Indiana Construction Association gives back to the Boys & Girls Clubs

| September 18, 2013

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Construction Association (ICA) provided a day of service to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne recently by contributing thousands of dollars in trade services to make facility repairs to its main Club site on Fairfield Avenue.

The ICA’s Leadership Development Committee recruited team members, all from local construction and paving firms, to replace lighting fixtures, plumbing, interior and exterior doors, parking lot repair and general construction repair throughout the building.

The Indiana Construction Association is a construction trade association that provides many services to its members including legislative support and industry advocacy. Members of the association work in construction and as highway contractors.

The Leadership Development Committee is designed to develop leaders in Indiana’s construction industry in Indiana. One of the concepts it instills is becoming a “servant leader, by putting the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.”

Calvin Lee of the ICA said, “This is the second year they have accomplished a servant leadership project in Fort Wayne. Last year the group worked with CANI, which allowed the members to stretch their servant leadership muscle so to speak. The first project wet their appetite to continue supporting local nonprofits by giving back to the community.”

“It’s awesome to have organizations like the Indiana Construction Association and local construction companies lending a helping hand to local not-for-profit organizations. Being able to repair and improve the facility that we utilize every day is a true blessing. These repairs and improvements will allow us to allocate more of our resources directly to the children,” said Joe Jordan, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.

Companies represented in the project included Weigand Construction, Fox Contractors Corp., E&B Paving Inc., Buzzo Unicem, Wells Fargo, Shambaugh & Son, Primco and Faegre Baker Daniels.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne have grown to four locations in Fort Wayne over the past 23 years. The Clubs offer a safe place, professional staff, and fun and life-enhancing programs. The Clubs currently serve more than 300 children and teens between the ages of six through 18 each weekday, and more than 1,500 members annually. Core program areas are career exploration and educational enhancement, character and leadership development, the arts, health and life skills, and fitness. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne is to inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. For more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, go to


This article originally appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition.

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