I wanted to pause and express to you and your team how thank full and grateful we are to have Ecclesia as a permanent part of the New Hope Team.
We wish all of you could have been here for the “grand opening celebration” last weekend. Your entire team played major roles in the success of this project. One may ask, what does this success look like? The answer is; approximately 300 people have asked Jesus into their hearts since May 2014 (one this morning), many others have rededicated their lives to the Lord, just this morning there are 18 moms and their kids down by the playground sharing with each other and the city is recognizing that New Hope is a church that says: “You are welcome here no matter what!” Your building design says a many things, but two of them with different emphasis are: “Is this really a church” and “WOW, this is a cool church”. That is exactly the reaction we were praying for!
Thank you and thank you just don’t seem like words that are strong enough to express how much we appreciate and love you guys. Thanks for your love of the Kingdome and your perseverance with this project. Ecclesiastes 4: 9 -12 was lived out during this project. *9 *Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. *10 *For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! *11 *Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? *12 *And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Our threefold team was not broken and the Kingdom is being advanced!
I’m writing this letter in reference to Mr. Jeff Whittle with Ecclesia Construction Company. I first met Jeff during the construction of our church. He was a valuable asset in helping us with the designing, building and completion of our sanctuary. He helped to make this experience enjoyable and productive. It gave us peace of mind knowing that he was our partner in the process. Jeff is very knowledgeable about construction and working within budgetary guidelines. He was always available to answer questions and give clarity whenever it was needed. He is honest and trustworthy and a person of strong faith. This is exhibited in all avenues of his life. Displaying this type of integrity is very important to us. We would strongly recommend Jeff for any type of project in the future. He exceeded our expectations and proved to be a valuable partner in the building process sincerely,
A note of thanks for the stellar job you and your staff did in constructing our new Worship Center. Your team worked extra to satisfy all the demands and often went “above the call of duty” to finish the project successfully.
Personally, I was very much impressed with the way you conducted business by Biblical principles and in a way that honored Christ in all your practices. I know you did some things to accommodate that you didn’t have to, but you “went the extra mile” to honor our Lord and you did it with a great attitude, while displaying a Christ-like spirit. It’s no wonder your company is being blessed the way it is; it’s a fulfillment of the promise made in scripture. “He who honors me, him I will honor.” Thanks again for all your help; I look forward to working with you in the future.
I am David Shipman, pastor of Reconciling The World Ministries, and I am writing on behalf of Jeff Whittle of Ecclesia Construction Company. I had the opportunity to meet Jeff Whittle about 2 years ago when my church decided to pursue building a new sanctuary. Over the course of the last two years Jeff has been instrumental in assisting our church in the building process. He demonstrated to us a level of integrity, commitment and genuine concern for our ministry that exceeded our greatest expectation. He is extremely knowledgeable and most importantly, he communicated with us in a manner that was never condescending. Jeff was always available to answer any questions that we had and always conducted himself in a very professional manner. The easiest decision we made during our building process was to hire Jeff Whittle as our general contractor. I have personally recommended him to several other pastors in the Charlotte area because of his honesty and zeal that he has for building churches. Without question, if we ever have need to build in the future, Jeff Whittle and Ecclesia Construction Company will be our general contractor of choice. Sincerely, David ShipmanPastor of ReconcilingThe World Ministries
It is an honor and privilege for me to be able to give my highest recommendation to you for Jeff Whittle. He is honest,persistent, and diligent in all ways. He has guided our church through our construction process with dignity, grace, and honor. I would have no hesitation in using him again and again and would recommend him to anyone that is concerned about getting a quality job done. Sincerely yours,
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ecclesia Construction Company. I have had the privilege of working with Ecclesia on a renovation project turning classroom space into a Children’s Worship arena during the last year. Jeff Whittle and his team have gone above and beyond that project by consulting with us on numerous other projects as well. Ecclesia Construction Company has displayed a tremendous love for the Lord and a passion to serve. They demonstrate daily their desire to grow the Kingdom not only through their building projects, but through their interactions with clients, subcontractors, and church members. Their team got to know our ministry goals and took hold of the vision we were working under. Our vision became their vision as they worked with us to insure our goals and needs were met. On more than one occasion, the job foreman brought new insights, creative ideas, and innovative approaches to the job. There were few times when he came to us with problems, but many times when he came to us with solutions for things that we had not considered. The foreman, as well as Jeff, was available, responsive and thorough. Each of them was willing to do more than their share of the physical work when necessary, and both gave of their days off when necessary to accomplish the project in a timely fashion. They stayed on budget and on schedule because they were organized and well prepared from the very beginning. They also have positive working relationships with their subcontractors which made the subs accessible and cooperative throughout the project. Ecclesia Construction displayed the highest degree of integrity, responsibility, responsiveness, and attention to detail. Their technical expertise and people skills are superb. It was a joy working with them. Ecclesia Construction has proven to be invaluable in helping Second Baptist Church initiate our growth plans and we look forward to partnering with them on future ventures as well.
"We also give THANKS and APPRECIATION to ECCLESIA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, and we PRAISE GOD that HE led us to a CHRISTIAN COMPANY! Gary Howell, Project Manager, and Jeff Whittle, Owner, exhibited their Love for the Lord in all aspects at all times. They know the construction business and strive to do their best in all phases of the job. The building in and out has been done beautifully! We appreciate everyone with the company, management, workers and everyone associated in any way with them!!" Love in CHRIST,
We have had the pleasure to work with Jeff Whittle over the past few years in constructing several buildings through out the southeast with his previous companies and current company. He has been thorough, honest, easy to reach, quick to respond, and is always open to discussing solutions to construction opportunities. His knowledge of the process from pre-construction through the occupancy of a building is valuable to a novice owner that does not know the process. His willingness and patience to help an owner through this process has been seen to be of great value to his past clients which allows the opportunity for repeat clients. We look forward to a long lasting relationship with Ecclesia Construction Company, LLC in years to come.
“One of the benefits of working with Jeff and the Ecclesia team is their creative and innovative approach to the task at hand. We were stuck, looking at our project from only one perspective; the Charrette process provided just what we needed, a fresh approach that allowed us to dream and yet be very practical at the same time. I appreciate Jeff’s approach to our needs and his insight into the future needs of a growing church.”Sincerely yours,
“Hey guys, just wanted to let you know about the meeting we had this morning at Second Baptist. I picked up some coffee and doughnuts, called everyone onsite to the stage for a meeting. I shared with them the purpose of the Church to proclaim God’s Word. That His Word proclaims His love, grace and truth. I thanked them for being a part of that process. I read to them out of John 3 sharing the story of Nicodemus and how to be born again. I let them know that if anyone would like to pray to receive Jesus to let me know and I would be glad to pray with them. I also invited them to ask, if they had any questions about God. Shortly after a young guy new to Bonitz walked up to me and thanked me for telling him those things. He said that no one else shares those things at work. Please be praying that the Word of God would take root in their hearts and bind the enemy from stealing it away.”