2012 AGC in the Community Awards

2012 Award Winners and their Accomplishments
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Clark Construction Group
BRAC Initiative Community Service Nationwide

Clark Construction employees presenting a check to wounded warriors for Team River Runner as part of its BRAC Community Service Initiative.

Clark Construction employees presenting a check to wounded warriors for Team River Runner as part of its BRAC Community Service Initiative.

Clark Construction created an extensive, nationwide program to help communities impacted by the extensive construction work required through the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The program – called the BRAC Initiative Community Service Project — provides services to improve the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the impacted military communities. Clark hosted mentor and protégé days to provide training opportunities for wounded soldiers. They organized a civilian blood drive where they collected over 300 pints of blood, food drives, Toys for Tots campaigns and “Friday Night Dinners.” They identified a host of local charities, schools, and military organizations to help them deliver these services. In addition, Clark personnel donated hundreds of volunteer hours and $95,000 over the course of the project.

Lease Crutcher Lewis
125th Anniversary Philanthropy Campaign Seattle, Washington

Students working on a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) project thanks to the support of Lease Crutcher Lewis.

Students working on a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) project thanks to the support of Lease Crutcher Lewis.

In honor of its 125th anniversary, Lease Crutcher Lewis set a goal to raise $125,000 for the Seattle community. Through a multifaceted fundraising approach, the company surpassed its goal by collecting over $250,000. The majority of funds raised went to Washington STEM, a local nonprofit organization that encourages innovative teaching in science, technology, engineering, and math. In addition to fundraising efforts, Lewis employees and clients provided more than 100 volunteer hours.

Flatiron
Giving Campaign

Nationwide

Children playing with toys they received thanks to Flatiron’s nationwide giving campaign.

Children playing with toys they received thanks to Flatiron’s nationwide giving campaign.

Flatiron responded to the recent economic downturn by initiating an annual giving campaign. “We are fortunate to have withstood the downturn and have chosen to give back to those less fortunate,” said CEO Tom Rademacher. Offices from 11 states coordinated fundraising efforts which raised more than $40,000 and provided hundreds of volunteer hours for 16 charities throughout the country.

Murtco, Inc.
2011 Flood Relief Effort

Paducah, Kentucky

Murtco, Inc. employees filling sandbags to protect homes and businesses from flooding in Paducah, Ky.

Murtco, Inc. employees filling sandbags to protect homes and businesses from flooding in Paducah, Ky.

In the spring of 2011, the city of Paducah, Ky., witnessed record-setting floods. Murtco purchased, filled and distributed 50,000 sandbags with over 1,200 tons of sand. The mechanical and utility contractor partnered with the local water department, area high school football teams, community volunteers and other AGC members. Murtco’s charitable works instilled a stronger sense of community helping to save countless homes and businesses.

Turner Construction Company
Habitat for Humanity

Robbins, Tennessee

Turner Construction employees, along with local high school students, at work on their Habitat for Humanity house project.

Turner Construction employees, along with local high school students, at work on their Habitat for Humanity house project.

Turner Construction and a small group of local high school students built a new home for a local mine worker who lost his leg in a work-related accident. Habitat for Humanity provided a list of materials, totaling almost $30,000, which Turner purchased from a local supplier to help support the economically depressed community. With the tremendous support of its employees and volunteers, Turner constructed the house in a week.

Veliz Construction
Homes for Our Troops

El Paso, Texas

Work underway on one of two homes Veliz Construction helped build for severely injured veterans in the El Paso, Texas area.

Work underway on one of two homes Veliz Construction helped build for severely injured veterans in the El Paso, Texas area.

Veliz Construction volunteered to build specially adapted homes for two severely injured veterans through Homes for Our Troops, a national nonprofit. Veliz built the homes to specific guidelines, including those for wheelchair bound users, as well as ENERGYSTAR rules. The homes are 30 percent more energy efficient than regular homes. Veliz staff donated up to 20 volunteer hours per week, including nights and weekends to help build the homes. The two 2,600 square foot homes help to honor the sacrifice of the men and women in uniform.

