February 20, 2018

Chamberlin Hotel Remodeling

Chamberlin Remodel-20Project Name: Chamberlin

Project location: Hampton, Virginia

The Chamberlin Hotel in Hampton, Virginia demonstrates another project with excellent results by DunRite. For this project at this historical hotel, DunRite restored all the radius windows on the second floor and built custom radius storm windows to cover them. DunRite also restored over 20 rooms that had significant water damage. These rooms had a lot of sheetrock repair and were turned over rather quickly to make available for this location to fill with tenants.

Shutters Hotel Luxury Suite Remodel

4th floor view of the beachProject Name: Shutters Hotel

Project location: Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

The Shutters Hotel was a good chance for DunRite to really show our talents in luxury construction.

The suite that was remodeled was on the fourth floor of the beach side building. Some of the the many challenges we faced were getting the materials to the location ( the stairwells and elevators would not accommodate standard industry sizes of materials) and working with the elements associated with a fourth floor remodel on the beach. The end result was a luxury room on the fourth floor overlooking the ocean. The window was designed with features that help shed water away from problematic areas and was rated for hurricane force winds. The view from this room is spectacular and the overall project was one we are proud to have completed and utilized as a showcase for our abilities.

The owner of this hotel also owns the Dairy Queens in the Outer Banks area and chooses to use DunRite as his go-to contractor.

Restaurant Remodeling: Burger King Renovation “Dun Rite”

Restaurant Name: Burger King

Project location: Lorton, Virginia

Image of BK ExteriorThis particular restaurant remodeling project was a challenge due to the time line. We were asked to remodel the entire restaurant lobby, 2 bathrooms, replace the front counter, and install a new furniture package in 7 days. Originally the store agreed to close for the week, however after day 1 they asked us to keep the drive-thru window open during the project to reduce lost sales to the store therefore adding an additional challenge we were not expecting.

We spent some time before our start date to organize the materials and work on a comprehensive schedule. Materials arrived to our shop days before the job and those materials were loaded into our box truck and into our trailers poised to be shipped to the store on our start date. The job had additional challenges as the store was located in a strip mall. Space and parking became an issue immediately. Much of our loading and unloading for the restaurant remodeling had to be done after hours.

As the project went on we had 2 crews working 12 hour shifts. The shifts ran from 7am to 7pm during the day, and 7pm to 7am during the night. The crew supervisors stayed an additional hour longer each shift to communicate where they were at with the restaurant maintenance project and what they needed from the their partner crew to continue our momentum.

Restaurant Maintenance Punch-List

When it was all said and done we completed the remodeling job an entire day ahead of schedule. In 6 days we accomplished the following:

  1. New tile floors in lobby, bathrooms
  2. New wall finishes
  3. Cultured stone work at front counter
  4. new solid surface front counter (remove and reinstall registers and smoothie station)
  5. New core drilled furniture package (with pictures)
  6. New hanging soffit and drink station table (remove and replace drink machine)
  7. All new fixtures in restrooms
  8. All new light fixtures in lobby
  9. New doors in lobby and restrooms (3)
  10. New paint in lobby including door frames
  11. Replace drop ceiling over front service area (250 Sq Feet) added after completion

Our client managed to salvage 70% of their sales that week in the drive thru and were extremely pleased with the restaurant remodeling, so much so they paid the invoice prior to its terms.

Burger King Under Construction:

Burger King Remodeled: