by Amy Self | Mar 24, 2023 | Ancon News
Celebrating Lloyd’s Successful Career in Construction
“Ancon Construction has always been really good to me. They helped me grow my career,” shares Lloyd. His passion for construction has allowed him to work on many different projects over the years, each with its unique challenges.
From a young age, Lloyd had a clear vision of what he wanted to do with his life. His passion for construction was evident, and he pursued it after graduating from high school. He began his journey building residential houses and working a few other jobs before he was hired by Ancon Construction.
Starting as a carpenter, Lloyd’s hard work and dedication were quickly recognized by Andy Frech, the Founder of Ancon Construction, and other leaders. Andy’s management style and the company’s philosophy resonated with Lloyd, and he knew he had found the right place to grow his career.
“Lloyd had the respect of employees and subs because he had an honest and no-nonsense attitude but a good sense of humor and easy laugh which gave them the confidence to do their job well,” shares Andy Frech.
Among the projects that Lloyd remembers with pride are Edison Lakes and the Goshen High School pool project. Lloyd has tackled a variety of builds over his career, and each one has kept him motivated with their challenges.
As Lloyd approaches his 34-year anniversary with Ancon as an employee-owner, he reflects on his career and has some advice for the younger generation, “Know what you want out of life and work to achieve it!”
by Amy Self | Mar 7, 2023 | Ancon News
Jan Ferron Named Greater Elkhart Chamber’s 2023 Woman of the Year
Congratulations to Jan Farron for being recognized as the Woman of the Year by the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce!
This award recognizes a woman who stands out for her exceptional leadership in her profession, organization, and community and embodies the Chamber’s values of excellence and service. This is a well-deserved award and your hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed.
We are very proud to have Jan serving on the Ancon board of directors.
by Amy Self | Feb 18, 2023 | Ancon News
The Inspiring Career Journey of Ancon Employee-Owner Ed
“Ed is a valuable part of our team. He has a great work ethic. He is dependable and an excellent form carpenter who does things right the first time,” shares Rodney, a colleague who has worked alongside Ed for many years.
Ed’s passion for the trades began in high school, where he took building trades classes at Elkhart Central. He knew immediately that working in concrete was his calling, and two days after graduating, he began his journey in the industry. Two years later, he joined the Ancon team and has been a valued employee-owner ever since.
Looking back on his first project at Oaklawn in Goshen, Ed remembers thinking he might never become one of the employees with the longest tenure, but with hard work and determination, he would never have imagined reaching this level. Ed attributes his success to Ancon, stating, “If it weren’t for Ancon, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They are reliable and have always been good to me. They are like family.”
Congratulations, Ed, on your 37 years of dedicated service at Ancon Construction!
Join us in celebrating Ed’s 37 years of work in construction! Let’s show our appreciation for his dedication and hard work by sharing your congratulatory notes and well wishes here.
by Amy Self | Feb 7, 2023 | Ancon News
Celebrating 32 Years of Dedication
Meet Vicky, a dedicated employee-owner of Ancon Construction who has been with the company for an impressive 32 years. Vicky’s journey at Ancon Construction began as an administrative assistant, answering phones and handling other clerical tasks. It was during this time that she had the opportunity to work alongside the company’s founder, Andy Frech. Two years into her role, Ancon Construction experienced growth and Vicky’s role evolved to accounts payable and receiving. Eventually, she became the AP/AR manager, a position she has held for the past 30 years.
“Vicky is a prime example of what it means to be a dedicated professional. Her skills and work ethic were pivotal in my decision to join Ancon Construction. It is individuals like Vicky who provide the foundation for a successful business yet often go unrecognized for their invaluable contributions. It is with utmost sincerity that I say, the presence of someone like Vicky is what sets truly great companies apart – and we are lucky to have her at Ancon,” shares Rhett Fisher, CFO at Ancon Construction.
“I have enjoyed working with the people at Ancon Construction over the past 32 years and am excited for the future of the company. I am particularly looking forward to the construction of a new corporate office, and am optimistic about the bright future ahead for Ancon Construction,” shares Vicky.
Thanks for your dedication, Vicky! Your positive attitude and willingness to adapt to change have made you an invaluable asset to the team. We are grateful you are part of the Ancon Construction family.