We partnered with our tenant neighbors -- Vierbicher, Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, New York Life Insurance, Envision IT, and Welshire Capital -- to build a Habitat home in our office building's parking lot. In just one morning, the 100 volunteers built all of the interior and exterior walls with Hssaine and Khadija, who will move into the home. The walls will eventually be transported to Fitchburg’s Renaissance on the Park neighborhood, where the home will be constructed later this year.
Newcomb Construction donated $10,000 to Middleton's Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy to support their work in restoring, preserving, and protecting this natural area along the Pheasant Branch creek. "I run [the bike trail] with my colleagues at least once a week... My son's cross-county team practices on the trails. And evey time I come out here it is better than the last," said president Bret Newcomb. In a rapidly developing city, the 600-acre conservancy is a regional gem that we are lucky to have and happy to support.
This year, Newcomb Construction hosted our 4th annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Fiskars jobsite in Middleton. About 90 people attended including the building owner, future tenants, Newcomb field and office employees, and dozens of subcontractors and suppliers for the project. Hot turkey, gravy, stuffing, rolls, mashed potatoes, fresh fruit, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie were served as a thank you for everyone's hard work on the project.
Newcomb Construction was the presenting sponsor of the 2015 Bonfire Bash, in which 407 community members set the Guinness world record for "Most People Simultaneously Making S'mores"! Yum! Bucky Badger also made an appearance in honor of the Badgers' football opener, and kids were invited to play on Keva's fields and equipment. All proceeds benefitted Middleton Outreach Ministry, which strives to raise awareness for the prevention of homelessness in our community.
On July 12, several Newcomb employees and family members volunteered selling beverages at the Art Fair on the Square. All proceeds benefited the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
On Sunday, January 25, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's glass-encased lobby was transformed into a high-energy, music-infused indoor cycling experience. Developed in partnership with Cyc Fitness spinning studio, Art Velo brought cycling, fitness, and art enthusiasts together for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Seven Newcomb employees biked their tushes off in support of MMoCA and its mission to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community. Way to go, Team Newcomb!
Newcomb Construction was proud to be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Gilda's Run. Twenty-three Newcomb employees and nearly 1000 others braved the chilly fall weather to support the important work of Gilda’s Club Madison. The route took participants past three of our concrete tilt-up buildings. This is the 7th annual Gilda's Run for the Madison area branch. Gilda's Club offers support groups, information and social events for those living with cancer or supporting a loved one with cancer. The national organization is named after comedian Gilda Radner, who died young of ovarian cancer but realized the importance of emotional support for cancer patients.
Terrace Town is a biennial program that aims to teach students how cities are planned, what makes a quality city, and how citizens can participate in the improvement of their community. The program culminates at the Monona Terrace where the participating local construct their cities to be put on display. Members of the community are invited to view and celebrate the students' work. Preston, Anna, and Nicole from Newcomb Construction each partnered with students from Olson Elementary to help create the "Capitol Square" seen here.
Canstruction is a community competition to end hunger. Teams build incredible, highly imaginative structures out of canned goods and packaged food they have either purchased or collected. After the competition, the food is donated to Middleton Outreach Ministry’s Food Pantry. Newcomb Construction engineered and built an 8' tall Tower of Pisa, made up of 804 cans of fruits and vegetables. It leans at a 5 degree angle, without any supports.
The past three winters, Newcomb employees have donated one day's worth of their time and talents to Middleton Outreach Ministry, who matched them with local senior citizens in need of some manual labor. Dozens of Middleton residents received visits from our guys, who helped them with household projects like caulking, weatherizing, hanging shelves, changing out faucets, etc. It was our pleasure to give back to our community during the holiday season and to help those who are less able.