Tuesday Morning – Norcross
Chandlee and Sons Construction Company signed a contract on June 14, 2016 for the build-out of another Tuesday Morning store – this one is located in the Village at Peachtree Corners in Norcross, Georgia. The scheduled is a 65 day turnover. Seth Chandlee, CEO, remarked, “It is $775.00 a day for liquidated damages penalty if we miss the deadline, and we just discovered a four inch variance between the two expansion units – 12,000 square feet of floor to raise!”
The scope was to build out a large unoccupied space adjacent to the existing store and tie it into the existing space. Included are new doors and interior walls with trim, a Tormax glass door unit at the entry, along with new lighting, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, gas lines, sprinklers, alarms and fire extinguishers. Two restrooms, a storage room and an office for the store manager will be constructed. All walls, doors, trim and ceiling surfaces will be painted. And an estimated 600 square feet of concrete will be poured to even up the floors. Once the new space is finished the dividing wall between it and the open store will be removed. All utilities and finishes will flawlessly match.
The project was released on June 20 – it was off and running under the careful eye of Tim Huffman, Project Manager. Four dumpsters were on site immediately as demolition began. The service meter and bank were installed by Andy Cook, Manager with Chandlee Electric, on June 24. Meetings were scheduled with painters, framers, the concrete company, and the fire alarm division over the next three days to show them the work required and received their bids. Demolition of the ceiling, electrical and all required materials to be removed was completed on June 29.
Painting of the ceiling began the day after the July holiday. Framing of the new space began the next day. The permit was received on the 8th. Four days later the exterior walls were sealed. Tim logged that he is awaiting the estimate from Cleves for the ducting in the vestibule. Once it is received it goes to Bill Hoag for approval then the vestibule can be enclosed.
Repairs to the drywall and the IT conduit installation were underway July 14. Plumbing and HVAC work began the following day. Framing of the office and other walls was soon completed and inspected on the 21st. The electrical and IT were inspected a day later.
12,000 square feet of floor was prepped and concrete was pumped and poured during the night of July 22 in order to raise the concrete floor up to match the floor of the open store next door.
At this point Michael Reel, Project Manager, met with Tim to get up-to-date on the progress, pick up plans and paperwork and layout schedule for the next phase of this project. Under Micheal’s watchful eye the drywall was nearing completion by the end of July. All surfaces and trim were painted, and the HVAC work was ongoing. By July 28 the sprinkler system was installed and additional updates completed with the help of a second scissor lift. Micheal noted that he was meeting with the manager of the store to gain access inside to complete all necessary work. A day later our crew had accessed, drained and move the supply line on the occupied side without incident. The HVAC subcontractor, Cleve Hunter will be on site either Friday or Saturday.
Repairs to the brick and concrete walls in the shipping and receiving dock were completed the week of August 1. He also set the schedule for the HVAC work, the framing and drywall, and electrical to begin the next day. He worked with D&B for the delivery date of the Tormax front door unit. There was a water leak at the front door that was discussed during the Tuesday morning planning meeting at the Chandlee offices.
The following day the stock room doors were received and Michael made adjustments to the current ‘new work’ inventory to facilitate progress. “The electrical work and lighting is progressing as well as HVAC”, stated Michael on August 2. The crew was scheduled for store front leak repair – as soon as this was finished prep work for the front area began including beams, lighting and sprinklers for that area. Three days later framing and IT demo was complete.
Seth visited the project Saturday, August 6 and made this comment, “The Peachtree Parkway Tuesday Morning #76 project is coming up on the two week notice to demolish the adjoining fire wall.” Shipping dock repairs were performed the next day, Sunday, August 7. Micheal met with painter the following Monday to set up his schedule and make adjustments to the calendar. Framing and electrical inspection were on tap for this week.
By mid-month, the sheetrock finishers were almost done as were the electricians. Michael is took bids for the demolition of the demising wall. “We are on schedule for the turnover and shift into the tenant side – the operating retail store space,” remarked Michael. The Tormax crew was on hand August 17 to perform the install of the interior side of the door and the new HVAC unit was installed too. Two days later the Tormax vestibule and storefront was installed with some minor modifications. The crew framed the new office on the tenant side Monday and on Wednesday the painters began prep work.
