In the competitive world of collegiate athletics, having top-notch training facilities can make all the difference in attracting and developing top talent. When Bethel University in northern Indiana identified the need for a premiere facility for its track and field athletes, they turned to DJ Construction to bring their vision to life. In this case study, we’ll explore the successful collaboration between Bethel University and DJ Construction to create the Lehman Family Training Center—a state-of-the-art athletic facility that has had a significant impact on the university and its student-athletes.

Bethel University’s goal was to construct a cutting-edge training facility that would cater to the needs of its track and field athletes while also serving as a hub for community engagement and athletic development. The project presented several challenges, including the need to accommodate various training areas within a limited footprint of 24,000 square feet. From pole vaulting and shotput areas to running tracks, training rooms, locker rooms, weightlifting facilities, and administrative offices, the facility needed to integrate multiple functions while adhering to a modest budget seamlessly.

Having previously collaborated with Bethel University on other projects, DJ Construction was familiar with the institution’s values, goals, and operational requirements. Leveraging our expertise in commercial construction and our commitment to delivering exceptional value, our team worked closely with Bethel University to develop a comprehensive design that would meet the university’s needs while staying within budget constraints.


Since its completion, the Lehman Family Training Center has had a transformative impact on Bethel University and its student-athletes. The facility has become a focal point for athletic excellence, providing state-of-the-art training facilities and resources to help athletes reach their full potential. 


The successful collaboration between Bethel University and DJ Construction on the Lehman Family Training Center demonstrates the power of partnership, innovation, and commitment to excellence. By overcoming challenges and delivering a world-class athletic facility on time and within budget, DJ Construction has helped Bethel University elevate its athletic program and make a lasting impact on the community. As both institutions continue to strive for excellence, the Lehman Family Training Center stands as a testament to what can be achieved through visionary leadership, strategic planning, and effective execution.