The Mazzei Group Construction was selected and accepted the invitation to build out a restaurant in four days by the Discovery Channel for their new construction makeover series.
The one hour prime time docu series uses their construction know-how to not only rescue restaurateurs and save small business owners from stalled renovation projects, but to help give local businesses that are at the heart of their communities a pick-me-up! Whether establishments need to be redesigned for functionality or rescued from disaster, the ultimate goal is to improve local businesses and the communities in which they live.
The Mazzei Group Construction goal was to rescue a Downtown Staten Island restaurant from a construction nightmare. Endless delays and poor contracting left the owners desperate and out of cash. Piles of garbage and poor construction required a total makeover.
Ettore was chosen for two reasons, his expertise in the construction business and his 30 years experience building renovating & operating restaurants, catering halls & hotels.
Day 3: Thursday 2/18, 6am; Bluestone Drywall completed the rock and taped using a quick drying compound. The electricians roughed in the lights and LED’s and Pete the painter started his magic. The ceiling was painted flat black and wall paper finishes were applied. Outside the framing was completed, sheathed with densglass, primed and waterproofed with Grace Material. The roofers followed right behind, shoveling the snow off the roof recoating the roof and parapet walls. Total Builders applied stucco to the rear block wall and poured the interior trenches after the plumbing was roughed. The night shift arrived and started siding the exterior with skatelite, a pliable, durable, waterproof, black ramp like armor. On the inside the crew worked through the night, the sub floor was shot down and hardwood floor was nailed. The DJ Booth, coatroom & VIP’s were completed. The trim was stained and doors were painted ready to be installed.
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