Recently, Hunzinger held its annual holiday party for employees and their families and a great time was had by all! The party was held at our Hunzinger Construction University Building (affectionately known as H2).
All were welcome and both field and office staff enjoyed a delicious dinner of shredded barbeque chicken and Italian beef, herb mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, roasted carrots and corn, and Caesar salad. Joyce Hunzinger once again hosted the Hot Chocolate Bar and proved to be a wonderful and efficient “mixer” of coffee and cocoa drinks. Her Hot chocolate bar is one of the highlights and is quite popular with both children and adults.
Santa came for a visit and was welcomed by very loud screams and cheers. Lots of little ones shared their Christmas lists and wishes with him and then some just cried in terror while sitting on his lap as their parents tried to get the perfect picture. He gifted them all stockings filled with holiday goodies and almost all of them promised to be extra good until Christmas! Once they had visited with the big man, there were plenty of games and crafts to keep them busy and entertained.
As part of the holiday party, Hunzinger held a Toys for Tots drive, collecting dozens of toys that were brought in by employees on Friday night. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks and has grown into one of the most successful and recognized charities in the country. We were fortunate enough to be joined by two Marines who were able to take all the toys for distribution in time for Christmas. Their visit allowed all of us to thank them for their service.
“It was a great party and it is particularly meaningful for us to have our employee’s families come together to celebrate the holiday season and thank them for their continued dedication to Hunzinger Construction Company. It truly has been memorable year for us as we were honored to receive a Best Project Award from ENR magazine for our Milwaukee Art Museum Renovation and Expansion Project and we successfully completed major projects for The Milwaukee Admirals, The Bradley Center, Great West Financial, CUNA Mutual Group, Adient, Sendik’s, Brookfield Corporate Park Phase 1 & 2 and the Hunger Task Force Granary Alteration and Addition to name a few. As we move into 2017, we also have great projects underway for Milwaukee Tool, Uline, MGIC, the renovation and upgrade of the Miller Lite Oasis at Henry Maier Festival Park, A.K.A., the Summerfest grounds, The Milwaukee Bucks Entertainment Block, the Milwaukee Brewers Food and Beverage Upgrade, Steamfitters Local 601 Training Facility, and multiple projects for Great West Financial out in Colorado”, said Kevin O’Toole, Executive Vice President, Hunzinger Construction Company.