Current Project is Olive Garden in Amarillo, TX

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Olive Garden

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Transformation of Back Dining Room

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Additional Concrete Work Ordered

The old handicap sidewalk has been torn out, reformed, and poured.  The new sidewalk looks great.  In addition two curbs at the front expo line have been cut at an angle to make working in this area safer.  The painters have also sealed the curbs for a cleaner look. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Transformation of Kitchen

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Addition of Bar dining area

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Transforming from Pizza Oven to Comal Station

Monday, September 20, 2010

Transformation of Hubcap Room

CELEBRATION:  TODAY THE INSPECTOR ISSUED THE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY!  Above are photos of the transformation of the hubcap room dining area. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

One More Look Before Furniture Arrives

The past couple of days Woody focused on making sure all the building was ready for the arrival of the booths, tables, and chairs.  These last couple of days meant the subcontractors would have to work around the furniture if they didn't finish any other interior work.  Everyone pulled together to get ready and have the building cleared so that the installers would be able to set up all furniture easily once it arrives.  THE PLUMBERS PASSED THEIR FINAL PLUMBING INSPECTION YESTERDAY.  Coca-Cola came and set up new machines.  The sign installer is still working on installing signs around and at the back of the building.  Today we passed our ANSUL inspection.  The window cleaners and building cleaners arrived and started all cleaning of the building.  The HVAC mechanics also had an inspection and PASSED.  It's been a busy couple of days, but we've made excellent progress.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ryan Elmer, Project Manager Visits Project

The kitchen equipment is set up and the stainless steel tables and cabinets are installed.  In the photo in the bottom right corner another table will be delivered to go where the trash can currently is.  The photo in the top left corner is a view of the new look of the location where the pizza oven was before.  Ryan's visiting the site not only to help Woody with any questions or details but also they are working on a punch list to try to avoid overlooking any work that is still not complete. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Railing Installed at Bar and Hubcap Room

Woody sent these photos of the railings now that they are installed and painted.  The wood top cap is temporary and is raw in the top left photo and can be seen painted green in the top right photo.  It is clear that the building has remained clean while the crews continue to work.  The tile crew has returned to finish some grouting and to tile around areas where the kitchen equipment tables have now been installed. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Patio Ramp Construction

Labor Day and one of the carpenters came to work on the weekend and earlier today to continue the consruction of the ramp off the patio.  It is definitely solid.  Looks like it's ready for the painters to paint this coming week.  Since I have a personal emergency, I am leaving for Texas in the morning.  So Woody and I came out to the job today to have a look at the overall progress.  By the time I return it will be furnished and this ramp should be painted.  The landscaper will be able to get back out here to continue landscape work around the ramp area. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Painting in Patio Continues

Here is a view of the paint progress in the patio area.  The painters have moved back to working on painting outside now that most of the interior painting has been finished.  Coca-Cola sent a crew to remove all the pre-existing soda lines.  They will return at a later date to install the new lines.  The other crews are all continuing on all contracted work.