Brasfield & Gorrie Gives Back to Community
August 16, 2013
Company organizes family work day to improve Byrd Park
Vestavia Hills, Alabama (August 16, 2013) Brasfield & Gorrie organized a family work day to clean up Byrd Park in Vestavia Hills on Saturday, Aug. 10.
During the morning hours, Brasfield & Gorrie employees and their families gave back to the city by pruning trees, picking up litter, removing storm debris and mulching and weeding landscaped areas. Volunteers also better developed landscaped areas and cleaned up overgrown areas within the park.
This effort was part of an ongoing commitment by Brasfield & Gorrie to help local communities by giving back through service. The company’s goal is for these minor improvements throughout Birmingham and its surrounding neighborhoods to create a better environment for future generations. Last month, thirty college students participating in the company’s internship program refurbished Tarpley Park in Birmingham.
The family work day was created after Walter Jones, Senior Estimator at Brasfield & Gorrie, and his wife Jennifer discussed how they could use their resources for the City of Vestavia and to revive Byrd Park. With the support of Brasfield & Gorrie, they were able to organize a group of volunteers and make a positive impact on the park.
“Giving back to the community has always been important to me and my family,” said Jones. “Organizing this cleanup effort at Byrd Park was one of the best ways to do that, and I appreciate everyone in the community and at Brasfield & Gorrie who came out and helped with this effort.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2012 revenues were $2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 31st among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2013.