Mansfield, TX (PRWEB) August 22, 2014
Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, TX has announced that the First United Methodist Church of Blue Ridge, Texas has approved the design portion of the company's design-build proposal for the construction of a new 10,250 square foot modular church building that will be placed on the Church’s new 18 acre site. The estimated $1.2 million project will be configured as an L-shaped structure in order to maximize the available space for a worship center, three offices, eight adult and children’s’ classrooms, and a daycare center. This will allow First United to replace their existing facility with a new modular building that can meet their current needs for the next three to five years. The Church ultimately plans to construct a permanent building complex which will then allow the modular building to be used exclusively by the youth ministry. As the general contractor for the modular construction project, Ramtech will manage all of the site preparation for the new building and parking lot, including the extension and connection of the utilities as well as installing the pad-on-grade foundation. A HardiePanel embossed stucco siding with an elastomeric paint finish will be used for the exterior, while the interior will be finished with vinyl covered gypsum wall covering, commercial grade carpet and vinyl composition tile flooring, and a lay-in tile ceiling. Ramtech will also provide the wood steps, ramps, and landings for the building.
The First United design-build project is another in a long list of church building contracts that Ramtech has secured over the last three years. As part of the company's continuing focus on developing modular church building projects for faith-based organizations, Ramtech was United Methodist's first choice based on the company's successful performance in completing two high-profile education facilities for the community's local Blue Ridge Independent School District. According to Gary White, Ramtech's Vice-President of Sales, "Seeing firsthand how we were able to provide sophisticated modular buildings for the local school district made First United very comfortable in selecting Ramtech for their new church building". Once the manufacturing of the modular sections begins, Ramtech expects to have the project completed in less than 120 days.
The First United Methodist Church of Blue Ridge is located in the rolling hills of north central Texas 50 miles north east of Dallas in one of the many small farming communities in northern Collin County that is now seeing rapid development. The modular building for the First United project will be designed and manufactured at Ramtech’s Mansfield, TX manufacturing facility, part of a 20 acre development located in the southern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The company has convenient access to the major transportation arteries that serve cities throughout Texas and the Southwest. Structured as a vertically integrated design-build construction company, Ramtech provides space planning, design services, manufacturing, site construction and finish-out on every project they produce. The company maintains a consistent workforce of production workers and supervisory personnel with an average of 13 years experience, many with tenures over 20 years. This experience, coupled with Ramtech’s approach to modular manufacturing and construction, allows for greater control at each step in the building process resulting in significant time and money savings for their clients. For more information, visit the company's website at ramtechmodular.com.