When Christ Temple Church suffered a furnace fire GC3 knew it’d be an extensive overhaul. Project Manager Michael Schmidt recalls the severity of the damage and how elaborate the reconstruction process would be.
“This was a very devastating project. The fire collapsed the roof into the building. This required a major demolition of the building except the exterior wall (with) seven different phases in its small foot print.”
GC3 immediately stepped in to handle contents removal and assess the damage. Michael Schmidt remained in constant contact with (Senior Pastor) Bishop McClendon who maintained a temporary office on-site to enhance communication. Schmidt hit the ground running, rebuilding the sanctuary while waiting for the city to approve the remaining plans.
“Together we worked to overcome floor elevation issues and rebuilt the original layout, meeting local and ADA code.”
Christ Temple was fully operational just 12 months following city approval of floor plan revision. Bishop McClendon invited Michael Schmidt to the commencement ceremony to acknowledge his commitment to both the project and the congregation. “I think about (Michael’s) amazing ability to work with my wife, the good relationship he had with our congregants, and the respect he had for the church.”