June 27, 2014

First Annual Foundation Building Communities Golf Classic Raises Funds to Invest in the Detroit Region; Celebrates 60 Years of Giving

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – June 27, 2014 – On Monday, June 23rd the Barton Malow Foundation hosted its first Building Communities Golf Classic at Meadowbrook Country Club to raise donations beyond what Barton Malow Company typically invests in the Foundation. This year, the Foundation celebrates 60 years of community giving and has been formalized as a 501c3 to focus on further development of the communities where Barton Malow Company builds People, Projects and Communities.

“The Building Communities Golf Classic; supported by another very important community, our subcontractors, partners and vendors; has raised over $250,000 – all proceeds will be given to non-profit organizations and foundations. We are honored and humbled by the support readily given by our sponsors,” said Doug Maibach, Trustee, Barton Malow Foundation. Over 40 companies stepped forward for our cause.

At the Golf Classic on Monday THAW (The Heath and Warmth Fund) and Habitat for Humanity Oakland were each presented with $25,000. The Golf Classic also recognized their first Community Builder Award in which Midwest Steel was given $5,000 to Gleaners Food Bank on behalf of the Barton Malow Foundation.

Aligned with the Barton Malow Foundation, Barton Malow Company is also celebrating 90 years of successful business in the Detroit Region, Michigan and Nationally. This year, Barton Malow Company will support a community day in which all employees will be given the day off to support over 20 non-profit organizations and charities nationally. The Barton Malow Foundation will also provide financial support to many of these organizations.

Barton Malow’s core purpose is, “Building with the American Spirit – People, Projects and Communities,” and the corporate culture, since its inception, has been entrenched in a commitment to others. To that end, in 1954, the Barton Malow Foundation was established by Carl O. Barton, Arnold Malow, Harold Butler and Chairman Emeritus Benjamin C. Maibach Jr.

Today, Barton Malow donates an average of five percent of its pre-tax earnings each year to charities and foundations across the country with over $2 Million donated in the past 8 years through some challenging years in the industry and economy.

Photos from the event can be viewed on Barton Malow’s Flickr:

About Barton Malow
This August, Barton Malow Company will mark its 90th anniversary milestone. The firm, founded in Detroit in 1924 as the C.O. Barton Company by Carl Barton, is headquartered in Southfield, Mich. and has 12 regional offices across the U.S.

Barton Malow Company provides construction services through a variety of delivery methods with focused capabilities to increase safety, quality and productivity through our self-perform trades and technology applications.

Celebrating our 90th Anniversary in 2014, Barton Malow Company leads North America as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as automotive, education, energy, federal, health care, industrial and manufacturing and special event facilities. The Company was recently named ENR Midwest’s Contractor of the Year.

Barton Malow employs approximately 1,300 team members, including 600-700 tradesmen, and provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, technology and equipment installation services for industry-leading construction projects nationwide. The employee-owned, ISO 9001-certified company is consistently ranked among the top construction firms in the U.S. and has market niche expertise in automotive, health care, higher education, industrial, energy, federal and government, K-12 education and sports/special event facilities. Annual revenues exceed $1 billion.

We build innovative solutions through engaging technology like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and unique contracting methods like integrated project delivery (IPD) applied to our work every day. Barton Malow is an equal opportunity employer.

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List of the Barton Malow Foundation, Building Communities Golf Classic, Major Supporters
Ideal Contracting
Midwest Steel
Ryan & Associates
Progressive Mechanical
John E Green
MJ Electric
Superior Electric Great Lakes
Leidos Engineering
Johnson Controls
Next Generation / D21
Leidal & Hart Mason Contractors
Dixon Masonry
Liberty Mutual
Motor City Electric
Western Mechanical Contractors
Centerline Electric
Ideal Sheild
Wolverine Fire Protection
Shambaugh & Son
Superior Materials
Dee Cramer
Cadillac Ashpalt
Schreiber Roofing
L&W Supply / USG
Chase Bank