Straub Construction’s 2018 Week of Giving

By Matthew Straub, Marketing Coordinator at Straub Construction

As the holiday season gets closer and we reflect on of the things that we’re thankful for this year, it’s incredibly important and rewarding to give back to those in our community who are in need. Straub Construction recently celebrated our 4th annual Straub Week of Giving. And what a wonderful week of giving it was. This year our week of giving included supporting four amazing local charities.

Shawnee Community Services

Shawnee Community Services is an amazing organization based in our home town of Shawnee. They impact so many people throughout the Kansas City Area. For the fourth straight year, Straub Construction partnered with Shawnee Community Services to provide food for those who need it during the holidays.

Due to the changing needs in our community, Shawnee Community Services had a greater demand for additional food packages to distribute to the needy. In response to this, Straub Construction purchased all the food and during our Week of Giving kickoff party, Straub employees and family members loaded up 100 bags of food that would feed 50 families for a week.

The people at Shawnee Community Services were overjoyed with the food donation and we are so happy to be able to assist them in carrying out their mission.

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Kansas City Hospice House & Palliative Care

The Kansas City Hospice House & Palliative Care is an organization that seeks to be a “home away from home” for those who need end-of-life care. They work directly with patients, their families, and physicians to make end-of-life a time of comfort, enrichment, and love.

On a Monday evening, Straub employees served a hot meal and homemade desserts to over 30 family and friends of those receiving end of life care.

Straub Construction: 2018 Week of Giving

Morning Glory Ministries

The mission of Morning Glory Ministries is to “Uphold the inherent, God-Given Dignity in every human life by providing not only physical nourishment and basic needs, but also by fostering hope and self-worth in the most disadvantaged and forgotten members of society”. Morning Glory Ministries is located at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. They’re one of the many ministries serving breakfast to the needy Tuesday-Friday and serving lunch on the weekends. On Wednesday, 10 of our Straub Construction employees met at the Cathedral at 6:30am to serve a hot breakfast to over 140 people.

Straub Construction: 2018 Week of Giving

Bishop Sullivan Center

Once again, our tradition of supporting “adopt a family” through the Bishop Sullivan Center has continued. We’ve been assigned a family in need of every day necessities like warm jackets, shoes, socks, etc. We’ve been given the names and ages of each family member, and throughout the next few weeks, Straub employees will donate money in order to make their holiday wishes come true. We do this every year to provide for a less fortunate family in our community. It’s also a way of honoring the leadership of Ernie, Parker, and Dan.

This was another wonderful Week of Giving. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this week possible. We all have so much to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving from Straub Construction!

Happy Thanksgiving from Straub ConstructionThanksgiving is here! It feels like Thanksgiving sneaks up on us every year. It’s time to get together with friends and family, eat some good food and maybe do some Black Friday shopping.

As we enjoy the Holiday Season, it’s a good time to reflect on 2018

There are so many things to be thankful for. We’re thankful for our customers, vendors and peers that give us the opportunity to do work that we love. And we’re especially thankful for our Straub Construction family. Every person on our team helps shape who we are as an organization. And an important part of our work as a team is to give back. Every year, we come together as a company for a Week of Giving. We’re excited to share that story with you next week!

Project Kickoff: Emanuel Cleaver II Senior Living Community

By Matthew Straub, Marketing Coordinator at Straub Construction

Straub Construction is extremely excited to kick off a new project in Kansas City Missouri. Due to the increasing need for affordable senior living in the Kansas City Area, the St. James United Methodist Church has decided to repurpose a piece of land that they own into a new senior living community.

Over the past 5 years, the 40 Acres and a Mule Activity Campus, operated by the St. James United Methodist Church has been scarcely used to promote educational, recreational, prevention and intervention programs. As the metropolitan area continues to age, the church recognized and wanted to fill the need for quality and affordable senior living.

Emanuel Cleaver II

The senior living community is named after Emanuel Cleaver II who represents Missouri’s 5th congressional district in the US House of Representatives, former mayor of Kansas City Missouri, and who served for many years as the pastor of the St. James United Methodist Church. The St. James United Methodist Church is currently lead by Emanuel’s oldest son Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III.

The Emanuel Cleaver II Senior Living Community is located on 9 acres of land and will feature 52 townhouses and a clubhouse. The site will have a total of 18 buildings which are being built to LEED Sustainability Standards. This Senior Living Community will serve seniors over the age of 55.

Straub Construction is partnering with St. James United Methodist Church (Owner), Clark Enersen Partners (Architect), and Dalmark Management Group (Developer) to build this project. The Emanuel Cleaver II Senior Living Community project will take approximately 12 months to complete.

We’re very happy to kick off this new project in Kansas City Missouri. Now, let’s go move some dirt!

Straub Construction: Emmanuel Cleaver II Senior Living Project