EDWARDSVILLE — Holland Construction Services Inc. has begun work on the new $3 million First Presbyterian Church of Edwardsville, following a recent ground-breaking ceremony.
Holland is providing design/build services for the 11,056-square‐foot church located on a 6‐acre site on Ridgeview Road. The new facility will include a sanctuary, offices and an education wing.
The current church on North Kansas Street was built in 1923 and in need of repairs as well as not being ADA compliant. The new building will be energy efficient, one level, and meet ADA requirements.
“First Presbyterian is the first church established in Edwardsville, and its people continue to step out in faith toward new territory,” said the pastor, Dr. John C. Hembruch. “We are pleased to partner with Holland, and excited by the construction progress we see on our new home for mission and ministry. We’re grateful for the many expressions of support we’ve received from members of the community.”
The last service held in the existing church was on Easter. The 375-member congregation is currently meeting at Goshen Elementary School during construction, which is scheduled for completion in January.
Hurford Architects of Glen Carbon is Holland’s design/build partner on the project.
Holland Construction Services is a construction management, general contracting and design/build firm based in Swansea. Holland has been providing construction services throughout Illinois and Missouri since 1986, when it was founded by company CEO Bruce Holland.