About Carl A. Nelson & Company

About Carl A. Nelson & Company

What We Do

Carl A. Nelson & Company works in several construction market segments, delivering projects primarily for industrial, healthcare, education and recreation customers. We perform work in civic and community construction; commercial and office construction; power plant construction; laboratory construction; and water treatment and wastewater treatment construction. And we design and build pre-engineered metal buildings for clients in a variety of construction markets.

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.

Visit our Project Portfolio to see examples of our work

How We Do It

Carl A. Nelson & Company has built its reputation on quality construction and integrity in the marketplace. Profitability is our goal, but how we achieve it is what sets us apart from the competition. Our aim is to become your organization's go-to source for design-build and construction services. We work hard to emphasize value to the customer during every phase of a project, and to deliver projects that are on-budget, on-time and provide the best-possible return on the resources being invested.

Success means living up to our mission and our core values in our interactions with customers, suppliers, subcontractors and one another.

Our track record of delivering quality construction is demonstrated by one key statistic: 80 percent of our business is from repeat clients. On design-build projects, which represent about 40 percent of our average annual revenue, the share of repeat business approaches 85 percent.

Carl A. Nelson & Company featured in Greater Burlington Partnership podcast

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 our phone number (319.754.8415), the email of our Director of Business Development, Dan Culp (dculp@carlanelsonco.com), and a contact form like the one below on just about every significant page of the site. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Design-Build, Construction Management and General Contractor | Offices in Burlington and Cedar Falls, Iowa