Barnes Dennig is delighted and humbled to be honored with by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)’s Excellence in Construction Community Service and Outreach Award at last night’s gala event. According to ABC, “The award is given annually to a single Ohio Valley ABC member company who has made significant efforts toward involving their employees in community/charitable activities, making a difference in the lives of those touched.”
“Commitment to the community is a defining principle for Barnes Dennig, and we work tirelessly to enhance and enrich the communities where we all live and work,” said Barnes Dennig Managing Director Jay Rammes. “Our culture of giving back and strengthening our communities has a profound effect on our firm and our team. It’s a core part of who we are, and it attracts people who care deeply about our community, our clients, and one another.”
Every October, Barnes Dennig closes its doors and sends the entire firm out into the community for a day of volunteering at deserving agencies across three states. The team dedicates time, energy, and resources to go beyond the numbers and help organizations achieve their charitable goals.
Beyond Outreach Day, Barnes Dennig conducts annual fundraising campaigns for United Way, ArtsWave, Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon, and the American Heart Association, supporting the work these great organizations do in our communities. In 2021, the firm conducted its most successful campaigns ever, dividing employees into Team Orange and Team Blue (Barnes Dennig’s equity colors) and offering prizes to the team that raised the most money for these outstanding causes.
“We’re laser-focused on building a stronger region and supporting contractors in every way we can,” said Barnes Dennig Director and Construction Practice Leader Eric Goodman. “Being recognized by this fantastic organization for that work – we’re so appreciative of ABC and the outstanding work they do to build a stronger foundation for the construction industry. We’re very proud to be honored by this award.”
Empowering youth is another core component of Barnes Dennig’s culture; the firm supports Junior Achievement with financial contributions, an annual Bowl-a-Thon, and volunteer hours and participates in the Corporate Work-Study Program with DePaul Cristo Rey, a Cincinnati Catholic high school whose mission is to educate young people who have the potential but limited financial means to go to college. Additional volunteer efforts and sponsorships support scholarships and skills training for multiple industries, including the Construction industry.
Building a competitive hiring and retention advantage
Barnes Dennig focuses on empowering businesses through its series of Compensation & Benefits studies, designed to help companies and non-profit organizations build a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining top talent – a tremendous challenge in so many industries. The 2022 Construction Industry Study reveal event is just days away, and the virtual event is offered free of charge, along with copies of the new report.