Pearson brought all of the facilities up to code while keeping operations like the mothers’ daycare and administrative offices open during the renovation of the Crestview Church of Christ building.
Crestview Church of Christ – Waco, Texas
The Crestview project included remodeling the offices, baptistry, and auditorium stage, as well as building a brand new “benevolence” room, which provides food for the hungry in the community. The sanctuary and stage were particularly challenging, requiring a move of equipment inside without access to the building and onto a sloped floor. Pearson found lifts that would fit between two 3020 doors, built platforms, and poured concrete inside. Pearson upgraded the bathrooms to ADA code, removing a stall in each lavatory, and rebuilding the sidewalk and pick-up/drop-off area.
While renovations were underway, we made sure to keep the mothers’ daycare open. Pearson alternated the workload between five classrooms on separate floors by coordinating plumbing and A/C repairs. During the project, the children’s safety was imperative. Pearson organized the rotation of classes to create proximity to emergency exits for safety.
The mothers’ daycare remained open for the entirety of the project, and the church saved thousands of dollars by using the same coordination and creativity to keep the offices open for church business. Before the project, church leaders believed that renting several portable offices was inevitable. Pearson maintained available office space throughout the remodeling process and finished the offices ahead of schedule.
The project included church parishioners as part of the process. One member of the church has a hobby of making stained glass windows. He created a stained glass wall that surrounds the sanctuary. The eight window-walls walls enhance the acoustics by design, and Pearson coordinated the installation for a beautiful and efficient result. The sanctuary now has a superior AV system. Pearson managed the pew installation giving a more efficient worship experience.
Pearson’s time management resulted in the project finishing one month early in mid-November. Pearson’s deep connection to the project created a beautifully updated place of worship where visitors feel welcomed and members are comfortable.
Pearson has a rich history with the Crestview Church of Christ. The founder, Bob Pearson, was an elder, and the current president, Scott Pearson, has served as a deacon. It was an honor to renovate a piece of the Pearson family history.
- Delivery Method: CMP
- Size: 42,186 SF
- Completed November 2015
- Project Type: New Renovations & Additions
Crestview Church of Christ
Grant Dudley, A.I.A.