COMMUNITY BUILDING EFFORTS
As a fourth generation family-owned business, supporting organizations whose mission it is to help others is what we at Hunzinger believe family is all about. For us, family is the most important part of life, making everything else we do worthwhile. At Hunzinger Construction Company, everyone, whether you are an owner or a carpenter in the field or a project manager or an accountant in the home office, is encouraged to embrace their family values and to reach out to the greater community. By volunteering our time and donating our skills, we can positively impact families across Wisconsin – because we care and because we can.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CONSTRUCTION DAY
With the help of two Hunzinger employees that serve as “Bigs” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, Hunzinger created a program called Construction Day specifically designed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. During Construction Day, matches learn about construction tools, safety on the jobsite, different careers in construction and education needed for a construction career. At the end of their session, matches are assisted by Hunzinger superintendents in a group led workshop where the kids build their own wooden construction project. To date, the matches have built and painted their own birdhouses and created their own wooden candy dispensers.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS TROOP SHIPMENT
Hunzinger Construction Company started a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee to involve “Littles” and “Bigs” in the Hunzinger Troop Care Shipment Program. Matches participate in a special Christmas shipment where each match donates, creates, packages and decorates their own personal care package to be sent overseas to our soldiers during Christmas time. In addition to creating their own care packages, Hunzinger brings in a speaker, often times a former recipient of Hunzinger’s Care packages, to speak with the matches regarding life as a soldier, share stories, and allow the kids to try on and learn about the equipment they use.
MUSICIANS ON CALL
Musicians On Call delivers the healing power of music. By delivering live, in-room performances to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds, they add a dose of joy to life within a healthcare facility. Hunzinger’s Executive Vice President, Kevin O’Toole currently serves on the Board of Directors and is an avid volunteer himself. Since he became involved, Kevin has shared his musical talents to over 100+ patients at facilities around the country.
LAD LAKE OF WISCONSIN
Hunzinger employees support Lad Lake of Wisconsin at their Annual Kettle Classic. Employees and their families take part in running, biking and walking for this event in support of Lad Lake’s mission of guiding growth and changing lives of more than 1,500 boys and girls ages 10-20 each year. In addition, Hunzinger employees annually support Lad Lake as part of their monthly Charity Jeans Day Program. Hunzinger’s Executive Vice President, Jim Hunzinger serves on the Board of Directors.
Inhabit is a Christian organization that brings restoration to hurting neighborhoods in Milwaukee. They buy foreclosed homes, fix them up, and then recruit individuals to intentionally live in these homes in order to serve the people of that neighborhood – pouring out their lives for the benefit of those around them. Through these relationships they tutor kids, mentor teens, hold Bible Clubs, art classes, music lessons and more. Hunzinger’s Executive Vice President, Jim Hunzinger serves on the Board of Directors and we annually support this organization in Charity Jeans donations and attendance at fundraising events.