Ancon Construction continues to work on the Endangered Species Carousel which is expected to be ready on opening day when the Potawatomi Zoo re-opens this Spring. Work commenced on October 1 and crews have been busy with site demolition, site work, and the erection of the steel pavilion which will house the carousel. The carousel is part of Phase 1 of the entrance plaza project. Phase 2 work includes a restroom building, seating areas, stairway and ramp promenade, and an open gathering area. “Ancon and Potawatomi Zoo worked hand in hand on the design of the new entrance plaza to allow a striking, whimsical first impression to zoo visitors. It will truly be an open, inviting space as one enters the zoo,” commented Ancon Designer Matthew VanSoest.
Goodwill Industries of Michiana and Architect/General Contractor Ancon are excited to announce that construction has commenced on a new Goodwill Store. The retail store will be located in the shopping center at US 30 and Calumet Avenue in Dyer, Indiana. The 15,000 sqft building includes a retail sales area, work area ,offices, and drop off donation center.
Project Manager Doug VonGunten and Field Superintendent Steve Taylor will oversee the project which is expected to be complete in July.
This is the 42nd building project between Ancon and Goodwill. President and CEO Debie Coble reflects on the partnership experience with Ancon over the years and states: “Ancon has been there for Goodwill. Goodwill knows that Ancon will deliver as promised. They listen to what we want, and are very good about giving suggestions on ways that we can improve our buildings, while leaving the decision up to Goodwill. It’s the building we want, but with their expertise it’s the building we need. Having Ancon as our partner on our building projects, I don’t have to worry.”
St. Dominic’s Catholic Church and Architect/General Contractor Ancon are excited to announce that the Good Shepherd Hall building project is complete in Bremen. The building was dedicated with fifty hours of Eucharistic Adoration in early December. The expansion project includes a new chapel, conference room, restrooms, lobby, and information center connector. “Particular attention to architectural details allow the building to appear as if it was always there,” explained Ancon Designer Matthew VanSoest. “Our team listened, studied, and understood the specific ministry needs and then translated those needs into the actual building design.” he added. Tom Keller, coordinator of the Design Leadership Team states: “We cannot say enough regarding the professional design and construction services provided throughout the entire process.” The project was overseen by Project Manager Doug VonGunten, Deisgner Matthew VanSoest, and Job Superintendent Chris Cormican.
TLCU Financial and Ancon Construction are excited to announce the completion of a new credit union building on Main Street in Mishawaka.
The new credit union responds to the “new age” of banking design. The business center and lobby is based on the dialogue banking concept – following the examples of new retail and hospitality environments. A teller line is replaced with pods or stations which allow for a relaxed, welcoming setting. Furthermore, customer service is improved through a more transparent interaction between tellers and customers. A two story lobby with elevated display nook, stone feature wall, and soft seating makes the space feel like a living room. Other programmatic spaces include offices, staff lounge, support spaces, and work rooms. The second floor features executive offices and conference room overlooking the lobby below.
The building has already received rave reviews – “…architecturally significant”, “…a somewhat retro style”, “…very unique how all the angles come together”, and “…its really nice to have distinctive architecture that draws your eye and feeds your soul”.
Ancon listened to all our wants and needs and exceeded our expectations!”, comments TLCU Financial CEO/President Jonette Thompson.