KBE Building Corp. Cleans Shelves, Loads Trucks for a Good Cause

Firm helping to build homes for needy MD families  

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 15, 2015 – For KBE Building Corp. (KBE) employees, construction is their livelihood—but they’ve made building homes for local families a labor of love.

As part of their ongoing support for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, KBE employees spent Oct. 14 volunteering at the Columbia, MD Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated home repair goods at discounted prices. All proceeds go toward building homes for needy Marylanders.

KBE volunteers performed a variety of helpful tasks, including loading and unloading trucks, cleaning and stocking shelves, and selling various items.

In 2014, volunteers from KBE’s Maryland office also helped rebuild houses along a four-block stretch of Baltimore’s McCabe Avenue, where 37 of 123 homes are vacant. Volunteers from KBE’s CT office have also worked in various ReStores to help build homes for needy residents in their state.

“This is the perfect volunteer activity for us, and Habitat is the perfect cause,” said Eric Brown, KBE principal owner and SVP. “What could be more meaningful than using our construction skills to help build homes for those who need them?”

All Because of 50 Ways

KBE’s day-long volunteer service at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore was possible because of the firm’s corporate philanthropic program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference.

Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 9,000 volunteer hours over the last six years to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

Volunteering at the ReStore is just one of many ways KBE is meeting its ambitious goal of 2,500 volunteer hours and thousands of dollars in donations to serve its local communities in 2015. Most recently, the firm supported KBE Chief Estimator Micah Boyce in a Washington, D.C. biathlon; he raised more than $1,000 to support disabled veterans through Team River Runner.

Photographs of KBE’s Maryland employees volunteering at the Habitat ReStore in Columbia are available below.

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Caption: KBE Building Corp. employees volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Columbia, MD on Oct. 14.

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Caption: A KBE Building Corp. employee volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Columbia, MD on Oct. 14.

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Caption: A KBE Building Corp. employee volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Columbia, MD on Oct. 14.

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Caption: A KBE Building Corp. employee volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Columbia, MD on Oct. 14.

About Habitat for Humanity ReStores

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ReStores operate to generate income to build affordable quality homes for families in Central Maryland; provide quality and affordable home improvement and construction materials to the general public; and protect the environment by recycling and diverting usable items from landfills. Learn more at www.chesapeakerestore.org/shop/columbia-restore/.

About KBE Building Corporation

Located in Columbia, MD, Farmington, CT, and Norwalk, CT, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com.

Media Contact: Jonelle Lawhorn | KBE Director of Marketing

t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | f: 860.284.7831 | e: jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com

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