John Place

John Place


As President, John is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company as well as strategic planning for the long term growth of the company. He is also responsible for training individuals in many areas including leadership, productivity, and safety. Before assuming the role as President, he was the director of Ancon Building Services, where he oversaw 1,200+ remodeling projects resulting in 300% growth of the division.

Over 26 years of experience in the construction industry

Joined Ancon in 1994


University of Northern Iowa B.S., Business Management, 1987

GBCI Green Associate Certification, 2009


Board of Directors Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County Church Council President, Trinity Lutheran Church, Goshen Concord Rotary Member since 2001 Member, Oaklawn Foundation Board of Directors


The old Ancon model worked very well for many years, but with the extreme challenges that the construction industry has faced the past five years, creative solutions were needed for Ancon to continue to be the leader in the construction industry. Numerous training sessions have been completed which have enabled us to react quickly to changes in the marketplace. The entire Ancon team now functions as one unit. Seeing individual growth in many individuals has been very satisfying.


I enjoy the challenge of this ever changing industry. Ancon has the most experienced and professional people in the industry. The high caliber of people is why I have chosen Ancon as the place for me to continue my career. Every day is a joy to come to work and interact with enthusiastic and hard working individuals.