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WE value people. WE build dreams.

What better way to embody our company vision statement than to give back to our communities together.

$430k+
Total amount donated to organizations over the last three years.
145
Supported organizations since 2021
289
Employee-owners actively participating in our volunteer activities
2,458
Total volunteer hours spent across the nation.

I believe that employee ownership gives me the ability to make a difference in the lives of others—many of whom I will never know. That’s something I value most. As an employee-owner at W.E. O'Neil, 'I' value people and 'I' help build dreams—not because it is my job, but because it nourishes my soul

Nancy Hearne
Employee Engagement Manager

Giving back is a way for me to express gratitude for the opportunities and privileges I’ve received. My parents immigrated from Vietnam in 1974 with nothing. They learned English, got college degrees, bought a house, raised 7 kids, and flourished. Their story inspires me to be thankful and give back

Tim Le
Estimator

As a general contractor, we help build the cities that we live in—not only through the construction, but also by giving back to the community. W.E. O’Neil contributes by organizing days to pick up trash, package food at the food depository, and build homes with Habitat for Humanity.

Caroline Ketcik
Estimator

I love giving back to our community. It has been very good for me and my family. Whether involvement in not-for-profit activities or seeing a project that will improve our community, that is what drives me.

Tommy Roof
Project Director

At the end of the day, we are all part of a larger community that shapes us in some way or another. Our efforts (or lack thereof) actively influence the thriving of those communities, which is why giving back is so important. I’m thankful for leadership that supports causes I care about.

Geby Rawung
Project Engineer

Philanthropy has been woven into the DNA of W.E. O’Neil through generations of employee-led initiatives that give back to local communities and celebrate the company’s commitment to its hometown Chicago.

Bridget McPhee
Executive Assistant

It always feels great to give back to local communities in need. We take for granted what we have sometimes, and it feels good to help others and strengthen the communities we work and live in. Giving back to the community aligns with W.E. O’Neil’s values.

Mike Majcina
Director of Operations
Employee Voices

Why Giving Back is Important to Us

Nancy Hearne
Employee Engagement Manager
Tim Le
Estimator
Caroline Ketcik
Estimator
Tommy Roof
Project Director
Geby Rawung
Project Engineer
Bridget McPhee
Executive Assistant
Mike Majcina
Director of Operations

Organizations
We Support

Community Stories

Habitat's Women Build days are hard work but they are immensely rewarding. I am grateful we can swing hammers alongside families in need who put their own sweat equity into their homes. Our Women of W.E. O'Neil across the nation get out there every year to get our hands dirty, work together, and support our community.

Janel Redman
Superintendent

W.E. O’Neil has been extremely supportive of the Women of WEO’s volunteer initiatives. Recently, we hosted a program through Girls 4 Science to teach young girls about construction and what we do as a general contractor. This was an amazing opportunity to continue to drive diversity in the industry.

Caroline Ketcik
Estimator

Being able to volunteer with my fellow W.E. O’Neil employees with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Greater Chicago Food Depository has allowed me to connect with individuals from different walks of life. I’m incredibly grateful to work for a company that shares my personal values of community engagement, and I take immense pride in my position on the team leading these initiatives, shaping the future of philanthropy for W.E. O’Neil.

Bridget McPhee
Executive Assistant

Over the past two years I’ve been involved with Tap Cancer Out, a nonprofit “raising awareness and funds for cancer fighting organizations by mobilizing and empowering the grappling community to create change.” This organization uses a sport I am passionate about to support efforts for a cause near to my heart. I’m thankful for leadership that supports causes I care about.

Geby Rawung
Project Engineer