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:
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
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.
New state of the art theatrical lighting and panels
Structural changes to enlarge openings
Sacristy remodel including cabinetry
Infrastructure upgrades and new restrooms
New finishes throughout