From barn repair to home renovations, workers at Danis Building Construction turn their talents into benefits for the community.
Example one: For two Saturdays in August, 22 volunteers from Danis Building Construction
’s Cincinnati office worked at Gorman Heritage Farm
in Evendale, repairing the horse, mule and alfalfa barns. The barn would flood when it rained, and the area around the barn became a safety hazard for the animals and workers.
When it rained, the grass around the barn’s concrete foundation would become saturated with water. The animals would get stuck in the mud, and it was dangerous for workers to attend to the animals inside and outside of the barn.
The Danis team installed new concrete housekeeping pads outside of the barn and created a drainage system to direct water away from the barn. Now, the rain collects on the concrete pads, and the piping sends the water down to a nearby stream.
Danis donated the manpower and excavation equipment for the project. Although the work was complete in two days, a few members of the team spent extra hours planning the project.
Example two: The construction company also works with People Working Cooperatively
, a nonprofit that works to keep the elderly and disabled in their homes. For these projects, Danis sends about 40 employees to different houses to complete projects such as putting up drywall and redoing bathrooms.
“We’re trying to do more for the community,” says Nick Hoyng, director of business development at Danis. “Cincinnati provides us with lots of construction work, and we want to give back.”
By Caitlin Koenig
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