Ground Broken on Ancon Construction’s New Corporate Office

Ground Broken on Ancon Construction’s New Corporate Office

From left are Nick Kieffer, Goshen Chamber; Don Carrico Ancon’s Director of Operations & Safety;  Rhett Fisher, Ancon’s CFO; Ryan Kring, Ancon’s VP of Business Development; Doug VonGunten, Ancon’s President; John Place, Ancon’s past president and current Ancon Chairman of the Board; Jan Farren, Ancon board member; Katy Sonner, Executive Assistant at City of Goshen; Joanna King, Indiana State Representative

 

Ground Broken on Ancon Construction’s New Corporate Office

Ancon Construction marked a significant milestone as they broke ground last week for their new corporate office at 2121 Wilden Ave., in Goshen, Indiana. This event kicked off the renovation of the former Furnitureland building, which will become the future home of Ancon Construction’s corporate headquarters. Ancon is relocating from its current Elkhart Road location.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by approximately 50 individuals, including Ancon Employee-Owners, board members, Goshen Chamber staff, elected officials, and other friends of Ancon Construction.

Doug VonGunten, President of Ancon Construction, highlighted the project as a symbol of Ancon’s future, coinciding with its upcoming 50th business anniversary in 2025. The decision to relocate and renovate stems from outgrowing their current office space and the need for new offices that better represent the work of Ancon’s Employee-Owners.

Ancon Construction, a commercial design-build contractor in Goshen, Indiana, has played a pivotal role in shaping the Michiana community’s architectural and construction landscape since 1975. As a 100% employee-owned company since 1999, this move represents a strategic investment in the next 50 years of Ancon Construction.

Ben King, Ancon Construction architect, expressed excitement about the project, foreseeing a more collaborative and modern office space. He emphasized the creation of a campus fostering relationships between office and field staff.

The new corporate office, transforming 24,000 square feet of the former Furnitureland store acquired in 2022, will symbolize Ancon’s award-winning work and dedication to their Employee-Owners. Key design features include natural daylight, open and collaborative workspaces, various meeting areas, and a central hub featuring a café, training room, outdoor patio, and lawn space. This transformation reflects Ancon’s dedication to quality and innovation.

“This project is more than just a building,” reflected VonGunten. “It will represent who we are as Employee-Owners and will be a place where our team can thrive. We’re excited to transform this building to better reflect the work that we do.”

Ancon Construction will transform the former Furnitureland store on Wilden Avenue in Goshen, Indiana, into their new corporate office. Above, is a picture of the old Furnitureland building, and below is a glimpse of the transformation into the future Ancon Construction corporate office.

 

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.

Ancon Construction Shares Award with Wag’n Tails

Ancon Construction Shares Award with Wag’n Tails

Pictured L to R: Doug VonGunten, Ancon President; Obadiah Counsellor, Wag’n Tails Controller; Dennis Gnetz, Wag’n Tails CEO; Steve Wedding, Wag’n Tails CFO; Jason Mills, Wag’n Tails Director of Marketing; Tim Schrock, Ancon Project Manager

 

Ancon Construction Shares Award with Wag’n Tails

Ancon Construction was pleased to share the Excellence in Construction (EIC) award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky with Wag’n Tails.

The ABC of Indiana/Kentucky Award of Excellence program, recognizing outstanding projects, signifies the high standards upheld by Merit Shop contractors, showcasing the exceptional quality of work by ABC-affiliated companies.

Wag’n Tails, a leader in the mobile pet grooming industry, entrusted Ancon Construction with designing and constructing a corporate office and showroom complex. Utilizing a pre-engineered metal building, they created a flexible warehouse showroom, enhancing customer experience and product quality.

Dennis Gnetz, CEO of Wag’n Tails, expressed, “We chose to partner with Ancon Construction because of their exceptional customer service, vision, and craftsmanship. So, I wasn’t surprised when I heard that Ancon Construction had received an award. Their exceptional work not only reflects their commitment to excellence but also their ability to bring our vision to life in a remarkable way.”

Doug VonGunten, President of Ancon Construction, emphasized that the recent ABC Awards highlight their team’s skills in design-build projects and underscore their commitment to excellence. He expressed pride in the hard work of their Employee-Owners and excitement for future accomplishments.

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.

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

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 AnconConstruction.com.

Awards Recognized:

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.

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

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

Ancon Construction to be Recognized with Four Awards by Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky


Ancon Construction is pleased to announce that it will be honored with four Excellence in Construction (EIC) awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky. ABC’s Award Gala is scheduled to take place on September 26th 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 and the acknowledgment of our team of employee-owners by these awards for their hard work through the projects that we design and build makes me extremely proud. This recognition is also a testament to our commitment and dedication to excellence as a team.”

Awards Recognized:

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.

Ancon Construction shares Construction Award with Shady Creek Winery

Ancon Construction shares Construction Award with Shady Creek Winery

(L to R) James Schwartz, Julie Schwartz, Jenna Schwartz, JT Schwartz, and Jennifer Schwartz owners of Shady Creek Winery; Matt VanSoest Designer, Chris Morrical Project Manager, Bryan Baer Designer and Ben King Architect from Ancon Construction.

Ancon Construction Shares Construction Award with Shady Creek Winery

Ancon Construction’s architectural team and project manager met with the owners of Shady Creek Winery last week to share the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) Excellence in Construction Award. The award recognizes the winery’s recently completed renovation, building expansion, and site development projects.

“With such a unique construction project, we needed the right partner to bring our vision to life. Ancon’s entire team provided clear direction, attention to detail, and dedication to our project. Together, we established a gorgeous wine destination in the heart of Northwest Indiana to share with wine lovers for years to come,” said JT Schwartz, President of Shady Creek Winery.

Matt VanSoest shared, “The Shady Creek Winery project was a thrilling and rewarding project for the Ancon team. The multi-year endeavor achieved a highly detailed building, intricate interiors, and strong connections to the immediate landscape. Working with the Owner and producing a project which focuses so strongly on guest user experience was a great opportunity to further our understanding of how places and spaces impact people.”

 

About ABC of Indiana/Kentucky, Excellence in Construction (EIC) Award:

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by its members every year with their Excellence in Construction Awards. Such recognition builds greater awareness in local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees.

Furthermore, the Excellence in Construction competition represents the quality of the companies in the association. ABC’s Award of Excellence in Construction honors the skill and creativity of the entire team – contractor, owner, architect, and engineer – responsible for an outstanding project. The award recipients excel in innovation, quality, communication, and safety.

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About Ancon Construction:

Ancon Construction is a commercial in-house design-build contractor offering a full range of services, including planning, site selection, development, architectural design, rezoning, code compliance, construction, remodeling, and maintenance. Based in Goshen, Indiana, Ancon is a 100% employee-owned company and a regional leader in commercial design-build that has defined architecture and construction in the Michiana community since 1975.