Dennis Ehrman

Dennis Ehrman
Real Estate Broker
dennis@churchbuilding.com
(630) 260-1177  ext. 18

Education
Bachelors of Construction Engineering, Cum Laude, Akron University
Masters in Business Administration, Miami University
Bible & Theology, Moody Bible Institute

Dennis has over 30 years of construction industry experience and 20 years of chief executive experience. Dennis is an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker and Certified Buyer Price Opinion Resource by the NAR. He has assisted scores of churches, denominations and schools in their real estate transactions, site development, construction, renovation and building conversion projects. He is the President of Church Building Consultants, Inc.

Dennis has been the Project Manager and General Contractor for over $250M of church buildings, schools, libraries, office buildings, hospitals, sports facilities, commercial kitchens, retail stores, warehouses, apartments and elderly housing (over 400 units). He has held a Series 7 NASB License and was a Registered Representative and Banker with Commonwealth Church Finance, was former Vice President of Design and Construction Operations of Masterserve, Inc., and has been an instructor of architecture and land surveying at the University of Akron. He and his staff have designed and/or built over 200 church facilities.

Dennis has been involved in the community as Chairman of the Board of the Wheaton College Community School of the Arts, and as a Board Member and Long Range Planning Chairman/Counselor for Wayside Ministries; Homeless Shelter, Work Program, Drug Rehab Program, Prison Chaplaincy, Women and Children’s Shelter, Retail Store and Urban Youth Programs. He has served as a church Treasurer, Trustee and Teacher, in Junior High and Adult Ministries and Short Term Missions, and has led and been a member of several church and mission building committees.

He has authored How to Find God’s Will for Your Building Program, Church Building Facilities Needs Survey, and “Organize the Church for a Successful Building Program.”

Dennis has given public hearing and court testimony as an expert in church zoning and church finance. He has consulted for municipal planners, zoning boards, and city councils regarding church building developments and has taught seminars on church building programs, church zoning issues, and church finance. He has counseled scores of churches on site selection, master planning, financial planning, and all aspects of design and construction. As a Church Consultant, he conducts Church Health Surveys and Analysis, as well as Facilities Needs Analysis.

He enjoys studies in Church History and Theology, watercolors, and hiking with his dog. Dennis and his wife Carole, CBC’s Personnel Director, have three sons—one is an accomplished cellist and composer, one has served in the Navy Medical Corps with Marine Special Forces, and one is a Bible and Theology graduate who served in missions in China.