DES MOINES, Iowa – Neumann Brothers strongly believes in giving back to the community. Our employees make a significant impact by participating and donating to the various charities we are involved in throughout the year.
Recently, Neumann Brothers participated in Meals from the Heartland in the Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. Meals from the Heartland is a non-profit organization composed of volunteers who package meals for delivery to starving people around the world as well as right here in Central Iowa and elsewhere in the United States. Seven of our employees spent two hours packing over 1,280 meals that will feed up to 7,680 people in need.
Neumann Brothers has also contributed to the United Way for many years. Last year, Neumann made a significant contribution to the United Way to help improve the lives of others. We host various fundraisers during the year that promote giving and employee participation. Neumann also collects canned food and monetary donations for Combat Hunger.
Neumann Brothers nurtures our industry through the ACE mentor program. ACE is a program where industry professionals mentor local high school students interested in Architecture, Construction and/or Engineering careers. The ACE mentor program is a 16 week program where students meet after school to work on designing, engineering, budgeting and scheduling a construction project in the local area. At the end of the program each team presents their project at a year-end banquet of piers, parents, teachers, counselors and industry professionals. The ACE Program awards scholarships to select students who excelled in the program and are pursuing an ACE related career path. The ACE Program of Central Iowa started a competition team this year that was selected as a finalist and won first place at the National Competition in Washington D.C.
“Each year the program continues to grow requiring more support from the industry,” said Josh Braby, Board of Directors Vice Chair. “It’s great to work with the students each week, helping them through real life industry situations and seeing the various ideas and solutions they’re able to come up with. The program really forces the students to work together as a team, voice their opinion, and it pushes them to go outside of the envelope and use their imagination."
Neumann Brothers employees are involved in various other aspects of the greater Des Moines community. It is our personal commitment to give back to the places we work, play, and live.