Wisconsin general contractor NCI-Roberts Construction and church staff and congregation come together to worship in newly renovated Sun Prairie space
A new foundation for ministry growth has been created at 800 Wilburn Road in the burgeoning community east of Madison, Wisconsin. NCI-Roberts Construction staff were honored to attend the first services in the renovated and expanded church last weekend.
The project included remodeling the existing 10,000 square foot space and an expansion into a 26,000 square foot space, providing Heartland with a junior worship space that seats 226 people and a larger space that seats almost 600 people. The facility now includes a supporting lobby, bathroom core, and increased children’s, office and support space. Other project features include building façade improvements, construction of a vestibule, new landscaping, and the development of an adjacent lot to accommodate additional parking.
“The renovation and expansion created such a family-friendly atmosphere,” said project development manager Lisa Sotis, who attended the inaugural Saturday service along with Project Manager Jace Jontz, Superintendent Neil Johnson and General Manager Mike Trapino. “The church is already growing to make use of the new space, launching a ‘Wonderfully Made’ ministry designed for people with disabilities or diverse needs so that everyone can enjoy full access to the love of Christ.”
Pastor Jon McNary personally thanked NCI-Roberts, the architect and several subcontractors at the service, which Jontz said meant a lot. “There was so much focus on what it means to build a church by us and every subcontractor. It was not just a building but rather a home for so many, and the pastors and congregation showed true respect during the entire process. We were all touched by the recognition that Pastor John and everyone who attended services showed,” he said. “For me it was also very personal, as this is my family’s new home. We are happy to call Heartland our Church.”