American Martyrs Church - Restoration Work

The initial work performed by Vancrest Construction at the iconic American Martyrs Church included brick removal, rebar replacement or rustproofing as needed, and new custom-made brick installation. The masonry was made to match the three-color Norman brick color and texture.


Further work included a major interior and exterior renovation project, completed in 2021. Work included:

Exterior:

  • Extensive structural repairs and brick replacement at the church and tower

  • Addition of the plaza deck with new concrete walls and large pavers

  • New stairways with lighted brass handrails

  • New precast concrete arch surround

  • Exterior waterproofing

  • New concrete walls below the tower dome and dome repairs

  • Extensive structural repairs to the tower dome including new concrete support walls, tile removal, new cement plaster, and gold leafing.

Interior:

  • New state of the art theatrical lighting and panels

  • Structural changes to enlarge openings

  • New doors

  • Sound system

  • Terrazzo flooring

  • Sacristy remodel including cabinetry

  • Extensive brick

  • Infrastructure upgrades and new restrooms

  • New finishes throughout