Arlington, VA, July 2013 — Washington Business Journal honors SIGAL Construction Corporation as a top Corporate Philanthropist in the Greater Washington Area.
SIGAL was acknowledged as a corporate philanthropist by both volunteer hours and monetary giving. The two awards were presented on Thursday, June 6th at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. Over 500 were in attendance for the morning gathering.
The volunteer program at SIGAL continues to flourish. Philanthropic events this past year include but are not limited to:
- Volunteering at the 2012 DCBIA Care and Share at THEARC, a holiday party for 150 local children from the Boys & Girls Club. Children received gifts, a visit from Santa, food and drink and plenty of happiness.
- Participating at the March 2013 WBC Food & Friends by preparing and delivering meals and groceries to local residents who are facing life-challenging illnesses.
- Exercising for a cause at the JDRF Real Estate Games in which more than twenty employees participated in various sporting events to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. According to the JDRF website, a total of more than $400,000 was raised.
- As part of our joint venture, GCS-SIGAL, LLC sponsored a team of ten cyclists who biked eighty-two miles. All proceeds from this event benefitted the American Diabetes Association.
In a pre-taped interview shown throughout the awards ceremony, SIGAL’s founder and CEO, Gerry Sigal, shared his proudest moment in corporate philanthropy. He stated, “I guess when I get a hug from a kid at the construction academy to tell me how grateful [they are] that I helped [them] along. Mentoring kids is very important to me.”
SIGAL's core values of service, integrity and respect reach far beyond a commitment to quality and excellence in construction. Those values are extended directly into the lives of the families who live in Greater Washington Metropolitan area communities in the form of community stewardship.
About SIGAL Construction Corporation
Founded in 1977, SIGAL Construction Corporation (SIGAL) is one of Washington’s premier general contractors, known throughout the industry for its dedication to sustainability, high quality, cost consciousness, excellent client relations, and the ability to successfully complete unique and challenging jobs. A founding partner of USGBC, SIGAL offers superior general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, design/build, and sustainable services. SIGAL’s diverse project portfolio includes institutions of learning (K-12 and higher education), Federal and municipal agencies, law firms, corporations, hotels, technology firms, biotech companies, healthcare providers, multi-family housing, and associations/nonprofits. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit http://www.sigal.com.