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BGW | Illinois Church Builders


The construction of BGW projects is delivered through a nationwide network of builder partners who have a unique understanding of faith-based projects and a heart for helping ministries be the best possible stewards of God’s resources. Each builder has a reputation and a track record for constructing top quality buildings at affordable prices. These partnerships combine the church construction expertise and excellent reputation of our builders within their states with the national design experience and broad network of services offered to ministries through the Building God’s Way program.

Chicagoland Area

The exclusive BGW Builder for the Chicagoland area is Staalsen Construction, a company founded in 1940 by Henry Staalsen.  Over the past 70 years, Staalsen has built or remodeled more than 300 church projects.  Throughout his life, Henry was active in the founding and development of numerous ministries, including Fisherman’s Bible Club, North Side Gospel Center, Awana Youth Clubs and Camp Awana, Bible Rescue Mission, Pacific Garden Mission, Sunshine Gospel Mission, Camp Sun-Chi-Win, Emmaus Bible College, Pine Trail Camp, and Wycliffe Bible Translators. 


A company committed to integrity and quality, the Staalsen team is passionate about supporting ministry clients in honoring God throughout the expansion or renovation process.  Their love of serving the Lord and passion for construction are integrated throughout their lives.  Utilizing coordinated ministry efforts on the job site, Staalsen and BGW will support your ministry in having a spiritual impact by serving the workers and the local community and delivering an average 20-30% savings on your new building.

The Trinity Partnership

Through a unique delivery model we call the Trinity Partnership, the BGW Architect and Builder partner are aligned from the very earliest stages of design and take a team approach to exploring the best ways to reduce costs for the ministry. At the beginning of every project, all three parties agree that God will be at the center of the relationship, an approach that transforms the job site and leads to significant reductions in conflict, scheduling delays, and change orders.


Illinois (Outside of Chicagoland area)

The exclusive BGW Builder for the state of Illinois (outside of Chicagoland area) is S&B Construction, a recognized leader in church construction that has completed a wide range of projects in 20 different states throughout the Midwest & South. S&B was founded in 1972 and launched its ministry projects division in 1996. Since that time, the company has been blessed to work with over 70 ministries. President William Cooper and his team truly view their company as a ministry and they leverage their expertise in the construction industry to be a blessing to churches and Christian schools.


This partnership combines the church building expertise and excellent reputation of S&B Construction with the national design experience and broad network of services offered to ministries through the Building God’s Way program.

8740 E. 30th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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