40 Under 40 Recognizes Ancon’s Own Matt VanSoest

40 Under 40 Recognizes Ancon’s Own Matt VanSoest

Every year 40 regional leaders under the age of 40 are recognized by The South Bend Regional Chamber’s 40 under 40 award.  This recognition shines the spotlight on 40 of the area’s most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement.  The 2017 class will represent the 11th Michiana Forty under 40 class with 400 leaders already receiving recognition. This program is an annual collaborative effort between the South Bend Regional Chamber, the Young Professionals Network South Bend, and other partners in the Michiana region.

Ancon is proud to announce that Matthew VanSoest has been chosen for the class of 2017.  Matt is a lead designer on the Ancon Design-Build team. As employee owner, Matthew and a holistic team of architects, engineers, project managers, and construction crews, work together on a daily basis on design and construction projects. The Design-Build method, a very unique and rare project delivery method in the area’s construction industry, promotes daily collaboration on design, cost, scheduling, and construction methods. Furthermore, Matthew and the team push the boundaries and are on the leading edge of innovative, creative, and cost effective methods in architecture and construction – making sure both the design and cost are in sync with one another – a very large feat in this day and age! 

Since 2012, Matthew has served on the transition team for ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart. He worked with the ETHOS team in developing several short term and long term visions and master planning concepts. Matt earned his Bachelors of Architecture in 2008 and went on to earn his Masters of Architecture 2010 with concentrations in educational design and community redevelopment. Matt has a gift for creative design and has been honored for several of his designs.  Congrats Matt and we are proud to have such a leader on the Ancon team!

Apostolic Temple Church Begins Project In South Bend

Apostolic Temple Church Begins Project In South Bend

Apostolic Temple Church, located on Ironwood Drive in South Bend, IN and Architect/General Contractor Ancon Construction will begin Phase 1 of a building project which aims to improve building accessibility.  The phased projects will have an initial focus on improving building accessibility.

Phase 1, overseen by Project Manager Ken Wright, will include a new entrance canopy, sloped concrete walk, expanded north lobby, and a new ADA restroom.  “One of the most common ministry design challenge is overcoming barriers such as existing stairs/steps, lack of maneuvering clearance for wheel chairs, or original restrooms that do not meet current ADA compliance standards,” explains Ancon Designer Matthew VanSoest.  “Solutions to these issues are typically very challenging since we have limited space to work with.  We are dealing with existing conditions from the early to mid-1900’s and are trying to upgrade/modify many aspects of the built environment – bringing them to current standards and/or compliance.”

For more information on Apostolic Temple Church visit www.apostolictemplechurch.com.  Does your church need an addition or renovation?  If so click HERE and one of our church specialists will reach out to discuss your project!

Aldi Selects Ancon Construction Again For New Elkhart Location

Aldi Selects Ancon Construction Again For New Elkhart Location

Exterior New Brand Look

Aldi, one of the largest grocers in the United States and the largest in the UK and Europe has chosen Ancon Construction to build their second new location in the last two months.  The new location will be built in Elkhart, IN.  The former Ryan’s Steakhouse located at the growing CR 6 area west of SR 19 is scheduled for demo toward the end of April.

The new store will replace the former restaurant and will feature their latest exterior and interior brand design.  Ken Wright will serve as project manager from Ancon Construction.  This will be his third Aldi project in the last 3 months.

Updated Interior Brand

As the project develops we will update on progress.  Ancon is proud to be a partner with Aldi.

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