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Secretary of State Sam Reed presented several AGC member firms with Corporations for Communities Awards which honor exceptional Washington businesses that make community a priority.
The top award was presented to GLY. “Although we had many outstanding nominees GLY Construction is truly deserving of this special honor for its incredible dedication to volunteerism and the community” Reed said. “What’s even more amazing is that GLY has made such a strong commitment to the community even though the construction industry has struggled during the recession. They really symbolize what our Corporations for Communities program is all about.”
Secretary Reed said GLY – which also received the AGC/Moss Adams Service to the Community Award in 2010 – was selected for contributing a minimum of two percent of profits to worthy organizations. In 2010 GLY gave approximately 18.5 percent of its pretax profits to youth recovery educational arts healthcare and other community organizations. Secretary Reed said GLY gives not just money but the time and expertise of its people and noted projects like cleaning up and repairing the YMCA Camp Coleman and providing Habitat for Humanity (Rainier Vista) with experienced crews to pour concrete sidewalks parking pads and multiplex patios to achieve Certificates of Occupancy.
Secretary Reed also presented seven honorable mention awards – and three of the winning firms are in the AGC of Washington family:
Nutter Corporation for providing grants and support to 45 organizations and for employees taking pride in being able to give back to the community and for hosting the popular “Dozer Day” event for all ages to come learn about heavy equipment.
Tucci & Sons for being a major corporate sponsor of the annual Associated Ministries Pierce County Hunger walk for 14 years and for contributing an estimated two million pounds of food to the Emergency Food Network through cash sponsorships and in-kind contributions.
Grays Harbor Paper (which is owned by the Quigg family of Quigg Bros. construction fame) for its efforts to donate paper to schools churches and community events in Grays Harbor County and for leading efforts by local businesses to transform Grays Harbor from a distressed area into a model North American eco-industrial hub.
Congratulations to all these firms – what an impressive showing of what makes AGC members “A Cut Above!”
|Secretary of State Sam Reed center presents the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award to GLY’s Steve Peterson Steve Hoffmann Jim Karambelas Ted Herb and Grant Willman.|
|Jerry and Renee Nutter at the Corporations for Communities event in the State Capitol.|
|Rep. Judy Clibborn participates in the Corporations for Communities event honoring Mike and Tim Tucci and Patrick Quigg.|