J&S completes Collegeside expansion

J&S Construction rebuilt the stage area at Collegeside Church of Christ to increase seating capacity.

COOKEVILLE – For more than half a century, the Collegeside Church of Christ family has been reaching out to Tennessee Tech, to Cookeville and to the world as a “family of Christians growing together.” With the 252 E. Ninth Street congregation’s rich history and welcoming mission has come continuous growth.

J&S Construction was contacted by church leaders to discuss a variety of options that would relieve some of the overcrowding issues that the church was facing on a weekly basis. Ultimately, an expansion project of the church’s assembly hall space was determined to be the best route to increase seating without extending the building footprint. The scope of work entailed increasing assembly hall space by 20 percent, construction of fire-rated walls, rebuilding the stage area and correcting existing ceiling damage in the structure.

J&S Construction helped design these changes while keeping an eye toward additional phases of construction that are still being conceptualized. This project enabled the church to add approximately 200 additional seats while staging the church for the next phase of construction. Given the church’s explosive growth, there was a critical timeline for both the design and construction of this project.

J&S Construction completed the five-week project within the contracted budget and scheduled completion date.

J&S Construction is grateful for the opportunity to help Collegeside make more room as it seeks to fulfill this mission. For more information, visit www.collegeside.org.

About J&S Construction:

Founded in 1957, J&S Construction is one of Middle Tennessee’s premier privately held construction firms, providing energy-efficient general contracting, design-build and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including commercial, healthcare, religious, institutional and industrial facilities.

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