Goff Companies, LLC was proud to be a part of this church’s journey. In 2016, our frequent partner, Oxley William Tharp Architects, who was the designer of record, invited us to help with their new campus construction planning, and we enthusiastically joined the team.
TCAL was leasing space in an office complex for their staff and worshipping in a school on the weekends. They had been operating and growing as a portable church for nearly a decade. They had reached a ceiling for growth and their next logical step was a new campus.
TCAL had entered into an agreement to purchase 24 acres in a fast-growing area of Mansfield, when we were engaged to assist the team with the design phase, develop building options and alternatives, and also cultivate value engineering options.
Additionally, Goff Companies assisted with due diligence on the property throughout the property purchase and closing process. Once the land was secured, the team moved through with the completion of the design, and began preconstruction services. During the preconstruction phase, our team assisted with securing the final financing for the project. With drawings complete, permitting complete, and financing secured, we were able to move forward with construction.
TCAL’s new home consists of nearly 10 acres of site development, a 27,275-square foot facility and more than 250 parking spaces. The facility has a 550-seat worship room, a large commons space, office space, coffee café, a large children’s area and a youth auditorium.
Construction consisted of conventional steel with a masonry veneer. Exterior elements included metal composite panels, brick, cast stone, conventional stone and fiber cement siding. The interior consisted of polish concrete floors, decorative metal elements, wood panel walls, custom built auditorium ceiling sound reflectors, a high end AVL system and large open structure areas.
Construction activities took 12 months, including all associated site work and facility construction. Our team was honored to help TCAL grow from a portable church environment to a permanent facility. Church attendance has exploded, and is already up nearly 40 percent in the first few months. New homes and families continue to grow all around the church, and the Church’s focus on community will continue to provide a positive influence as they reach more people in the growing Mansfield area.
Future phases include an expansion of on-site parking, a chapel, expansion of the worship area, an indoor children’s playground and a youth and children’s addition.
The Community at Lake Ridge is a truly wonderful Church, with a heart to serve the community, and Goff Companies is excited to have been part of the journey and look forward to assisting TCAL with their continued future growth.