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CANCO adds project leadership in Cedar Falls office
CANCO adds project leadership in Cedar Falls office

Carl A. Nelson & Company welcomes new project manager, project engineer to CANCO North team.

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Brown promoted to Project Manager role with CANCO
Brown promoted to Project Manager role with CANCO

Trevor Brown joined Carl A. Nelson & Company in 2017 after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in Construction Management.

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Pre-con lays foundation for childcare expansion in SE Iowa city
Pre-con lays foundation for childcare expansion in SE Iowa city

Concrete pours underway on childcare facility where CANCO pre-construction effort as construction manager helped move the project from vision to reality.

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CANCO chosen by Ottumwa School District for CMa project
CANCO chosen by Ottumwa School District for CMa project

Carl A. Nelson & Company has been awarded a Construction Management Agency contract for a grades 3-5 addition to Ottumwa's Douma Elementary School.

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Keokuk CSD breaks ground on high school music wing project
Keokuk CSD breaks ground on high school music wing project

Carl A. Nelson & Company will lead construction of the the music wing addition and secure entrance renovation this spring and summer at Keokuk High School.

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Des Moines County chooses CANCO for public health project
Des Moines County chooses CANCO for public health project

Carl A. Nelson & Company will be Construction Management Agency for the federally funded construction of a new DMC Public Health building.

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CANCO awarded UI State Hygienic Lab expansion project
CANCO awarded UI State Hygienic Lab expansion project

The Construction Management at-Risk contract for construction of a new BSL-3 lab and support spaces was awarded in a qualification-based selection process.

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Q: What are the requirements for fire smoke walls?
Q: What are the requirements for fire smoke walls?

Comparing the requirements of International Building Code, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code for fire-rated construction in healthcare facilities

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Thermal barriers for spray-foam insulation
Thermal barriers for spray-foam insulation

Complex code requirements govern whether a thermal barrier is necessary in spaces with exposed spray-foam insulation in industrial or warehouse facilities.

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Working Beyond Iowa to Meet Clients' Needs
Working Beyond Iowa to Meet Clients' Needs

CANCO is licensed in 22 states, and work outside of Iowa accounts for about 25 percent of our industrial projects since the mid-1980s.

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CM client says of CANCO, 'We're In This Together'
CM client says of CANCO, 'We're In This Together'

Davis County Hospital & Clinics and Carl A. Nelson & Company have been construction management partners since a successful project in 2010.

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Employee Spotlight: Mike Hall
Employee Spotlight: Mike Hall

Project Superintendent, employee owner lives and breathes Carl A. Nelson & Company's 'Would I Buy It?' philosophy during 31 years with construction firm.

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Grundy Center CSD awards CMa contract to CANCO
Grundy Center CSD awards CMa contract to CANCO

Carl A. Nelson & Company will be construction management agency for the northeast Iowa school district's addition and renovation project.

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Architect on CANCO school project endorses CM delivery
Architect on CANCO school project endorses CM delivery

Sioux Center High School architect Lee Beukelman of CMBA Architects recommends construction management agency delivery for Iowa schools, large projects.

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CANCO earns praise as CMa for new high school project
CANCO earns praise as CMa for new high school project

Sioux Center Superintendent Gary McEldowney shared positive critiques, endorsements as new $42.6 million, 180,000 square-foot high school opened in August.

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Rules for emergency eye wash, shower stations
Rules for emergency eye wash, shower stations

Nelson Design, Inc., architect Ellen McCulley, NCARB, provides an overview of requirements for placement of emergency wash stations in hazardous settings.

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CANCO project helps electric co-op power up
CANCO project helps electric co-op power up

Central Iowa Power Cooperative's new Summit Lake generating station, built by Carl A. Nelson & Company, houses three new natural gas engines to supplement wind and solar power sources.

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Keokuk Clinic serves southeast Iowa area
Keokuk Clinic serves southeast Iowa area

Carl A. Nelson & Company was design-builder for Great River Health on development, construction of community clinic serving Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.

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Employee Spotlight: Dennis Duke
Employee Spotlight: Dennis Duke

Companies everywhere like to boast about their employees by using terms like “rock star” and “hall-of-famer.” But for Carl A. Nelson & Company, saying those things about Project Manager Dennis Duke is no exercise in hyperbole. Duke is an accomplished builder, but away from the office and jobsite,…

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Growing CANCO North team moves to new location
Growing CANCO North team moves to new location

Effective Aug. 2, 2021, Carl A. Nelson & Company's office in Cedar Falls will relocate to larger quarters at 4600 University Avenue.

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