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FOP Banquet Hall Renovation a Success!

8 Feb

It has been a great privilege to work with the Fraternal Order of Police on their new headquarters and we were honored when we received this nice letter from John McNesby, their President. John continues to prove that he and the whole FOP are a class act.

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FOP Banquet Hall and Headquarters Complete

30 Jan

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Last night John McNesby, the President of Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, hosted a thank you party for Gardner/Fox and all the subcontractors who worked on the new FOP headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia.

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The conversion of a former IRS building into the FOP’s new headquarters, which started last May, is complete and open to FOP staff, members and banquet clients. The new  47,000 square foot facility boasts a banquet hall, commercial catering kitchen, bar/lounge, member exercise facility, the “Cop Shop” retail outlet, breakout rooms and staff offices.  Over 60 weddings and gatherings are currently booked with events starting this weekend.

Congratulations to all the FOP members on their new space. They’ve been a pleasure to work with and we’re proud to have been a part of it.

Philadelphia FOP Lodge 5 Catering Hall Renovation Winds Down

11 Jan

Fit Out FOP Lodge 5 Phila
Chairs arrive Monday!

Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 Construction Progress

11 Dec

Phila FOP Lodge 7 RenovationCatering Hall main entry with porte-cochere. Excavation of approximately five feet along the north side of the building allowed for a new access drive and storm water piping. The drive was finished off with a modular landscape block retaining wall, landscape bed with river rock border, and concrete stairs. The new façade features articulated EIFS coating, aluminum windows and entry doors, and roof coping.

Phila FOP Lodge 7 Dining Hall Construction
Banquet Hall. Drywall coffer ceilings with tegular acoustical tiles, custom fabricated chandeliers with cut crystal accents and Lutron dimming controls dress up the banquet hall. Interior columns will receive custom wood surrounds and moldings. The walls will be finished with fabric and vinyl wall coverings, accent paint, custom sconces, full-height aluminum windows and an aluminum decorative reveal in the drywall.

Commercial Kitchen Under Construction
Kitchen. Construction continues in the kitchen which includes stainless steel exhaust hoods with conditioned make-up air, lighting, and an Ansul fire suppression system, a stainless steel ceiling grid with Armstrong Humiguard tiles, and fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) wall sheeting on the perimeter walls. The interior divider wall will receive stainless steel wall panels. Quarry tile is stocked on pallets ready for installation.

More on the Bullen Expansion

2 Aug


Those skylights throw down a significant amount of light. Thanks Scott!

Bullen Chemical Warehouse Expansion Update

2 Aug

Bullen Chemical President Scott Jarden conducts a tour of the construction process and expounds on the fire that precipitated the expansion as well as a brief description of directional skylights on the roof.

Some Bullen Progress

8 Feb
Warehouse Expansion Folcroft PA

All backfilled and masonry started. Steel arrives Thursday...