Born in Norway and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Quite a big jump from one thing to another, but in hindsight it seems none other than God Himself had His own intentions with placing my family here.
Krystal Burger has finally come to Kenner, Louisiana! Is Marrero part of Jefferson Parish? Because if not then this would be the first Krystals in Jefferson Parish let alone Kenner. There’s one in New Orleans, one in Marrero and this one in Kenner.
I will admit I am very fond of the food myself, but I must abstain as it gives me heartburn. The people, however, are awesome! I have never met a friendlier group of managers and workers at a fast food restaurant. Granted these guys may be some of the only people I’ve ever really talked to, but… what not… Oh, I almost forgot to mention, it’s on 3117 Loyola Dr if you’re trying to type it into your gps. Enjoy the pictures!
Krystal… under construction.
Ah… someone forgot to cut a bigger opening for the cooler box door. There’s always something… It’s what makes this job fun 🙂
The concrete slab was just a tiny bit shorter than the box.
You always do the corner last. In case you wanted to know… it’s just easier that way.
Bearded beast man of the year Dennis and employee of the month Marcus putting some finishing touches on the box.
Krystals on Loyola as seen from behind.
LAPONICA ROCKS! I got nothing for this picture.
Freezer (left) and cooler (right)
Future site for a backdoor.
This is the cooler they wanted us to re-use. OMG! No, but joking aside some bleach might do the trick. We haven’t built them a new one yet, so I’m sure it’s fine.
The electrician thought it would be smart to go through the roof for the lighting.
From what I heard Krystals went through 3 different electrical contractors on this job. Go figure.
Almost done. Just need to cut the excess off.
The drain line from the evaporator can be seen on the bottom right of this picture and the high/low pressure between evaporator and condenser on the roof top left.
Employee of the month Marcus Haug can be seen here doing… something…
Want to know more about Laponica Refrigeration? Visit our official web page by clicking on the logo above. Located right behind the airport in Kenner (Jefferson Parish) we are a fully licensed and insured HVACR contractor serving the Greater New Orleans area.
Roof panels same thing as sheet rock? Close enough…
Uhm… staircase… what to do now…
Walk-In box in progress.
Chief of Operations Pat is getting tired of his photo constantly being taken. That’s ok. Deep down he likes the attention.
Laponica Refrigeration is working on a walk-in box for Villa Pizza at the Riverwalk in New Orleans. Heavier than expected panels exasperated by our most important tech twisting his ankle only two days before.
The truck driver, when delivering the panels to the job location, was shocked when Laponica only brought three men to unload by hand:
Normally when people don’t show up with a forklift they bring 12 guys to unload it. You brought 3 guys and one of them is a cripple!”
Our guys unloaded the truck in 29 minutes, so either our competition sucks, or we got some super techs working for the company. We like to think the latter.
New Orleans has been crowded lately (e.g. concerts at the superdome, wrestling, construction) and tensions were surely at an all time high, but with the help of awesome project managers it all worked out nicely. Laponica will be back to the Riverwalk soon. Raising Cane’s is coming and we will be there giving taking photos and showing you what’s going on.
Don’t let the element of surprise get you on your next a/c and heating bill. Call Laponica Refrigeration. Our quotes may shock you, but at least the invoice won’t surprise you. Knowing what you get is a good thing.
Don’t play with torches everyone! Our poor tech got scolded when he accidentally placed his hand in front of his acetylene torch. While, at the time, feeling a little stupid he was soon after seen sporting the wound and acting like a “bad ass”. Normally we wouldn’t condone such nonsense, but this is the same tech who sports an awesome beard… which by default covers all trespasses.
Laponica’s token black guy – Tony Buddah Brownie – saves driver from unlikely death
Friday August 29th all is quiet and well around Bainbridge. A quiet cool breeze is blowing and the soothing sounds, reminiscent of birds chirping or raindrops on leaves, of 757 passenger planes taking off from Louis Armstrong International can be heard in the background. Laponica Refrigeration, located in Kenner right behind the airport, had recently hired their very own tolken black guy – Tony Buddah Brownie (his name has been distorted to protect his identity); this come to find out was a very good idea, because he nearly saved a life this faithful morning.
“Jimmy was at the firetruck when I seen the truck tipped over and I still beat him running over there,” says Tony.
While sanding (slaving in the heat) a forklift Tony noticed our neighbor Jimmy running down the street towards a truck that had just tipped over. Tony jumped up on the side of the truck, pulled down the side window, and heroically helped the driver get out.
Jimmy was at the firetruck when I seen the truck tipped over and I still beat him running over there – Tony
According to Tony: when he had pulled the side window down the driver lamented, “I told him it was top heavy. I told him it was.” To which Tony quickly replied, “Don’t worry about the truck dude. How are you?”
The driver, with perhaps an exception to his pride, had only a few nicks/bruises and was otherwise in overall good health. First responders came very quickly and closed off the streets making it very difficult to go home… And that’s the latest at Bainbridge.