Carl A. Nelson & Company

Carl A. Nelson & Company



About Us

Carl A. Nelson & Company (CANCO) is an industrial, commercial and institutional construction contractor working all over Iowa (including in Fort Madison and Lee County for nearly 100 years), 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

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.


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Rep/Contact Info

Jamie Stanley