Donna Puglisi's Articles

Showcasing Cars for a Cause

An integral part of the community service culture at Choate Construction is helping the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation get closer to finding a cure for the disease, one step at a time. This year, Choate’s annual “Cars & ’Q for a Cause” event raised a record-breaking $175,985 to contribute to the CF Foundation. 

Making a Teen’s Treehouse Wish Come True

The ABC Greater Michigan Chapter granted a 15-year-old young man’s wish for a treehouse at its 30th annual fundraiser, which brought in $30,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Building a Culture of Caring

Creating a culture that helps a company retain employees, win work and leave a positive impression on the community can be a difficult challenge. For The Beck Group, based in Dallas, success has come from a culture of caring that permeates all areas of the business. 

Memorializing Texas Veterans

Last year, in the span of just 42 days, E.E. Reed Construction completed a brand new memorial recognizing and honoring veterans from the company’s hometown of Sugar Land, Texas. Even more remarkable than the cramped schedule and logistical challenges accompanying the project is the fact E.E. Reed donated the time and resources to build the memorial.

Training Apprentices to Give Back

At the Northern California Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), training the workforce doesn’t just mean classroom learning and on-the-job instruction—it means diving into the community to teach apprentices the importance of giving back.

A Fresh Start in 'Devon's Den'

In the wake of tragedy, it’s amazing to see what a community can accomplish. For Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) New Orleans/Bayou Chapter, working together to help a paralyzed football player live more comfortably showed that contractors often invest in their communities on a highly personal level.

Changing the Face of Men's Health

Over the course of 30 days, members of the Pennsylvania construction industry committed to giving back to their communities one moustache at a time by supporting the Movember Foundation. The organization has raised more than $550 million to date and funded more than 800 programs in 21 countries to help save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues.

Putting Their Own Spin on Giving Back

Community service can come in many different forms: running a 5K, serving food to the homeless or collecting school supplies for kids in need. Members of two chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors put their own spin on charity fundraising by hosting bowling tournaments.

Across the Country, Contractors Give Back

Check out the community service efforts of Willmar Electric Service, Shapiro & Duncan and Comprehensive Energy Services.

A New Meaning to Hands-On Training

Apprentices from Associated Builders and Contractors' Hawaii Chapter get to put their skills to work outside the classroom, but it’s not on an average jobsite. Through a partnership with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity, craft trainees get real-life experience, and local families in need get new homes.

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