The walls are going up for the highly anticipated Buc-ee’s gas station/travel convenience center next to the Interstate 95/LPGA Boulevard interchange in Daytona Beach. The 120-fuel pump station is on track to open in the second quarter of 2021 and will be the largest in Florida.
DAYTONA BEACH — A billboard just north of the Interstate 95/LPGA Boulevard interchange proclaims “Beavers at work.” Passing motorists can now see what the fuss is all about.
Workers with general contractor J. Raymond Construction have begun erecting the concrete tilt-up walls for a highly anticipated Buc-ee’s gas station and travel convenience center.
When it opens next spring, it will be the largest gas station in Florida with 120 fuel pumps and a 53,000-square-foot convenience store bigger than most supermarkets.
“We’re looking at a second quarter 2021 opening,” said Jeff Nadalo, general counsel for Buc-ee’s Ltd.
The chain has already begun advertising to fill several management positions for the Daytona Beach location.
Applications are now being accepted on its website for assistant general manager, merchandise/gift manager, food service manager and six other positions.
The annual pay for the assistant general manager position is advertised as being ”$57,000 and up” and includes healthcare benefits, 401(k), and three weeks time off per year.
“Candidates must be able to train in Texas/Alabama for at least six months prior to returning to the Florida location,” the Buc-ee’s jobs posting states. “Career opportunities abound for motivated, high energy and high customer service individuals.”
The general manager position will be filled by an existing Buc-ee’s employee who will transfer here from one of the chain’s other locations, he added.
The Daytona Beach location will employ a total of 200 workers. More than 80% will be full-time, said Nadalo. The majority of those jobs will be filled two to three months before the store opens.
“All employees get three weeks vacation, which is prorated if part time,” he said.
Wages for non-management positions at the Daytona Beach Buc-ee’s have yet to be determined, said Nadalo. “All employees are eligible for 401(k). … Full-time employees are eligible for health insurance,” he said.
Buc-ee’s advertised a pay range of $13 to $17 an hour for employees at its location that opened in Alabama last year.