• Derek Clarkin

Catholic Eldercare Church Renovation

Minneapolis, MN - Catholic Eldercare Church Renovation | St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Eldercare reached out to Prime General Contractors to refinish and modify their existing wood pews to their original finish, add new pew kneelers, and remove and replace the flooring at their St. Anthony of Padua Chapel. The chapel is attached to the Catholic Eldercare facility.

The pews were completely disassembled, restored to original stain color, reassembled and reinstalled. A number of pews were trimmed in size and modified to accommodate wheel chair accessibility for complete family.

The existing Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT) contained asbestos which required full abatement. Prime installed new carpeting over the existing wood slat floor. Prime also installed new tile flooring in the public restrooms.

The project was completed on time and within budget. This is the third project Prime General Contractors has successfully completed for Catholic Eldercare.

Next the ceiling needed repairs, and fast. Eight months after completion of the flooring and pew finishes Catholic Eldercare reached out to Prime General Contractors to help repair their existing structural plaster ceiling. The ceiling had begun to separate from the existing roof structure.

On a Saturday, Prime General Contractors mobilized an emergency scaffold crew to help stabilize the ceiling. Our team removed the plaster ceiling that had separated from the structure and replaced it with light weight gypsum board.


We worked with a local structural engineer to identify the issue and advise during the construction. The project was completed in 6 weeks. Prime General Contractors appreciates the trust that Catholic Eldercare has placed with us and our partners.

Project Specs:

  • 813 NE Main Street, Mpls, MN

  • Interior remodel & restoration

  • Structural Engineer: Palanisami & Associates

  • Project Scope: Church interior, pews, flooring, ceiling

  • Owner: Catholic Eldercare