Oh God! We're In!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

After months and months we're in. This was a Million Dollar remodel and worth every penny of it.

Yesterday was our "soft opening" , you can imagine how excited we were. It's not quite finished. In this picture you can see that we have not put up the 12' rugged cross we just had received.

Prior to the remodel this was a very narrow hall way lined with closets. This will be a fellowship area next to our new kitchen. It will be great for coffee and conversation before and after worship.

The kitchen is compact and oped to two areas including the fellowship area pictured above.

This was an absolute total remodel taking the building down to the stick walls AND even replacing an exterior wall and adding reinforcing beams that went 6' into the ground on top of cement pads. There are areas that I did not picture because they are not finished and will take another couple of weeks to complete.

A note to those who have not worked with new construction (which this basically was) the blue marks on the walls are painters tape that contractors will place to show sub-contractor where they need to do touch-up work. Those areas I did not picture are nearly covered in those little pieces of painters tape.

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Comments (18)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I love the lighting. Happy Monday, here's to a productive day. Sell a house. Bill

Sep 26, 2022 06:19 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob - it is exciting to have a new church sanctuary.  I went through these stages growing up in a growing community.

Sep 26, 2022 06:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Really lovely, Bob... and I can totally sense your excitement in your post. 

Sep 26, 2022 06:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Bob,

Congratulations! How exciting to hear you are in! I'm sure you are all excited to have this huge remodel now complete. Love your photos!

Sep 26, 2022 06:29 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I am so glad that that come through in the pics as a lot of thought went into our lighting. Thank you for noticing.

Sep 26, 2022 06:49 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like the renovations that were done, that looks like a very nice place of worship.

Sep 26, 2022 06:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It was amazing to watch over the last year Grant Schneider from them razing half the building to watching all the tradesmen do their part. There is still a bit to do but at least, after a year, we are in!

Sep 26, 2022 07:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nina Hollander, Broker it's been a year in on a project that the Builder thought would take 7 months. That being said, we love the builder, he has been GREAT to work with. One sub-contractor has been a thorn in the side as he under bid and is trying to cut corners to cover his loses. 

Sep 26, 2022 07:06 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX . I was actually surprised at the quality of the photos being they were taken with my phone. Just before church I told my son Timmothy he should bring his food camera... then I forgot mine 😒.

Sep 26, 2022 07:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It is pretty amazing as it is Brian England so I can hardly wait to see the 12' cross up as well as the seasonal banners. Also missing is a functional organ.

Sep 26, 2022 07:13 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning, Bob.
Congratulations to your congregation. It looks like a lovely place to worship together.

Sep 26, 2022 07:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I love worship Carol Williams and any place is a good place BUT this is going to be wonderful! Timmothy and I served as Ushers yesterday and we felt it was a real honor to be the 1st ushers in our new building. 😂

Sep 26, 2022 07:49 AM
Nicole Evelyn
Master Cosmo/Business Ventures /Continuing Education/Property Owner - Minot, ND
#blessedlife #bestself #giveittogod #welslutheran

Awesome pictures!  I can’t help but smile!  It was worth every penny!  I’m working on some beautiful wheat bouquets for the Narthex for our “Grand Opening “.   Can’t wait!  God is good!  

Sep 26, 2022 01:46 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Amen Sister Nicole Evelyn . I am super excited as well. I had to use my phone as I forgot my camera.

Sep 26, 2022 01:49 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

The pic leave no doubt as to why you are so excited.  M

Sep 26, 2022 05:36 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho , I am glad that you share in our excitement. Obviously you are also a man of faith.

Sep 26, 2022 06:01 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bob, for sharing your photographs.

You have good reasons to be proud of the results.

Sep 27, 2022 09:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It has been a long hard road to get to this point Roy Kelley and our Pastor thought he was going to have a nervous breakdown over it BUT we all survived.

Sep 27, 2022 01:34 PM