"We had our first Sunday service in our new church, and I had tears in my eyes the entire morning. We are so grateful to John for making this possible for us."



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Construction Notes from John:

This property had to be rezoned from single-family residence to church-education. The congregation was eager for construction to begin, as they were holding services in a city auditorium facility.

Once the rezoning was accomplished, they anxiously kept track as we completed tests, surveys, grading plans, construction documents and specifications, building permit, bidding, construction, and, finally, occupancy. The site is planned for a future chapel and for expansion of the education wing, and more parking.

The site is rather unusual in that it is in a flood plain, so the preparation of the pad around the church had to accommodate any rising water. Special trenching and French drains were installed.

The concrete slab preparation had to have extra waterproof membranes installed, along with extra steel reinforcing and extra-strength concrete.

During construction, we had a very heavy rainy season, with no water problems due to the site preparation.

Construction took 14 months. Parishioners donated time and materials to defray the expense of construction and landscaping.

The church accommodates a sanctuary, 6 classrooms, nursery, church offices, rest rooms, children's play area, patio and barbeque facility.

Location Atascadero, CA
Site 5 acres
Parking 76 cars
Habitable sq.ft. 7,200 sq.ft.
Materials Concrete slab

2 x 8 wall framing

Prefab wood trusses

Cement plaster - stucco

Thermo-ply roof sheathing

Patterned composition shingles

R-21 and R-30 insulation

Dual glazed low "e" glass windows and doors

Fully carpeted

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