Church Building and Expansion Resources

This information is intended to help churches to identify potential commercial resources for buildings and expansions.  Resources can include Architects, General Contractors and Trades Contractors.  These are not recommendations.  They tend to be resources that FEC churches have used in the past or they are FEC attendees.  CSF takes no responsibility regarding the quality of these resources and the buyer needs to conduct reasonable due-diligence and references.

Please contact CSF if you would like your company to be listed as a potential church resource.

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Design Collaborative, an Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Interior Design firm located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, serves clients in Religious, Higher Education, Healthcare, and Corporate markets. Founded in 1992, the mission has remained to improve people’s worlds through its passion, people, process, and portfolio.

FEC Church References: Taylor University, Upland Community Church, Upland, IN; The Chapel, Emmanuel Community, Pathway, Central Church Ministries, Fort Wayne, IN;

Contact Information:

Name: Cathy Waggoner
Email:
 cwaggoner@designcollaborative.com
Website: www.designcollaborative.com
Phone: 260-422-4221

Over the past 25 years, Lyn M. Westhoff, Designer / Owner of Fresh Impressions, Ltd. has lived in major cities around the country, providing Interior Design, Redesign and Staging to Sell services. Her extensive business background is in creative design, administration, project management and marketing, but her passion is to create positive spaces for people through hands-on interior design / redesign services.

Lyn Westhoff is a Certified Redesign Specialist (CRS), a Certified Staging Specialist (CSS), and a Home Enhancement Specialist (HES). Fresh Impressions Ltd. Is a faith-based small business whose goal is to assist individuals at all ages and stages of life, to create positive spaces. Her services currently include, but are not limited to space planning, color selection, painting, high-end faux finishes, shopping services, interior design and layout (3D renderings available), There are no travel limitations within the United States.

FEC Church Reference: Life Church of Loraine County, OH

Contact Information:

Name: Lyn Westhoff
Email: lyn@freshimpressions.org
Website: www.freshimpressions.org
Phone: 309.825.3368

KEACH was founded in 2001 by Jeff Keach.  Since then we have been filling the need for a design firm where the principal architect is directly involved day to day giving personal attention to the client.  Currently, there are two full time professional staff in addition to Mr. Keach; all licensed architects. We are large enough to meet your needs, yet small enough to provide exceptional personal service.

KEACH has experience in designing many building types, and none of them starts with a preconceived notion about the solution or style. We believe you should do most of the talking at the onset of our relationship. You may have a well-defined project scope, or you may need help with programming of space needs. It is our desire to provide the highest level of design service to you, based on the discreet needs of your project. We love working with churches and have a long resume of happy clients.

KEACH has had opportunity to be involved with just about all project delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, and Partnering. If you are undecided on project delivery, we can offer you guidance. Let’s talk about a process that might work for you.

FEC Church Reference: Grace Church of Morton, IL

Contact Information:  Name: Jeff Keach   Email: jkeach@keach.biz  Website: www.keach.biz  Phone: 309-263-4545

MKS has been family owned and operated since 1892. The fourth-generation proprietors are brothers Doug and Bill Kinder, are both intimately involved and committed to every project from beginning to end.

The MKS home office is located in Fort Wayne, IN. Although most of our projects have been within the Midwest, we have traveled as far as Argentina to support our customer’s building needs.

MKS provides one-stop, turn-key expertise for houses of worship, healthcare facilities, senior-care residences, industrial facilities, academic and athletic facilities, office building and commercial buildings of all types and sizes. Whether you are breaking ground on a brand-new facility, repurposing an existing structure or just looking for a masterplan, we assume the role of trusted partner throughout the entire plan-design-build process.

Throughout the years, our core philosophy has remained the same: “We will serve our clients’ needs — no matter how large or small — by providing quality planning, design and construction services.”

FEC Church and Organizational References | Pine Hills, Blackhawk Ministries, Emmanuel Community, Taylor Chapel, New Covenant, Oak Park, Pathway Community, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, Fort Wayne, IN; College Park, Huntington, IN; Taylor University, Upland, IN

Contact Information  Name | Steve Shaffer     Email | sshaffer@kinderandsons.com

Website | www.kinderandsons.com Phone | 260.744.4359

Kevin Steury Management, LLC

Over the past 12 years, Kevin Steury Management, LLC (KSM) has operated as a construction management firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana specializing in churches. We work within a 60 mile radius of the Fort Wayne area.  Previously, Kevin was the president of Furman Steury Contractor, Inc.

KSM’s objective is to help clients set parameters and establish guidelines in order to meet their client’s construction budget.  The company is very organized and detail-oriented with a wide range of knowledge and experience in the construction industry including contract negotiations.  They understand construction blueprints as well as handle the administrative duties based on years of successful projects.  KSM’s foremen have extensive experience and the company utilizes high quality subcontractors that are utilized from project to project.

FEC Church Reference: Upland Church, IN; Taylor University, IN

Contact Information:

Name: Kevin Steury
Email: ksteurymgmt@frontier.com
BBB Listing: Link to KSM on BBB Website
Phone: 260-627-6444