Posts by Murry McKenzie

Posts by Murry McKenzie

Permit Received – Demolition and Construction Preparation Begins

This week, we received our construction permit from the City of Allen and we are underway with our Embrace and Transform Building Project. This project is a result of multi-year journey of planning, congregational feedback, designing, cost optimizations, and price negotiation. One of our primary goals as a Building Committee is to keep our congregation informed of the progress on the project. Here are a few key facts: Our General Contractor, Hill and Wilkinson, has significant experience with all types…

Congregation Approves Building Project

On Sunday, August 5, FUMC Allen held a congregational meeting to vote on a “Proceed with Construction” proposal for the Embrace and Transform Building Project.  After a presentation from our Building Committee, the congregation overwhelmingly approved moving forward with the project with 96 percent of the attending members voting in favor. The Building Committee appreciates your confidence in their thousands of hours of work on the project. This week, we executed the contract with Hill and Wilkinson, our general contractor…

Building Plans Finalized: Upcoming Congregational Meetings

As the days of summer are upon us, things remain very busy for our Building Committee.  Just this week, the final construction documents have been completed by GFF Architects.  Between now and mid-July, we will be working to receive final construction pricing from our General Contractor and all of the subcontractors for the various trades.  We are also in the process of finalizing financing for the project and working with the City of Allen on various project requirements.  Once the…