Choate Restaurant Construction Guru Featured in Business Chronicle
September 4, 2013
Compliments of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/peachtree-plate/2013/09/corner-table-a-chat-with-restaurant.html
Corner Table: A chat with restaurant construction guru Brian Bollins
Urban Eats Restaurant Consulting Owner Todd Semrau is a guest blogger for Atlanta Business Chronicle. His blog — Corner Table — is an ongoing op-ed piece that provides a big picture perspective of the restaurant industry.
At some point a newly-designed restaurant concept must leap from the cozy confines of an architect’s plans into the three dimensional world. This is a precarious time for a restaurant’s development because until now the expression of the idea has remained in a relatively controlled environment. But once the sawdust flies the prognosis of maintaining the integrity of the plan through the construction process is a riskier endeavor. This is when you pick up the phone and call Brian Bollins.
Brian Bollins is a project executive for Choate Construction and is fast becoming the premier go-to guy for restaurant construction projects in Atlanta. His ability to relate to his client’s needs and coordinate the thousands of details that go along with restaurant construction project has giving Brian and Choate Construction a solid reputation within the local restaurant community. Throughout his career at Choate and earlier with other firms, Brian managed the construction of many of Atlanta’s high-profile restaurants, including Holeman and Finch, Lure, Seed Kitchen and Bar, West Egg, Ink and Elm, Miller Union and more.
The first thing you need to know about Brian is that he does not fit the stereotypical definition of a construction guy. There are no muddy boots or calloused hands here. Rather, he gives off a well-healed demeanor and is more likely to lunch at trendy King + Duke (a Choate Company project), than say a local meat and three. While that may sound a bit uppity, guys like Brian are the new face of the construction industry, especially in the commercial interior sectors where the comprehension and translation of architectural and technological nuances are necessary for a project’s successful outcome.