At SRM, we are helping build our communities with strong concrete and even stronger relationships. Community engagement has been at the core of our business since we started in 1999.
SRM had the honor of teaming up with Henegar Construction to help a young boy with autism have a safe concrete pad behind his house to ride his custom bike. SRM happily agreed to provide the concrete while Henegar Construction, based out of Independence, Kentucky, agreed to provide the labor to finish it. Zach Gallaher, the GM in Northern Kentucky, stated, “As everyone's been out here today, and seeing him smile and running around, it was a pretty easy decision.”
Food banks are an essential resource to strengthen and sustain the less fortunate in our communities. Our teams have worked with local nonprofits to support those in need in several of our locations including Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee, and Tallahassee, Florida. In Tallahassee, Danielle Pudvah and her team donated over 450 items for Second Harvest of the Big Bend.
We had the privilege of helping improve the facilities at Hugs for Horses Therapeutic Riding Program in Georgetown, SC. Now with concrete poured, the program's participants have better mobility in the barn aisle, as well as an outdoor mounting ramp, indoor mounting block, and an outdoor wheelchair ramp. Our South Carolina GM, Duane Allen, had the opportunity to visit the Equestrian Center and witness the impact this program is making in their community.
We love to assist educators and connect with our communities by taking our mixer trucks to "Touch-A-Truck" events at schools, parks, and other events. Our knowledgeable Mixer Operators use their expertise to explain how the huge trucks work. Then the kids have an opportunity to climb inside the cab and have their picture taken. This kind of interactive learning gives students a chance at an experience that they might not have otherwise.
Several members of the SRM Concrete team had the privilege of joining the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County for their two-day annual fishing event. Two groups of 3rd-6th graders had the opportunity to learn to bait, cast, and reel at a stocked pond in Milton, TN. While a handful of the Club Members proved to be fishing experts, many of them had never held a rod before, so this event turned out to be both entertaining and educational.
SRM had the privilege of partnering with Homes for Homes to provide homes for 20 families in Guatemala and Uganda. Homes for Homes is a non-profit organization that brings safe housing to people in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Uganda. They strive to advance God's kingdom by meeting people's physical needs through housing.
Every year on the Saturday before Halloween, SRM teams up with the Town of Smyrna and dozens of other businesses to host an enormous 'Trunk or Treat' style event where families can come fill up on candy in a safe, family-friendly environment.
SRM partnered with Isaiah 117 House of Rutherford County by donating concrete footers for their new home for children awaiting foster placements. We're thrilled to be able to partner with organizations like Isaiah 117 to do valuable work in our communities.
Eric Mitchell, also known as Coach Mitchell, is one of our skilled and experienced Mixer Operators. Not only is Eric a leader on the job, he's also a leader on the field. Eric is the head coach of the Southwest Little Rock Saints football team. We recently had the pleasure of helping the Saints get some much needed new jerseys. We are thankful for Eric and the impact he has on the lives of these boys.
On the first week of December 2021, team members from SRM Concrete locations in 13 states volunteered to "Ring the Bells" for The Salvation Army. Our crews bundled up, put on the red aprons, and rang the bells for a collective 112 hours.
We had the privilege of pouring the base of a new monument honoring the sacrifice of first responders at the Hometown Heroes Park in League City, Texas.
We had the opportunity to help our friends at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County build a new playground. Members from the community volunteered their time and skills to put together this shiny new space for the kids to play, and we brought the mix! We're thankful for organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs and their impact on our communities.