Join Our Team

At Carl A. Nelson & Company, we nurture our tradition of excellence, and take pride in what we do.  Since 1913, who we have chosen as employees has been critical to our success, and we value our Team.  Together, we build some of the most complex, innovative, and challenging structures not only in Iowa but across the United States.

As an employee-owned company since the 1940s, we recognize that our Team is at the center of our firm's ability to succeed 

CANCO employs about 120 direct-hire employees, in fields ranging from carpenters to equipment operators and construction supervisors, to civil and construction engineers, construction managers, architects and office specialists in areas like accounting. Our offices in Burlington, Cedar Falls and Washington, Iowa, function as one.

In addition to working hard, we know how to have fun and celebrate being part of the CANCO family, with annual group outings throughout the year that bring us together away from the office and jobsite.

Our Mission

Copies of our Mission Statement hang in every office and job trailer, but they are more than mere words on paper. They are living documents that guide our daily interaction with one another, our subcontractors, suppliers, vendors and customers. That mission is: To focus on The Customer as the most important aspect of our business by providing exceptional value, while encouraging safety, leadership and an entrepreneurial spirit among all employees. We will accomplish this mission through a team committment to Fairness and Honesty, Quality Workmanship and Service Second to None.

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