Project Profiles

Summer-time is for the Bees

We all have bees and know we need bees, but they can present a problem.  Here’s how St. Peter’s Cathedral in Jackson, Mississippi, helped save the bees and their structure. The Cathedral of St. Peter was home to a hive of endangered bees. Under the guidance of a local beekeeper, Durable Restoration was contracted with to cut out a section of the church’s column to provide access to the Italian bees. Donning protective hats, suits and gloves, the... Read More

A Reason for Hope – Beautiful New Church

Traditional Building Magazine published an article about a new church that was just built.  Saint Mary, Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church in Aiken, South Carolina was established in 1853 with the original structure being destroyed by a tornado in 1878. This new structure is beautiful with it’s front atrium, modern to fit in with surrounding downtown buildings, and innovative with it’s wooden ciborium painted to look like marble. Originally, the new church was designed... Read More

A Happy Story

Here’s a great success story about the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist’s restoration in the Diocese of Patterson. The cathedral is on the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers as well as the Paterson Historic District Register and dates back to 1870. Back in September of 2010, ceiling tiles and plaster fell into the Nave area. Upon further inspection the cathedral was closed; having been deemed a “dangerous” building. Problems with trusses, flooring,... Read More

A Glimpse of Heaven

Take a look at this beautiful mosaic dome that was recently completed. St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas recently completed a decade long project! The pastoral associate along with 10 parishioners spearheaded the project and CCFM member, Rohn Associates, directed the liturgical design and installation.  Here’s an Article in Austin Statesman that tells about the project briefly, but a better article that details the labor intensive, detail-oriented, 10,000,000 mosaic tile project is here.

A Chapel in the Desert

Our Lady of Solitude is a chapel serving the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration in Tonopah, Arizona.  It is striking to see the chapel and the beautiful Pieta statue sitting out in the middle of desert country. One of our member companies did a lot of work on this project.  This link will take you to a YouTube video that will show you up close the work that was done. Also, there was a short... Read More

Lumen Christi Award

The 2015/16 Lumen Christi Award (Light of Christ) was given to Fr. Fredy Angel of the Savannah, Georgia Diocese. We had our conference there last spring; it’s a beautiful diocese.  This is truly and inspirational story about how the Holy Spirit moves us and especially timely with so much news about what divides us racially.  The Holy Spirit, through Fr. Fredy, shows us what racial diversity can accomplish. Fr. Fredy has been the pastor to... Read More

Holy Distractions

In a small town in rural Missouri, a delicate and beautiful restoration project is underway.  The St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, in St. Thomas, Missouri is approaching 150 years old.  Currently, it is a parish of 250 families and like most older parishes, it has some gorgeous stained glass windows that need repairing.  There is so much more to this story; click here to read the full article.