McClurg Team Community Involvement
"Giving back" isn't just a slogan, it's one of the values our company and employees live by. Whether building a child's "Make-A-Wish" playroom, renovating a home for a family in need, or helping raise funds to fight cancer, McClurg employees are committed to help make people's lives better and make Central New York the best place to live.
It isn't unusual for our employees to identify a local need and lead the efforts to make it happen. Here are a few recent examples:
McClurg employees teamed with the Rachael Ray Show to make an Auburn, NY mom's dream come true. Theresa Diego has been battling cancer and Rachael Ray wanted to give her a complete kitchen makeover. McClurg employees volunteered their time to construct the new kitchen. It was presented to the family in mid-December 2014 and aired on national television. See before, during and after photos of the Holiday Kitchen Makeover Project.
The McClurg Team joined members of the Syracuse Fire Department to completely renovate the home of retired Deputy Fire Chief Dave Johnson and his wife, Diana. Eight of the Johnson's 29 children (3 "home grown", 14 adopted and 12 foster) reside in the home. Extensive repairs and modifications of the home were made to meet the medical and space needs of the family. As part of the Johnson Family Home Project, we recruited more than 200 individual volunteers and 154 business donors.
When the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York began its search for a local remodeling company to build a playroom to fulfill a local child's wish, it got much more than expected. In a remarkable collaborative effort, McClurg and 20 of its local subcontractors and suppliers generously donated all of the labor and materials to create an unforgettable wish experience, bringing a child's dream of a playroom to life.
When the family of Jamie Luchsinger, a local farmer diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's) disease, contacted McClurg for advice on retrofitting their home to accommodate his needs, the McClurg team saw an opportunity to not only help the family but also educate the entire community about this debilitating disease and how homes can be adapted to allow family members to maintain their independence when life events change. It was a labor of love where every McClurg employee participated and gave hundreds of hours of their own time. And, nearly 40 McClurg subcontractors and suppliers joined the effort by donating labor, materials and supplies to complete the renovation in just three weeks. To raise community awareness about the disease, the home was unveiled in "Extreme Makeover" style (see the video).
When the Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus, NY needed to renovate its Weeks Interpretive Center, the McClurg team took the lead in organizing volunteer efforts and donations to build new offices and storage space for the Center.
McClurg employees participated in "Discover Your Talent Day" at the Marcellus Schools. Employees volunteered to teach students about the building and construction industry and created a "hands-on" experience in wood-working and design.