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Carl A. Nelson & Company (Design-Builder, Construction Manager, General Contractor)


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Carl A. Nelson & CompanyCarl A. Nelson & Company (CANCO) is an industrial, commercial and institutional construction contractor working all over Iowa, around the Midwest and across the U.S. Working as design-builder, construction manager (CM) agency and at-risk, and general contractor, we perform work in multiple construction market segments, including:

industrial plant construction, industrial maintenance and millwright services

hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities, including senior living;

K-12 school construction + needs assessment and master planning;

Recreation facilities such as community centers, YMCAs and air-supported athletic domes.

Our other project areas include power plants; product testing, industrial process and biomedical research laboratory construction; water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants, commercial, office and warehouse construction, and construction of civic and community projects. To learn more about our experience in these segments, visit our project portfolio at

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At employee-owned Carl A. Nelson & Company, you can count on us to live up to our core principles, which are to demonstrate Fairness and Honesty, Quality Workmanship and Service Second to None on every project. We believe this commitment to customer service is why 80% of our annual business comes from repeat customers.

To learn more about the work we do, visit our website at the following links:

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Carl A. Nelson & Company offers excellent pay plus benefits that include paid training, paid time off, generous 401(k) plan and more. Visit our careers page to learn about opportunities with our company in the construction trades, field supervision and project management.

We emphasize safety at every level of management, and want our employees, subcontractors, suppliers and jobsite visitors to be injury-free when they leave the locations where we are working. You can learn more about our safety focus on our website.


Carl A. Nelson & Company: Design-Builder | Construction Manager | General Contractor
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