Since its inception in 1983, Caddell has been a major contributor to the Montgomery area community including programs for the poor, elderly, physically challenged, children at risk, service men and their families, victims of natural disasters, and many others. In addition, Caddell has led the way in direct financial and volunteer support to the City’s most important cultural activities including the Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery Symphony, historical preservation groups, and a host of other solid Montgomery-based organizations working hard to improve the community for all of its citizens.
Taking its cue from Company founder John Caddell, community involvement is an integral part of the Caddell Construction DNA. John and Joyce Caddell are among Montgomery’s biggest philanthropists and their foundation has given millions to Montgomery community programs. “Joyce and I have always felt a strong obligation to give back to our community and to reach out to those who might need a helping hand. We have been so blessed and want to be a blessing to others. I know that this is true for all of our employees, and they have certainly come through for their community and folks less fortunate. I am proud of the real difference we are making not only here in Montgomery, but in every community where Caddell is building projects.”
The following are some of the primary community involvements of Caddell Construction Co., although this is a partial list and there are many more:
A United Way “Pacesetter” Company (every year since 1983)
Caddell has been one of the Montgomery area’s largest and most active participant firms for more than 30 years. Designated as a “Pacesetter” company, Caddell is a community leader in the total dollars donated, percentage of employee participation, and general level of support provided to United Way programs throughout the year. Caddell averages more than 80% employee participation including many Caddell employees that every year donate a full 1% of their annual income. In 2014, John and Joyce Caddell received a special honor from the Tocqueville Society of the River Region United Way which is dedicated to expanding United Way services to everyone in the Montgomery area. They recognized the leadership of the Caddell family and their company in supporting the United Way’s annual campaigns and throughout the year.
Rebuilding Together (every year since 1995)
Caddell was a founding member (1995) of the Montgomery Chapter of this nationally recognized community action group primarily devoted to renovating and rehabilitating substandard housing for underprivileged Montgomery-area citizens. For twenty years, Caddell has donated $2500 and two days of employee time to provide home repair and reconstruction teams for more than 20 separate homes. Everyone from the Caddell President & CEO to men and women in the field participate on these teams and there is never a lack of Caddell volunteers. A Caddell VP has sat on the Rebuilding Together Board since 2000.
Montgomery Area Council on Aging (MACOA) / Meals On Wheels (Since 2009)
Caddell Construction has the honor of being the first corporate sponsor for one of Montgomery’s key organizations supporting the elderly. In addition to a generous annual contribution, Caddell supports employees who participate in the Meals-On-Wheels program distributing meals and newspapers to selected shut-in and incapacitated elderly citizens. Cathy Caddell, former HR Director and daughter of founder John Caddell, has been a member of the MACOA Board since 2009 and continues to be very active in the MACOA leadership. At least once each month Caddell employees leave the office to distribute meals. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, Caddell employees are once again on the job for MACOA, working to deliver to an even larger list of elderly folks in Montgomery.
Caddell Corporate Charitable Contributions (since 1983)
Caddell contributes a minimum of $1000 each month to a wide range of local organizations including Brantwood Children’s Home, Montgomery Area Council on Aging, the Montgomery Zoo, Special Olympics of Alabama, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts of America, etc. Selection factors include percentage going directly to the charity beneficiary and the need for funds.
Dragon Boat Races Community Fundraising Event (since 2009)
Caddell was a founding member of this event in 2009 which invites organizations and businesses throughout the River Region to field a team for a rowing competition held at the Montgomery Riverfront Park. Up to 70 teams have participated in major competitions with each team contributing $2500 for sponsorship. Boat crews are composed of each organization’s employees. Participants include private companies like Caddell, the Montgomery Police and Fire Departments, Maxwell Air Force Base, area churches, etc. The money supports various local charities including the Bridge Builders of Alabama (disadvantaged youth empowerment program) and Rebuilding Together (see previous description.) A Caddell VP is a member of the Dragon Boat Board.
Disaster Relief(since 1990)
Caddell is always on the job when disasters hit the River Region and beyond. Caddell has quickly organized teams to travel to storm-devastated locations to help sort and take away debris, cut down fallen trees and limbs, and do whatever might be required to help disaster victims. Recent involvements have included teams to support victims of a devastating multiple tornado event in nearby Prattville, and support/relief for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Ivan.
Common Ground Community Rebuilding and Tutoring Programs (since 2011)
Common Ground is a community action organization devoted entirely to reaching Montgomery’s inner city youth through home construction/restoration, afterschool programs, mentoring programs, and various sports programs. Caddell has furnished funding and volunteer teams to renovate dilapidated houses and serve as youth tutors. Caddell also provided cash donations to help fund this organization.
Diabetes Walk / Montgomery Area(2015, 2011)
Caddell shattered all records for the most recent Walk for Diabetes event this year. A Caddell employee was the Number 1 team for individual fundraisers ($4,429), and Caddell Construction was the Number 1 Corporate Sponsor ($8,344). Caddell and Caddell employees are consistently involved in this kind of once a year fundraising event for a wide range of causes.
Caddell Community Involvement in Worldwide Project Locations (since 1983)
Wherever Caddell is building projects, the Caddell project team is making a difference in that local community. Community outreach and support is an integral part of Caddell’s services. Recent community involvements have included designing/building/funding a new $60,000 soldier memorial at Fort Benning; feeding the homeless in the Fort Bragg area; providing school books and supplies to poor students in Istanbul; building homes for destitute locals at projects in the third world; building a new wing for a boy’s home in rural Kentucky; and many more.
Caddell Employees Individual Community Contributions(since 1983)
Caddell employees are serving the community as youth coaches; prison pastors; military family support counselors; boy and cub scout masters; nursing home volunteers; tutors; volunteer YMCA cheerleading instructors; deployed soldier support volunteers; and many other community volunteer programs.