We’ve wrapped up our 5th Annual Straub Week of Giving! This week especially, we’re feeling grateful for our employees and the amazing organizations we were involved with.
We are excited to announce from November 18-27, Straub Construction is participating in our 5th annual Week of Giving!
Earlier this year, my wife and I traveled to New York and took a guided tour of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum. This powerful experience featured interactive exhibits, narratives and artifacts of the tragic day in 2001.
By Matthew Straub, Marketing Coordinator at Straub Construction.
On August 7th, a little after 11:30am, the 300-yard journey to the top of the hill began on the campus of Park University. With the brand new school of business center being built, the little house currently in that location needed to be moved.
Built in 1845
The house on the Park University campus is thought to have been built in 1845 (it’s not every day you see full log floor joists).
A Piece of History Saved
This house was the residence of Parkville and Park University founder George S. Park. With so much history in the walls of this house, Park University decided it must be saved. Multiple news crews, dozens of University students and staff, and Parkville residence gathered at Park University. The historical house made its slow and careful voyage to its new home at the top of the hill.
By Matthew Straub, Marketing Coordinator at Straub Construction.
On July 31, over twenty members of our Straub Construction Family had the privilege of serving dinner at the One City Café at Bishop Sullivan Center. This time serving was particularly special because it is our first time serving since completing the renovation of the Café. It was also special because the meal was served in honor of Ernie Straub Jr (aka Chief) who loved and supported the Bishop Sullivan Center for decades.
Serving Food With Dignity
Serving for the first time in the newly renovated space, the differences are astounding. The space used to be very dark, dingy, and confined. Now, the One City Cafe has become a very spacious, well-lit, clean, and restaurant-style space. The Cafe now has an extremely positive and inviting feel. The One City Café is the epitome of what a food kitchen should be and is truly serving food with dignity to the people of Kansas City.
On the night we served, 224 adults and 14 kids were fed a healthy and nutritious meal. The menu featured a balanced meal of “breakfast for dinner”. The meal consisted of eggs, hash browns, French toast, a choice of turkey or pork sausage, fruit, and yogurt. Everyone ate and had their fill.
Over 6,530 Meals Served in July
During the month of July, the One City Café fed an average of 217 people per night and served lunch to 67 people per day. That is a total of over 6,530 meals served in the month of July alone. The One City Café at Bishop Sullivan Center is truly doing amazing things for the hungry in Kansas City, and we are humbled to be a part of this great organization. It was a great pleasure to serve at the One City Café, and we look forward to serving again soon.
For more information about volunteering or donating, visit the Bishop Sullivan Center website https://www.bishopsullivan.org/
By Hannah Morrey Brown, Project Manager at Straub Construction.
I recently had the opportunity to help organize the annual CREW Kansas City membership dinner. I’ve been a member of CREW KC since November 2017 and have had the opportunity to serve on a committee, volunteer with fellow CREW women, and participate in CREW’s mentorship program.
CREW Network, which stands for Commercial Real Estate Women, started in Kansas City in 1987 and has grown to over 100 members from around the metro.
“CREW KC was formed with the intention of banding together the women of Kansas City’s commercial real estate industry to further the dialogue about women in real estate and collaborate professionally.”
CREW hosts a variety of events from quarterly luncheons on local market topics, networking morning coffees, and local job site tours.
Our dinner provided the opportunity to introduce new members to CREW and provide information about how to get further involved. We were also honored to have Gayle Packer, CEO of Terracon, speak on the many different paths your career can take and how to always be ready to accept a new challenge.
It was a great evening welcoming new members and celebrating CREW’s local accomplishments!
This Memorial Day, we are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice of those who died for this country.
May their courage and dedication never be forgotten.
By Joe Riedel, Director of Business Development at Straub Construction
There were so many good stories that happened in 2018. It was challenging to pick our favorites! We decided to focus on stories that had the most impact on our team and the Kansas City community. If you missed any of these stories, this is a great way to catch up!
Boy on the Bridge – 2/21/18
Ten Years in the Office, Time to Hit the Field – 5/2/18
Bring Your Kids to Work Day is a Big Deal at Straub – 5/16/18
The Straub Construction Picnic was a blast again this year!- 6/20/18
Our Interns Lead a Project for the Olathe Pregnancy Center – 8/29/18
Straub now has a certified drone pilot. Our first mission was St. Paul Catholic Church. – 9/19/18
Straub Construction’s 2018 Week of Giving – 11/28/18
Looking forward to many more stories in 2019!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thanksgiving 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!