Podcast Episode #464
Tim Cool joins us to discuss facility management and why a free building could be the most expensive building your church has.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Total annual operational costs of your church building should run between $5.50-$7.00 per square foot.
- Does your church facility speak the same language that your church culture speaks?
- Never accept a free facility without a facility assessment to determine how much it’s really going to cost you.
- Does your church truly have a grasp on how much your facility costs to run?
About Tim Cool:
Tim Cool is founder of Cool Solutions Group, and has assisted nearly 400 churches (equating to over 4 million sq. ft.) throughout the United States with their facility needs. He has collaborated with churches in the areas of facility needs analysis, design coordination, pre-construction, and construction management as well as life cycle planning/facility management. Cool Solutions Group is also the developer of eSPACE Facility Management software products including Event Scheduler, Event Registration, Work Order Management, Life Cycle Calculator, and HVAC integration. Tim is also the author of three books, Why Church Buildings Matter: The Story of Your Space, Church Locality (co-authored with Jim Tomberlin) and Plan 4 It: The 4 Essential Master Plans For Every Church as well as a church Facility Management manual, Intentional Church Series: Facility Stewardship. Tim lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife of 32 years, Lisa, and supports his triplet college students at Appalachian State University.
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