Project Description

It was truly an honor to be entrusted with the task of rejuvenating the Bethel Lutheran Church building.  This beloved cornerstone of the Wahpeton, ND city that has stood tall since 1954, enriching the lives of so many of our community members.

The project entailed a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation and serves as a testament to the dedication of the congregation to preserve and enhance this iconic landmark. With profound respect for its heritage and the vital role it plays in the local community, the following bullet points outline the work undertaken:

Interior Renovation:

  • Reconfiguration of the chancel platform in the worship space.
  • Balcony modifications to improve functionality.
  • Upgrades to electrical and mechanical systems for enhanced efficiency.
  • Installation of new finishes to rejuvenate the interior.
  • Inclusion of a single-use restroom for improved accessibility.
  • Reconfiguration of the existing office suite to optimize workspace.
  • Installation of new air-handlers and condensing units to ensure comfort and functionality.
  • Replacement of carpeting in the narthex and hallways on the main level.

Exterior Enhancements:

  • Redesign of the south entry for improved aesthetics and accessibility.
  • Enhancement of the north entry to create an inviting focal point.
  • Installation of an at-grade air-handling unit surrounded by a screened fence.
  • Addition at the roof to accommodate new ductwork.
  • Re-windowing of approximately 40 openings to improve exterior aesthetics.

The renovation work, steeped in a deep appreciation for this community’s faith and history, unfolded over several months, with the office remodel commencing the initial phase to minimize disruptions for the church staff. This project stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Bethel Lutheran Church members and their commitment to preserving its legacy, ensuring its continued role as a place of worship, reflection, and community engagement. It also reflects on the purpose of Comstock Construction, which is to build upon our legacy of people helping people to accomplish their mission.


Client: Bethel Lutheran Church
Location: Wahpeton, ND
Completed: 2020
Architect: YHR

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