When St. John’s Lutheran Church in Algoma, Wisconsin needed a larger and more accessible meeting space to better serve its growing congregation, church leaders knew they could count on Silvercrest Construction Group to build an addition quickly, cost effectively, and professionally.
Before construction of the new addition could begin, Silvercrest Construction Group needed to demolish two large buildings. With proper planning—and the help of trusted subcontractors—Silvercrest Construction Group was able to safely demo the buildings with minimal impact to regular church operations.
Next, construction on the new addition began. The new addition needed to be a comfortable and flexible space designed to fulfill a number of uses, including serving as the Fellowship Hall, office space, and Sunday school classrooms, and being used for wedding receptions and community engagement. The skilled personnel at Silvercrest Construction Group were up to the challenge, quickly devising a plan that would have the new addition operational in just six months. This was especially challenging given the current lack of an available labor force, however, Silvercrest Construction Group was able to self-perform many aspects of construction, keeping the project on-schedule.
Several cost-saving measures were put into place, without sacrificing quality. The building is completely wood-framed, and utilizes a durable and low maintenance EIFS exterior. An energy-efficient lighting system helps reduce electric bills. ICF concrete forms were used for the frost walls. Made of foam and designed to stay in place after the concrete is poured, ICF concrete forms are easy to handle, easy to set, and help save time since they don’t need to be removed after the concrete is poured. In addition, they offer better performance than traditionally-poured concrete wall systems.
Throughout construction, Silvercrest Construction Group worked collaboratively with the church’s building committee, keeping them informed throughout the process and involving them in day-to-day decision making. The congregation was even invited to write messages on the wall framing prior to the walls being finished.
Now, congregants and church staff enjoy many benefits of the new addition:
Other project partners included: