Creative Enterprises Finds a Partner in McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Creative Enterprises finds a partner in McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Building company donates time, supplies to inspiring organization
June 21, 2012 (Lawrenceville, GA) –When seeking a partner for their Heart Hats community involvement program, McCarthy’s Southeast Division knew they needed to identify a special organization. They found that partner in Lawrenceville-based Creative Enterprises, Inc., an organization dedicated to fostering success in individuals with disabilities. Since the program’s inception in 1979, Creative Enterprises’ mission has been to assist individuals with disabilities and others with barriers to employment in maximizing their potential. Creative Enterprises provides social, vocational and economically–independent programs for adults with a number of disabilities, ranging from mental or emotional problems to physical disabilities.
The programs provided by Creative Enterprises give their clients opportunities to connect and contribute to the community while learning valuable job skills. In Creative Enterprise’s sprawling greenhouse, clients grow plants, fruits and vegetables, all of which are available to the public for a nominal amount of money. The organization’s thrift store, which is also open to the public, is another successful program that gives clients the opportunity to engage with the community and learn the retail business. Additional programs include an on-site licensed animal shelter where clients are responsible for the care of animals, an art program, and a workshop program where clients provide assistance to local businesses.
Over the years, Creative Enterprises has undergone a number of changes, including growth on its campus to provide new services. With the recent acquisition of a new building and plans for expanded services, Creative Enterprises found a partner in McCarthy’s Southeast Division to bring their vision of an enhanced center to fruition.
“Creative Enterprises is a collection of inspiring and passionate individuals,” said Kevin Kuntz, President of McCarthy’s Southeast Division. “The opportunity to give back to an organization that has given so much to the community made for a memorable experience for the entire McCarthy team.”
Over two days, the McCarthy team provided a number of renovations to the Lawrenceville facility. The team converted four small rooms into one large classroom, replaced old carpet, and refinished and painted walls. Future renovation plans also include new tile flooring and additional shelving for the thrift store.
“These new renovations are a tremendous addition to our center and will serve our current and future clients for years to come,” said Leigh McIntosh, Executive Director of Creative Enterprises. “McCarthy’s generosity and support of our mission is appreciated by everyone here at Creative Enterprises.”
To learn more about Creative Enterprises and their amazing clients and staff, visit http://www.ceisite.com/.
About Creative Enterprises
Creative Enterprises is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Lawrenceville, GA and dedicated to serving adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment. They offer a variety of Programs & Services to help these individuals obtain an optimal level of social, vocational, and economic independence. To learn how you can help, please click here. Creative Enterprises runs a Workshop which provides a suitable work setting for the people they serve to work, learn, and earn a paycheck while producing products and services for local businesses. They also operate a Greenhouse, a licensed Cat Shelter, and a Thrift Store, which are open to the public.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (www.mccarthy.com) is the nation’s 5th largest education builder, 4th largest healthcare construction manager, and 8thlargest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2012). With nearly 150 years of experience, McCarthy is one of the nation’s oldest, privately held construction firms. Committed to the construction of high performance buildings, the company provides general contracting, construction management, and design/build services for education, laboratory, biotechnical, healthcare, parking structure, entertainment, commercial, retail, civil and industrial facilities. In addition to Atlanta, McCarthy has offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Dallas, Albuquerque, Houston, Collinsville,Ill., and St. Louis. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.
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