TIMBER!  Progress Continues on Potawatomi Zoo’s New Entrance

TIMBER! Progress Continues on Potawatomi Zoo’s New Entrance

January 23, 2019-South Bend, IN.  Construction progress continues on Potawatomi Zoo’s new entrance.  The light winter has allowed Ancon Construction, to continue work.  This week, new timbers have arrived onsite and will begin to be installed.  The timbers columns have been put in place and additional timber beams will be installed on the columns to form the gift shop and lobby.  Incorporating the timber will provide a unique design feature to compliment other timber accents found throughout the zoo.

Timber Columns In Place

Eric Jensen, Architect for Ancon Construction, was excited to see the timbers arrive onsite, “Seeing the timber columns put in place really starts to make the building come to life. Utilizing glass for a majority of the exterior will allow visitors to see more of the timbers on both the outside and the inside.”

Completion of the new entry is expected to be completed by end of summer 2019.  To learn more about the project visit the Zoo Front Entry Project link.

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Ancon Serves on Stellar Communities Presentation Team

Ancon Serves on Stellar Communities Presentation Team

November 10, 2018

Indianapolis, IN- Matt VanSoest, Designer for Ancon Construction, was one of 28 steering committee members to represent Marshall County for the Stellar Communities Program.  Matt, and the team, presented for the Stellar Communities committee down in Indianapolis this week.  There are five (5) other communities competing for the two (2) award designations.  Final decisions will be made on December 10th.

“It was amazing to see six unique communities partner for this initiative as we all push forward together to make Marshall County an even greater place to live, work, and play.  The unprecedented process of connecting, collaborating, and creating makes us winners already and the Stellar designation would be icing on the cake,”

 -Matthew VanSoest, Ancon Designer |President of Bremen Main Street |Stellar committee member

The video below is just a small part of their overall presentation.  It is a dynamic video.  We are proud of Matt and wish Marshall County the best!


ATC Utilizes Lean Manufacturing Process Designed & Built By Ancon

ATC Utilizes Lean Manufacturing Process Designed & Built By Ancon


October 30, 2018

Nappanee, IN-Ancon Construction, premiere design build construction firm, is proud to show off their latest work.  ATC (Aluminum Trailer Company) was designed and built by Ancon Construction using a process flow lean manufacturing thought process throughout the entire design build process.  Everything was thought through from the workers and how they accessed the property (Covered bike parking for many off the employees) to mobile/movable designs to trailer process flow.  The result is a state of the art facility that limits waste and utilizes a world class lean manufacturing process.

Fly Around with Jesus Grill….One of Ancon’s Latest Projects

Fly Around with Jesus Grill….One of Ancon’s Latest Projects

October 25, 2018

Mishawaka, IN-  Ancon Construction, premier design build construction firm, recently completed the renovations for Jesus Latin Grill & Tequila Bar.  They describe themselves as an unique experience of Latin food. We differ from a Mexican restaurant and the ubiquitous “chips and salsa”. Latin cuisine infuses cultures, flavors and spices from the Caribbean and South America. We draw our inspiration from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Peru, all the way to the Southern tip of Argentina. Jesús Latin Grill & Tequila Bar incorporates American twists for an explosion of your senses

The location provided us some unique challenges as it was located within the historic Carnegie Library in Mishawaka, IN.  Despite these challenges Ancon is proud of the work and the project as a whole.  In addition to the photos provided please take a minute to check out our drone video of the project.

“This project gives another unique dining experience for the downtown Mishawaka corridor.  Working with George is always a fun experience as he has such a creative mind when it comes to interior decor.  I am really excited about the upper level which can be rented out for private events”, added Ryan Kring, VP|Business Development for Ancon Construction.


Fly Around Ancon Construction’s Latest Project!

Fly Around Ancon Construction’s Latest Project!

Fly around with us as we tour our latest multi-tenant retail shopping center that recently opened.  The Shoppes on Grape are located on the southwest corner of Grape and Douglas in Mishawaka, IN.  A lot of attention was placed on the design and user flow.  The plaza includes a drive thru ready restaurant tenant space complete with its own drive through stacking lane.  The emphasis placed on the details are sure to make it easy for the remaining spaces to be occupied.