Representatives from Ancon Construction recently attended an awards gala in Indianapolis to celebrate some of the best construction projects within the industry for 2015-2016. The Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky annually recognize outstanding projects built by Merit Shop Contractors.  The recognition builds awareness in our local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop Contractors and their team members.  Furthermore, it represents the quality of the companies represented by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky.    The award recipients are determined based on the project and how the team members excelled in innovation, quality, communication, and safety.  The projects nominated are presented to a panel of judges that represent a cross-section of the construction industry.  Awards of Excellence (first place) and Awards of Honor (second place) are determined by the judges.  ANCON President John Place, Senior Vice President Gary Wetzel, Project Manager Cullen Stanger, and Architect Matthew VanSoest attended the event.

The following are the Ancon projects that were awarded:South Bend Cubs Performance Center ANCON Construction

South Bend Cubs Performance Center

2016 Award of Excellence

Pre-engineered Metal Building Category

Architect: Jones Petrie Rafinski (JPR)

General Contractor: Ancon Construction

The South Bend Cubs Performance Center is a 15,000 sqft pre-engineered building which contains six batting cage bays, team conditioning room, concessions, and an upper viewing lounge which overlooks both the batting cages and the baseball stadium below. The owner of the South Bend Cubs and Partner of the Chicago Cubs placed a million dollar bet that Ancon would complete the project within 5 months, in the dead of winter, and be ready for opening day in early April. The project was completed with one day to spare! The performance center played an important role and was one of the deciding factors of the affiliation agreement between the Chicago Cubs and the South Bend Cubs. This regional destination is simultaneously utilized for training by the minor league and rehabbing of the major league team and is open to community members and area athletes looking to accelerate their individual and team performance. Play ball!

tlcu-16TLCU Financial

2016 Award of Merit

Commercial Category

Architect: Ancon Construction

General Contractor: Ancon Construction

Taper Lock Credit Union (TLCU) Financial represents the new age of banking design. The 2 story 5,000 sqft building follows the new “dialogue banking” concept where teller lines and bullet proof barriers are replaced with interactive, welcoming transaction pods. Programmatic spaces include a 2 story lobby business center, private consultation offices, staff offices, spacious conference room, and a three stall drive-thru transaction canopy. The building is designed around the idea of a taper lock. TLCU Financial began as a credit union primarily for local industry workers of a nearby factory which manufactured taper lock bearings. We took the idea of a taper lock’s revolving motion and designed the building shell using differing angles which allows the building footprint to rotate on the site.  Construction crews might not have been pleased with the lack of 90 degree angles, but we the unique look of the building helps promote their brand and keeps TLCU top of mind.  ANCON is honored to accept these two awards for excellence in the construction industry.  To learn more about our award winning design & construction team checkout our homepage!