Alabama AGC
Alabama AGC Tornado Relief Effort

Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Alabama AGC volunteers rebuilding a tornado-damaged home.

Alabama AGC volunteers rebuilding a tornado-damaged home.

In the spring of 2011, a series of tornadoes devastated areas in Alabama. The Alabama AGC donated $1,000 worth of goods and countless hours of manpower to provide relief to the affected communities. The chapter and its membership mobilized to collect thousands of dollars. Alabama AGC’s President, Jimmy Latham, presented Gov. Robert Bentley with a $15,000 check to support the Governor’s Task Force on Long-Term Recovery to help businesses rebuild. Also, the Chapter’s Young Constructors Forum worked.

Arizona Builders’ Alliance
Arizona Builders’ Alliance Community Board

Phoenix, Arizona

Workers pose in front of the newly renovated homeless women’s shelter renovated.

Workers pose in front of the newly renovated homeless women’s shelter
renovated.

The Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA) Community Board promotes volunteerism within the commercial construction industry. The ABA Community Board supported four projects in 2011 including a cell phone drive for Cell Phones for Soldiers and a backpack drive for local schools. Also, the Chapter’s Community Board worked on a $150,000 renovation of Maggie’s Place, a women’s homeless shelter, and a Christmas toy drive that presented gifts to over 600 children at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

AGC of California
Camp Via West

Cupertino, California

The Santa Clara District of AGC of California donated its members’ expertise and resources to Camp Via West, a nonprofit camp for the disabled. Five member companies: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Blach Construction, Rosendin Electric, Robert A. Bothman Construction and Penhall Company worked to replace the asphalt surface, install new lighting and new court features. They also built a handicap-friendly access pathway, a new retaining wall, and a new handrail system. The chapter’s support and donations saved camp officials over $350,000 in repairs.

Georgia Branch, AGC
Helping an American Hero & His Family

McDonough, Georgia

Georgia Branch, AGC renovated the home of Kevin Burkholder, an Army Reservist and police officer, who spent 2011 deployed overseas. His wife Jennifer, who is wheelchair-bound, cared for and homeschooled their three children. Jennifer had suffered several injuries due to the inaccessibility of the family’s kitchen. The chapter raised $25,000 and worked to lower countertops, adjust storage areas and install handicap accessible appliances. Additionally, 40 different industry firms provided money, in-kind donations, and/or labor to complete the project.

AGC of Kentucky
Heroes Night Out

Fort Knox, Kentucky

AGC of Kentucky established a separate not-for-profit to raise and distribute funds to injured veterans and their families. Through their 501(c)(3), more than $10,000 was raised and the chapter hosted a picnic that entertained over 700 soldiers and family members. More than 100 AGC of Kentucky members collected 114 items for a silent auction. The chapter used the proceeds to provide wallets with $300 worth of gift cards to the soldiers to help pay for family visits, Christmas gifts for their families and financial aid.

Montana Contractors Association
Parker Residence

Ronan, Montana

Marine Lance Corporal Parker in front of his newly renovated home, which was made wheelchair accessible.

Marine Lance Corporal Parker in front of his newly renovated home, which was made wheelchair accessible.

Marine Lance Corporal Tomy Parker was wounded while serving in Afghanistan and his injuries left him wheelchair-bound. The Montana Contractors Association worked in collaboration with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Marine Corps League, and the local fraternal organizations to add a new addition to Parker’s residence. The new addition, which complied with Americans with Disabilities Act standards, allowed Parker to return home to his family. Youth groups like the Boys & Girls Scouts helped paint the new addition. The town of Ronan, with a population of less than 3,000, rallied together to support this project for their hometown hero.

AGC of Ohio, Akron Division
Operation Opening Doors

Ashland, Ohio

Thanks to AGC of Ohio’s Operation Opening Doors, a wounded veteran was able to return to his home. United States Army Corporal Josh Sommers suffered combat injuries in Afghanistan that required him to use a wheelchair. Along with the chapter, 25 companies and individuals contributed time and resources to remodel Sommers’ home by installing wheelchair ramps, widening doorways and remodeling the bathroom. Sommers’ home is fully equipped and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.

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