Ancon Construction Receives Three “Excellence in Construction” Awards

Ancon Construction Receives Three “Excellence in Construction” Awards


Back row (L to R): Derek Lamson, Superintendent, Chris Morrical, Project Manager, Doug VonGunten, President, Bryan Baer, Designer. Front row (L to R) Ben King, Architect, Glen Kauffmann, Project Manager, Tony Garrett, Superintendent, and Matt VanSoest, Designer.
Ancon Construction is happy to announce they received three awards at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky, Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Gala ceremonies on September 29. The EIC Awards Gala took place at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.
Two awards were Awards of Excellence: one for their Shady Creek Winery Project and a second for their Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic Project, both in commercial categories. The third award was an Award of Merit for their TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre Project in the Healthcare category.
Ancon Construction President Doug VonGunten shared, “Each of these projects showcases Ancon’s strong design-build work and commitment to excellence. I could not be more proud of our team for their talent and hard work. This recognition reinforces the great things our employee-owners are doing. I am really excited about the future and what our team can accomplish.” 
A brief highlight of each project:
Delivers a state-of-the-art winery experience.
•            Heavy timbers used to construct some of the building were sourced from Austria.
•            A transparent barrel room and racking system displaying their wine, fabricated in Italy!
•            A mixture of small, intimate spaces and areas for larger gatherings.
•            A private tasting room, upstairs lounge area, event space, bars, fireplaces, and outdoor seating areas all overlooking a beautifully landscaped scenic outdoor seating area.
A deeply rooted business in Northern Indiana that has been providing veterinary services to our region for decades. This project was designed and built to create a facility that was welcoming to all.
•            The entry features a large and very welcoming lobby with distinct seating areas nestled between their trademark lobby fish tanks, also showcasing beautiful timbers.
•            The Ancon Construction Team and the owner worked closely together using lean thinking to improve day-to-day processes and operations.
•            The building allows beautiful natural daylight, transparency through critical work areas, and strong sight lines.
The eco-friendly build offers a warm, inviting, modern farmhouse feel – simple yet elegant.
•            Rooflines are cladded in solar panels.
•            Abundance of windows offers spectacular natural lighting and transparency between the indoors and the scenic wooded property.
•            A 24-foot-wide glass garage door separates the lobby and a seminar room that can be opened, allowing the separate spaces to become one large event room.
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.


Helping our community youth understand design and architecture.

Helping our community youth understand design and architecture.


Pictured left to right: Ancon Construction Designer Matt VanSoest, Ancon President Doug VonGunten, Intern Shelby Mack, Designer Bryan Baer, and Architect Ben King.

Starting off this new school year, Ancon Construction is happy to welcome a Northridge High School intern junior, Shelby Mack.

Shelby has had a love for architecture since she was a little girl. Playing games on her tablet, she often chose programs where she could design houses. She plans to continue her college education in architecture after high school.

One of her first assignments at Ancon will be getting up to speed using Revit design software and putting her new skills into action, assisting in the creative design process for a local church project.

Ancon is no stranger to having interns join their team. In fact, it is a big reason so many of their current designers and employees have joined them and are so successful.

Bryan Baer, a designer for Ancon, interned as a senior at Goshen High School through their ICE program. “To me, that internship was invaluable, as it helped me confirm what I wanted to do for a career and taught me a lot along the way. It was key in getting accepted into architecture school at Ball State University. When I had the opportunity to come back to Ancon, I didn’t think twice about it. It is great to have my internship come full circle,” said Bryan.

Matt VanSoest, designer, also interned with Ancon during his schooling at Ball State. “The Ancon internship program during my collegiate studies at Ball State University prepared me for real-world scenarios regarding high quality and cost-effective design and how it parallels general contracting and construction management. Being fully immersed within the profession extremely early within my career has been a rewarding experience,” added Matt.

Our Ancon design team is passionate about pouring into the youth and helping them understand design and architecture. We are delighted to have Shelby on board and look forward to helping her learn and grow as a designer even before she enters college.


Groundbreaking for new 60-unit apartment complex in Goshen, Indiana

Groundbreaking for new 60-unit apartment complex in Goshen, Indiana

Ancon Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new apartment complex in Goshen, IN on July 14, 2022. The 60-unit development will provide new housing opportunities for the community, a first step towards addressing housing needs in the area. There is a significant need for housing of all types in Goshen, and this development (final name is still being determined) is a first step towards addressing those needs.

““Having a sense of place is important for any community—this project will give others the opportunity to find their sense of place here in Goshen,” said Ryan Kring, Vice President of Business Development at Ancon Construction said. “We are proud to be the Design-Build team to help this project come to life. We would especially like to thank The City of Goshen, Indiana, IN, Goshen City Council, Redevelopment, and Goshen Chamber of Commerce for their support. Lastly, we want to thank the Garcia Family for their vision and their passion to continue investing in the City of Goshen”.
This project is also significant in the fact that it was the first project to obtain incentives from the City. Without these incentives, this project would not have been feasible. A huge thank you to The City of Goshen, Indiana, Goshen City Council, Redevelopment, and Goshen Chamber of Commerce for their support during this process.
Completion is scheduled for the Summer of 2023.
ANCON’s Latest Hire!

ANCON’s Latest Hire!

Construction Team Grows!

Ancon Construction is excited to announce that the employee owned company has added an additional team member, Mark Groshans.  Mark joined Ancon in November as a project manager and will focus on the cost estimating and project management process of concrete work and will also assist with Ancon Building Services (ABS) Department.

Experienced in South Bend, Elkhart, Goshen, Mishawaka Regions.

Mark has been in the construction industry for many years in our region and has a large list of existing relationships that he hopes to bring with him to Ancon.  When asked about his new position Mark said, “Being hired by Ancon is a great opportunity to work with a company that is well known for quality work and is well respected within the community and industry.  I am honored to work with such a great group of people that know the importance of family.”

Ancon is continuing to enjoy growth as a company and adding Mark to our team will only serve to enhance the great relationships we have with our customers and increase our speed to market.  Welcome aboard!