Did you know that Fortune Restoration is among the contractors with the Archdiocese of Chicago’s seal of approval for church jobs? In 1998, St. Paul the Apostle became Gurnee’s first Catholic Church. The 42,000-square-foot building was built for $5.5 million. This summer, Fortune Restoration worked under a tight deadline to restore the inside of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Gurnee. Our team has stepped aside to accommodate weekday funerals and has ensured parishioners can attend their weekend Masses starting August 15th. However, all restorations needed to be finished by Friday, September 9 in time for a wedding the next day.
Restoring St. Paul the Apostle Church in Gurnee, included installing new acoustic fabric, repairing water-damaged drywall, cleaning air-conditioning vents and painting the ceiling, walls and trim. The project kicked off with crews moving all of the pews to clear space for scaffolding and lifts. Each week, pews were returned to their proper areas to accommodate for Masses on Saturday and Sunday. Rev. Gregory Houck, the church’s pastor, said that he appreciates the care workers took while working on the restoration.
During an interview with the Daily Herald Houck described the changes that will be coming to the church. “All of the Infrastructure, when it’s all over, will be changed,” Houck said. “It will be substantially changed. The audio system will be completely different, the organ will be different the lighting different, however, when you come inside, the church will look the same.”
At Fortune Restoration, when we work on a church renovation it is unlike any other renovation. You have to treat it with respect and reverence. It is not a construction site, it is a house of worship, and our men treat it as such. The two most sacred places in a person’s life are their home and their place of worship. While we work, there is no music blaring, no lunch eaten, and no garbage is thrown out inside the church.
Read the full story from the Daily Herald here.