Fly Around with Jesus Grill….One of Ancon’s Latest Projects

Fly Around with Jesus Grill….One of Ancon’s Latest Projects

October 25, 2018

Mishawaka, IN-  Ancon Construction, premier design build construction firm, recently completed the renovations for Jesus Latin Grill & Tequila Bar.  They describe themselves as an unique experience of Latin food. We differ from a Mexican restaurant and the ubiquitous “chips and salsa”. Latin cuisine infuses cultures, flavors and spices from the Caribbean and South America. We draw our inspiration from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Peru, all the way to the Southern tip of Argentina. Jesús Latin Grill & Tequila Bar incorporates American twists for an explosion of your senses

The location provided us some unique challenges as it was located within the historic Carnegie Library in Mishawaka, IN.  Despite these challenges Ancon is proud of the work and the project as a whole.  In addition to the photos provided please take a minute to check out our drone video of the project.

“This project gives another unique dining experience for the downtown Mishawaka corridor.  Working with George is always a fun experience as he has such a creative mind when it comes to interior decor.  I am really excited about the upper level which can be rented out for private events”, added Ryan Kring, VP|Business Development for Ancon Construction.


Fly Around Ancon Construction’s Latest Project!

Fly Around Ancon Construction’s Latest Project!

Fly around with us as we tour our latest multi-tenant retail shopping center that recently opened.  The Shoppes on Grape are located on the southwest corner of Grape and Douglas in Mishawaka, IN.  A lot of attention was placed on the design and user flow.  The plaza includes a drive thru ready restaurant tenant space complete with its own drive through stacking lane.  The emphasis placed on the details are sure to make it easy for the remaining spaces to be occupied.

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.

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 Construction Expanding Client Building Options in 2017

Ancon Construction Expanding Client Building Options in 2017

January 16, 2017

GOSHEN, IN-Ancon Construction, a premier design build construction firm serving northern Indiana & Southern Michigan, has announced they are expanding their options for PEMB (Pre-Engineered Metal Building) solutions in order to provide our customers with the best values, solutions and schedule. As part of this strategy Ancon Construction will not renew our partnership agreement with Butler Manufacturing in 2017. PEMB (Pre Engineered Metal Buildings) are used in a variety of Ancon’s manufacturing, commercial, retail and institutional projects.

Ryan Kring, Vice President of Business Development commented, “We feel that there are many quality PEMB suppliers that provide the same level of quality and service which Butler has provided us in the past. By not committing to one manufacturer it gives Ancon the flexibility to provide multiple options for our clients within a competitive environment.” Kring added, “Our clients today are savvy and want options. This move provides Ancon the flexibility to provide more offerings and options for our clients.”

Ancon Construction built the South Bend Cubs Performance Center which is a Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB)

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More information and details to follow.

Ryan Kring
VP Of Business Development