The Bulla Youth Center, a multipurpose building owned by Raleigh’s Edenton Street United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Jones and Dawson Streets, was one of several buildings affected by the adjacent fire at the Metropolitan building on March 17, 2017. The building sustained significant smoke and water damage due mostly to the “embers landing on the roof and burning through the roof membrane along with the blown out the glass on the side of the building closest to the fire” said Brad Hoffman, Commercial Project Manager for Sigmon Construction.
“The Raleigh Fire Department soaked the building and saved it from being a complete loss. Church staff began the clean up immediately saving parts of the building that otherwise would have been destroyed by standing water. Just days later, during the initial cleanup process, the Sigmon team was called in to perform an extensive evaluation of the damages and provide an estimate for the cost of re-construction. Once the roof was replaced and the disaster recovery team got the building dried out we started putting it all back together.”
After replacing several water and heat damaged lights, repairing mechanical systems, replacing fire alarm devices, most of the acoustical ceilings, thousands of square feet of drywall, all of the storefront glass and doors on the elevation facing the fire, and repainting the entire inside they were back in after only 2 months of construction. After a very thorough final clean, the church staff were able to re-occupy the Bulla Youth Center and continue their mission of sharing the word of God.View the full gallery