also did the top out plumbing work. Concrete was poured & finished in the bar. Electricians worked on installing outlets and fans. Framers finshed frame work on bar drop down. Trim carpenters did trim work at glass & booth walls. Meanwhile the mechanics worked on A/C drops. BUSY BUSY BUSY.....That's Progress.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day Four

Framed ceiling over bar, applied sheetrock at bar & glass wall. Electricians added electrical boxes & lights in bar ceiling. Painters continued stain work & did first coat of mud at soffit. Plumbers came in to repair a water line at the bar. Trim work was continued by trim carpenters at glass wall and bar. Also, the tile crew set bar tile & put down floor leveler. Plumbing & Electrical inspections passed today. FRP work behind bar is complete. As for Richard & Woody, they are hanging on for the ride. It's going at a fast pace and it's hold on or get left behind. Those two aren't getting left behind.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Day Three

Richard Grigsby & Woody Gibson are really into the swing of it at the Black Finn in Arlington. They continue to split the 24/7 shift between the two of them. To meet their goals, both of these Supers know they will be working long hours, catching 4 or 5 hours sleep in between and get back to it. The quality of the work in excellent as is the progress. Trim Carpenters working on "glass" wall, bar, & end walls @ platform. Meanwhile, painters tape & bed, plus do some stain work.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Birthday Lady

Happy Birthday to Kellie at Parkway Construction. She turned a year older today! Kellie works at the office as part of the support staff. She is just fabulous. Kellie, thank you for all you do for us.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Project Excellence Awarded

CONGRATULATIONS to Woody Gibson & Wyatt Moore for earning the ProjectExcellence Award for the McDonald's in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We've just been notified by the office. This is excellent recognition of the effort we put forth this past spring in New Mexico. (The quality of this video is very shaky, but it gives a good view of the finished product. For a better view look in the right column for the slideshow of this project.)