Still Making a Difference in MD: KBE Building Corp. Donates Thousands of Dollars, Volunteer Hours in 2014

Children, veterans, needy families among beneficiaries

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 22, 2014 – Residents of various parts of Maryland received meals, gifts, and a step up to home ownership thanks to donations and volunteer time contributed by KBE Building Corp.’s Mid-Atlantic regional office in 2014 – the sixth year 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 $1.5 million and 6,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

2014 Contributions: Mid-Atlantic Regional Office

Monetary Donations

  • Canstruction Competition (to benefit Capital Area Food Bank)
  • Santa’s Helpers Anonymous

Volunteer Time

  • Building homes for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
  • Assembling and delivering Thanksgiving meal kits to Christian Charities/Sarah’s House, The Bea Gaddy Foundation

Staff at KBE’s Northeast regional office in Connecticut also participated in 50 Ways, logging nearly 2,000 volunteer hours and $134K in contributions in 2014. Beneficiaries included technical high school students, veterans, and needy families.

A photograph of KBE’s Mid-Atlantic Gift of Gobble efforts is available below.

Caption: Staff at KBE Building Corp.’s Mid-Atlantic regional office in Maryland assembled 25 Thanksgiving meal kits to benefit needy local families. Food was purchased from Harris Teeter, which also contributed $500 in gift cards. Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

About KBE Building Corporation

Regionally located in Farmington, Conn., and Columbia, Md., 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 is celebrating its 55th year providing preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at

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