TAMKO Releases Latest Community Stewardship Report

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has published its latest Community Stewardship Report reflecting its commitment to integrity and support for the communities in which it operates. The report sets forth TAMKO’s financial and volunteer investments.

“Charitable giving and supporting human dignity has been a decades-long priority for TAMKO,” said TAMKO’s President and CEO David Humphreys. “We aim to benefit the communities in which we operate in a way that reflects our vision, philosophy and values. As a result, our contributions focus especially on education, community organizations, healthcare, youth sports and veterans.”

In 2017, TAMKO and the Humphreys family, which owns and operates the company, provided more than $3.2 million in charitable donations and sponsorships. Among these, Debra and David Humphreys established the Humphreys Scholars Excellence Award with a $1 million gift to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin for academic scholarships for students majoring in math, science, technology and teaching. Also, TAMKO donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross to help aid long-term recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.  Additionally, TAMKO donated building materials to a Homes for Heroes project in Colorado that benefited Sergeant Kristie Ennis, a Marine Corps veteran who was seriously injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

TAMKO employees volunteered more than 20,000 hours of their own time in 2017 at events such as: The Red, White & Blue Banquet in Joplin, Missouri honoring more than 400 local firefighters, EMTs and law enforcement; Field of Honor in Frederick, Maryland which honors those who have died serving our country; and in the Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in Green Cove Springs, Florida where TAMKO employees walked to honor their general manager who is battling ALS.

“As demonstrated by the Community Stewardship Report, TAMKO and the Humphreys family are dedicated to doing the right thing, and a large part of that includes helping our communities to flourish and prosper,” said Humphreys.

To learn more about TAMKO’s giving, you can view or download a copy of TAMKO’s latest Community Stewardship Report at TAMKO.com/about/giving.

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.

Venture Construction Group: Helping People in Times of Great Need

Steven Shanton (left), CEO and founder of Venture Construction Group, is recognized by John Carr, president of JRC Charitable Foundation, during a golf tournament that benefitted SafeSpace, a nonprofit helping victims of domestic violence.

Steve Shanton (left), CEO and founder of Venture Construction Group, is recognized by John Carr, president of JRC Charitable
Foundation, during a golf tournament that benefitted SafeSpace, a nonprofit helping victims of domestic violence.

Burke, Va.-based Venture Construction Group specializes in residential and commercial construction and roofing, insurance restoration and 24/7 emergency services. Helping people in times of great need has become the life’s work of Steve Shanton, CEO and founder. “I love the storm-repair and insurance-restoration business because it allows me to help people rebuild after disaster strikes,” he says. “I have the same passion for life and my business. Work with passion, give with passion and always take the time to help others.”

Based on Shanton’s mantra, giving back to philanthropic charities is an integral part of the company’s mission. During its 2015 annual-giving campaign, Venture Construction Group supported the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter, the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Susan G. Komen and more.

“Our company mission is to help people in need. Philanthropic giving is an absolute must,” Shanton notes. “My dad passed away from ALS in 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and always instilled in me the importance of giving back.”

Shanton’s charity work began in 1998 and the memory of his father is a huge motivator. In fact, earlier this year, Venture Construction Group sponsored Luke’s Wings 4th Annual Heroes Gala in Washington, D.C. In addition to the corporate event sponsorship, Shanton paid for a veteran and guest to attend the gala. The annual fundraiser raises money to provide complimentary travel services for wounded service members and their loved ones.

Venture Construction Group’s Chris Polino, Shanton and Mike Geary (left to right) sponsored the Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged of Martin County Fishing Tournament in Stuart, Fla. The event raised money for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Venture Construction Group’s Chris Polino, Shanton and Mike Geary (left to right) sponsored the Advocates for the Rights of the Challenged of Martin County Fishing Tournament in Stuart, Fla. The event raised money for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Venture Construction Group continues to help thousands of homeowners, commercial property owners, and property management companies recover from natural disasters throughout the East Coast, greater Mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast and Midwest. While it fulfills this important mission, Shanton and his team will carry on touching the lives of people in need through numerous charities throughout the country.