Fulton County Courthouse

Fulton County Courthouse Renovation

Wauseon, Ohio

Mosser was selected as the General Contractor for a significant renovation of the Fulton County Courthouse, in Wauseon, Ohio. Originally built 1807, it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As such, the building was in much need of improvements in order to meet current code and life safety requirements. These included the construction of a new elevator, installation of a fire suppression system, conversion to modern power and lighting, all new HVAC systems, security upgrades and technology improvements.

The presiding judge in the Fulton County Courthouse had devoted a significant amount of time researching history and coordinating the new design to reflect upon the original interior finishes. This included (under a separate contract) an extensive renovation of artwork, murals, multiple oil paintings, wood carvings and a stained glass ceiling dome.

Mosser’s ability to coordinate our work and multiple trades in difficult situations, while also being mindful of the historical preservation, was key to the overall renovation project. Mosser’s crews self-performed all interior demolition operations, concrete form and flatwork, masonry and rough and finish carpentry. The interior demolition and shoring work proved very challenging, as the structural support systems of this building were evidence of 200+ year old materials and methods. However, relying on Mosser’s past experience with historical renovations, a lessons-learned approach was put into place, allowing the team to craft solutions to some of these centuries-old issues.