General contractor: Base Construction & Management LLC
Size: 14,500 square feet
Estimated cost: $1.65 million
Estimated completion: November
Project description: Sonrise Baptist Church plans to move to a new building with a 3,200-square-foot sanctuary and seven large classrooms. A second planned phase would add 16,000 square feet on two stories for more classrooms and office space, project architect Greg Mitchell has said. Located across the street from Ozark West Elementary School, crews broke ground on the project last fall. Cody Ritter of contractor Base Construction & Management has said the new church also will be built with a 1,400-square-foot front drive-thru canopy. An opening in late fall is a push back from its target opening this summer. Engineering work is provided by Pinnacle Design Consultants LLC, civil and structural, and Vandersluis Engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
Read profiles of this year's honorees.
Aaron York, general superintendent of Donco 3 Construction, describes what he sees in the construction job market in Springfield in 2021. Rachel York is the co-owner of Donco3 Construction.
Jim Meinsen gives his advice for finding new clients as the owner of a new or existing business. Jim and Debbie Meinsen own TCI Graphics, and recently celebrated 50 years in business.
Jeramey and Julia Henson discuss the reason they and HM Dentworks co-owner Chris McWhirter started the HM Dentworks Academy. With the job demands of their field taking them across the country, all three felt that they needed a plan for the future.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach of the Queen City Insane Asylum, says the name for the team was chosen lightheartedly. He said the name also catches people's attention.
Barak Hill gives advice based on what he learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected his business. He says we should all have a backup plan ready to use.
Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, recommends the book "The E-Myth Mastery" by Michael E Gerber. She says it changed the course of how she runs her business.
Aaron York describes the work culture he tries to foster at Donco3 and why he attributes to it a part of Donco3's success. Rachel York is a co-owner of Donco3 and Aaron is the General Superintendent.
Hollie Elliott, executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, explains how local schools factor into business decisions and affect a local community.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, says an important lesson she learned was not to over-expand and to do her research before hand. She gives examples from her experience as a startup business owner.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen own TCI Graphics, and are now celebrating 50 years of business. Jim Meinsen takes some time to explain his philosophy on debt, and how to stay out of it.