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3 For more than twenty years we ve been responding to disasters, rebuilding structures and getting people back to worship, back to business, and back to their lives. WE LL HELP YOU RECOVER, TOO. Recovery happens when you re able to trust in someone with the skill and experience to do the job correctly. When you re able to step back and put your fate in someone else s hands. To regain control you must relinquish control. YOU MUST HAVE FAITH. We earn this faith on every job. We earn it with our compassion and understanding; with our rapid response and reconstruction expertise; and by being 100 percent dedicated to your recovery. GC3 GC3Builders.com 3

4 RECOVERY IT S NOT A JOB. IT S A CALLING. GC3 project managers are seasoned construction managers who have an average of 30 years construction and insurance experience. For us, reconstruction is always about more than structures. Disasters tear holes in congregations and communities, and we have the ability to fix them. Our years of experience in both construction and insurance leave us uniquely qualified to shorten recovery times and help communities heal. We do that by making your disaster our top priority. Our workday is defined by whatever it takes. Sometimes it s sunrise to sunset. Sometimes it s longer. And we assign one person sole responsibility. Which means your project manager will be your project manager until your building is complete. Our greatest asset is our ability to listen and communicate. Our project managers have the ability to deal with every stakeholder owners, insurance companies, building code inspectors, adjusters and subcontractors and find solutions that work. REBUILDING COMMUNITIES We are general contractors, but we don t bring a team to your town. We hire local subcontractors and tradesmen so your money stays in your area and, sometimes, in your congregation. We work with people you know or recommend, and ensure that all of them are qualified, insured and bonded. The only time we ever bring in outside help is when a specialty trade (such as stained glass windows) is required. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY Your project manager lives the project, and gets engaged with your congregation, your organization or your business. Some of our project managers are still communicating with clients they helped rebuild over fifteen years ago. We want to be held responsible, because we know no one else can do the job as well as we can. We create order out of chaos and show you the way forward. 4 GC3 GC3Builders.com

5 RECOVERY HEADER RAPID RESPONSE We arrive within 12 to 24 hours to start creating a manageable situation. COMMUNICATION We deal with your insurance company and the building inspector so we re all on the same page. DETAILED DAMAGE ASSESSMENT We determine the scope of loss with a meticulous survey. HIRE LOCAL We work with your neighbors to get your building reconstructed. WE STAY UNTIL THE END When you have your life back, we say goodbye. NEXT: We respond fast. Really fast. GC3 GC3Builders.com 5

6 HEADER First Presbyterian Church Navasota, TX A major fire gutted this beautiful church. We were on-site 18 hours later. 6 GC3 GC3Builders.com

7 RESPONSE EVERY DAY COUNTS. THAT S WHY WE RESPOND IN LESS THAN ONE. Your loss is our number one priority. So when a disaster happens, we respond with speed within twelve to twenty-four hours so you can start the recovery process immediately. We coordinate emergency services to ensure the building is safe. We identify potential hazardous materials. We secure the site to prevent further damage. We can even line up temporary facilities to keep you in business or provide a place for worship services. EVERY DISASTER IS DIFFERENT The damages caused by fire, flood, earthquake or tornado can range from microfractures to mold, and our meticulous process ensures that the site is assessed thoroughly and quickly. REGAIN CONTROL A disaster is the ultimate loss of control. Our fast response time helps us gain control of the chaos and start to rebuild your world. 1 We begin active fire, water and smoke mitigation immediately. 2 We save what we can save, documenting and managing your inventory securely. 3 We develop an accurate and detailed scope of loss, including site photos and all the documents your insurance company requires. 4 And we start work almost immediately. NEXT: Helping you communicate with your insurance company. GC3 GC3Builders.com 7

8 RESPONSIBILITY WORK WITH A COMPANY EVERYONE TRUSTS. GC3 team members have experience in the insurance industry and in the construction industry, so we understand the specialized knowledge they need to process your claim quickly and we get it to them. MAKE SURE YOU RE PROTECTED AND THAT YOU GET YOUR MONEY S WORTH. WORK WITH AN EXPERT.

9 RESPONSIBILITY TRUSTED in the INDUSTRY INSURANCE CONSTRUCTION We also have a reputation as a company that does what we say we will do and always operates with fairness and integrity. Because of that, insurance companies trust us. And that s very good for you. WE WORK FOR YOU When you make GC3 your general contractor, insurance companies pay us directly. This means there is no co-mingling of money. No bookkeeping. No accounts payable. We are your representative and take responsibility for all money matters. Why does that matter? Because property settlements are very different from other types of insurance settlements. And if you re careless if you can t account for every dollar and cent used for improvements you may find your organization owing money to your insurance company. BEING YOUR OWN CONTRACTOR WON T SAVE YOU MONEY Sometimes churches and other organizations feel they should try to minimize the amount of money spent on the rebuilding effort. It is very important to realize, however, that if you do manage to save money, you do not get to keep it. That money goes to the insurance company. Make sure you re protected and that you get your money s worth. Work with an expert. NEXT: All we do is help organizations rebuild. GC3 GC3Builders.com 9

