ABC Cares

Donohoe Construction Joins Nation in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

More than 30 employees of Donohoe Construction Company, Washington, D.C., accepted the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Company executives Bob Donohoe, CEO of The Donohoe Companies, Chris Bruch, President and COO of The Donohoe Companies, and Steve Donohoe, President of Donohoe Construction led their employees in the challenge as they all dumped hard hats filled with ice water on their heads for the cause.   
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Best in Show

In just three years, Clark Construction’s Tampa, Fla., office and members of the local community have raised more than $65,000 via a car show benefiting Everyday Blessings. The nonprofit organization allows siblings who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment or neglect to stay together in a safe and stable environment and provides them with the support they need.
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Learning Lifelong Skills Through the Trades

In the midst of learning technical skills that will help them succeed in the trades, the students in Cardozo High School’s Academy of Construction & Design (ACAD) are gleaning lifelong lessons that apply no matter what career path they choose to take. Read the rest of entry »

Networking Event Used to Support Habitat for Humanity

The ABC Baltimore Chapter teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake region to host one of their recent networking events which involved food trucks, raffles and giving back to the community. The event brought out more than 100 guests and raised $1,000 for the local Habitat for Humanity organization. Read the rest of entry »

Maximizing Employees’ Community Impact

When Cincinnati-based Messer Construction Co. was purchased by its employees in 1990, investing in the community became not only a vital piece of the corporate culture, but also a catalyst for revenue growth—increasing from $100 million to more than $830 million in the past 22 years. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Takes Part in D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation

The D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation, an organization that teaches high school students the trades and offers them access to internships, scholarships and post-secondary education, job placement and career opportunities, recently held its annual luncheon honoring the 2014 Academy of Construction and Design graduates. Read the rest of entry »

A Culture of Giving Back

For the past 15 years, Sundt Construction, Inc., a 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., has been awarding grants and sponsoring volunteer events through the Sundt Foundation. There are more than 500 members of the foundation, whose grants exceeded $500,000 in 2013 alone—illustrating that helping others is not just a small piece of Sundt, but rather an integral part of its culture. Read the rest of entry »

Rallying the Troops

People from different walks of life, geographic regions and generations have their own way of supporting the troops. For Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Utah Chapter, the best way to give back to the men and women who bravely protect America is by teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Read the rest of entry »

Golf Tournament Benefits Pediatric Cancer Patients in Alabama

When Lyle DuBois, assistant vice president of employee relations at M.J. Harris Construction Services, Birmingham, Ala., received the news that his son had been diagnosed with leukemia, the CEO of aTeam Ministries was one of the first people to visit his family in the hospital. The meeting was part of the organization’s commitment to offering spiritual, financial and emotional support to children and their families in Alabama’s pediatric cancer community. Since then, DuBois and his family have remained involved in aTeam Ministries, including sitting on the nonprofit’s board along with M.J. Harris CFO Robbie Egan and other members of the Alabama building industry.
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Passion for Supporting Indiana’s Veterans Leads to Service Project

Get to know the Indiana/Kentucky Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and it’s clear why the group chose the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) of Indiana for its annual ABC Cares project. Read the rest of entry »

Contractors Renovate Home of Boston Bombing Victim

Many lives were forever changed in April 2013 due to the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, including the Bauman family, whose son Jeff Bauman was severely injured on the day of the race. While Bauman focused on adjusting to life in a wheelchair, the community came together to make the transition a little
bit easier.
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Embracing the Holiday Spirit

This holiday season, ABC’s chapters spent their time finding ways to volunteer and give back to the communities in which they live, involving both chapter staff and their member companies. Below are just a few examples of the generous efforts led by ABC Chapters.
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A New Meaning to Healthcare

The newest addition to Madison Crossroads elementary school in Toney, Ala. is more than meets the eye. A trailer that now sits behind the school is being molded into a brand-new medical office where students from the surrounding area can go to for free dental and optometrist services. 
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ABC Member KADCON and Washington Wizards Give Back to District of Columbia Youth

Washington, D.C. based ABC member company, KADCON, teamed up with local organizations, Hoops for Youth Foundation,Horton’s Kids, and the Washington Wizards franchise to renovate an outdoor basketball court in Southeast D.C.
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Choate Construction Continues to Give Back

ABC member, Choate Construction, is back at it again proving that community service is a top priority for the company with offices in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In August, Choate Construction’s dedication to the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation was covered in Construction Executive’s Community Spotlight article when they raised nearly $138,000 with just two events.
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