See the progress of the “swinging hammers” on our Capital Campaign renovations! We have selected Renaissance Building and Nick Navarino as our construction company for the work. Nick has a long history of construction work and experience at St. Paul’s and he knows our buildings inside and out. In selecting Renaissance, we looked at three construction bids, all of which were competitive and professionally presented. The selection committee included Rev. Mary Davis, Senior Warden Joe LaVela, and Capital Campaign Chairs Laurie Romei and Burt Rea. Janet and Brian Siegel, our architects for the project, facilitated the presentation and selection process and were invaluable in their guidance and assistance.
The work has begun, starting with the choir loft to prepare that area for installation of the new organ, the first floor restroom renovations (one set at a time!), and the installation of the new elevator. Please see the architectural drawings in the foyer to see how all this will look when finished.
The work will take several months to completeand will be somewhat disruptive to our usual routines and access to the building. One of the reasons we selected Nick was his thoughtful and careful approach to protecting our space and preserving our usage of the building during construction. Please be aware of changes and look for signs and guidance for accessing our space during construction. Your safety and the safety of all who use our building is our utmost concern.
So how are we paying for all this? First, thank you to everyone for continuing to make your pledge payments toward the Capital Campaign. We have collected about $461,000 to date out of the over $700,000 pledged. We have dispersed about $60,000 on work so far, including initial payments on the organ. We have contracted with Renaissance to bill us for their work on a “pay as you go” basis, so we will continue to count on your timely pledge payments as we go forward. We will keep you posted on our progress on funding and payments as the work proceeds.
And, we’ll keep you posted on the construction progress, much of which you’ll be able to see for yourself! If you have any questions about the work, the Capital Campaign, or anything else, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Finally, we’d like to recognize and gratefully express our heartfelt thanks to Janet and Brian Siegel for their continued hard work in designing and drawing up the architectural plans, in assisting with the contractor selection process, and in anticipation of their ongoing guidance through the construction build out. Thank you – we are blessed to have you both as part of our parish family!
Burt Rea and Laurie Romei