The demising wall – the wall that divides the existing operating retail store from the newly built-out adjacent space – came down in two stages during the night over the last weekend in August. Our crew tore down and cleaned up on the newly built-out side first and then moved inside the existing store to do the same. A zip wall was first installed on the existing store side before the demo began. Immediately after the wall was down a door between the storerooms at the rear of both the existing store and the new space was framed in.
At month’s end our crew remodeled the existing men’s restroom and employee break room. The slabs on both sides were connected, the paint was 99% complete logged Michael – only the doors and final touch up remain. The Tormaz install was complete now – exterior unit is fully functional, interior unit needs some adjustment. HVAC and fire sprinkler system is almost done and ceiling cover inspection scheduled for the next day, August 31. The crew has the dust barrier up on the Tenant side and as the demising wall is coming down the lighting is going up. The security team for Tuesday Morning is in the process of relocating the keypad to the landlord build-out side of the store. The crew returned the evening of the 31st to complete the removal of the demising wall.
The fire sprinkler inspection was September 1. The demising wall is down and cleared and the trough fill and storefront masonry repair is penciled in for tomorrow. Chandlee Electric continues with the electrical work and lighting install and Project Manager Michael Reel is meeting with the framing and drywall sub about the work to be done on the tenant side of the project. The next day the dock and storeroom lights were installed and will be operable by the following Tuesday. Our crew is currently correcting a fire suppression error and they have began the creating the opening for the door that will access from the new landlord side into the tenant side of the building. Sheetrock finish work on the front beam and water damage repair will be completed on Monday. The painters are applying the same color paint on the walls of the landlord as is on the walls on the tenant side for a smooth transition.
As of Friday, September 9, the electrical and lighting work was 1% short of being finished. The landlord side has officially joined the tenant side as the demising wall is gone and the door opening into the storeroom is now framed and finished. All doors are installed and painted on the landlord side. The trough pour and all tapers join between the two sides. Framing has begun on the tenant side and lighting install will begin on Monday. Note that the DSL has been run into the new office along with the IT board and all millwork is completed.
Now, as far as logs, updates and photos on this project are concerned we close out this Tuesday Morning Norcross Landlord portion and finish out with the Tuesday Morning Norcross Tenant portion.
Seth visited the site on Saturday, September 17, and had this to say, “This Tuesday Morning store (#76), located next door to Atlanta’s newest Earthfare at 5270 Peachtree Parkway, is a Chandlee and Sons’ design/build project. This two-contract deal provides a turnkey and greatly expanded department store as part of the new Class A and Class B prototype locations that will spread across the Atlanta metro area. My suggestion is keep your eye on them, watch their stock and enterprise holdings. Shareholders in both will soon see a gracious spike in value as this department store has sales! Spoken as your friendly investment specialist. This is also another quality project for the staff at Chandlee Electric!” He also commented two days later, “This Peachtree Corner’s Tuesday Morning store consists of the newly remodeled 12,000 square foot expansion space that is now open into the existing retail store. The total footage of the combined spaces is 21,000 square feet! The entire transition will be 100% complete this week or I am in trouble!”
On October 8 Project Manager Michael Reel logged that the sheetrock and painting touchup was done. The C&S punch out list was almost completed. The sub contractor is coming today to provide as estimate to wax and polish all of the floors. The column wraps and stainless steel corners are on backorder. And only a bit of electrical work needs completing and this job will be finished.
Seth further commented a few days later, “Tuesday Morning #76 on Peachtree Parkway in Norcross has been on a fast-track logistics schedule between us and the top brass. It is one week to CO for this project! We experienced a delay of two weeks when the national vendor ran out of the floor covering we were using on this project. This store should have been open last week. Peachtree Corner’s residence will soon have a gorgeous, extra large, prototype store – the first in Georgia. The design includes the new ‘Energy Management’ system. C&S’ architects and engineers worked hand in hand with the representatives from the lighting manufacturer, Siemens, and the Tuesday Morning stores to design this system while under a tight construction schedule. Two systems were actually designed at the same time while pre-construction began on other Tuesday Morning projects, contract negotiations were underway for this store and others and while maintaining the work schedule on store in progress. I believe this store has been the fastest turn around in the industry!
“Tuesday Morning’s newest metro Atlanta (experimental) store type. This project was an expansion of their #76 (Norcoss) store utilizing the latest prototype specifications”, remarked Seth Chandlee on October 3, 2016.