Renovation of Starbucks in Chicopee, MA

Another Starbucks renovation provided by JD Contractors, Inc. took place in Western Mass in City of Chicopee. A 5-day long renovation started on early Sunday evening.  Our demolition crew got to work as soon as Starbucks partners closed the store, and start demolition of all furniture, casework, equipment, and finishes.  All work was completed from Sunday night to Friday evening, making sure the café was closed as little as possible.

During the whole construction process, we were able to provide space for Starbucks partners to serve drive-thru customers. All the necessary equipment was placed into a small drive-thru space, well-enclosed from the construction area. Regular Starbucks customers still enjoyed their daily cup of coffee, while their favorite café was being remodeled. The store opened fully-renovated on Saturday morning, after only 5 days of café closure!

Remodel of Starbucks in Wakefield, RI

This summer was super busy for JD Contractors, Inc., as we worked on numerous projects, from minor jobs to commercial remodels and new constructions. One our projects this summer was a remodel of the Starbucks store in Wakefield, RI in June.

It took us only a few days to bring a new fresh look to this busy Starbucks location. Its customers now can enjoy comfortable furniture, beautiful design of all casework and a newly-painted café with modern artwork. Our team at JDC is happy to be the general contractor of choice for the Starbucks in Wakefield RI!

Remodel of Boston Starbucks (755 Boylston St.)

After a busy summer, we have another Starbucks store to add to our completed projects list – the Starbucks located at 755 Boylston Street in downtown Boston. This very busy store located in the heart of Boston went through a remodel while remaining open to customers. Our crews and subcontractors had to make sure the remodeling process wouldn’t interfere with customers enjoying their daily cup of coffee. Luckily, JD Contractors, Inc. can handle such situations without any problems – all construction related work was completed during evenings and the store was cleaned each morning for yet another day of busy Boston life.

For more information on our commercial remodeling services, or to request an estimate on an upcoming project, please contact us today!

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Starbucks Renovations & Remodeling Updates May/June 2015

Have you noticed many Starbucks stores are getting prettier this time of year? Our team at JD Contractors, Inc. was involved as general contractor in refreshes at multiple Starbucks locations around Greater Boston area. From mid-May through the end of June, our project managers, crews, and subcontractors worked hard to bring a new look to 6 stores and also performed a complete remodel of another 2 locations (more about these in later posts).

The updates included Starbucks stores in Marblehead, Methuen, as well as several in the Greater Boston Area – Tremont Street, School Street, Washington Square, and 62 Boylston Street.

All of these stores received new coats of paint and artwork, cafe furniture and light fixtures were upgraded, floor tiles were repaired. We also brought new casework parts and worked through all small repairs that piled up over the time.

Our crews and subcontractors completed all desired work after regular store hours, ensuring the operation of each Starbucks would not be disrupted more than necessary. For us, that meant working really hard after store partners left each night and having the store clean and ready for opening in the morning.

In total, it took us 3 to 5 nights to give the store a new look and move on to the next one. Together, with arranging all deliveries beforehand, and completing the paperwork afterwards, we can honestly say that this summer has been busier than ever.

Franklin – New Starbucks Store Opened

After weeks of hard work and ensuring every detail was completed according to our high standard of quality, the new Starbucks store was finally ready to open for customers. The grand opening on June 5 brought the very first Starbucks store to Franklin, MA. At JD Contractors, Inc., we are very happy we could be such an important part of this project.

The new Starbucks store in Franklin offers everything a coffee shop customer could need and far more – from modern and comfortable furniture, inspirational artwork, plenty of seating options, to friendly baristas, a family atmosphere and of course, the tasteful coffee Starbucks is known for. This was all brought to Franklin, MA with the help of JD Contractors, Inc..

New Starbucks Store Almost Ready!

JD Contractors, Inc. has been busy with the construction of a new Starbucks store in the Boston area. Our crews have been working on this extensive project for almost 2 months now and we’re happy it is finally approaching its successful completion.

Our team made sure this Starbucks location will offer its customers everything they might need and beyond. The entire store is furnished with beautiful, modern and comfortable furniture. The emphasis was on the quality of materials and outstanding design. And most important – all work was done by our great team and subcontractors in the highest quality possible.

