In church design and construction, we recognize that the finished project is much more than just the brick, mortar, and steel out of which it is made - it is part of the process of building God’s kingdom. Trust, patience, and consideration for both church AND community members are vital tools in transforming the structure into a place of worship.

Churches + Houses of Worship

At Focus, we pride ourselves on completing high-quality work and on building lasting relationships in the process. In church construction, these goals are magnified. We understand the delicacies that must be considered when building a place of worship. From the earliest stages, we help our clients navigate everything from city permits and codes, to designing a facility that accommodates all the church’s current and future programs and growth.

Our team members have been involved in more than 150 church projects throughout their years of experience. Because of the expertise we have gathered from these projects, we fully understand the importance of considering the specific needs of your congregation, your programs, your location, and your staff. In the earliest stages of planning, we consider number of attendees, youth and adult groups, specific types of functions around service times, and safety of indoor and outdoor spaces.

During the construction phase, we strive to minimize interference with traffic and building accessibility that might disrupt church services and functions.

Tax Exemptions

As a nonprofit organization, you value the people and the message you teach; the money you manage is not the goal to which you aspire. We can assist you in financial matters. At Focus, we employ a construction accounting staff to track all purchases which may qualify for federal and state tax exemptions.

Project(s) and Client Examples

“They’re honest. They’re hard working people. And for a church that’s important. It’s important to have people you feel you can trust; people you feel like you have a connection with. And I feel like we have that.”

- Jim Weathers
Wake Forest Baptist Church

“I would like to let you know it has been a pleasure having Focus construct our new Children’s Wing. We moved in last Sunday and I heard nothing but good comments from our members.”

- Timothy Edwards, Member
Rock Springs Baptist Church

“Focus Design had a reputation for being able to help you accomplish your goals within your budget. They were committed to making sure our building was completed in a nice, lowest-possible-cost manner, and they achieved it.”

- Ken Lowery
Cary Church of Christ

“They made every effort to understand our needs and limitations. What could have been a stressful project has been a joy!”

- Abida Paul Shah, Pastor
Clearview Baptist Church

Cary Church of Christ

The Cary Church of Christ project consisted of an existing structure renovation and a number of facility additions to the Church’s spacious campus. The building underwent two phases of construction prior to Focus’ involvement for the third phase, in which we helped budget and complete the final stages of remodeling. The goal of the project was to modernize the building’s existing appearance, improve functionality, and expand for congregational growth. One major renovation included transitioning the unfinished basement into a new Fellowship Hall to be utilized for summer camps and other functions throughout the year.

  • 5,732 SF renovation
  • Refurbished basement into new Fellowship Hall
  • Installed Kitchen
  • Turned second upstairs Sanctuary into classrooms
  • Retrofitted bathrooms
  • Installed elevator in previously-built elevator shaft

Wake Forest Baptist Church

The Wake Forest Baptist Church was a bid project that Focus secured after detailed planning and close coordination with the Church Properties Committee. The existing establishment was in need of renovation and new additions to contain projected member growth, as well as to create new spaces for current functions, such as weekly fellowship. Extensive bookkeeping kept the project on budget through completion despite consistently unfavorable weather conditions that led to heavy rain and structural flooding.

  • 19,800 SF construction of Education and Fellowship Hall
  • 4,729 SF basement renovation to create Youth Center
  • Extended parking lot to accommodate more visitors and congregants
  • Constructed a bridge connector from new to existing building
  • Facilitated playground modifications for Weekday Preschool program
  • New Kitchen

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church had some very unique needs with their renovations and new construction. In addition to Sanctuary and Children’s Wing renovations, they needed to utilize every bit of their urban downtown land space to add much needed gathering areas for their growing congregation. They also wanted to preserve as much of the historic building as possible, as well as reconstruct the old Bell Tower. To accommodate these needs, Focus designed the new structure in such a way as to include the beautiful brick exterior and stained-glass windows of the existing sanctuary into a modern, two-story welcome area, complete with a coffee bar and sitting areas.

  • Project total of 23,750 SF
  • New Youth Center
  • Historic preservation in both renovation and construction
  • Renovated Children’s Wing for existing Weekday Preschool
  • Unique design and construction to accommodate multiple needs

Faith Christian Center International

For this growing church in Charlottesville, VA, we constructed a 32,172 SF building that consisted of a basement, a first floor, and a mezzanine, all built into the side of the mountain. Like several of the churches we have built or renovated, FCCI houses a preschool and a school-age program, so special considerations had to be taken into account to meet government guidelines for space and accessibility, among other things.

  • 32,172 SF
  • Sanctuary seating capacity of 451

Our Lady of the Rosary

This Catholic Church in Louisburg, NC needed classroom space for its catechism students, as well as some multipurpose area for various church functions. We worked with the church to create three permanent classrooms, as well as an open multipurpose area capable of being made into two additional classrooms through the use of a movable wall.


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