Building God’s Way (BGW) Builder Conference – Honors The Collage Companies

The Collage Companies was recently honored at the Building God’s Way (BGW) Builder Conference in Ogden, Utah.  During the conference, two awards were presented to Collage. The first was the Steve Hartman Stewardship Award for outstanding efforts to bring value and savings to BGW projects – particularly on the Gateway Church of Christ project in Pensacola, Florida.  The second award recognized Collage for promoting and participating in the most design charrettes with BGW than any other Contractor in the country.  Representing The Collage Companies at the Conference on November 8th and 9th was Luke Walsh, Pre-construction Engineer and Gary Vargas, Project Executive who commented: “Collage is proud of working on many successful projects with BGW throughout our 18-year relationship.” 

Press Release from BGW

Building God’s Way (BGW) hosted the BGW  Builder Conference on November 8-9 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, UT. Held every 18 months, partner contractors from all across the U.S. gathered with BGW leadership to share ideas and strategies, discuss challenges and review new opportunities in facility design & construction for churches and Christian schools. During the conference dinner banquet, several builder partners were recognized for outstanding achievement in the areas of stewardship, job site ministry, and business development.

  • S&B Construction and Weaver Commercial Contractor were presented with the Ministry of Construction Award, in recognition of their outstanding efforts to coordinate ministry outreach on BGW job sites and help church clients impact the lives of workers with the love of Christ. An integral part of the BGW approach since its foundation, the Ministry of Construction program involves organized acts of hospitality, appreciation and kindness to the workers throughout the duration of a construction project.
  • The Steve Hartman Stewardship award was presented to five builders in recognition of the outstanding value and savings their companies have delivered to BGW clients. Award recipients included The Collage Companies, Erickson-Hall Construction, Hilbers, Inc., S&B Construction and Weaver Commercial Contractor. The award is named in honor of the late CEO of BGW, Steve Hartman, who was instrumental in bringing innovation and organizational structure to the BGW pre-construction stewardship process, one of the key programs that distinguishes BGW in the marketplace by incorporating valuable subcontractor input prior to the completion of construction drawings. It also leverages construction industry relationships and linkage within the ministry that can lead to significantly reduced costs.
  • Three builders were also recognized for their excellence in business development and establishing new relationships with church and Christian school clients. Award recipients included The Collage Companies, S&B Construction and Weaver Commercial Contractor.

BGW Architects (Building God’s Way) is an employee-owned architecture firm that has designed more than 950 ministry-based projects across 47 U.S. states and 3 foreign countries. Through a unique approach developed exclusively for ministry-based organizations, BGW seeks to revolutionize the design and construction process and significantly reduce both up-front building costs and long term maintenance and operation expenses. In addition to its industry-leading design services, BGW partners with contractors across the U.S. who have a heart for Christian ministry and align with BGW’s foundational principles of stewardship, relationship and outreach. BGW is also aligned with strategic partners in the areas of funding, strategic planning, pastoral coaching, building supplies and more.