If you haven’t been up to the new building in a few weeks, you’ll likely be pretty amazed to see how things have progressed lately. The duct work that is already installed is impressive in it’s own right.
Currently, the landlord’s contractors are installing the plumbing for the bathrooms & kitchen as well as the HVAC system. They are also updating the sprinkler system, and working on several other projects at the same time.
At the same time, our guys, led by John Shippe are installing the electric throughout the building, while Bill Williams is directing the final bit of framing (as well as the whole project).
So, on that front things are going well, and all signs point to us being in mid-summer sometime.
Over the past 6 to 8 week we have been raising money to get us to the point where we can have everything we need done in order to get a certificate of occupancy. Our goal was to raise $30,000 by the end of June. As of today, we are right around $15,000.
When we raise the remaining $15, 000, we will have enough to complete everything required to get the certificate of occupancy (of course after being involved in this project over the past year and watching how things go, I will clarify that statement by saying, “as long as no more unforeseen obstacles arise.”)
One major item that we still do not have the finances for is the carpet. At the very least we want to carpet the kids’ area & the sanctuary. And while carpeting is not cheap in general, to find something that has low VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) is even less cheap.
So if you are looking for something specific to pray for, there you go.
Our hope is to have the framing & electrical inspection done next week. Once that is done, we will start installing drywall. Since our wall are all pretty straight forward, we’ll want to have a few skilled people and a bunch of people to help out.
We are also about to install tile in the bathrooms, so that is another way to get involved.
Finally, we are trying to put together a team of people who would be interested in helping out with some design suggestions. If an of those things interest you, let me or Bill know.