Chandlee and Sons Construction Company secured the designbuild contract for Basil’s Restaurant on December 3 Abdul-Jabbar Lakers Jersey
, 2014 and partner, Seth Chandlee, placed the company’s sign on the property immediately after. The restaurant has been closed since the middle of November 2014 when the structure suffered a terrible fire that destroyed half of the building.
By late June 2015 Chandlee & Sons presented the Certificate of Occupancy to Basil’s owners, Joseph and Sam Kahwach, who were thrilled to have their business restored to them. Seth was on hand when Basil’s re-opened for business on Sunday, July 19, at their northwest Atlanta, Georgia address of 2985 Grandview Avenue.
This design, ground-up and remodel project began when the architects and engineers started work on the new design and permits were secured for the demolition of the burned portion of the structure. Seth posted renderings of two different designs on his Facebook page in early 2015 with the majority of the participants (and the owners) voting for the warmer design that features wood beams and built-in units. (The renderings Wilt Chamberlain Jersey
, photos and a detailed description of this project can be found at http:http://www.chandleeandsonsconstructi...rant-tapas-bar
.) Demolition of the burned portions and removal of the old mechanical systems was complete by March 18.
Installation of the underground utilities began immediately after the demolition was complete. By month’s end 127 tons of stone had been placed for Basil’s new foundation. A few days later the ground-up addition was framed in, the existing portion was re-framed for the vaulted roof and ceiling, and the front deck and ramp were now up to code. Thirty years of homemade repairs and remodels were erased with this construction.
A warrantied roof with skylights was constructed over both the old and new portions of the building by the middle of April and the new exterior blended well with the salvaged brick of the twenty-seven year old business. The mechanical systems were installed along with insulation and waterproofing under the floor for the walk-in cooler and freezer. Soon after the crew began hanging the drywall, the grease trap was in place and fireplace installation was complete.
While the interior work proceeded, the paint crew began on the building’s exterior. Working with the owners, Chandlee’s Assistant Project Manager, April Huckaby, chose the interior paint and stain colors and granite countertops. Two weeks later Highs takes Digital Sign crafters delivered the backlit exterior sign for the project.
In the middle of the project Seth received a phone call from one of the owners who had this to say, “Thank you for everything you have done for me. You have been a blessing in my life and a friend for life. I appreciate the way you have worked with me - your honesty Vlade Divac Jersey
, your hard work – all that you are doing.”
“Basil’s is beginning to look finished,” said Seth. “Brown Fantasy granite has been installed on the 30' bar top inside the restaurant, and also on the two 12' bar tops on the covered deck. ‘Shipped wrecked’ wood (shown in the photo on the left) is being constructed on the front the interior bar located inside the restaurant. Built-in shelves that are to be backlit are being placed behind the bar. We completed the sloped, waterproof kitchen and bar floors on May 21. And the dark gray hardwoods are going in next!!”Renteria Painting began applying the paint and stain using five different colors by late May. The kitchen equipment arrived two days later and the lighting, plumbing and HVAC work was complete by week’s end.
The back lighting mentioned above is a unique LED light show featured behind the interior bar and overhead in the dining room ceiling as shown here in the photo on the left. The lights change color, operate to music and are easily dimmed through a programmable iPod system.
Most of the final inspections were complete by June 16, the remaining lights were being installed, and the kitchen equipment was in place. “Thanks to Basil’s for allowing the Chandlee and Sons team to bring the design of the restaurant up to modern standards,” commented Seth. “The clean new design flows seamlessly through the new construction into the salvaged portions of the structure.”
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, Jim Chandlee and Seth Chandlee with over 50 years of construction experience, mostly in the Atlanta metro area. The company specializes in designbuild and restaurant and retail construction. Chandlee and Sons constructed the Big Sky Buck head restaurant and bar; the Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall along the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta Beltline; the Rocket Farms corporate offices for 2014 Chef of the Year, Ford Fry; several stores for Tuesday Morning; the Bethany Bend Village Office Park; three offices in John Wieland’s Braeburn Village; projects for the Arts and Entertainment Network and Spike TV; and many projects for Sembler Development and the Retail Planning Group to name of few.
Chandlee and Sons Construction Companyislocated in Suite D at 1040 Nine North Drive in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company’s office phone and fax number is 678-278-9226.You can reach Seth directly at 770-912-1666or seth@chandleeandsonsconstruction and Jim, (shown in the photo on the right), at 770-826-8284 or jim@chandleeandsonsconstruction and through the company website: www.chandleeandsonsconstruction
. The company is visible on Facebook and Twitter; Seth and Jim are both on LinkedIn; and Seth is also on Google+ and the company has countless Pinterest boards and YouTube videos.