First United Methodist Church of Blue Ridge, Texas has approved the design portion of Ramtech’s design-build proposal for the construction of a new 10,250 square foot modular church building that will be placed on the Church’s new 18 acre site. The estimated $1.2 million project will be configured as an L-shaped structure in order to maximize the available space for a worship center, three offices, eight adult and children’s’ classrooms, and a daycare center. This will allow First United to replace their existing facility with a new modular building that can meet their current needs for the next three to five years. The Church ultimately plans to construct a permanent building complex which will then allow the modular building to be used exclusively by the youth ministry. Once the manufacturing of the modular sections begins, Ramtech expects to have the project completed in less than 120 days.
As the general contractor for the modular construction project, Ramtech will manage all of the site preparation for the new building and parking lot, including the extension and connection of the utilities as well as installing the pad-on-grade foundation. A HardiePanel embossed stucco siding with an elastomeric paint finish will be used for the exterior, while the interior will be finished with vinyl covered gypsum wall covering, commercial grade carpet and vinyl composition tile flooring, and a lay-in tile ceiling. Ramtech will also provide the wood steps, ramps, and landings for the building.
The First United Methodist Church of Blue Ridge is located in the rolling hills of north central Texas 50 miles north east of Dallas in one of the many small farming communities in northern Collin County that is now seeing rapid development. The design-build project is another in a long list of church building contracts that Ramtech has secured over the last three years, due in part to our continuing focus on developing modular church building projects for faith-based organizations. Ramtech was United Methodist’s first choice based on our successful performance in completing two high-profile education facilities for the Blue Ridge Independent School District.