ATLANTA, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beck Group/Atlanta, an international, integrated design/build provider of project design, construction, sustainability, technology and development services, is celebrating its centennial anniversary with its 100 Years, 100 Gifts campaign.
"The twentieth century was a time of tremendous advancement and growth in the U.S., said Fred Perpall, managing director of The Beck Group's Eastern Division. "Beck's commitment to excellence as well as the company's innate ability to respond and take advantage of changes in the marketplace both then and now has allowed us to experience unprecedented success year after year, decade after decade. We are proud of our past, but even more excited about the future. The best is yet to come."
One hundred years later, the company retains many of its founding characteristics, including a deep history of giving back to the communities in which it operates. The local campaigns reflect the company's culture, where employees are encouraged to take part in community activities, even during regular business hours. Each year, Beck employees donate an average of 40 hours of time toward community involvement activities.
Each month, activities take place with selected local charities and non-profit organizations. Beck's 2012 Atlanta charity activities include:
- Architecture for Humanity
- Atlanta Food Bank, AIA CanStruction
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Habitat for Humanity
- Kaiser Permanente Corporate 5K
- Marietta Project Outreach, Beck Golf Classic
- Nicolas House
- United Way Drive
- We Care, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
The company's 100 Years, 100 Gifts celebration is intentionally outwardly focused on giving back to the community with the firm's time and resources rather than spending it on a self-serving celebration, especially in difficult times where there are many charities and people in need. Beck sponsors these 100 acts of charity by paying the cost of labor, time and materials necessary to complete the projects. The purpose of these celebrations is not to honor Beck, but to express the company's appreciation to the Atlanta community for allowing them to pursue their passion for design and construction for the past 100 years, as well as the next 100 years to come.
Founded in 1912, The Beck Group offers a full spectrum of commercial professional services including development, design/build, master planning, real estate consulting, architecture, interior design, technology, construction and sustainability consulting. The company's Eastern Division headquarters is located in Atlanta. The company maintains a national team of over 450 employees, 40 percent of whom are LEED® APs and who work among a network of offices in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Mexico City and Tampa. Some of the firm's high-profile projects in recent years include: One Atlantic Center, Two Alliance Center, the Atlanta Financial Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Federal building renovation, Georgia Tech Hinman building rehabilitation and renovation, Lenox Square Mall overbuild, Georgia DOL Rehabilitation Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta; the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, North Carolina; Duke University Michael W. Krzyzewski Center for Athletic Excellence in Durham, North Carolina; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and the USAA Southeastern Headquarters in Tampa. For more information, visit www.beckgroup.com.
SOURCE The Beck Group/Atlanta