Non-Profit Organizations

non profit project, Childhood Language

Size 
6,000 SF Renovation 

Owner/Customer
Childhood Language Center

Childhood Language

The board of directors of the Childhood Language Center was thrilled to have Pray create a new space for them and recognized we understand non-profit organizations and their unique qualities. They were thrilled, too, that we were able to save them significant money by changing their project from a complete gut to utilizing existing walls. We saved them money before a nail was hit, and that made them happy customers. The interior design services were also appreciated. “We serve children, and it was clear Pray understands that. Susan Farley did an excellent job of reflecting that in the interior choices,” stated their board.

non profit project, HospiceCare Charleston, WV

Size 
18,000 SF New Construction

Owner/Customer
HospiceCare

HospiceCare

Charleston, WV

HospiceCare of Kanawha Valley selected Pray Construction Company as the design builder of their new administrative offices in Charleston, WV. The 18,000-square foot building combines nursing and open administrative areas, conference and training rooms and grief counseling services. Located at the corner of Patrick Street and Kanawha Boulevard, the modern exterior provides an attractive landmark for this part of the City. The building features open work areas with sky lights throughout and utilizes as many “green” design elements as possible. The project was completed in just 7 months in 2008.

Listen to Larry RobertsonThe one thing I did not expect from this project was to come away with several new friends. The team at Pray Construction went above and beyond my expectations.  Our facility is more than we ever hoped for, completed on time and on budget.

non profit project, Boy Scouts Buckskin Council Charleston, WV

Size 
7,700 SF New Construction; 4,770 SF Renovation

Owner/Customer
Boy Scouts Buckskin Council

Boy Scouts Buckskin Council

Charleston, WV

The Boy Scouts Buckskin Council has a beautiful, new facility that helps them meet their mission and double the area they serve. Pray Construction and Aric Margolis made the design-build team for the $3.7 million, 13,000 SF project. The original office, built 40 years earlier, was renovated and a new wing added. The new space includes a large activities area, showers, a store, and conference center. The timber frame entrance leads to a unique lobby space with vaulted ceilings, a 12-foot artificial tree which shades a park bench and a life-sized bronze sculpture of building’s name sake, H. Bernard Wehrle, Sr. A large deck sits above a fire ring near the river’s edge, perfect for local and visiting scouts.

Listen to Jeff PurdyPray Construction delivered our new building on time and on budget. They were very professional in how they do business, but also provided a personal level of service that made our experience with them comfortable and accommodating. I would not hesitate using them again for any construction project.”

non profit project, Dickenson County Courthouse Clintwood, VA

Size 
36,000 SF New Construction 

Owner/Customer
Dickenson County, Virginia

Dickenson County Courthouse

Clintwood, VA

Under a court order by the Virginia Supreme Court, Dickenson County was required to build a new courthouse with a limited budget, very specific design parameters and a tight calendar. County officials took advantage of new legislation which allowed them to utilize a design build project delivery method. They were able to keep this project in the $8 million range while adding back into the project features they wanted, such as a terrazzo floor. The three-story, new construction project has two beautiful court rooms, secured access for judges and prisoners, improved and secure public space for district and circuit court offices, on a significantly improved site with additional parking.

Listen to Freddie Mullins “Pray Construction’s attention to detail is like no other company I have worked with on a construction project. We had milestones to meet and Pray finished those ahead of schedule. And no savings was too small for them to bring to us.”

Mr. Freddie Mullins
Attorney, Industrial Development Authority of Dickenson County, Virginia

Listen to David Moore “They treated this project like it was their project. I don’t know what else you can ask out of a contractor. We went from a vision to completion, just as planned. I would work them anytime on any project. Anyone who can tackle a judical building like this, can build anything.”

Mr. David Moore
County Administrator, Dickenson County, Virginia

non profit project, Bible Center Southridge, Charleston, WV

Size 
66,500 SF New Construction

Owner/ Customer
Bible Center Church

Bible Center

Southridge, Charleston, WV

When Bible Center outgrew its existing campus in Charleston, a 96-acre parcel was purchased for a multi-phased relocation of worship services, administration, daycare, preschool and private elementary functions. Having selected a picturesque, natural setting, the primary concept was to develop a campus intimately connected to nature. This was achieved through a collaborative partnership among Pray Construction, Silling Architects and CDH Partner. The new sanctuary seats 1200 people. The lobby features a generous fireplace and large windows which connect the fellowship area to the natural wooded area outside.

non profit project, Ronald McDonald House Charleston, WV

Size 
18,900 SF New Construction

Owner/Customer
Ronald McDonald Charities Southern WV

Ronald McDonald House

Charleston, WV

Ronald McDonald House was thrilled to have a new home that doubles the size of their former location with easy access to CAMC’s Women and Children’s Hospital. They selected Pray Construction as their design-builder and were thrilled with that decision too. The new three-story building includes 14 guest suites and a family den, a two-bedroom manager suite, a great room, kids’ play room administrative offices. The great room boasts a large stone fire place just off the spacious kitchen and eating area. The third floor is an unfinished area for future guest rooms.

The purpose of the home is to create a stress-free and comfortable sanctuary for families struggling with a sick child, so a calm quiet setting is important.  The house is adjacent to six lanes of an elevated interstate, and families are living in hotel type rooms, so Pray used a building system new to the industry called insulated concrete forms (ICF) which ensures sound buffering. The design-build team and Ronald McDonald House team worked together to make a comfortable sanctuary for families in need.

Listen to Dewayne Dickens 

“We learned so much building our new Ronald McDonald house and are so glad we selected Pray as our design-builder. We would use them again, only get them involved earlier. They add value that I wasn’t aware they could. They were amazing from top to bottom.”