About Us


Building God's Way is more than a catchy slogan or brand name...

It's an idea


It's about transforming the design and construction process by delivering the best possible stewardship of ministry resources. It's about impacting lives for Christ throughout every building project. It's about creating dynamic ministry tools that can be used to reshape your community and change the world. 



There's a better Way

Since its inception, BGW has been doing things differently than the average architecture firm. The BGW concept was born out of a calling to help  ministries address not only the funding challenges they face in facility expansion or remodel, but also some of the fundamental flaws that are inherent to the construction process, in which poor stewardship and conflict are far too common. From the beginning, BGW and it’s people have also been deeply committed to showing ministries how to impact workers on the job site with the love of Christ, a firm commitment that has become the heart of the BGW program.

In 1997, BGW began design on its first project for Lakeland Christian Academy in Winona Lake, Indiana. Growth was slow and gradual during the first few years, but the company experienced tremendous growth in the early 2000’s as ministries around the country began to learn about this unique new approach. Principal Architect and President Don Mahoney joined BGW as a partner Architect in 2003 and brought a wealth of design experience as the owner of his own firm and former President of the American Institute of Architects local chapter. With an extensive background in church, school and performing arts design, Don has become a leader in the field of faith-based architecture and has been recognized with a number of national church design awards. 

To date, BGW has designed more than 800 ministry-based facilities nationally for churches, Christian schools and Christian colleges and has served hundreds of others though its broad network of Kingdom building services and consultants. Now an employee-owned company headquartered in Ogden, Utah, BGW is staffed with highly trained architects, engineers, designers, drafters, project managers, as well as personnel in the areas of business development, accounting, and administration. BGW is also proud and grateful for strong partnerships with great organizations across the U.S. that share the same heart for supporting the growth of Christian Ministry, including consultants in the areas of funding, development, audio / video / lighting, building supply, church health, and more.

Our Mission & Vision


BGW's mission is to build God's Kingdom by translating the God-given vision of Christian organizations through innovative, stewardship-driven design, resulting in high quality, cost effective buildings that became dynamic ministry tools. 


As we work to accomplish this mission, we seek to honor God by impacting the lives of our clients, our employees, and the communities in which we work. We believe that God owns this business and we are simply His stewards of it for a season. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all we do and through the business honors Him. 


Executive Leadership

Don Mahoney
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT & PRESIDENT

Mike Mclntosh
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER /  CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Derek Johnson
CHIEF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER


Architects & Project Managers

Don Mahoney
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT & PRESIDENT

Josh Felix
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, 
CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN

David Tyson
ARCHITECT, PRELIMINARY DESIGN

Cynthia Argyle
ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN

Ned Wright
ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN

Brad Huizenga
ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN

John Wetendorf
ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN

Brain Dixon
ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN

​Adrian Ben
ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN

​Mark Kopp
ARCHITECT, CONSTRUCTION DOCS & ADMIN


Architectural Associates & Designers

Austin Fredrickson
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE, 
PRELIMINARY DESIGN

​Rebecca Moeller
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE

​Kathryn Husar
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE

​Marvin Reyes
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATE

​Stacia Stuart
INTERIOR DESIGNER


Architectural Drafters

​Casey Grimley
SENIOR DRAFTER + CAD MANAGER

​​Zach Thurn
SENIOR DRAFTER

​​Josten Knight
DRAFTER

​​JJ Becker
DRAFTER

​​Jonathan Tiedemann
ARCHITECTURAL INTERN


Engineering

John Everett, P.E.
MECHANICAL ENGINEER

​​​Joel Holder
SENIOR MECHANICAL DRAFTER

​​​Johnnie Canova
ELECTRICAL DRAFTER


BGW Supply

Ernie Archuleta
PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

​Roger McBrayer
PROJECT MANAGER

Brain Kirkendall
PROJECT MANAGER, DOORS & HARDWARE

John Workman
RETAIL SALES MANAGER

Stephanie Magrath
ACCOUNT MANAGER


Administration

Mike Mclntosh
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER / CHEIF FINANCIAL OFFICER

​​Ruth Kingston
ACCOUNTING + HR

​Michelle Mooney
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


Business Development & Marketing

​Derek Johnson
CHIEF MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

​​​Scott Griffin
PROGRAM MANAGER

Meagan Johnson
MULTI-MEDIA DESIGNER

​Donna Cullen
NATIONAL SEMINAR REGISTRAR


Consultants | Preferred Partners

​Eric Bahme
CEO, MBS SOLUTIONS

Derek Bartlett
PROJECT MANAGER, MBS SOLUTIONS

​Justin Sorenson
DIRECTOR OF CHILD CARE SERVICES, MBS SOLUTIONS

​​Derrick Woodward, CPA
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE ALLIES, INC.

​Glenn Repple
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, G.A. REPPLE
FINANCIAL SERVICES


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