First Presbyterian Church

Monticello, IA

DISASTER TYPE

Fire

PROJECT TYPE

House of Worship

CASE STUDY

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SERVICES PROVIDED

Disaster Response Planning

Site Safety

Fire, Water and Smoke Mitigation Management

Site Demolition/Clean Up

Detailed Scope of Loss

General Contracting Services

– Subcontractor Management

Expedited Project Completion

Regular Progress Reports

DISASTER

When an arsonist set fire to First Presbyterian Church in Monticello, Iowa, the entire structure sustained heavy damage, from the basement to the bell tower. To help control the chaos and provide hope to the small community, the GC3 team was on site within six hours.

 

RECOVERY

To keep members from seeking out temporary churches, GC3 started by restoring, cleaning and painting the education wing. Then, we relocated the pastoral office into a building across the street. With the free space, we established a temporary worship center in the education wing so everyone could continue to worship together. We also kept church members involved by holding regular informational meetings, periodic tours of finished spaces and several community events during the reconstruction process.

 

RESULT

Collaboration between the church’s Building Committee and subcontractors, as well as close cooperation with the adjustor and building inspector, enabled GC3 to complete the reconstruction in just 13 months—meeting the church’s goal of opening by Easter. And the project was completed $300,000 below budget with all of the wish list items incorporated.

“ They are consummate professional who genuinely care about people and making them whole. It is rare to encounter a company so dedicated to honoring their word.”

— Rev. Al Polito