Holland Construction Services, Inc. (Holland) recently joined with members of the First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville at a ground breaking ceremony for their new $3 million church.
Holland is providing design/build services for this new 11,056 square-foot church located on a 6-acre site on Ridgeview Road. The new facility will include a sanctuary, offices, and an education wing.
The current church located on North Kansas Street was built in 1923 and in need of repairs as well as not being ADA compliant. The new building will be energy efficient, one level, and meet ADA requirements.
“First Presbyterian is the first church established in Edwardsville, and its people continue to step out in faith toward new territory,” said Pastor Dr. John C. Hembruch. “We are pleased to partner with Holland, and excited by the construction progress we see on our new home for mission and ministry. We’re grateful for the many expressions of support we’ve received from members of the community.”
The last service held in the existing church was on Easter. The 375 member congregation is currently meeting at Goshen Elementary School during construction which is scheduled for completion in January of 2018.
Hurford Architects out of Glen Carbon, Illinois is Holland’s design/build partner on the project.