About us
Our collaborative team uses a seamless, holistic approach to every project. Our culture has always been one of working as a team to provide creative solutions, options, and value engineering on each and every project – whether a $100,000 remodel or a $12,000,000 office building.

From original concept to completion, we listen – to fully understand and anticipate our client’s needs. With determined dedication towards detail and excellence, we have learned what it takes to get the job done right, within budget, and on time.

 

History
Ancon Construction was founded in 1975 by Andrew W. Frech as a commercial and industrial design-build contractor. We have continuously operated under the Ancon name and structure since our inception.

In 1993, Ancon became the first area builder and the third in the State of Indiana to be certified by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a national organization with over 18,000 members. Since then, we have received this certification each year. The certification recognizes Ancon’s unparalleled commitment to community, safety, benefits, and training.

On June 1, 2000, Ancon became a 100% employee-owned company. All office and field employees, including field supervisors and our concrete, carpentry, and steel craftsman are Ancon shareholders.

 

100% Employee Owned
On June 1, 2000 Ancon became a 100% employee-owned company.  All office and field employees, including field supervisors and our concrete, carpentry, and steel craftsman are Ancon shareholders.  Ancon Construction is part of the ESOP Association – a national trade associate for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership.  The core cause of the ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy.

Employee stock ownership enables Ancon to retain the very best employees and instills pride in ownership. The average length of employment of our field force is over 20 years.

Benefits of Ancon’s ESOP program to the owner include: better trained personnel and craftsmanship, clearer communication, fewer change orders, safer work sites and higher productivity. Most importantly, Ancon undertakes every project with a team attitude. Their architects, project managers, and job superintendents collaborate and work together with the owner toward the successful completion of the project goals.

 

Design-Build
Design-Build refers to a project delivery system used in the construction industry.  Using this method, a project is contracted by a single entity – beginning with the design and finishing with the construction services.  The design-build method relies on a single point of responsibility and is used to minimize risks for the project owner and to reduce the project schedule as the design phase and construction phase overlap.

Ancon’s in-house architecture studio or partner architects, engineers, project managers, cost estimator, and job superintendents bring their expertise and knowledge of the industry and create a holistic approach to the design and build phases of the project – allowing us to be a “master builder”.

 

Mission Statement
We, the employee-owners of Ancon Construction, will provide quality construction services to our clients. The pride we have in our work and in the reputation of our company will enable Ancon clients to enjoy their facilities with the knowledge and confidence that they have been properly constructed. We earn the trust of our clients by treating them fairly and honestly and by meeting our commitments. We have the skills, training and positive attitude to do the job right the first time and to finish each task, job and project before moving on to the next. Our clients will always have the feeling that their job is as important to us as it is to them. We will endeavor to have a safe, clean work environment, and to always look and act as professionals. We will work together as a family, doing what is best for our clients and for our company. We will treat our clients and our co-workers as we would like to be treated.

Before We Design, Before We Build . We Listen.

 

Awards:
Excellence in Concrete Construction Award

The Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association selected Allen Foods/George Weston Bakeries as the winner of their 2007 Concrete Achievement Award – awarded in partnership to Eagle Ready-Mix, Allen Foods, Weaver Boos Consultants, the Austin Company, and Ancon Construction.

Awarded the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce 2007 Business of the Month Award

Awarded the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce 2007 Business of the Year Award
Chamber Business of the Month/Year Award nominees are judged on innovative product/service, growth, community involvement and other unique factors

Awarded the National Associated Builders and Contractors 2008 & 2009 Platinum Level Safety Achievement Award

Awarded Gibson Insurance Group’s 2007 Safety Award, one of only 3 out of Gibson’s  700+ clients selected to receive this award

Awarded the National Associated Builders and Contractors 2007 Gold Level Safety Achievement Award

Awarded the Indiana Associated Builders and Contractors 2006 Construction Honors Crystal Award

Excellence in Construction Award
The Michiana Builders Association selected Eye Care Associates of Michiana as the winner of their 2006 Excellence in Construction Award, for the “Interior-Commercial” category.  Eye Care Associates’ new facility was designed by Helman Architects, built by Ancon Construction, and the interior was completed by Ideal Interiors of South Bend.  These awards are presented annually to honor local architects and business owners on their excellence in area construction.

Fairbanks Award
Ancon projects have been recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of Elkhart County with their Fairbanks Award.  Ancon is proud to have contributed toward making these businesses Fairbanks Award winners:

2008 Winner NIBCO Water and Ice Park,
also featured in Athletic Business Magazine
2007 Winner Allen Foods/George Weston Bakeries
2006 Winner Lynn Albrecht, DDS
2005 Winners Crossroads Pediatric Dentistry, Michael Bigler, DDS
St. Joseph Capital Bank
Tom Naquin Chevrolet-Nissan-Workhorse-Cadillac, Inc.
2004 Winner Martin’s Pet and Garden, Elkhart IN
2003 Winner Rollpak Corporation, Goshen IN

 

2001 Concrete Tilt-Up Achievement Awards
Maxi-Blast, Inc.

2000 Indiana Merit Shop Construction Award
L.A. West, Inc.

2000 Indiana Merit Shop Construction Award
Maxi-Blast, Inc.

2000 ABC Indiana Construction Crystal Award of Honor
Maxi-Blast, Inc.

 

Community Partner
Ancon believes it is important to give back to the community.  Recently, we extended an offer to ten Not for Profit Organizations to provide one day’s labor and other monetary and material donations to take care of construction projects or repairs. Ancon is a participant in the annual LaCasa Help-A-House program by providing a crew to complete repairs to area homes.

This is a partial list of organizations which are supported by Ancon, its staff and employees, through contributions and/or volunteer service include:

    CAPS (Child and Parent Services)
    American Red Cross
    Riley Children’s Hospital
    St. Jude’s Research Hospital
    Center for Hospice
    Habitat for Humanity
    La Casa Help-A-House Community Work Day
    Church World Services
    Loveway
    Boys & Girls Club
    Food Bank of Northern Indiana
    Tolson Center
    Church Community Services
    Oaklawn Hospital
    Goshen College
    Boy Scouts
    The Crossing
    Little League Teams