Giving Back to the Community

Hensel Phelps proudly supports the communities in which we live, build and work. This commitment is demonstrated by our various community service projects and small business development programs over the years — creating relationships with neighborhoods and municipalities across the United States.

Participating in food and back-to-school drives, wrapping donated presents for children at the holidays, building homes for the those in need with Habitat for Humanity or Marian Homes, and supporting our nation’s veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project are just a few of the efforts Hensel Phelps employees have engaged in this year.

Hensel Phelps also proudly mentors a future generation of builders through the ACE Mentor Program of America. In 2017, teams of Hensel Phelps ACE mentees in Virginia and Maryland placed first in their regional Student Presentation Night Awards Ceremony after learning about industry practices through their mentors.

Additionally, we support workforce development in our local communities. Partnering with local nonprofits and state agencies, Hensel Phelps has conducted pre-apprenticeship programs targeting unemployed workers in underserved communities. In recognition of these efforts, we were awarded the Charles A. Horsky Leadership Award.

Hensel Phelps’ commitment to small businesses results from our strong relationships with small business advocates and communities. Our Supplier Diversity Group and Estimating Group identify opportunity-ready subcontractors and support them in becoming valuable partners in Hensel Phelps’ procurement process. Alongside national agencies, such as the Small Business Association (SBA), Associated Building Contractors of America (ABC), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), Hensel Phelps has connected small businesses to valuable resources. The Hensel Phelps Mentor-Protégé Program, Technical Assistance Program (TAP), HeadStart Bonding Program, and Emerging 10 Small Business Program are just some of the ways our staff provide local, small, minority- and women-owned businesses insight into how to successfully manage and grow their business.