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Institutional | RATCLIFF CONSTRUCTION COMPANY – CROSSROADS CHURCH Ratcliff is constructing a new 49,000-square-foot worship center for the Crossroads Church in Lafayette, La. « A Lasting Church A fter working on projects such as the Mount Olivet Chapel renovation and restoration in Pineville, La., and First Baptist Church in Jena, La., Ratcliff Construction Co. has proven its capability on religious construction projects. It is working on its first project with Crossroads Church in Lafayette, La. As of August 2011, the project is more than 80 percent complete. “We have a reputation for finishing on or before our deadlines,” Project Manager Reginald DeLoach says. “In the design/build arena, we have a lot of clients that come to us because of our expertise and our past performance history. And in the hard-bid arena, we make sure to never bid on a project we don’t feel comfortable building.” Crossroads Church of Lafayette, La., traces its history back to a small congregation who gathered in the humble home of its founders, Gabe and Annie Welch. It was more than 60 years ago and since then the church has grown with each passing year. In 1957, the church moved from the Welch’s home onto Moss Street in Lafayette. It soon outgrew that building and purchased a third facility in 1981. It made significant renovations in 2004, and, in a response to a growing membership, it is constructing a new 49,000-square-foot worship center complete with a 1,500-seat auditorium, office space, a café and a bookstore. The church posts pictures on its website of the weekly construction progress, which DeLoach says is on track for completion this October. The new building will be connected to the current facility. The old building will be used for classrooms and other services will be moved into the new construction. The project RATCLIFF BUILDS A CHURCH USING MATERIALS KNOWN FOR THEIR DURABILITY. BY JAMIE MORGAN Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church • Construction budget: $7.3 million • Location: Lafayette, La. • Employees on site at peak: 85 “Everybody has been communicating very well and everything is working great.” –Reginald DeLoach, project manager was designed by Lafayette-based architectural firm Architects Southwest as a partial clearspan metal building with a structure steel lobby connected to it. “We have a metal building structure that we have married to a struc- 48 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - October/November 2011
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
Last Look

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