Community Service – A Cornerstone of Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s Culture

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) Gulf States prioritizes giving back to the communities in which we live and build. Community service is one of our key cornerstones, so we engage with multiple local charities. Our goal is for team members to make a positive and measurable impact on the community and our neighbors, both in the office and in our personal lives.

Here’s a quick look at how we enacted our mission of building trust, communities and people in this bustling fall season. AP wants to express our sincere gratitude to our valued trade partners for their unwavering support during this impactful period.

Charity Golf Classic

AP’s Gulf States office hosted its eighth annual Charity Golf Classic on September 29 at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas, contributing a total of $76,000. This coincided with AP’s National Day of Giving. Since 2016, the tournament’s mission has been to help provide financial assistance to support veterans and at-risk youth in North Texas communities. This year, the event’s proceeds benefited The Salvation Army of North Texas and Hearts & Hammers.

The Salvation Army of North Texas is near and dear to the hearts of several of us at AP Gulf States. The nonprofit organization works to address addiction, homelessness and poverty while meeting human needs whenever, wherever and however they can. As the area’s largest social service provider, The Salvation Army enables transformations across Dallas, Tarrant, Ellis, Denton and Collin counties.

“I have the honor of serving on the Salvation of North Texas Board of Directors, and I know the organization will use the money we raised to support those in need throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region,” said Will Pender, Regional President of AP Gulf States. “It is a privilege to collaborate with colleagues, trade partners and friends to raise money for the Salvation Army and other great organizations.”

Hearts & Hammers assists low-income senior citizens, disabled individuals and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces or their surviving spouse homeowners struggling with deteriorating homes. It works to restore home exteriors at no cost to the homeowner and aims to prevent the harsh reality some face of potentially losing their homes due to the damage. The goal is to ensure these individuals can continue to live independently.

With the funds raised by AP this fall, Hearts & Hammers assisted with eight deteriorating homes in South Dallas. Further, AP looks forward to getting a team together to complete a Hearts & Hammers project next spring.

TEXO Foundation Clay Shoot

AP was a Title Sponsor and participated in the TEXO Foundation Clay Shoot on September 14. This event was part of TEXO Foundation’s Challenge Cup series in which companies come together to compete in a year-long tournament, culminating in the presentation of the Challenge Cup trophy at the annual TEXO Foundation Holiday & Awards Gala. The Clay Shoot was held at the Defenders Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch in Fort Worth. About 330 shooters participated, with AP bringing three teams of four shooters. Together, the event raised about $46,000.

TEXO Foundation focuses on workforce development and recruitment programs that are popular with its members — educator conferences, student competitions, high school programs, scholarships and grants. It prioritizes the education, recruitment, training and retention of the next generation of construction professionals by investing in the community and the future. The foundation focuses on high school and college students while prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts.

One Heart Project Clay Shoot

AP also sponsored a team in the One Heart Project Clay Shoot on September 14. The event was a 70-shot tournament and included lunch, raffle prizes, exclusive auction items and a great time for team building.

One Heart Project equips justice-involved and at-risk youth with the skills, tools and healthy relationships they need to navigate life. The organization employs a comprehensive and holistic rehabilitation approach that focuses on relationships, integrity, teamwork and social responsibility. The program employs a social and emotional intelligence curriculum, one-on-one mentoring, gap skills, life skills and employment training, as well as employment opportunities and a variety of reentry services.

Event proceeds support crucial programs and services that impact youth ages 13-19 in facilities, on probation and in alternative education sites. AP contributed $3,000 to the event and dedicated the entire day providing volunteer support for event staff.

We are so proud of the work our company and employees put into building and nurturing our philanthropic culture. AP is dedicated to giving back and supporting this great community.

With the holiday season now in full swing, we find it increasingly important to prioritize helping those in need. Here are a few ways our team is participating with nonprofits this month:

  • The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program has helped financially struggling families provide Christmas gifts for more than 44 years. AP team members sponsored 15 angels with employees taking their time to shop for items on each child’s wish list.
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s mission is to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County. AP hosted a drive to collect comforting blankets for the center so each child who receives their services can have a blanket. Additionally, AP volunteers visited DCAC in early December to assist with the Holiday of Hope program, where each DCAC client and their siblings get a new book, blanket and several age-appropriate gifts, in addition to board games for the family to play together.
  • Dallas Dog rescues hurt and abandoned dogs, rehabilitates the broken and reforms the community through education to eliminate animal neglect. AP hosted a supply drive to give the organization a variety of food, toys, potty pads, treats, etc.
  • As a way to foster relationships between architecture and contractor firms, and to raise awareness and support for SPCA of Texas’ mission, the Bark & Build competition was created. Bark & Build is a doghouse and cat condo design/build competition between professional teams consisting of architects and contractors. The finished doghouses and cat condos are displayed at NorthPark Center in Dallas during the second half of November and judged for design and construction quality.  The doghouses and cat condos are auctioned, with all proceeds going to the SPCA of Texas.
  • AP team members from the Central Texas region assisted with food donations in support of the Hays County Food Bank, assembling over 225 boxes, and distributing food to over 200 families in need.

At AP, we are fortunate to have a supportive workplace; we encourage you to find what you are most passionate about and give back to those in need this holiday season and into 2024. Together, we can all make a difference in the world around us.

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