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Expansion/Addition

Lakeland Community Church

Catalyst Construction is currently in progress on a 30,000 square foot addition which will include a new worship, gathering, and office space. The project will also include expanded parking and renovations to the existing building. At the time that Catalyst was brought onto the project, Lakeland Community Church was (and still is) rapidly growing ministry that had purchased a building and done some renovation and addition work with another contractor that unfortunately didn’t work out well. Catalyst engaged and helped them manage a substantial budget. Church leadership had an ambitious vision for adding 30,000 square feet onto their church [...]

By |July 31st, 2021|

Wisconsin Lutheran High School

With more than 15 years since its last major expansion and a Fine Arts building that had not seen any restorative work since the building was constructed in 1958, Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee was in need of a structural upgrade. Enter Catalyst Construction, who was selected by the high school to take on the task of giving the campus the face lift it needed and to bring the aging Fine Arts facility into the 21st century. In the partnership with Catalyst’s construction management team, WLHS’s renovation project came to a successful completion with contemporary additions and upgrades [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|

St. Peter Catholic Church

St. Peter Catholic Church in Slinger has been blessed with a faithful and generous membership throughout the ministry’s 150-year history. Catalyst Construction was selected through a qualification and interview process as the church’s construction management firm. The multi-phase project called for major renovations to the existing space including expansion of the sanctuary to accommodate additional seating for worship. In order to maintain the aesthetic of the original structure built in 1892, Catalyst procured cream city brick from a local supplier which was used for all of the project’s masonry. The full scope of the large-scale renovation also included a [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|

Southbrook Church

Southbrook Church’s continuous and steady growth over the last several years facilitated the need for a larger space. In partnering with Catalyst Construction, the expansion project was divided into two phases. Phase One focused on the church’s children’s ministry and included secure child check-in rooms, toddler rooms and a dedicated nursery, Sunday School classrooms, a large kitchen, restrooms, and a spacious gathering area. Phase Two focused on the main ministry facility and included an expanded worship space, several additional classrooms, and a meeting area for students and adults. Project Details LOCATION Franklin, WI SECTOR Church ARCHITECT [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|

St. Ann Center

Catalyst Construction is proud and honored to have managed and completed phase II of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, a day care facility for children and adults with special needs. St. Ann’s is dedicated to adding new life and purpose to the years of its adult day care clients by bringing them together with children enrolled in its childcare program and teen volunteers. Catalyst’s work on this phase consisted of a first floor build-out to include two childcare classrooms, a multi-fiber room, and a beauty shop. The second floor build-out will include a dementia unit, administration area, respite [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church & School

The St. Peter Lutheran Church and School project was multi-phased and required a 12-month design process, the entirety of which included a new gymnasium, new classrooms, locker rooms, and a narthex. Catalyst developed a phasing plan that allowed the existing school to remain safely operational throughout construction. Catalyst also adapted the structural framing system to feature substantial segments of timber framing in order to accommodate Builders for Christ and the volunteer labor that stepped up to assist in construction via Catalyst’s Time & Talent program. This adaptation of design and process allowed for substantial cost savings and made it [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church & School

St. Matthew’s new complex on Brown Street includes an elementary school for more than 300 students, with the possibility of adding a sanctuary and worship space in the future. The daycare center has space for roughly 85 students, ages 6 months to preschool. The building is 56,240 square feet, and includes 11 classrooms, a full-size gym, library, a science/art room and seven childcare rooms. Project Details LOCATION Oconomowoc, WI SECTOR Education ARCHITECT Groth Design Group COMPLETION DATE February 2015 WEBSITE → See the Results

By |February 28th, 2015|

St. Marcus Lutheran School

Catalyst Construction, as Construction Manager for St. Marcus’ 55,000 square foot school addition, assisted St. Marcus with fund raising, tax credit identification, and finance coordination, all services that are not traditionally provided by Construction Managers. Over the past 12 years, Catalyst has successfully completed multiple projects for St. Marcus. The partnership has included the original Main Campus church expansion project (approx. $4.5M), the subsequent North Campus (featured here) which involved ground-up construction of a new school building (approx. $4.8M) and which was completed in early 2015, and the Harambee campus. As construction manager for St. Marcus’s 55,000 square foot [...]

By |February 28th, 2015|

Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church

Catalyst Construction was selected as the Construction Manager for Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran’s new 15,000sf Worship and Classroom expansion in March of 2012. The conceptual design for the project included an overly large building with more scope than the owner’s budget would allow. Catalyst worked closely with Excel Engineering to develop cost models based on historical data that provided Immanuel-Trinity with the program space they required while staying within the overall project budget of $2.5M. Utilizing volunteer labor within the church ministry and the surrounding community as part of Catalyst’s Time & Talent program, the site was managed safely and efficiently [...]

By |September 30th, 2013|
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