Grandma Kay's Restaurant

Loss Event: Structural Damage from Explosion

Location: Mt. Morris, Michigan

Services: Emergency Board Up; Content Recovery and Cleaning; Demolition; Reconstruction

The Situation:

A gas line explosion originating from a car wash next door caused extensive structural damage to the restaurant. The blast caved in an entire wall of the dining room and collapsed the ceiling. Being familiar with our restaurant construction expertise, the building owner contacted Wolgast Restoration to assess the damage and provide an estimate to repair and rebuild the structure.

Upon arriving on site, our project manager collaborated with the Fire Marshal, inspectors and engineers on the extent of the damage. Our project manager met with the building owner and restaurant owner, and presented a preliminary estimate and time line to complete the reconstruction project.

Our Solution:

Based on our ability to provide a fast track reconstruction time line to minimize business loss of use, we secured a work authorization from the owner and had a signed contract that same day to begin work.

The first phase of the restoration process included securing the site; board up; content recovery; pack out; and cleaning.

Due to the severity of the blast, over 900 square feet of the restaurant was damaged and needed to be demolished and re-built. To be sure the job was done to our clients satisfaction, Wolgast placed a full-time Lead Carpenter on site to oversee every aspect of the rebuild. The rebuild required our special skills in restaurant construction and finish carpentry to restore the building to it’s pre-loss condition.

The Result:

Our reconstruction process allowed the restaurant to stay open temporarily during the re-build. The restaurant was granted 100% occupancy 3 months from the start of the project. We set a fast track schedule for this project and came in on time and on budget. The customer was pleased with the quality workmanship and timely completion.

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