“Consider now, the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary. Be courageous and act.” — 1 Chronicles 28:10


Serving Ministries

Vanman Architects and Builders, Inc. has specialized in the architecture and construction of religious facilities since 1957.

Ministry comes first in every project we take on at Vanman Architects and Builders. Our priorities as a company are to:

  • Serve ministries
  • Listen to our clients
  • Count the cost
  • Work as a team

We understand that every church has a unique ministry, and we strive to design and build beautiful facilities that fit the needs for each specific ministry goal.

As both church architects and church builders, we see our clients through the entire process from initial vision to dedication.


Church Designers

At Vanman Architects and Builders, we maintain an architectural staff of licensed professionals who place a high priority on listening to each congregation’s vision of the future, program requirements and budget.

In this open relationship between architect and building committee, we put forth a number of design possibilities for review and evaluation. We listen to our clients to perfect these designs in order to enhance their ministry and inspire their congregation.

Through it all, our architectural staff is sensitive to the traditions and heritage of each individual church. It is our desire that out of this cooperative venture will emerge an exciting, functional and beautiful space.


Church Builders

Our firm offers complete construction services including the design-build method, general contracting and construction management.

We are experts in all of these areas and have built our reputation on the design-build method of construction. Working as a team has many advantages, including:

  • Smooth transition from design to construction
  • One contact person
  • Accurate cost estimates early in project development

All of these features enable us to keep our projects within the established time and cost parameters.


Vanman Commitment

Our architectural and construction staffs work together from the start to evaluate the costs of the design.

Daily communication between our architects and our project managers concerning selection of materials, installation details and structural systems helps to achieve the highest value for every project.

One of our top priorities is keeping projects within the allocated budget. Completing a building on budget will greatly enhance its success in meeting ministry goals.

Contact us today to see how we can help your ministry.


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