How Clancy & Theys is Building Community in Charlotte
Clancy & Theys Construction Company has done more than build with concrete, timber, and steel. Over the past 25 years, we’ve actively contributed and supported the community we’re so proud to be a part of.
As both a company and individuals, we’re deeply committed to the places where we live. Because our company mission is more than just doing the right thing for our clients and employees, we also create time to volunteer and give back. In Charlotte, N.C., our new regional leadership has redoubled its contribution efforts, directly donating time and resources to local organizations, volunteering beside industry partners, and supporting staff-selected charities.
When we look at donating our own time and resources, we carefully choose partnerships with organizations that align with our mission and values, and where our resources will do the most good. In the Queen City, our closest relationship is with The Charlotte ToolBank, a nonprofit tool lending program that provides charitable organizations with year-round access to an inventory of tools to use in their volunteer projects, facility maintenance, and special events.
For the ToolBank’s 10th anniversary, Clancy & Theys has pledged $1,000 and 100 hours of volunteer work. Clancy & Theys Vice President and Charlotte Division Manager, Tom Planishek, is a former board member, and Senior Manager of Business Development, Sara Downing, currently serves on Toolbank’s board. To find out more, check out their interview with WCCB News!
We’re also proud to support broader initiatives. We were the third-largest participant in the Ronald McDonald House Sport A Shirt, Share a Night campaign, helping to raise over $113,000 to provide housing for the families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area hospitals. We also joined the YMCA of Greater Charlotte for their Golfing for Good Tournament, which raised over $161,000 toward giving parents childcare, young adults job training, seniors a way to connect, and children a safe place to go.
Working with Industry Partners
We make an even broader impact than we could by ourselves through supporting the work of our industry partners. We’ve worked with partners like Doggett Concrete to support RoofAbove in providing homeless housing and services. We pitched in with CRCBR and NAIOP Charlotte to help ensure that the Charlotte region maintains its competitive edge in real estate.
We were particularly pleased that our own work could be a part of the efforts of the Union County Chamber in supporting the next generation of community leaders with an immersive learning experience. Our team gave their Young Professionals group a tour of South Piedmont Community College’s new Multi-Purpose STEM Building as a part of their Breakfast Series. Through efforts like these, we help lift up those we work with, those we serve, and our region as a whole.
Supporting Our Staff Members
We value community stewardship at Clancy & Theys down to the individual level. Some time investments just last a morning, like when Seth Poston, General Superintendent, and Garrett Lewis, Assistant Project Manager, made the trip to Meadow Wood Farms in Waxhaw to enjoy a morning clay shoot in support of the SPCC Foundation.
Some employees are deeply committed to specific causes, and we are proud to support them in larger initiatives. A great example is Assistant Project Manager Jimmy Williams, who we supported as he took a week of his time to work as a Lead Counselor at Least of These Carolinas’ Bridge Camp, a summer camp designed specifically to encourage and uplift kids in foster care. It’s a place where kids with particular struggles are embraced, and where they can have the kind of fun that can be tough to find in the foster system.
In Jimmy’s words, “Each of these eight children [in my group], along with the many other children at camp, left encouraged and with more tools in their tool chest to face the challenges in their lives. I even had the opportunity to speak with one of the children who I served a previous year… and the change I saw in this young man was incredible.”
Get in Touch
We’re always looking for more ways to help build up Charlotte communities. If you’re interested in getting involved alongside us or feel like your organization is a good fit for our philanthropic goals, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with Sara Downing at email@example.com