Ancon Construction Honored with Excellence in Construction Award for The Academy Project in Partnership with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

Ancon Construction Honored with Excellence in Construction Award for The Academy Project in Partnership with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

addedPictured L to R: Matt VanSoest, Ancon Construction Designer; Debie Coble, President, and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.; Doug VonGunten, Ancon Construction President; Chris Morrical, Ancon Construction Project Manager.

Ancon Construction Honored with Excellence in Construction Award for The Academy Project in Partnership with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

Ancon Construction has been honored with the Excellence in Construction (EIC) award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky, in collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. The EIC award recognizes outstanding achievements in construction.

This achievement demonstrates Ancon Construction’s commitment to maintaining high standards and delivering exceptional construction projects. Their continued collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. further emphasizes Ancon Construction’s dedication to excellence within the industry.

The ABC of Indiana/Kentucky Awards of Excellence program recognizes outstanding projects that exemplify the elevated standards upheld by Merit Shop contractors. In 2021, Ancon Construction was honored with an Excellence in Construction award for a new 105,000 square-foot outlet store and Excel Center in Gary, Indiana – owned and operated by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. Ancon submitted their latest partnership project, known as The Academy, a 57,000 square-foot renovation of the 1930’s building, formerly part of the Bendix Corporation Campus. This renovation marked the conclusion of phase-two,” completing the overall renovations at this location. 

The Goodwill Academy project includes e-commerce warehouse, training rooms, office space, tech step labs, and other workshop areas. This revitalized space beautifully blends Goodwill’s mission with contemporary, functional areas, aligned with their objectives for learning, workforce development, and community engagement.

The President of Ancon Construction, Doug VonGunten, shared, “Ancon and Goodwill have shared a 30-plus-year partnership with over 60 joint projects, demonstrating our shared commitment to excellence. Ancon’s dedication to delivering high-quality work aligns with Goodwill’s vision and this is evident in the successful collaboration of our projects. The awards also serve as a testament to Ancon Construction’s design-build expertise and the unwavering dedication of our Employee-Owners.”

“I truly appreciate the partnership we have shared with Ancon for so many years,” added Debie Coble, President, and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. “They understand, support, and embrace Goodwill’s mission of “empowering people to live their most abundant lives”. This renovation provides us with the space to execute this mission by providing education, training, and job placement through the Excel Center, a high school for adults, and The Academy, the hard skills training center for areas such as automotive and the trades.” 

For more information about Ancon Construction and to explore more of their noteworthy projects, please visit To understand the profound impact of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. on our communities, please visit Goodwill-ni-org.

About Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.:
Because we believe in the power of work, our mission is to strengthen communities by empowering individuals and families through education, training, and job placement.

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,, or visit

Ancon Construction to Build New Aldi in Warsaw

Ancon Construction to Build New Aldi in Warsaw

Exterior New Brand Look

Ancon Construction, premier design build construction firm, has entered into partnership with Aldi to build their newest location in Warsaw, IN.  The site will be located along US 30 within the current Menard’s Plaza.  This location will feature the company’s latest brand style that incorporates updated interior design, graphics and signage to give a new twist on the national grocery chain.  In addition to the updated look, the floor layout, shelving and refrigeration areas will feature upgraded equipment that has a modern feel and look.  Construction on the new store is slated to begin end of the month.

Updated Interior Brand

In addition to the new store in Warsaw, Ancon Construction is also expanding and re-branding the existing store in Goshen, IN located along US 33.  The project will consist of enlarging the floor space an additional 18 feet and updating the interior to reflect Aldi’s latest branding concept.  Construction is expected to begin in March on the re-brand and expansion of the Goshen location.

Aldi is under going a nationwide re-brand process aimed at positioning the grocery giant in direct competition with organic grocers such as Whole Foods.  Their move to all organic produce has attracted an entire new wave of customers.  To learn more about Aldi and their re-branding check out the story HERE.

Ryan Kring, VP of Business Development stated, “We are very excited to partner with Aldi and the great people they have in their organization.  The way they do business and their view on quality makes them a great fit for Ancon Construction.”  Kring went on to say, “I think people are going to very surprised (and happy) with the new look stores.  The new brand is modern, attractive and inviting.”  To learn more about our recent work check out our portfolio.  If you have a project and want to take your next step click our contact us link to get started today.

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!