My church has been active in the community for nearly 50 years. I’ve seen generations of families stay with the church over these years, I’ve seen new pastors join the church, I’ve seen those pastors retire and see new ones come in. Over the years, we’ve kept our church building as pristine as possible, but we also saw that it was difficult to maintain. Our congregation, while initially small and dedicated, was slowly growing with each and every passing year. I remember sitting in at one of the church councils, thinking about whether or not we should relocate in order to have more space for our congregation. It was a tense moment in the history of the church, because the members of the council were evenly split on their decision from either abandoning the church we grew up in in order to relocate to a larger building, or to simply expand our existing church. Fortunately, we came to the conclusion that an expansion would be the best solution, as we didn’t want to outright lose tradition. When the time came to choose a company to help with the expansion, we were sure of the company we wanted: General Steel. We had first heard about the company in the mid 90’s from another local church who had used their services for a church expansion, and we had heard they were very pleased with the results, so we decided to go with them.
Since that moment, we’ve had no problems whatsoever with our addition to our main church building. However, just as time would have it, our church grew larger. Our congregation was having larger and larger families, upwards of six children per mother and father! This meant that our youth groups were expanding, which only led to a larger adult congregation in the close future. We decided to act fast instead of waiting till the last minute, so we knew right away to contact General Steel once again to help us with our second church expansion.
This time around, we saw that General Steel had a few new tools at their disposal! When we had them work on our first expansion, they simply provided very detailed blueprints and floor plans of the addition, but now we found they also provide completed 3D renderings of what the expansion will look like! We were amazed to see how it would look before it was actually constructed. Once we had that pre-construction service completed, we had production completed in no time at all. We found that we had to have a new concrete foundation poured for the second expansion, and General Steel was on the job with finding us a trustworthy and local contractor to help us out.
Thanks to General Steel, we were not only able to stay in our original church building, but we were able to successfully add two additions to it to allow for our ever growing congregation. Thankfully it is easy to add on multiple expansions to any pre-existing steel building, so we’re very happy to know we’re in good hands if we should ever need a third expansion in the future.