Chicken Express

If you live close to Hope, AR, you may have noticed that a new Chicken Express came to town recently, just across the road from the Chevy dealershop. We were honored to work with Moser Construction, LLC in providing the building for the restaurant.

When we got there, the concrete slab was already in place:

But since a restaurant needs more than a concrete slab, it was our job to frame a building on top of it:

Next, we installed Zip System® sheathing and tape on the exterior walls:

After that, our part of the construction was done for a while and we did not return until close to the end, when it was time to install the exterior metal; McElroy® Metals Medallion-Lok in Brite Red on the towers and awnings, while for the soffits we used McElroy® Metals Marquee-Lok in Brilliant White:

The finished building:

Next time you are in Hope, drop by the Chicken Express for lunch, and while you’re there, take a moment to look at the building. It’s not only new restaurants that need framing, sheathing, and exterior metal. New houses, new shops, new buildings of all kinds need some kind of framework, and metal is a durable, low-maintenance choice for your exterior no matter what’s inside.

What new construction are you designing in your dreams? What would it take to make those dreams as real as this Chicken Express building?
Contact us at (870) 845-1121 to find out for yourself!

Exterior Painting

There was a time when the exterior block walls of the Husqvarna Outdoor Products plant in Nashville, AR, looked like this:20160608_090515

It was considered that the walls did not look the best that they could do, so men were called in to change that. The first step was to pressure-wash the walls in order to strip off the old, peeling paint:20160609_15195220160609_153007

Then a 65′ man-lift was needed to apply a heavy-duty primer to the walls:

 

We also painted the covered truck-parking shed, including purlins, legs, I-beams, and yellow concrete piers:

Painting the walls and fascia:

In the end, there was no denying that the walls on both buildings did look better. And so did the yellow metal ladder.2016-07-12-19-36-032016-07-12-19-36-09