Building Trust, Delivering Value

Building Trust, Delivering Value

Carl A. Nelson & Company is a self-performing design-builder, construction manager and general contractor in industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Our project management team has an engineering and design focus, with expertise in mechanical system design, architectural design and civil and structural engineering. Our construction crews are adept at concrete slabs and foundations, pre-cast and site-cast tilt-up concrete erection, steel erection, equipment-setting, bridge crane installation, millwright work, plant maintenance, metal building installation, finish carpentry, and much more. Safety on the job site is our primary objective, which goes hand-in-hand with budget, schedule and quality performance for our clients.

  • Our team works in several construction market segments, delivering projects primarily for industrial, healthcare, education and recreation customers.
  • Our Nelson Plant Services division provides quick-turnaround construction projects and ongoing maintenance services in operating manufacturing plants. 
  • Nelson Design, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of CANCO providing code review, BIM coordination other design-related services to clients.

When Carl A. Nelson first went into business in 1913, through our transition in 1946 to employee ownership, and still today, our goal as a company is to Build Trust and Deliver Value to each and every one of our clients. A rate of repeat and referred business that equates to about 80% of our annual business shows that we have been, and continue to be, successful in meeting that goal.

In May 2023, Carl A. Nelson & Company was featured in an installment of the All Things Greater Burlington podcast from the Greater Burlington Partnership

Carl A. Nelson & Company was featured in July 2020 on the Iowa Business Report radio program and podcast. Learn more about CANCO in this episode of the podcast.

The Next Chapter is You

Now that you've read our history, and seen our emphasis on quality and integrity, we hope you can envision how Carl A. Nelson & Company will bring its pledge of Fairness and Honesty, Quality Workmanship and Service Second to None to bear for your organization.

Learn more by contacting us today.

It doesn't matter whether you're ready to get started, or still researching options. We would like to talk to you about how CANCO can be of service on your upcoming project, and work toward building a relationship that can carry on for many years to come.

We make it easy for you to get in touch. You'll find a contact form like the one below on just about every significant page of the site, or simply call (319) 754-8415 and ask for Dan Culp or Jamie Stanley. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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