Ullmann to launch commercial building career with CANCO

Ullmann to launch commercial building career with CANCO
Chad Ullmann,
Project Engineer

2 weeks, 5 days ago

Carl A. Nelson & Company is pleased to welcome Chad Ullmann as the newest project engineer in its Burlington, Iowa, office. Ullmann is a 2018 University of Northern Iowa graduate with a bachelor of science degree in Construction Management.

Ullmann, who grew up on a farm in north-central Iowa, and graduated from Forest City High School in 2014, previously worked in the Burlington area in residential construction before signing on with CANCO. Following orientation in December, he is set to start Jan. 3, 2023. 

After growing up on a farm and learning about building and repairing just about everything, Ullmann enrolled first in North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa, on a cross country scholarship and earned a diploma in building trades before transferring to UNI.

He began his career in southeast Iowa because his fiancée, Madison Walker, DVM, had family in the region, and she was planning to start work at a Burlington veterinary clinic upon her graduation from Iowa State University. The couple is set to be married in January 2023.

Prior to coming to CANCO, Ullmann's experience was largely residential, in addition to an internship with an asphalt and concrete company. The move to commercial construction, he said, was to find work more in line with his education, and to be able to progress in his career. In his new role, Ullmann will be assigned to work alongside an experienced project manager to assist with managing project information flow on an upcoming high school renovation, while also developing skills with estimating, takeoffs and technical aspects of construction project management. 

Away from work, Ullmann said he enjoys woodworking and kayaking, hiking and camping.