I think you are being too nice with your contractors. Do they know you don't have an opening date? If they do they can always blow you off. Hopefully your new guy will keep on top of things. I would work on a open date and give everyone that deadline, otherwise there is no hurry to get anything done. I know we started from scratch and I don't know if that made a difference, but it took us a little over 8 weeks from the day we bought our first piece of equipment to open. I know this doesn't help you, just trying to give you some ideas.
Hoping things get better over the next few weeks.
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