Above: Secretary of State Sam Reed, center, presents the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award to GLY’s Steve Peterson, Steve Hoffmann, Jim Karambelas, Ted Herb and Grant Willman.
Thanks for your recent post, Ben, about Skanska’s great work with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Kudos to Skanska! There’s something about contractors…it seems they are always the biggest givers to causes and the most involved in community projects. And here’s some proof of that:
I had the happy occasion to attend Secretary of State Sam Reed’s Corporations in Communities event last week. The awards honor “exceptional Washington businesses that make community a priority”.
And of the eight recipients of the state’s most prestigious civics award, four were contractors!
The top award was presented to GLY Construction. Secretary Reed said GLY was selected for contributing a minimum of two percent of profits to worthy organizations. In 2010 GLY gave approximately 18.5 percent of its pretax profits to youth, recovery, educational, arts, healthcare and other community organizations. Secretary Reed said GLY gives not just money, but the time and expertise of its people and noted projects like cleaning up and repairing the YMCA Camp Coleman, and providing Habitat for Humanity (Rainier Vista) with experienced crews to pour concrete sidewalks, parking pads and multiplex patios to achieve Certificates of Occupancy.
Honorable Mention Awards were given to:
Nutter Corporation, for providing grants and support to 45 organizations and for employees taking pride in being able to give back to the community and for hosting the popular “Dozer Day” event for all ages to come learn about heavy equipment.
Tucci & Sons, for being a major corporate sponsor of the annual Associated Ministries Pierce County Hunger walk for 14 years, and for contributing an estimated two million pounds of food to the Emergency Food Network through cash, sponsorships and in-kind contributions.
Grays Harbor Paper (which is owned by the Quigg family, of Quigg Bros. construction fame), for its efforts to donate paper to schools, churches and community events in Grays Harbor County, and for leading efforts by local businesses to transform Grays Harbor from a distressed area into a model North American eco-industrial hub.
I can’t help but to brag that GLY, Tucci & Sons, Nutter Corporation and Quigg Bros., Inc. are AGC members. Congratulations to them all!