Church Office Renovation is Complete! By: Jeff Pioch, Director of Operations
Perhaps you have noticed the construction debris has been cleared out of the newly renovated Church Office area. After a couple of months of construction and inconveniences, the church office staff has returned to their space. This renovation exposed multiple items needing repair that were not previously known. Upon demolition we discovered areas of water damage, insufficient telephone and data wiring, plumbing problems and failing heating and cooling mechanisms. The discovery of these items added to the original scope of work both in time and money.
Though this project turned out to be larger than expected, our good and gracious Lord provided for our needs through the hands of skilled contractors that were devoted to Trinity. The entire renovation project took almost 8 weeks to the day. It was completed on schedule and on budget. We were blessed with contractors that were willing to work late nights and weekends to make it all come together before our students returned for the school year.
You may ask yourself, why was the project subject to the students return? The answer is, because the church office staff, 16 in all were temporarily working out of the junior high classrooms during construction. The classrooms and hallways were jammed full of file cabinets, office desks, book shelves, boxes of office supplies, reference libraries, phone and data cables hanging from the ceiling, and extension cords running everywhere; not the most efficient working environment. But through it all our staff rose to the challenges and made the best of the situation. Although we may not all have our personal touches in place, at least we are back to a normal working environment.
As you walk through the new offices perhaps some may question, why did they spend money on that item? Or, they should have done this differently. While we all have differing opinions and personal tastes, please understand we tried to do the best we could with the blessings we were given; many of the items you may question could be a result of a donation or the repurposing of used office furniture. Although we tried to anticipate and provide for every staff request, there will always be things that could have been done differently. We are grateful for your contributions to the campaign “Our Father’s House…A Beacon of Hope” and the opportunities to better serve His kingdom in this new space. Thank you.
Thank you to all of the church office staff, custodial team, school teachers and contractors who were inconvenienced by this project and its tight schedule over the last couple of months. We would not have considered it a success without your patience and understanding.
Jeff Pioch, Director of Operations