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THE HISTORY OF GENCON

Before founding GenCon, Marvin Wheeless worked at Fort Rucker as a Post Architect for over thirteen years. In 1979, with the help of a close friend, Marvin left Fort Rucker to pursue his dream of starting his own business. A year later, Marvin bought the business from his close friend and built the first ever GenCon office in his backyard.

 

GenCon prides itself in being a close knit, family oriented business. From the beginning, GenCon has created many jobs for close friends and family members. GenCon started by focusing on governmental contracting jobs but has grown over the years to specialize in ecclesiastical, educational, healthcare, industrial, multi-family housing, and retail construction. In 2010, the GenCon office relocated from Marvin's backyard to where it currently resides at Searcy Road in Newton, Alabama.

 

Since officially retiring in 2018, Marvin continues to help his son, Jonathan Wheeless, and son-in-law, Erik Vogt, as they carry on the GenCon legacy by delivering best-in-class services with integrity and expertise.

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Marvin Wheeless

Founder of GenCon Associates.

Husband and father of two.

Cherishes old cars and his family.

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Jonathan Wheeless

President, son of Marvin.

Husband and father of three. 

Appreciates old cars, the lake, and spending time with his family.

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Erik Vogt

Vice-President, son-in-law to Marvin.

Husband and father of five.

Enjoys fishing and Auburn football.

(2010 College of Building Sciences Alumni).