A Journey in Construction

A Journey in Construction

Nathan’s ten-plus years at Ancon Construction began while he was still in his senior year in college. Starting off as a laborer, he immersed himself in the construction industry. After a few years of hands-on experience, he enrolled in the ABC apprenticeship program.

Completing the program, Nathan found his niche in carpentry. As time passed, he looked at his options for professional growth. With determination, he shared his desire for more significant responsibilities, which paved the path to his current role as a superintendent.

“Nathan started his career here 10+ years ago with almost no construction experience. He spent those years perfecting his craft and becoming one of Ancon’s best young superintendents. Nathan’s big heart and soft-spoken demeanor have made him a favorite with the new talent. His ability to train and lead with respect is second to none. He is a prime example of what can be achieved with hard work and dedication,” shares Don Carrico, the Safety and Operations Director at Ancon.

Reflecting on his Ancon journey, Nathan describes his colleagues as “They’re not just colleagues; they’re family!”

Nathan recalls the unique touches of various projects. He shares, “It’s the cool things about each project that I like – like the set of stairs at the Eberhart project and the entrance at Goshen College.”

For those considering a career in construction, Nathan’s advice is golden: “Surround yourself with mentors who nurture and respect you – their guidance is invaluable. Be patient and have a willingness to tackle challenging tasks. Over time – this will pay off!” In a field brimming with diverse personalities, Nathan advocates for leveraging everyone’s strengths to maximize project outcomes. “You don’t know everything, but connecting with those that do – that’s how you successfully get the project done!”

Nathan enjoys the ever-changing nature of his role with each project. The fast-paced nature prevents boredom, providing ongoing challenges and chances to grow. Every new project is a fresh beginning, keeping burnout at bay.

In Nathan’s world, construction isn’t just about building structures—it’s about forging connections, embracing challenges, and leaving a legacy of craftsmanship and camaraderie. And for him, there’s no greater reward than seeing a project come to fruition through dedication and teamwork.

About Ancon Construction:
Ancon Construction is a leading commercial design-build contractor offering services such as planning, architectural design, construction, remodeling, and maintenance. Headquartered in Goshen, Indiana, the company is 100% employee-owned and has been a cornerstone of the Michiana community’s architectural and construction landscape since 1975.

For more information about Ancon Construction, contact Amy Self, Ancon Construction’s Marketing Manager, at 574.533.9561, aself@anconconstruction.com, or visit anconconstruction.com.