June 21, 2019
South Bend, IN- Wing Lovers Rejoice! Buffalo Wild Wings, located on Ireland Road on the south side of South Bend is getting a new look. As part of the brand’s constant improvement to be the leader in design and customer experience, BW3’s will be updating both the exterior and interior of their south side location. Ancon Construction, premiere Design-Build construction firm, is the proud builder of our regional BW3’s and the work will begin at the Ireland Road location in late June.
What can B-Dubs fans expect with the re-model? A new exterior and interior look to match the franchise’s latest “Stadia” brand which will include all new interior seating arrangements, modifications to the bar and more TV’s designed to allow anyone seated to have a great view of the game. Other updates include wall decor and other front of house updates. Ancon recently completed a “Stadia” update for the Grape Road location and south side fans can expect to see a similar transformation starting soon.
Matthew VanSoest, Ancon Designer for the Project, commented, “The Ancon team is excited to be part of this image refresher for the south side Buffalo Wild Wings. The updated imaging program will refresh both the interior and exterior branding – creating a positive and exciting experience for patrons.”
When asked about the re-brand concept Ryan Kring, Vice President of Business Development for Ancon Construction stated, “Most of the top brands in US re-brand every 7-8 years and Buffalo Wild Wings understands the value of giving their customers a fresh, yet familiar look at their locations. It shows they know their customers and understand that their brand is constantly evolving. The south side location in South Bend is a popular location and this refresh also shows Buffalo Wild Wings commitment to our community and to the south side. We are the proud builders for Buffalo Wild Wings and look forward to being a part of keeping their brand fresh and exciting.”
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With over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Doug VonGunten is one of Ancon Construction’s many valuable project managers. Doug’s responsibilities as a project manager begin long before construction actually starts, leading the design-build team in programming, design, budgeting, and cost estimating. The project manager continues his leadership role throughout the construction process until the project has been completed and handed-off to the customer. Doug has managed a wide variety of projects including industrial projects, manufacturing facilities, streetscapes and infrastructure, zoo animal exhibits, ice skating parks, educational facilities, and more.
Some of Doug’s accomplishments include awards for Excellence in Merit Shop Construction for a new TLCU Financial building and a multi-purpose center at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Additionally, Doug’s Eddy Street Commons Streetscape project won an Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Shop Image award and the North American River Otter Exhibit project he managed at the Potawatomi Zoo earned an ABC Award of Honor. Through all of the projects that Doug has managed, he is most proud of making a client’s ideas and dreams about their project a reality.
Onsite Making Sure Projects Run Smooth
Aside from his work at Ancon, Doug finds many ways to serve and give back to the community. He is a member and Past President of Goshen Noon Kiwanis, serves on the Apprenticeship Committee for the local chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors apprenticeship program, and is an active member of his church, Walnut Hill Mennonite in Goshen. Doug also serves on the Board of Directors for Ryan’s Place, a not-for-profit organization that provides grief support to children, teens, and families who have experienced the death of a family member or loved one. Most recently, Doug has been serving on a committee with the Goshen Parks Department that is designing a playground for children of all ability levels.
Doug lives just North of Goshen with his wife of 21 years, Jolene, and their three children: Jack (16), Garrett (13), and Molly (9). In his free time, Doug enjoys attending his kids’ sporting events and music programs and being active outdoors, including cycling, running, camping, and hiking. Doug and his family also enjoy spending time at the beach in North Carolina with their extended family.
Doug says about his work, “I really enjoy the construction industry and the challenges that it brings. There are new challenges every day and no two projects are ever the same.” Doug is an invaluable part of the Ancon team. Both Ancon and its customers greatly benefit from his vast experience and tireless work.
February 15, 2018
South Bend, IN- Ancon Construction, premier design build construction firm, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their new downtown South Bend office. Located inside the newly renovated mixed use building The LaSalle the office has premiere corner street level visibility set inside the historic LaSalle building. Although the office is inside a historic building the design is ultra modern and minimalistic. Matt VanSoest, Designer, researched office spaces like Tesla and Google and used that for design inspiration. Local artists have donated some sculptures and historic photos of downtown South Bend have placed them throughout the office.
Why downtown South Bend? For over 40 years Ancon Construction has served South Bend, Mishawaka and the entire St. Joseph County region. Nearly everyday there is an Ancon Construction employee in the region working on projects. “We have a known presence and excellent reputation in this region….now we have the physical location to match. The revitalization of the downtown corridor is exciting. Many of the projects that started the downtown revitalization Ancon Construction were a part of, so South Bend seemed like the natural choice when we looked at potential locations.” noted Ryan Kring, Vice President of Business Development.
Kring went on to say, “This space is a communal area which our employees can use to give our clients a comfortable place to meet and have a great experience. Having this space allows our customers a closer place to meet and plan out our projects together. We use a team approach to project design and delivery in which our clients are involved heavily throughout the entire process. The office is designed to be a living showroom of various types of materials so our clients can see them in actual space. Periodically we will change out the furniture and flooring to highlight the latest available designs and materials.”
Ancon Construction is not the only tenant in the building, recently The Hideaway opened. The Hideaway is a 1920’s speakeasy steampunk whiskey bar that was designed and built by Ancon Construction. South Blend, a new coffee house, is also under construction and will be opening its doors in the next few months.
We have been building this region for over 40 years and we look forward to the next 40.
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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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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!