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Million-hour construction safety milestone achieved
Million-hour construction safety milestone achieved

In June, Carl A. Nelson & Company surpassed 1,000,000 hours without a lost-day accident.

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CANCO's Jake Woods promoted to superintendent role
CANCO's Jake Woods promoted to superintendent role

The long-time field employee of Carl A. Nelson & Company earned promotion while working on addition and renovation projects for Fort Madison CSD. After getting his start in construction with Carl A. Nelson & Company, Jake Woods has been promoted to the position of project superintendent…

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CANCO North moves to new Cedar Falls, Iowa, location
CANCO North moves to new Cedar Falls, Iowa, location

The company-owned building has elbow room for a growing staff and space to accommodate more.

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CANCO helps break ground on IKM-Manning CSD project
CANCO helps break ground on IKM-Manning CSD project

The project features a second gym and other spaces at the middle school/high school building. MANNING, Iowa — Carl A. Nelson & Company's project management and field leadership team took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, June 12, at IKM-Manning Middle School/High School,…

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CANCO welcomes former teacher to career in construction
CANCO welcomes former teacher to career in construction

Project Engineer TJ Duncan was a PE teacher, coach for more than 13 years before making the leap. Carl A. Nelson & Company (CANCO) is pleased to welcome to the project management team in its Burlington, Iowa, office, former physical education teacher TJ Duncan, who came on board June…

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Project Engineer starts construction career with CANCO
Project Engineer starts construction career with CANCO

Braeden Smith brings civil engineering degree, structural design focus to construction industry. Fresh from his graduation ceremony at the University of Iowa, Braeden Smith has joined Carl A. Nelson & Company as a project engineer. Smith crossed the graduation stage on May 12, 2024,…

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New project engineer joins CANCO in Cedar Falls office
New project engineer joins CANCO in Cedar Falls office

Eastern Iowa native Thad Clark is a 2023 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa in construction management. Thad Clark joined Carl A. Nelson & Company's north office in Cedar Falls in April 2024, looking forward to expanding his horizons in commercial and industrial construction…

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CANCO welcomes back former foreman in new leadership role
CANCO welcomes back former foreman in new leadership role

After almost three years away, Raleigh Annis comes home to Carl A. Nelson & Company as a project superintendent. To Raleigh Annis, whose second stint with Carl A. Nelson & Company ended in 2021 in pursuit of interests outside of the construction industry, coming back for a third…

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Experienced field supervisor joins Carl A. Nelson & Company
Experienced field supervisor joins Carl A. Nelson & Company

Steve Ray, who began his construction career in the early 1980s in New England, will lead CANCO K-12 project starting soon in western Iowa. Carl A. Nelson & Company's newest project superintendent arrived on the job in April with more than 40 years of construction industry experience…

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CANCO adds leadership to industrial projects team
CANCO adds leadership to industrial projects team

Chris Carroll brings CM degree and 20 years of experience to Carl A. Nelson & Company.

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First phase of Burlington High School remodeling celebrated
First phase of Burlington High School remodeling celebrated

The seven-phase renovation is slated for completion in 2025; science wing, new fitness center, enclosed Industrial Arts Building connection now open.

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Career growth is goal of new CANCO project engineer
Career growth is goal of new CANCO project engineer

Construction Management graduate Neil Gorrell was previously a CAD technician and estimator for a mechanical contractor.

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Building Code application in existing buildings
Building Code application in existing buildings

It is crucial to know before you build which codes are applicable so they may be properly applied to your project or facility.

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Year-in-Review 2023: K-12 projects, start-up to finish
Year-in-Review 2023: K-12 projects, start-up to finish

Carl A. Nelson & Company was busy with school construction all over Iowa in 2023.

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Year-in-Review 2023: Rural, public health tops 2023 project list
Year-in-Review 2023: Rural, public health tops 2023 project list

The year is ending with Carl A. Nelson & Company healthcare projects completed, on the drawing board and underway.

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Year-in-Review 2023: Industrial clients have plenty to celebrate
Year-in-Review 2023: Industrial clients have plenty to celebrate

Among celebrations for CANCO industrial projects, Western Smokehouse Partners’ ribbon-cutting was a highlight of 2023.

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Employee Spotlight: President Chris Smith, 25 years
Employee Spotlight: President Chris Smith, 25 years

Carl A. Nelson & Company offered the firm's future leader everything he wanted in a career, and in life away from the office and job site.

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Annual CANCO challenge puts high-schoolers' skills to the test
Annual CANCO challenge puts high-schoolers' skills to the test

Construction trades students from five SE Iowa high schools were given the task to frame and drywall adjoining metal stud walls with window, door openings.

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Ribbon cut on CANCO truck scale, semi parking project
Ribbon cut on CANCO truck scale, semi parking project

Company representatives took part in a ceremonial opening of a new front entry at Climax Molybdenum in Fort Madison, Iowa.

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CANCO expands field leadership team with superintendent
CANCO expands field leadership team with superintendent

Carl A. Nelson & Company welcomes Patrick Von Lehmden, field supervisor with more than 30 years of commercial and civil construction industry experience.

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