Concrete Supply Company’s ‘Rock. Solid. Support!’ for the Carolina Community
As a company, it is our mission to be the premier provider of quality ready-mix concrete and related services while acting in the best interest of our employees, customers, shareholders, and the community.
Community engagement has always had a special place in the Concrete Supply Co. culture. For over 60 years now our company has put a heavy emphasis on supporting and strengthening the local community. But over the last few years, we’ve really stepped up our efforts in the community through our ‘Rock. Solid. Support!’ outreach program and the results have been truly remarkable.
Join us as we take a look back at 2018–the year we showed our ‘Rock. Solid. Support!’ for the community–with Concrete Supply Co. Director of Human Resources, Chip Wildman.
Concrete Supply Co. Encourages Community Engagement
Every company should prioritize corporate social responsibility within their culture–but that doesn’t mean every company does. At Concrete Supply Co., we realize the long-term benefits that stem from growing the local community where both our employees and clients live and work.
“As an organization, we learned a long time ago that a healthy community creates healthy local businesses. There is a direct correlation between our support of local services and our success. And we talk about this openly across our company as a model we chose to follow, across the Carolinas,” says Chip.
On an individual level, we encourag our employees through the ‘Rock. Solid. Support!’ outreach program to find their own ways to get involved in the community. We support numerous employee-driven fundraisers throughout the year and team members regularly partake in local community events. The fact that these efforts are employee-driven makes it that much better.
Chip commented, “Nothing drives engagement and satisfaction more than a commitment being made personally. It signifies importance to you as an individual, and an appreciation that what matters to you is backed by a team. It’s powerful, and can make things happen!”
As if the cultural importance of giving back to the community wasn’t enough to motivate employees, we offer employees further incentive to give with paid volunteer days.
“Each year, every Concrete Supply Co. employee has the opportunity to use 2 additional paid days away from work to donate their efforts to any community service or nonprofit of their choice. Their choice; we simply want to support their engagement!” says Chip.
The Organizations We Proudly Support
In 2018, Concrete Supply Co. partnered with numerous charities and organizations in the Carolinas. We make it a point to ensure that the causes that are most important to our employees are important to us as well.
Below are just a few of the organizations that we worked with or supported over the last year:
A nonprofit organization focused on advancing the common good in communities across the world particularly with regards to education, income, and health. Find more information on United Way.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlotte
An organization that provides a safe, affordable and caring “home-away-from-home” for families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area medical facilities. See what you can do for the RMH of Charlotte.
Hope Haven Inc.
A foundation determined to break the cycle of homelessness and addiction through providing life skills for chemically dependent adults. Learn more about Hope Haven Inc.
Special Olympics of North Carolina
An organization that provides athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities, year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports. Sound like a cause you could be interested in?
Crisis Assistance Ministries
A Mecklenburg County non-profit that prevents homelessness and preserves dignity for Charlotte’s working poor. Want to give?
American Cancer Society / Race for the Cure
An organization (and events) with the sole goal of helping to free the world from cancer. Find an event you and your team can participate in.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Creating zero tolerance for domestic violence in the U.S through changing public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive change. A cause worth getting behind.
Touch a Truck
A community-wide event where both kids and kids at heart have the opportunity to see, touch, climb and learn about vehicles of all types–including construction trucks like ours! Get involved!
Habitat for Humanity
A nonprofit organization that helps people internationally build or improve a place they can call home. If your company is involved in the construction process, Habitat for Humanity would be a great opportunity to give back.
And many more!
How We Do Our Part
“We do a little bit of everything!” says Chip. From lending a few helping hands on volunteer days to fundraising. Donating yards of concrete to churches and schools (depicted below) or wrapping our trucks to spread awareness.
“We have multiple trucks that have been wrapped to support specific organizations such as the United Way, Levine Children’s Hospital, Armed Forces, Breast Cancer Awareness, etc.,” Chip tells us.
“The initiative is SO popular with our employees that we currently have a pretty long backlog of requests. A great problem to have as it’s an indication of our employee’s desires to support the community matching up with the Company’s desire to drive this form of engagement,” says Chip.
Our Community Engagement Will Continue into 2019
2018 was a great year for us in terms of community engagement. We gave in so many ways to a wide range of organizations. We were even awarded the 2018 NRMCA “Concrete Cares” award, an award the Manufacturers, Products, and Services Division of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association gives to recognize companies for their service.
On a final note, Chip says, “Our Company is very fortunate to be surrounded by employees with BIG hearts, and there is never a shortage of volunteers, and/or new ideas of ways we can help in our community. We couldn’t be more proud of the tremendous efforts that the employees put forth each and every year to partner with us as Company to show our ‘Rock. Solid. Support!’ in every way possible.”
The devotion we have towards giving back to our local community is the same devotion we have towards everything we do as a company. When you work with the Concrete Supply Co., you can count on us to give our absolute best no matter the project. Let’s talk–contact us! If you’re interested in learning more about the organizations that Concrete Supply Co. is proud to support, check out our community page.