St Dominic’s Catholic Church and Ancon Construction are excited to announce a building expansion in Bremen. The Parish held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday June 28th on site with song, scripture, and blessing of the site.
The project, designed and built by Ancon, is expected to be complete by early November and will be overseen by Designer Matthew VanSoest, Project Manager Doug VonGunten, and Field Superintendent Chris Cormican.
The building expansion includes a lobby, restrooms, conference room, chapel, and information center. “Our team carefully worked with the building committee in understanding current and future ministry needs of the parish and effectively designed the building project to respond to a variety of events and spatial uses. Strategic design also allowed the new addition to match the architecture, form, and exterior building materials of the unique nonagon shaped church that was built in the 1960’s,” commented Ancon Designer Matthew VanSoest.
Building committee representative Tom Keller reflects on the Design-Build process thus far and states:
“Both Matt and Doug were true partners in our efforts to secure an affordable plan while sacrificing very little in achieving our original objectives. When suggestions and ideas were discussed a range of costs were made readily available for our consideration. We were very impressed with Matt taking the extra time to study and understand our specific facility needs in keeping with our Catholic Culture. Several of his creative ideas were adopted in our plans for the chapel and gathering space to enhance our primary ministerial goals.”