2014 AGC in the Community Awards

2014 Award Winners and their Accomplishments
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Brexton Construction, LLC
Lower Lights Christian Health Center

Brexton Construction, LLC was able to negotiate the purchase of a new building for the Lower Lights Christian Health Center in the inner city of Columbus, Ohio. Due to diligent project management and value engineering, Brexton was able to donate over $128,000 for services and reduce budgetary costs by another $100,000 so that Lower Lights Christian Health Center has the state of the art healthcare facility it needs to continue providing quality healthcare to a struggling community.

Hamilton Construction Co.
Relief Nursery Robin Jaqua Child & Family Center Capital Campaign

Hamilton Construction Co. President Scott Williams demonstrated great initiative by launching a $4.4 million capital campaign to build the first centralized child abuse prevention center in Springfield. Hamilton donated $250,000 to kick start the campaign, but was able to raise a total of $3.8 million to build the new facility. AGC member McKenzie Commercial managed the project, with 12 other AGC members completing 75 percent of the project work at reduced rates or at no cost. Relief Nursery can now continue to host over 500 children and their families every year in a brand new facility thanks to the efforts of Hamilton and its employees, Williams, AGC member firms and the support of the local community.

Kiewit Southwest District
Habitat for Humanity – Rodriguez Home

The Southwest District of Kiewit Infrastructure West. Co. partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the Central Arizona Chapter AGC, the City of Glendale and First American Title to build a new home for a deserving single mother of two. Kiewit also worked with the Arizona State University student chapter to supplement the workforce on two days of the build. In all, Kiewit had nearly 90 employees contribute more than 900 hours to the project, while 10 student chapter volunteers donated more than 60 hours of work. The home was completed in a record nine weeks.

Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.
The Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. Annual Food Drive

Every September for the past five years, Kokosing and its employees have donated money and nonperishable food items to multiple food banks in multiple states. Kokosing donates $1 for every nonperishable item and $2 for every dollar collected. 2013 marked the biggest year yet, with 38 different company offices participating from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Over 1,250 employees collected 5,167 food items and $56,805 – Kokosing matching those donations with $107,557 in total. At the end of the campaign, nearly $170,000 in checks and food was donated to 38 different food banks across six states.

LONG Building Technologies, Inc.
Changing Lives with the Denver Rescue Mission

LONG Building Technologies, Inc. employees have been donating time and money for years to the Denver Rescue Mission, a local homeless shelter that provides meals, rehabilitation, mentoring and housing to thousands of people each year. In 2013, the company provided $10,000 in donations to ensure that the shelter was able to serve three meals a day, every day, to those in need. In addition, the funding helped with the facilities’ other services like the New Life Program – a rehabilitation program that helps those with various addictions and other hardships through counseling and curriculum.

Stacy and Witbeck/Kiewit Western
UTA Airport TRAX Light Rail Extension

During the course of this project, the joint venture partners Stacy and Witbeck and Kiewit organized in-depth community outreach program that created a long-term connection with local businesses and the community at-large. Field crews collected money for residents at Freedom Landing – a local transitional housing facility for veterans – for a full Thanksgiving dinner, as well as new community room furniture and a big-screen TV. Stacy and Witbeck and Kiewit employees also adopted local West High School, which primarily serves low-income students, and Neighborhood Youth Works, a youth guidance program.

Zurich
Superstorm Sandy Staten Island Rebuild

Zurich North America teamed up with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the St. Bernard Project to help rebuild a Staten Island community and restore the local economy following Superstorm Sandy. On the one-year anniversary of the storm, Zurich employees – along with their alliance partners – had rebuilt 14 homes on Staten Island with over 2,000 volunteer hours on the books. In addition to the time and materials Zurich donated over the course of the year, they pledged a $165,000 grant to the St. Bernard Project to hire a client services manager, volunteer program manager and site supervisor to support the rebuilding of another 60 homes in 2014.

AGC of Alaska
Camp K

Over 50 years old, Camp K was built by volunteers in the 1960s to provide Alaska’s youths with a better understanding of the outdoors and a supportive environment for each young camper. In 2011, AGC of Alaska, along with member contractors Nesser Construction and Davis Constructors, were able to mobilize over 35 construction firms and more than 200 people to conduct vital repairs and upgrades to a deteriorating Camp K. The newly revitalized camp now provides carefully planned handicap access, vastly improving the experience for kids with disabilities, and increases Camp’s capacity to provide positive life-enhancing experiences for more of Alaska’s youth.

AGC of Connecticut
Ann’s Place, the Home of I Can

Ann’s Place, the Home of I Can in Danbury, Conn. provides counseling services and wellness programs to help families obtain assistance with cancer-related expenses. Members and staff of the AGC of Connecticut joined the Connecticut building trades unions to help build a brand new headquarters for the two-decade old charity. Thanks to the hard work and contributions of AGC members and others, Ann’s Place, the Home of I Can is the proud owner of a 17,400 sq-ft center, built exclusively for the needs of over 700 cancer patients and their families.

Inland Northwest AGC
Spokane Police Academy Rifle Range

Over 40 apprentices and 24 AGC member firms worked together to excavate, transport, grade and compact over 25,000 tons of materials to construct a target pad, eyebrow fence and shooters building for the new rifle range. Thanks to the efforts of the AGC chapter, its members and apprentices, the police academy will now be able to offer a first-class training facility for law enforcement agencies and military personnel, improving safety for these agencies and the communities they serve.

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