Services

Gary works to fulfill your church's needs and produce Kingdom results for your ministry. As each client and project is unique, the alignment of a set of services, a team of engineers and other consultants for your project will be determined on an individual basis. Gary often teams with strategic partners to provide specialized services. Each of these are trusted experts in their field. Here are some of the ways Gary and his team might be able to help your church with your project:

Gary will come to your church to complete an assessment of your facilities, meet with your leadership team, discuss your needs and budget parameters, provide preliminary designs and present them to your team in a workshop atmosphere that will get your project kick-started in the right direction.

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MASTER PLANNING

The goal of a master plan is to develop strategic use of your property and resources to continually address your growth needs and keep each phase within the financial means of the congregation. Gary's track record of successful multi-phase projects will help your church have confidence that the current project will fit into the context of the future development of your property. The resulting plan is a guide for stewardship of the resources God has entrusted to your church and to make the most of your property's potential.

FEASIBILITY STUDY

Before beginning the design process, Gary will help you establish the financial parameters for the project. Designing without a budget in mind can be harmful, and Gary will help you establish an overall project target budget based on your assets, capital campaigns, and/or borrowing capacity as part of his services.

 

 

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ARTISTIC RENDERINGS AND PROJECT VISUALIZATION

As you present your project to the congregation and proceed with communications and fund raising efforts, renderings can be an invaluable way to inform and inspire the people. Gary can provide 2-D and 3-D images to help your team and congregation catch the vision of the project and promote giving early in the design process.

WORKING DRAWINGS

Through his NCARB certification Gary can get registered in any state in the U.S. so that he, his consulting engineers and other partners can provide full architectural and engineering drawings for the bidding and permitting of your project, even in the most difficult building environments. This team will continue to visit the construction site and stand by you through the completion of the project to address any issues that may arise.

TELE-CONSULTING

Gary often begins the process with extended telephone conversations to give leaders some general advice and to help them determine if he is the right person to help their church. Feel free to call and discuss your project and explore some initial issues over the phone at no cost to you. Call Gary at 615-479-7287 to start the conversation.

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Steve Newton, Architect

Gary sometimes teams to provide an expanded scope of services with Steve Newton, an architect who serves as a Lead Navigator at Cornerstone Collaborative, a non-profit organization that seeks to aid church leaders to engage the congregation in a compelling vision for the future and take steps to maximize stewardship and provide or adapt facilities that effectively support ministry in today's changing culture.

 

Steve has led numerous seminars, workshops, and conferences for church leaders and architects, and has been the architect of record on numerous projects and consulted with hundreds of churches across the country.Steve contributed to Planning and Building Church Facilities, published by Broadman Press in 1991, and authored Baptist Church Facilities: The Architect's Guide. Steve served as an architect with LifeWay Christian Resources for 25 years and was the project architect for the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters building in Nashville.