January 23, 2019-South Bend, IN. Construction progress continues on Potawatomi Zoo’s new entrance. The light winter has allowed Ancon Construction, to continue work. This week, new timbers have arrived onsite and will begin to be installed. The timbers columns have been put in place and additional timber beams will be installed on the columns to form the gift shop and lobby. Incorporating the timber will provide a unique design feature to compliment other timber accents found throughout the zoo.
Timber Columns In Place
Eric Jensen, Architect for Ancon Construction, was excited to see the timbers arrive onsite, “Seeing the timber columns put in place really starts to make the building come to life. Utilizing glass for a majority of the exterior will allow visitors to see more of the timbers on both the outside and the inside.”
Completion of the new entry is expected to be completed by end of summer 2019. To learn more about the project visit the Zoo Front Entry Project link.
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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!
When the Chicago Cubs considered South Bend to move their Class A Affiliate here there were a lot of expectations. Some of these were simple…some took a major investment like replacing the newer artificial turf with professional play quality grass. Team owner Andrew Berlin and team president Joe Hart went a step further and envioused a hitting facility that would not only be state of the art, not only be used to strengthen the player skils in the farm system but would be a community resource to give anyone from T-Ballers to high school players a place to improve their hitting, fielding and throwing. This was the concept behind the South Bend Cubs Performance Center.
In addition to new construction and renovation we also specialize in tenant improvement (TI) also known as tenant build out. Our demo crew is working on the first of over 50 new workout locations planned for Indiana and southern Michigan. The first location for our new fitness client takes us down to Logansport, IN where we are demoing an 8,000 sqft retail space and re-building to meet our client’s national construction and brand specs. The picture shown was taken after our first day of demo!
Working with national brands and ensuring compliance takes a construction firm with experience. We have worked with many Fortune 500 companies and their construction/brand standards over the years and excel at exceeding their requirements. Our success is based on having licensed in house architects, experienced project managers and dedicated construction crews. Combined with the way we communicate and constantly update our clients, national brands prefer to use ANCON Construction when their business or franchise comes into our region. Who is the new fitness chain you ask? You will have to follow us as we update the project right up until opening day!