To assist Pastors Greg Schwab and Matt McDonald and members/building owners Jay and Gigi Meysted in selecting the finishing materials to complete the remodeled space going from an old empty motor company to the new home of Cape Girardeau, MO’s first downtown church-planting implementation.


To leave the exposed brick and play off of the natural colors within it, to draw attention to the architectural features such as the heavy duty concrete supports, which were made to carry the weight of the vehicles it once show-cased. They wanted an urban/industrial feel that would be fresh and hip in the main area and wanted to create a fun and vibrant space for the City Kid’s zone with a modest budget.

The Client:

Pastors Greg Schwab and Matt McDonald are very practical, down-to-earth people that truly want to make a difference. They appreciated the bones and wanted to keep the integrity of the building including the exposed brick, the concrete supports and the plaster that was still on the walls. Their vision is to plant church-planting churches in cities of great influence and great need. The purpose of their existence is to reveal the greatness of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit by molding disciple-making disciples of Jesus Christ who are characterized by faith, hope and love.

What We Love:

•    The huge hand-made barn doors that lead into the sanctuary Greg and Matt made these out of wood from an old barn that was on Greg's family farm.

•    All of the colors that are incorporated in the Shaw- Phenomenon- Light Speed commercial carpet installed in the City Kid’s zone that mimics the colors of the unique wainscoting which illustrates the downtown neighboring buildings.

•    The abstract giclee of Jesus really captures the over-all ambiance that Greg and Matt wanted to achieve. If there was a fresh and hip way to modernize a visual image of Jesus Christ, this piece of art has seized it.

What We Did:

I met with the team players in the middle of the renovation after the walls had been built and the exposed HVAC was being installed. Paint colors such as, Sherwin Williams Unusual Gray (ceilings), Whole Wheat (walls) and Wheat Penny (columns), were selected. The following hand-picked coordinating laminate countertops were ordered: Wilsonart- Cosmos Granite for the women’s restroom vanity, Formica 180FX Dolce Vita for the drink/snack station and Wilsonart- Mountain Passage for the City Kids half wall ledge topper. Black paint was used on all of the casing, HVAC and cabinetry and 4” black rubber base was installed throughout the majority of the building. Lighting fixtures and reclaimed looking wood plank tiles (6” x 24”) and matching tile base was installed in the men’s and women’s restrooms with TEC’s Light Chocolate Grout.