10 RECONSTRUCTION St. Marks Church Shakopee, MN After a fire destroyed the interior, we arrived to repair the damage.

11 RECONSTRUCTION WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, WE STRIKE BACK. For more than 20 years, GC3 has been helping churches, businesses and organizations rebuild after catastrophes. We re there in the aftermath of fires, floods and storms rebuilding structures and helping people rebuild their lives. We were there after Hurricane Katrina. We responded to Superstorm Sandy. But we re also there when a bucket of greasy rags catch fire and burns half of a church. We re there when an isolated tornado rips through a strip mall. And because this is all we do, we do it very well. We work with the insurer to get projects moving quickly, and listen to owners to understand their needs. METICULOUS DOCUMENTATION The average experience of our field personnel is 30 years. That s because this job depends upon it. You simply cannot evaluate a damaged building without years and years of knowledge. By the time we d finished, St. Mark s had never looked better. GC3 GC3Builders.com 11

12 RECONSTRUCTION We diagnose a building component by component, meticulously noting every defect, every bit of damage: + Sketch the footprint + Measure the perimeter + Sketch the interior floor plan + Number each room for organization + Photograph each room in detail per room in order + Analyze every room in a specific order floors, ceiling, cabinets, etc. This process gives you and the insurance company a comprehensive scope of loss. SCOPE OF LOSS IS ALL THAT MATTERS Some insurance companies and adjusters prefer to put a dollar value on the scope immediately. We do not. When everyone agrees on what is lost, what can be repaired and what must be replaced, then all that remains is to determine what it costs. For churches and other organizations, this additional code work is not necessarily covered by their insurance policy. So we work with the building inspector to understand which parts of the code he or she will be enforcing, and which he will overlook. In some cases, this is the difference between a congregation being allowed to keep their building and having to tear it down. YOUR PROJECT MANAGER TAKES CHARGE Once we have the scope and have spoken with the building inspector, we get a minimum of three bids from every trade (electrical, drywall, plumbing, roof, etc.) to help determine a reconstruction cost. We work with local subcontractors. The only exception is if we need to work with a specialty contractor. We work very closely with owners to set construction priorities. Unless the safety of the structure or people will be compromised, we do our best to keep church sanctuaries, retail stores or offices open while repairs are ongoing. Our goal is to start your recovery even as reconstruction is beginning. Determining costs before you agree on the loss inevitably leads to disagreement and strife. Which is the last thing you need when you re trying to recover. BUILDING TO THE ENFORCED CODE Before we finish our estimate, we speak with the building inspector. Older buildings, which are disproportionately affected by disasters, have often been grandfathered in to earlier building codes. But when reconstruction is necessary, they must be built to current code. 12 GC3 GC3Builders.com

13 RECONSTRUCTION THIS IS ALL WE DO, AND WE DO IT VERY WELL. WE WORK WITH THE INSURER TO GET PROJECTS MOVING QUICKLY, AND LISTEN TO OWNERS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR NEEDS. NEXT: Rebuilding your world. GC3 GC3Builders.com 13

14 WE PROMISE RECOVERY. AND WE DELIVER. Your GC3 project manager is part counselor, part accountant, part fearless leader and probably the most knowledgeable general contractor you will ever meet. He will be in charge of every aspect of your building s reconstruction, and will be your liaison with the architect, structural engineer, building inspector even parishioners when necessary. Because he is essential, he hardly ever leaves. GC3 does not direct your project from afar; your project manager will be on-site twelve days on, two days off until your project is complete... until your recovery is complete. IMMEDIATE RELIEF We try to help your recovery start immediately. If you ve recently experienced a disaster and have met the GC3 response team, you know that s true. We often arrive in the middle of the night invited by an insurance company and start restoring order even before we ve located a hotel. We know nothing is better for your peace of mind than to see progress happening. It s the first step towards recovery. 14 GC3 GC3Builders.com

15 RELIEF FAST, BUT THOROUGH Our integrity and track record helps us complete reconstruction quicker. Unlike a public adjuster, we do not have an adversarial relationship with insurance companies. We take a solely objective look at any catastrophe, removing emotion from the equation, and provide a scope of loss that is forthright, honest and acceptable to all. Because of that, insurance companies trust us, approve our estimates, and let us get to work fast. Once reconstruction starts, your project manager is dedicated to moving things along quickly. Our relationship with the building code inspector helps keep inspections and construction on schedule, and our selection of high-quality subcontractors ensures that the completed work will stand the test of time. BECAUSE INSURANCE COMPANIES TRUST US, THEY APPROVE OUR ESTIMATES QUICKLY, AND LET US GET TO WORK FAST. WITH YOU TILL THE END During reconstruction there will be hiccups that threaten to slow or derail your reconstruction project. That s why your GC3 project manager is on-site. He remains with the projects, overseeing subcontractors, paying bills and liaising with community stakeholders until the project is complete. Your project is his only responsibility; your disaster is his disaster, until the end. BECOMING PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY GC3 project managers become part of the communities in which they work. They attend your church services, shop in your grocery stores, and are even invited to potluck dinners. They arrive in your town with a mission to help you get back on your feet. And by the time they ve finished the people they re helping are no longer clients: they re friends.

16 GC3 has been helping churches, businesses and organizations recover from catastrophes for more than twenty years. In that time we have rebuilt structures damaged by fire, flood, storm, tornado, hurricane and earthquake. We have always been honest and we have never given less than our all to any project. Because of that, we invite you to talk to any of our past clients. You can find their contact information at ASHWORTH RD., SUITE 201 WEST DES MOINES, IA P F GC3Builders.com

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