KE&G was awarded Project of the Year awards from the Southern Arizona Branch of the American Public Works Association. In Tucson, the Pima county Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department CMAR Services for the South Rillito West Central Interceptor Rehabilitation Project has been selected for an award under the 2015 Outstanding Environmental Public Works Award – Large Project. In Sierra Vista, the Palominas Recharge and Flood Control Project for Cochise County was selected for 2015 Outstanding Environmental Public Works Award – Small Project. Job well done to all involved in the successful completion of these projects.
Beginning stages of planning KE&G’s Annual Family Day Picnic is in full swing. Employees should be receiving their registration form with their paychecks soon. You don’t want to miss it! There will be great food, fun games for all ages, a piñata, great company and amazing raffle prizes. If you didn’t get your invitation flyer this week, contact your supervisor or the business location office. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
KE&G’s first annual Toys for Tots drive was a huge success! Rain or shine these volunteers were able to collect over 2,000 individual toys. Huge holiday thank you to Toys R Us for allowing us to set up our collection corner outside their store. Thank you to Dana Kepner for the support as well as the refreshments and snacks to help keep our volunteers fueled throughout the day, to Empire CAT for allowing us to utilize their Loader to fill, and to everyone who generously contributed and donated for a successful fill the loader bucket campaign! KE&G’s ESOP Communication Committee would like to thank all the U of A students, KE&G employees and their families who took the time out of their busy schedules to help make this event successful. Thank you to the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots for giving us the opportunity to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas.
KE&G has officially kicked off their “Fill the Loader Bucket” campaign this past weekend at the Toys R Us on Oracle Road. Empire CAT has allowed us to borrow their loader to help the U.S. Marine Corps collect new, unwrapped toys for their Toys for Tots collection drive by filling the loader bucket. We are parked in front of the Toys R Us Store and will be collecting donations on December 6, 7, 13 & 14 from 10:00am to 6:00pm each day.
KE&G would like to thank Toys R Us, Empire CAT, and Dana Kepner for helping us make this event happen. We’d also like to extent our appreciation to everyone who has graciously contributed to Toys for Tots so far. As well as the KE&G employees and their families who have committed their time to making this a success!
If you will not be able to make it out to see us but you like to make a contribution, monetary donations are also excepted online here: www.toysfortots.org
Also, don’t forget, if your family or a family you know is in need of a little extra help this holiday season, you may apply for assistance online on the Toys for Tots website: Request a Toy.
The KE&G ESOP Communication Committee has coordinated with local organizations to help collect new, unwrapped toys for children of any age. There will be a Loader set up to fill with toys for underprivileged children and families.
KE&G Construction is proud to be one of the community drop off locations for this U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program. We are accepting donations at our office located at 5100 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona.
KE&G employees will also be accepting donations to fill the loader bucket at the Toys R Us Store on 4525 North Oracle Road on December 6th, 7th., 13th, and 14th.
Monetary donations are also excepted online here: www.toysfortots.org
Not sure what to buy? These tips can guide you as you make your purchase.
- Sporting equipment
- Bath/Beauty Gift Sets
- Board Games
- Radio Control Toys
- Toy Car/Plane/Boat
- Hand-held Electronics
- Helmets/Knee/Elbow Pads
- Curling/Flattening Irons
- Hair Dryers
- Action Figures
- Barbie/Baby Dolls
- Crafting Kits
Realistic looking weapons and gifts with food cannot be accepted. If donated, such items will NOT be distributed.
To Request Assistance
If your family or a family you know is in need of a little extra help this holiday season, you may apply for assistance online or in person.
For Toys for Tots, click on Request a Toy
A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all the KE&G employees and their families who volunteered to help clean-up the 1-mile strip along Busby Drive between 7th Street and Moorman Avenue in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Tons of trash is picked up every year by the Adopt a Highway programs participants nationwide and we were part of that positive change. On Saturday, October 4, 2014 we contributed to the beautification of our Arizona highways.
KE&G would like to recognize John Drake, Bill Miller, Ciriaco Martinez, Benjamin Valenzuela, Ethan Hightower, Blanca Hightower, Ed Anderson, Holley Anderson, Devon Ward, Rick McMahon, Nick McMahon, Sergio Barrera, Charles Ugalde, Kale Ugalde, Larry Saunders, Francisco Valenzuela, Ben Carter, Cesar Acuna. Wasihoun Tariku, Travis Hoerner, Daniel Uchimura, Ray Armenta, Tammy Messer, Samuel Tariku, Silvia Mason, Michelle Mason, Justin Wilson, Stephanie Klinefelter, Samson Tariku, Alejandro Avechuco, Ross Parker, Jesse Grinsteiner, Brian Janski, Sydnie Hightower and Melissa Fernandez for volunteering this year.
On November 13-14, 2014 students in Southern Arizona will have the opportunity to explore careers in the construction industry firsthand! Join us for an exciting day of programs that will bring to light various career paths in the Transportation, Structural, Mining, and Engineering and Building Industries. You will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations with local construction trades people, learn about heavy equipment, and visit with local construction industry professionals at the career and college booths. For more information visit the ATB website at www.movingoureconomy.org/saccd/
Last week KE&G founder, Karol George and co-owner Ken Hoover announced their retirement from the Company. They will be stepping down and handing the reigns over to President Chris Albright, Vice-President Ed Anderson, and the rest of KE&G’s dedicated employees.
In 2006 KE&G began it’s conversion to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company. For the last 8 years, employees owned 49% of KE&G’s shares with 51% still owned by Karol and Ken. This year, KE&G agreed to purchase the remaining 51% from Karol and Ken, relieving them from their duties as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of KE&G. In January of 2014 Chris Albright was promoted from Vice President / Tucson Manager to President of KE&G and Project Manager, Ed Anderson accepted the duties of Vice-President.
KE&G would like to thank Karol and Ken for their dedication and generosity. Their hard work, dedication and respect for the employees will be sadly missed. Enjoy this new phase of your life. Best wishes!
Congratulations all of KE&G’s dedicated employees who are now proud new owners of KE&G.
Welcome to our new website! Here on our blog we will keep you updated on all things happening here at KE&G Construction. Stay tuned!