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Recreation Construction Management & Design-Build Contractor

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Inside the FunCity Turf air-supported athletic dome.
Recreational construction must be approached with a sense of community in mind.

At Carl A. Nelson & Company, we know these projects begin with the goal of providing enjoyment and education opportunities for individuals and groups in your community. And be it a YMCA building; community center building; inflatable air-supported dome for indoor sports; or pool or aquatic center, these facilities also serve as a place to gather with a focus on health, wellness and improving one’s quality of life.

 

Chris Smith, Vice President and Healthcare Project Executive
Chris Smith,
Vice President and Institutional / Construction Management Project Executive

When completed, it is important these facilities be attractive and welcoming, while providing each community with adequate space to support their recreational needs for many years in the future. These facilities often become an essential place in the community often providing special memories for the citizens as places where they learned teamwork, made new friends, and celebrated birthdays and other life events. 

As your design-build or construction management agency service provider, Carl A. Nelson & Company can assist you with the planning of your project with pre-construction services to establish a scope, schedule, and budget that achieve your desires and fulfill the needs of the community. We can also guide you on how to gain public support through education and sharing of information.

Our approach to recreational projects is unique and simple: We know that not only will these projects be a part of your history but will also become a part of ours. 

We also have experience building recreational facilities for clients in the role of general contractor. When working as design-builder, construction manager at-risk or general contractor, we self-perform much of the work we contract for with our own skilled craftsmen.

Recreation Project Portfolio

At Carl A. Nelson & Company, we work in the role of design-builder, construction manager or general contractor to complete recreational construction projects like local YMCAs, municipal community centers, aquatic centers and air-supported athletic domes.

Visit the project pages highlighted here to see examples of Recreation construction projects completed by Carl A. Nelson & Company.

   

We take ownership in our projects

YMCA of Washington County
The new YMCA of Washington County, in Washington, Iowa, was a design-build and pre-engineered metal building project of Carl A. Nelson & Company.

When Carl A. Nelson & Company takes on a project, we see ourselves not just as builders seeking to earn a profit, but partners looking to develop long-term relationships with our clients. That leads to testimonials like this one earned after completion of a $9 million YMCA design-build project in Washington, Iowa:

"I just feel like Carl A. Nelson, in the way they supported this project, ... I felt like that they were very vested in our community and wanted it to be a success. I didn't feel like they were just here building a building. I felt like that they were truly a part of what we were trying to do in our community, and I think that shows as people are coming into the building and the experience that they are having." 

— Amy Schulte, executive director, YMCA of Washington County

Similar kudos were received from the owners of a new air-supported athletic dome in Burlington, Iowa, where the design-build project team from Carl A. Nelson & Company proposed the dome as an alternative to the original plan to repurpose a disused precast concrete plant in a difficult-to-access rural area of the community:

"Outstanding counsel to direct the Board away from the original location to the new location. Thank you from the community!"

— Kevin Carr, Greater Burlington Area Sports Facilities

"Outstanding project. You guys led the project and that is exactly what we needed."

— Jason Hutcheson, former executive director, Greater Burlington Partnership

  

Related Services and Additional Information

Nelson Design, Inc.

On construction management agency projects, Carl A. Nelson & Company's design-assist capability relies on the experience of our project managers, engineers and field personnel to ensure the best-possible quality, cost and schedule. And those efforts are backed up by the design professionals of Nelson Design, Inc., who will assist in review of the plans and specifications prepared by your architectural and engineering partners.

If your project includes pre-engineered metal buildings, CANCO has the in-house capacity to design and construct facilities to meet your needs

Recreation Project Brochure

Recreation Brochure cover
CANCO publishes brochures in several of the market segments we work in, including Recreation. Click the cover image to open our Recreation e-brochure.
 

Project Portfolio

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Complete the form below to learn more about Carl A. Nelson & Company's capacity for completing your community or organization's next recreational construction project. Or contact CANCO Director of Business Development Dan Culp directly by calling (319) 754-8415, or writing dculp@carlanelsonco.com.

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