South Bend Buffalo Wild Wing Lovers Rejoice!

South Bend Buffalo Wild Wing Lovers Rejoice!

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.”

Ready to updated your restaurant, office or business?  Contact us HERE and let’s get your project started…together.


Get to Know Doug VonGunten, Featured In This Week’s Ancon Staff Spotlight!

Get to Know Doug VonGunten, Featured In This Week’s Ancon Staff Spotlight!

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.

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.

Do you have a project?  Contact us HERE and let’s make your vision a reality!

Primal Kitchen Chooses Ancon Construction For New Restaurant!

Primal Kitchen Chooses Ancon Construction For New Restaurant!

Primal Kitchen is a name you may not be familiar with…but if all goes as planned they could quickly become a household name.  Thomas and Tara Olson are the local Mishawaka franchise owner’s of Primal Kitchen which is opening the first four locations nationwide, the first here in the heart of Michiana.

Heritage Square will be the new home of the first Primal Kitchen to open in the United States.  The former New Balance location will be transformed to a quick casual farm to fork restaurant complete with a small retail store area where customers can purchase Primal Kitchen’s own line of specialty items such as mayo, natural granola bars and health supplements.  Check out their shop page here to learn more about their products.


When asked why the Primal Kitchen concept appealed to them Tara Olson said, “From the moment we learned of the opportunity to be a part of this concept we knew it was something we had to do.  The ability to offer the community a healthy option in a fast casual setting was very appealing to us.  All of our ingredients will be organic and free of GMO’s.  We will have a wonderfully diverse menu with something for everyone.  Attached to the restaurant will be a dynamic grab and go cafe which boasts a coffee, juice and smoothie bar along with freshly made packaged chef specials which are perfect for the consumer on the go.  Whether you are meeting friends for breakfast after your workout, grabbing lunch with your coworkers or joining us for your family dinner we know you will not be disappointed.”

Ancon Construction was chosen as the builder for this location.  Ryan Kring, Vice President of Business Development, commented, “When we heard that Thomas and Tara chose us to build their restaurant we were very excited.  Being the first location ever is like potentially building the first Panera or Chipolte ….  who knows where this could go from here”.  Kring went on to say, “Working with the national franchise, based out of Phoenix, has been a good experience.  They know their brand and have a vision.  We love taking their conceptual ideas and bringing them to life.  We understand the trust they are giving us and we do not take it lightly”.

Heritage Square-Future Home of Primal Kitchen Location

When asked why Ancon Construction was the right fit for this project Tara said, “We are excited to be be working with Ancon Construction on this project.  We chose Ancon based on their presence in the community and their commitment to providing their clients with exceptional service.”  To see what other restaurants Ancon has worked on check out our portfolio link here.

Signage and renovations will begin next week and updates on the progress will be posted as the project moves forward.

Are you looking to open a franchise, start a business or open a restaurant?  Let Ancon Construction be a resource as you plan, design and build.  Our 40 plus years of expertise can help fast track your project and make your brand come to life.  Contact us here to take your first step.

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!