Meet Matt, this weeks Ancon Staff Spotlight

Meet Matt, this weeks Ancon Staff Spotlight

South Bend, New Carlisle, Mishawaka, Plymouth, Goshen, Elkhart, Bristol, Middlebury, Bremen, Niles, Nappanee

Matt VanSoest serves as designer for Ancon Construction.  Matt is a Ball State grad where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture in 2008 and his MA Architecture in 2010 with a concentration in Educational Architecture and Urban Design.

As a designer for Ancon Construction Matt prides himself on listening to the owner’s specific needs to develop early concept building concepts and unique design ideas.  Matt uses the latest CAD software to prepare renderings including site feasibility plans, site plans, floor plans, elevations, details and utilizes 3D computer modeling to help our customers visualize their project.  Matt works in partnership with our project managers and estimators during the pricing phase to provide alternative details and value engineering to keep the project on budget and reduce change orders.  Another part of Matt’s job that is seldom mentioned but plays a crucial role in the success of a project is performing building code reviews.  By starting a project knowing the requirements it makes the project much smoother through final construction documents and state/local permit submittal processes.  Matt has over 12 years of experience in the construction industry and has been with Ancon since 2006.  In 2008 Matt was able to implement many design principles from his participation in a three year research initiative at Ball State into a state-of-the art charter school project in South Bend, IN.  Other notable projects include a 100,000 square foot lean designed trailer manufacturing company, Inovateus Solar, multiple church projects and a large regional science center with an added children’s museum component.  The picture to the left shows Matt engaged in some 3D modeling for a client and the pic on the right shows some of the foam board models Matt builds by hand to help clients better visualize their project.

Matt is married with one child and a second on the way.  When not in design mode Matt is active in our community serving with YPN (Young Professionals Network) of Elkhart County, Chamber of Commerce, Bremen Kwanis Club and member of the Indiana Redevelopment Commission (Bremen).  Outside of work and service Matt enjoys spending time with family at their lake house and cheering on Notre Dame and Ball State

We are proud to have Matt on our team.


Ancon Begins Robotic Clean Room Project!

Ancon Begins Robotic Clean Room Project!

Stock Photo Due To Client Privacy Request

August 8, 2017-South Bend, IN

Ancon Construction, premier design|build construction firm, announces another high tech robotics clean room project is underway.  Ancon served as the architect and builder for this project.  Our architectural team collaborated with our client’s engineering team to design a space that is functional, takes into consideration future growth, satisfies HVAC/Humidity/Dust requirements and is aesthetically pleasing.

Our client is a large manufacturing company in South Bend and has asked to remain nameless due to the competitive industry they work in.  Our team was able to identify various value engineering options to save on cost and brought a team of engineer’s vision to reality.  Often times, when working with a larger team a unified vision can be hard to accomplish.  Ancon’s design|build process served to bridge that gap and bring their team together.  Our outside perspective brought clarity and moved the project along 30%-40% faster versus their in-house traditional method.

Stock Photo Due To Client Privacy Request

Design has been finished and construction is estimated to take 8 weeks.  In addition to this project, we are also working with Lippert Components on a clean room project as well.

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Honey Baked Ham Chooses Ancon Construction to Build their new Home

Honey Baked Ham Chooses Ancon Construction to Build their new Home

Granger, IN

Honey Baked Ham has chosen Ancon Construction, premier design build construction firm, to build out their new location in Granger, IN.  They will take over a tenant space within Toscana Park.  This large upscale shopping complex is located near Gumwood and Cleveland Road just north of Heritage Square.

Honey Baked Ham is relocating from their long standing location off of Ironwood and Edison in South Bend to better serve their clients and take advantage of the new development happening near Toscana Park.  The new space will occupy 2,800 square feet and will feature a sit down deli cafe as well as the traditional carryout & delivery services.  Ancon Construction worked closely with commercial real estate broker Bradley Company to create and design the interior layout for their new home.  Eric Jensen, architect for Ancon Construction, stated, “Having the client, commercial broker, landlord, design and construction team working together as one design|build team allowed us take our client’s vision and make it a reality while staying on budget and on schedule.  Our team approach is what creates a unique customer experience for our clients”.

More Than Just a Pickup

Honey Baked Ham has become more than just a store to stop by and pickup your holiday treats…they now have a loyalty rewards program.  They have also created a fundraising program for non profits to provide yet another way to give back to the community.

Construction is slated to begin early July.  Look for more updates as the project progresses.

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40 Under 40 Recognizes Ancon’s Own Matt VanSoest

40 Under 40 Recognizes Ancon’s Own Matt VanSoest

Every year 40 regional leaders under the age of 40 are recognized by The South Bend Regional Chamber’s 40 under 40 award.  This recognition shines the spotlight on 40 of the area’s most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement.  The 2017 class will represent the 11th Michiana Forty under 40 class with 400 leaders already receiving recognition. This program is an annual collaborative effort between the South Bend Regional Chamber, the Young Professionals Network South Bend, and other partners in the Michiana region.

Ancon is proud to announce that Matthew VanSoest has been chosen for the class of 2017.  Matt is a lead designer on the Ancon Design-Build team. As employee owner, Matthew and a holistic team of architects, engineers, project managers, and construction crews, work together on a daily basis on design and construction projects. The Design-Build method, a very unique and rare project delivery method in the area’s construction industry, promotes daily collaboration on design, cost, scheduling, and construction methods. Furthermore, Matthew and the team push the boundaries and are on the leading edge of innovative, creative, and cost effective methods in architecture and construction – making sure both the design and cost are in sync with one another – a very large feat in this day and age! 

Since 2012, Matthew has served on the transition team for ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart. He worked with the ETHOS team in developing several short term and long term visions and master planning concepts. Matt earned his Bachelors of Architecture in 2008 and went on to earn his Masters of Architecture 2010 with concentrations in educational design and community redevelopment. Matt has a gift for creative design and has been honored for several of his designs.  Congrats Matt and we are proud to have such a leader on the Ancon team!

Aldi Selects Ancon Construction Again For New Elkhart Location

Aldi Selects Ancon Construction Again For New Elkhart Location

Exterior New Brand Look

Aldi, one of the largest grocers in the United States and the largest in the UK and Europe has chosen Ancon Construction to build their second new location in the last two months.  The new location will be built in Elkhart, IN.  The former Ryan’s Steakhouse located at the growing CR 6 area west of SR 19 is scheduled for demo toward the end of April.

The new store will replace the former restaurant and will feature their latest exterior and interior brand design.  Ken Wright will serve as project manager from Ancon Construction.  This will be his third Aldi project in the last 3 months.

Updated Interior Brand

As the project develops we will update on progress.  Ancon is proud to be a partner with Aldi.

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