Goodwill Excel Center

Goodwill Excel Center

Goodwill Excel Center

South Bend, Indiana

Overview

The Goodwill Excel Center building in South Bend was a renovation to the 1930’s building that was part of the massive Bendix Corporation Campus. In the 1960s, the building became underutilized with the fall of this specific industry.

In 2015, Ancon Construction partnered with Goodwill Industries of Michiana to retrofit nearly 21,000 SF of the building, transforming a portion of it into an adult education center.  In 2021, Ancon worked closely with Goodwill after they purchased the entire building to transform the remaining 57,000 SF.  Renovated spaces include an E-commerce warehouse, training rooms, office space, tech step labs, and other workshop spaces.

Location: 2721 Kenwood Ave, South Bend, IN 46628

“Once again, Ancon met our needs! I do not worry about projects when working with Ancon.”

Debie Coble, CEO | President Goodwill Industries

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Goodwill Plymouth

Goodwill Plymouth

Goodwill

Plymouth, Indiana

Overview

The 17,000 square foot new construction building features a retail center, donation drop off and the Larry Neff Center for Career Connections. The project location serves Marshall County, which provides jobs, fosters workforce development in Plymouth.

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La Casa De Amistad

La Casa De Amistad

La Casa De Amistad

South Bend, Indiana

Overview


Ancon Construction served as Architect of Record and General Contractor to renovate the two-story, 48,000 square foot facility. The existing building, a former charter school, had numerous programmatic spaces like classrooms, offices, and a café already in place. The new renovation included:

  • Additional offices.
  • Flex classrooms.
  • A new interior design palette.
  • The installation of interior windows to provide transparency and borrowed daylighting.

The community center now offers educational, cultural, and advocacy services in a flexible building. Numerous La Casa de Amistad volunteers were included in the demolition process and throughout the final finishes phase. 

“Working with Ancon Construction was a great experience. As an organization that serves the Latino community, they took the time to understand the needs for our building and our culture. Our architectural firm out of Detroit is very diverse, and the Ancon team partnered with them perfectly. They were involved early in the design phase, helped navigate a challenging renovation, and provided great value engineering options. Once construction began, they took the time to create a schedule that worked around our volunteers who painted areas while Ancon was finishing out others. Knowing that they have diversity within their organization and that everyone at Ancon is an Owner of the company was a strong consideration when selecting Ancon Construction for the El Sueno project. I would highly recommend them.”

Juan Constantino Lara, Executive Director

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YMCA Camp Eberhart

YMCA Camp Eberhart

YMCA Camp Eberhart

Three Rivers, MI

Overview


We designed and built a new Powder Room Bathhouse and Stairs at YMCA Camp Eberhart. The new Powder Room Bathhouse provides modern facilities for the campers and serves as a storm shelter. Camp Eberhart has been around for over 100 years, offering campers opportunities to build and strengthen positive character values and appreciate other’s differences.

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Oaklawn

Oaklawn

Oaklawn

Goshen, Indiana

Overview


Through a capital campaign, Oaklawn and Ancon designed and built a wonderful facility within 83 days. It’s connected to the building and contains four main classrooms, a resource center, a computer lab, and several offices. We went from old, worn-out modular buildings to a very new, updated facility.

It was a phenomenal project, and one I feel blessed to have been part of. It was quite an undertaking on their part, and we’re so grateful for Ancon and everything that they did. They weren’t just a design/build firm, but a partner in the project.

Matthew Lentsch, Vice President, Organizational Advancement

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