Farmington, Conn. (11 July 2018) – KBE Building Corporation, a full-service, single-source commercial construction company with offices in Connecticut and Maryland, has awarded $19,000 in scholarships to 19 seniors graduating from the Connecticut Technical High School System.
“The number of young professionals pursuing degrees and certifications in the construction trades is declining and we wanted to support those students who aim to advance their skills in these fields, as well as students pursuing programs in construction management, architecture, and engineering fields,” explains Robert Dunn, Esq., senior vice president of KBE Building Corporation. “As a company, we place a high value on education and mentorship, and these scholarships are a way for us to help Connecticut to grow and maintain a highly skilled construction workforce. We have an intrinsic responsibility to help develop the future workforce of the design and construction industry.”
This is the third year that KBE has awarded scholarships to the state’s technical high school students, and to date, has provided $53,000 in awards.
KBE Building Corporation first awarded scholarships to students from the ConnecticutTechnical High School System in 2014 as part of the firm’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference philanthropic initiative. To be eligible for scholarships, students must be pursuing building industry-related higher education, such as four-year college programs for structural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical/electrical engineering, construction management, or architecture. Students pursuing certification programs for building trades such as electricity, plumbing, or HVAC are also eligible.
This year’s scholarships were presented to students during a ceremony at KBE’s headquarters in Farmington, CT on June 13th. Guest speakers included Chris Fryxell, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors-Connecticut Chapter, and Assistant CT Senate Republican Majority Leader Henri Martin (31st Senatorial District). The awardees represented 18 towns and cities throughout Connecticut. The list of winners is provided below.
As part of its ongoing commitment to education, KBE Building Corporation hosted its second golf tournament on June 18th with proceeds benefitting the firm’s scholarship fund.
“The tournament was a great opportunity for our clients and our peers to rally in support of encouraging students to join our industry,” Dunn said. “We are thankful to all of the players and to our sponsors for joining us in support of this mission.”
Sponsors for KBE Building Corporation’s 2018 Golf Tournament included:
Scholarship Sponsors: AMEC; AON Risk Solutions; Barrett, Inc.; The Butler Company; Central Connecticut Acoustics, Inc.; Cohn Reznick, LLP; Ct Concrete Construction, Inc.; Griffin Electrical Contractors, Inc.; Macri Assoicates, Inc.; Master Millwork, Inc.; McCarthy Concrete, Inc.; Readco Development; Richard’s Corporation; Schindler Elevator Corp.; Shepard Steel; Tucker Mechanical; and Xenelis Construction Co. Inc.
Other sponsors include: United Steel (Dinner Sponsor); Ducci Electric and MJ Daly (Lunch Sponsors); Professional DryWall Construction and XTX Associates (Cart Sponsors); Interior Building Contractors (Cigar Sponsor); Daniel’s Caulking (Dessert Sponsor); Elite Construction & Ferguson Mechanical Co. (Cocktail Sponsors); Blakeslee Prestress (Putting Contest Sponsor); Garcia & Milas (Longest Drive Sponsor); and Cherry Hill (Closest to the Hole Sponsor).
2018 Scholarship Winners
Tanairi Acevedo-Ramos (New London), Selena Anderson (Hamden), Jordan Balogh (Windham), Jamal Boujjaj (Meriden), Cody Caetano (Enfield), Collin Couillard (South Windsor), Josh Donaghy (Bristol), Jason Franceschini (Cheshire), Frantzeska Guerrier (Hamden), Johnathan Ivan (Canterbury), James Hannon (Thomaston), Ciara Hubertus (New Fairfield), Adam Karpeichik (Torrington), Brooke Langley (Moosup), Amira Richardson (Stratford), Anthony Rizzi (Stamford), Medjina Sanon (Norwalk), Cody Whittemore (Torrington), and Nicole Zalewski (Portland).
About KBE Building Corporation
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.
With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as 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 $300 million 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. Clients in the metropolitan New York area are supported through KBE affiliate, KBENY.
KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $2.81 million and 12,000 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
Learn more at www.kbebuilding.com/50Ways