A commitment to our communities
Our company culture offers opportunity and support for community involvement—both as a group and individually.
Habitat for Humanity
Perhaps it’s only natural that a firm providing building engineering services for construction projects would volunteer to get involved in an organization that’s itself involved in the construction business. We just can’t seem to get away from building things!
Our principal, Dan Turner, is on the board of Flower City Habitat for Humanity. “I like the ‘sweat equity’ and the ‘hand up, not a hand out’ nature of the organization,” says Dan.
Each fall, Turner’s entire staff devotes a day of community service to a Habitat project. The benefits for the community are real, and our team benefits as well.
We believe that “life” is more than work, and we also place great importance on the value of “giving back.” That culture attracts staff with strong commitments to community. Among our more active team members:
Michele and her family are active in raising funds and awareness for Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, ever since their son became ill with a life-threatening disease and was treated at the hospital. Golisano Children’s Hospital is one of the leading pediatric institutions in the country.
“I have participated in the Stroll for Strong Kids for 5 years now. This year, our team (TimE’s Team) raised more than $1400 for the hospital. Last year, my son was a Miracle Moment child and my family and I have done many speaking engagements to promote donations for the hospital.”
In addition to sitting on the board of Flower City Habitat for Humanity, Dan serves as a board member of DePaul Adult Care Communities. He and his family have a long history of involvement with the Fresh Air Fund.
“We are a second-generation FAF host family. In 2008, we expect to be hosting a 13-year-old girl from the Bronx; this will be her seventh summer visit to our family in Rochester. She gets to spend some time outdoors at night, swinging in the hammock, campfires, summer camp, swimming in the finger lakes, riding bikes….and my daughters learn a little bit from her about what it’s like to live in New York City.”