Since establishment in 1989 the majority of the work of our office has been serving churches and other religious organizations with their building programs. In a typical year ninety-five percent of our work is for religious institutions. These projects are divided between restoration of historical church buildings, renovations, additions and new construction. We are currently involved with four expansion projects, eight renovations, restoration of four churches and the design of three new churches. Annual construction cost value of work in progress is about nine million dollars.
The office is operated as a sole proprietorship. I personally attend to all meetings, administration, design and specifications. Catharine Mary Flores is project manager and production of working drawings is by Brian Hoatson and consultants Joe Sacco, and Michael Stalker. Together we have 95 years of experience in this work. This office carries all appropriate professional and liability insurance and is without debt or claims.
I graduated with honors from Louisiana State University in 1982. The internship phase of my education was spent with several firms in central New Jersey. For a few of those years I was a project designer with The Hillier Group in Princeton, now the largest architectural firm in the world. In order to pursue my area of interest I then relocated to a local firm that specialized in church architecture. Other areas of interest and service have included Fair Haven Planning Board, design and production of custom furnishings, Board of Directors Helping Hand Pregnancy Care Center and short-term missions involving construction projects.