In late 2015, HBCD had a vision to expand to multiple sites around the metro Denver area requiring them to record and share their sermons with other sites. To do this, they would need to upgrade sound system and make acoustical changes in the existing worship center.
In April 2016, CFS met with Harvest to discuss their hope to upgrade the worship center sound system and to renovate the stage area for a budget of $750,000. CFS asked about the church’s intent to operate uninterrupted during renovations—to continue using the worship center with temporary speakers, projectors and screens, or to relocate to their multi-purpose room during construction. HBCD had not considered using the multi-purpose room.
As remodels go, the church also decided to update finishes in the worship center and to remodel the outdated lobby. It didn’t take long for the project to evolve from an eight (8) week, $750,000 AVL and stage renovation; to a twelve (12) week, $2.25M complete worship center and lobby makeover.
- CFS led HBCD through strategic planning, team selection, design & engineering, construction, FF&E and AVL installation.
- CFS identified and prepared alternates for the pricing of desired materials, FF&E. As money was raised, HBCD was able to add many of its desired alternates into the project scope.
- CFS created and managed the master schedule and logistics plan for relocating the church into its temporary worship area (multi-purpose room).
- CFS coordinated all building modifications including the installation of the upgraded sound system, theatrical lighting and projection screens.
- CFS assisted HBCD with the preparation of a capital campaign. The church successfully raised just under $2M in less than 90 days, and ultimately raised $2.25M before the project construction was completed.
- CFS orchestrated a complete renovation of the worship center and lobby areas, a space of approximately 25,000sf, costing $2,250,000 over a 12-week duration.
Cost Savings ($85,000 or 71% of fee paid)
- Saved HBCD $40,000 on purchase of fixed seats through buyout process and negotiation of final agreement with supplier.
- Saved HBCD $10,000 in removal cost for the pews by developing volunteer crew of church members. Found another church user for 33% of the pews and donated 25% of the pews to a faith based non-profit ministry.
- Saved HBCD $20,000 changing from porcelain tile flooring in the lobby to a concrete micro-topping.
- Saved HBCD $15,000 by replacing the proposed new curtains with motorized, translucent rolling shades.