Final touches are currently being applied and the store is anxiously awaiting its first customers, who will be served during the upcoming grand opening.

New Starbucks Coming Soon!

During the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working hard on a big project that is soon coming to its finale. Our crews have busy constructing a new Starbucks in the Boston area. We’re very happy with the progress of this project and are excited that it is approaching its finish.

We’ve already completed several inspections, including rough plumbing and electrical, followed by framing inspection, ceiling grid and fire system inspections. Electrical and plumbing inspections were also completed on time.

The JDC team and its trusted subcontractors have finished flooring and tiling, and are currently working on casework and equipment installation, as well as lighting fixtures, all electrical work and plumbing fixtures. The final steps toward opening the new Starbucks store include painting, artwork installation, new furniture lay-out, and a final inspection.

Powermat Project in Boston Starbucks Stores

After many successful projects that JD Contractors, Inc. has completed for Starbucks Coffee Company, it was not surprising when we were entrusted with one very particular project back in 2012. It was the year when Powermat and Starbucks first announced their collaboration in installing charging stations in selected Starbucks stores around the Boston area.

Powermat is a company specializing in wireless charging technology. JD Contractors, Inc. was responsible for the preparation and installment of this new equipment in selected stores.

Our team surveyed all locations prior to installation, and created detailed drawings and schedule, which we utilized to install the wireless charging stations. All counters and tables where the charging stations were placed were custom made and installed. Today, it’s been over 2 years since this initiative and it has been a total success. We look forward to working with Powermat again in the future!

Concord MA Remodel Project

Our most recent project took place in the small town of Concord, MA where we were remodeling the Starbucks located on Sudbury Street.

Challenges

We all know that unexpected problems can arise out of nowhere. Our client was lucky that JD Contractors, Inc. was involved in this project as the remodeling process was seriously interrupted by challenges and problems with deliveries caused by third parties.

Our project manager and site supervisor had to deal with several last-minute schedule changes and use our resourcefulness and extensive team of subcontractors in order to maintain scheduled opening day. Years of experience have prepared us to handle emergencies and unexpected situations. During this particular project, we were able to overcome initial challenges and finished the remodel on schedule, producing top-quality results.

Scope of Work

The project began with a complete demolition of the entire store, including all casework, furniture, equipment, merchandise bases, artwork, wallpapers, floor tiles, light fixtures and finishes. Once the demolition was completed, we immediately started rough framing, plumbing and electrical work.

Opening

This Starbucks re-opened on Saturday, March 14, after being closed for only 5 days. Our experienced project manager, site supervisor, crews and subcontractors were all able to handle unforeseen events and managed to deliver work in the highest quality and within the pre-set time schedule.

We are happy that we could help the Concord Starbucks community to make their coffee place shinier and more welcoming for their visits.

Remodel of Coolidge Corner Starbucks in Brookline, MA

Our next big project of 2015 took place in early February. This project involved a remodel of the Starbucks located on Harvard Street in the Coolidge Corner area of Brookline, MA. For people in this neighborhood, this Starbucks is the place for a morning coffee, meeting friends, or resting after an exhausting day at work. JD Contractors, Inc. was trusted to transform this location into a stylish and modern place where customers could enjoy their daily cup of coffee in comfort.

JDC’s remodeling team first prepared a detailed schedule of the remodel. One of the initial challenges was the store’s location. The Starbucks is located on a busy street in Brookline, which made parking and material deliveries a challenge. With only a small parking space in the back of the store, and a busy, snow-covered street, everything had to follow the pre-established schedule.

JDC’s remodeling team and subcontractors spent 5 days and 2 additional nights to accomplish the remodel. This project started Sunday night with the demolition of all existing furniture and equipment.

The scope of work included new plumbing fixtures, electrical wiring, framing new walls, tiling, and painting. The last part of the remodel involved installing new casework. All work that was taken care of by JD Contracting and our trusted subcontractors was performed professionally and of the highest quality. This and the fact that we scheduled and finished the remodel during night hours ensured that this busy Starbucks location could reopen after only 5 days of being closed. Additionally, all work was completed within the designated timeframe and on budget.

As of Saturday, February 7, Coolidge Corner customers can now enjoy their morning coffee in a completely renovated store. The location now offers more seating space, surrounded by attractive artwork, and provides the staff with an overall better work environment.