Ancon Construction Recognized with Four Awards by ABC of IN/KY

Ancon Team in attendance at the ABC Gala, pictured L to R: Ben King, Architect, Matt VanSoest, Designer, Steve Taylor, Superintendent, Chris Morrical, Project Manager, Ryan Kring, VP of Business Development, Tim Schrock, Project Manager and Bryan Baer, Designer


Ancon Construction Received Four Awards by Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky


Ancon Construction is pleased to announce they were honored with four Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky. ABC’s Award Gala earlier this week in Indianapolis.

The ABC of Indiana/Kentucky Awards of Excellence program highlights outstanding projects by its members and promotes the high standards upheld by Merit Shop contractors. These awards demonstrate the high quality of work done by ABC-affiliated companies.

Doug VonGunten, President of Ancon Construction, said, “These projects not only showcase our team’s skills in design-build projects but also emphasize our commitment to excellence. I’m proud of our team and what we’ve achieved. These awards recognize the hard work of our employee-owners. I am excited about the future and the accomplishments our team will achieve.”

 Awards Recognized:

Aluminum Insights – Award of Excellence
Ancon Construction’s work on the Aluminum Insights project has earned an Award of Excellence. This project involves a startup aluminum extrusion manufacturing plant in Syracuse, Indiana. The plant features a streamlined production process and innovative building design. Challenges like elevation differences and international collaboration were successfully overcome. The facility’s unique structure accommodates specialized equipment, future expansion, and sustainable features like solar panels and clerestory windows, reflecting Ancon Construction’s commitment to cutting-edge design-build solutions.

Granger Dental Clinic – Award of Excellence
The transformation of the Granger Dental Clinic, the first Indiana location for Our Best Life Companies, has received an Award of Excellence. This project converted a former car showroom and repair center into a modern dental facility. The space now includes dental and orthodontic wings, featuring a distinctive vertical tower element and perforated panels for aesthetics and sunshade solutions. Overcoming challenges like integrating septic systems and making structural changes, this project not only generated jobs but also showcased Ancon Construction’s design-build expertise.

The Goodwill Excel Center – Award of Excellence
Ancon Construction’s renovation of The Goodwill Excel Center, a historic building in South Bend, Indiana, has earned another Award of Excellence. The project harmoniously blends Goodwill Industries’ missions by creating versatile spaces for learning, workforce development, and community engagement. Challenges like uneven flooring, energy-efficient window replacements, and ADA upgrades were skillfully addressed. The result is a modern space aligned with Goodwill’s goals.

Wag’n Tails – Award of Merit
Ancon Construction’s success extends to the Wag’n Tails project in Granger, Indiana, which received an Award of Merit. Wag’n Tails, a player in the mobile pet grooming industry, entrusted Ancon Construction with designing and constructing a corporate office and showroom complex. Using a pre-engineered metal building, they created a flexible warehouse showroom that improves customer experience and product quality.

These awards from ABC of Indiana/Kentucky underscore Ancon Construction’s dedication to exceeding client expectations through quality solutions and exceptional service. For more information about Ancon Construction and its projects, visit

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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,, or visit