ANCON’s Own Awarded an Awesome Fund Grant!

ANCON’s Own Awarded an Awesome Fund Grant!

The Awesome Foundation was started in 2009 with a mission to create a global community to “advance the interest of awesome in the universe, $1,000 at a time”.  Each local autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro grants, typically given out quarterly.  Each chapter interprets “awesome” for itself.  As a result, projects vary in a wide variety of areas such as the arts, technology, community development and more.  The process is simple, submit your awesome idea through the website and if you are chosen as a finalist, you are asked to put on a 3-5 minute presentation on why your project is deserving of a grant.

Newly Married Couple Using The People Frame

That is exactly what Ryan Kring, VP Of Business Development for Ancon Construction, did with his awesome idea of a “People Frame”.  What is a people frame?  When asked Kring said, “Everyone knows what a picture frame is.  Small frame that holds a picture of a memory.  A people frame is a larger than life open frame that people can climb into, create a memory while having an experience.  They are strategically placed in a scenic location or somewhere where the background makes an interesting backdrop.  Often times you will see newly married husband and wife having a wedding picture inside one…or a group of friends.  It is an opportunity to make an experience larger than life”.  Kring also added, “We are going to combine this with existing City of South Bend social media marketing campaigns to spread the word of not only people’s experience but of South Bend as well.”

Ryan presented last night along with 11 other finalists and he was one of three projects awarded a grant.  The $1,000 grant will not cover the full cost of fabrication and installation of his people frame but he has reached out to several regional businesses who are highly interested in providing the remaining funding to finish the project.

South Bend River Lights Display

The South Bend people frame is expected to be installed in mid spring.  Final location is currently in planning.  To learn more about the Awesome Foundation visit their website or apply HERE if you have an awesome idea!

Group of Friends Creating a Lasting Experience

Ancon Designs and Builds New Home for Burns Rent-Alls, Inc.

Ancon Designs and Builds New Home for Burns Rent-Alls, Inc.

Burns Rent-Alls, Inc., a local leader in the equipment and special event rental industry, and Architect/General Contractor Ancon Construction are excited to announce that a major building renovation project is underway on North Home Street in Mishawaka.

Existing Burns Facade

The project entails a 10,417 sqft interior demolition and build-out project featuring a business center and showroom sales floor.  The entire front face of the building is also going to be revamped with new windows, materials, and color scheme.  Ancon President John Place and Field Superintendent Chris Cormican are overseeing the project which is anticipated to be complete this Spring.

For more information on Burns Rent-Alls, Inc. – including their rental item inventory and services – visit

Ancon Design Build Facade Upgrade

Ancon Construction Expanding Client Building Options in 2017

Ancon Construction Expanding Client Building Options in 2017

January 16, 2017

GOSHEN, IN-Ancon Construction, a premier design build construction firm serving northern Indiana & Southern Michigan, has announced they are expanding their options for PEMB (Pre-Engineered Metal Building) solutions in order to provide our customers with the best values, solutions and schedule. As part of this strategy Ancon Construction will not renew our partnership agreement with Butler Manufacturing in 2017. PEMB (Pre Engineered Metal Buildings) are used in a variety of Ancon’s manufacturing, commercial, retail and institutional projects.

Ryan Kring, Vice President of Business Development commented, “We feel that there are many quality PEMB suppliers that provide the same level of quality and service which Butler has provided us in the past. By not committing to one manufacturer it gives Ancon the flexibility to provide multiple options for our clients within a competitive environment.” Kring added, “Our clients today are savvy and want options. This move provides Ancon the flexibility to provide more offerings and options for our clients.”

Ancon Construction built the South Bend Cubs Performance Center which is a Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB)

Ancon Construction is an 100% Employee Owned Company who has served norther Indiana and southern Michigan for over 40 years. For more information please visit

More information and details to follow.

Ryan Kring
VP Of Business Development