Please help us give Jacksonville’s kids the tools they need to start the school year off right! Every year there are hundreds of kids without basic supplies for school. We're delivering everything we collect to local non-profit organizations that serve Jacksonville's children in need.
- WHEN: We’re collecting Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, through August 1st, 2018
- WHERE: Bring school supplies to the Summit Corporate Office, 1000 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville
- WHAT: Duval County list of supplies: https://dcps.duvalschools.org/domain/6455
- Questions? Please contact the Summit Marketing Department: (904) 268-5515.
July 3, 2018
It was an Independence Day to remember, according to Summit volunteers who visited Hubbard House, a domestic violence center in Jacksonville. They brought hot dogs, ice cream, basket balls, and toys... but the big event for the afternoon involved a few hundred water balloons and a whole lot of fun!
"All children just want to love and be loved in return. Knowing what these children in particular have gone through and why they are currently in Hubbard House but yet, they are still so full of hope and joy is just an amazing thing to see. It was really awesome just watching them have fun and be kids," says Michelle Kirkland, one of Summit's volunteers.
“Safety, empowerment and social change for victims of domestic violence.”
Serving Duval and Baker Counties, Hubbard House, a full-service certified domestic violence center, has answered more than 91,000 hotline calls and sheltered more than 36,800 victims and their children in its 42-year history. The agency’s impact can be measured in suffering spared, lives liberated and tragic deaths dodged right here in the local community. And, for most victims, it all begins with a free, confidential phone call to the agency’s 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline, (904) 354-3114.
Learn more on their website: https://www.hubbardhouse.org/
#SummitGivesBack: Summit Contracting Group is committed to giving back to the cities and professional communities that we build in and live in. Our dedicated employees help us follow through on this commitment with many volunteer hours and personal contributions throughout the year. Thank you Summit Team!
May 8, 2018:
Shelters to Shutters (S2S), a national non-profit that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency, today announced it has received a $100,000 donation from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Summit Contracting Group, the apartment industry's largest general contractor representing over 100,000 completed multifamily units.
"We are thrilled to have Summit as a Leadership Circle sponsor," said Andy Helmer, CEO of S2S. "We are very proud of the impact we've had and the lives we've transformed since our founding four years ago. This gift significantly strengthens our ability to transition ready-to-work individuals experiencing homelessness into employment and housing opportunities with our apartment industry partners. We cannot thank Summit enough for taking a leadership role in supporting our mission." …
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Summit was very proud to be the entertainment sponsor for the 7th Annual Fundraiser for Promise To Kate Foundation, The Reception: Jacksonville's Night of Inspiration and Celebration.
Preview Video with Dan Hicken: https://vimeo.com/250899965
The Promise to Kate foundation was formed to help fund research for Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) at the University of Florida, fund innovative training at Wolfson Children's Hospital and provide DM family support.
This year's event was on March 3rd in Jacksonville Beach and included live music, casino games, raffle, and silent auction. The Foundation presented a $45,000 check to the University of Florida research team, to help continue their study of Myotonic Dystrophy.
Visit the Website to Learn More: PromiseToKate.org
February 14, 2018
A group of volunteers from Summit visited Caroline Oaks Senior Apartments (Summit was GC for this project, completed in 2015.) We decorated common areas, served a taco bar with all the trimmings, desserts, and then we played Bingo! A wonderful night for everyone - we can't wait to host more events like this!
The toys were given out in the Oceanway Neighborhood in North Jacksonville, on December 23rd. Marc and Nicole Padgett were there to help hand out toys directly to the kids, along with their daughter, Lexi. There was a parade through the neighborhood with Santa, firefighters, firetrucks, and police officers that ended at the community center where they have a party with snacks and hand out toys.
This event was started in 2009 by a police officer, and Jacksonville City Councilman Al Ferraro has since taken over coordinating.
THANK YOU to everyone who brought in a toy. We had 2 large overflowing bins – we don't have an exact count, but estimate at least 200 toys!
September 28, 2017
We enjoyed meeting potential Summit Team members at the Employer Showcase at UNF for the Building ConstructionManagement Program. It was a great opportunity to get to know what students are looking for in their future career, and wehope they consider us! #TeamSummit
September 28, 2017
Every year the Jacksonville Business Journal recognizes localbusinesses for their support of charities and philanthropicenterprises. Summit is honored to be included in this year's list.
No matter how much we come together as a community or as a nation, there will always be those in need. It is important for business organizations to involve themselves in charitableactivities because in many cases they are in the best positions to finance, organize, and carry out the activities that will benefitthose who need it the most and keep them from being leftbehind.
August 9, 2017
Through donations from Summit, our Employees, Vendors and Subcontractors we collected: 290 backpacks, 3200 pencils, 1200 pens, 2904 crayons, 13000 sheets of filler paper, 864 glue sticks, 60 scientific calculators, 171 composition notebooks, 205 spiral notebooks, folders, headphones, binders, tissues, soap, markers, scissors, erasers... so MUCH MORE!
Everything we collected is going to the Sulzbacher Center to help supply the kids they serve with the tools they need to learn. THANK YOU!
Summit is the general contractor for Sulzbacher Village: A Community for Women & Families, located North of Downtown Jacksonville, FL. This community will provide housing, job training, and health services for single women, female veterans, and families with children. Learn more about Sulzbacher Center: www.SulzbacherCenter.org
July 22, 2017
As a sponsor of the Vestcor Family Foundation's Annual 5K Bridges Run, Summit was out to show their support (rain or shine!). Monies raised will benefit local non-profits, with a focus on education and children. Thank you to everyone who participated!
July 17-22, 2017
Summit is a proud sponsor of this event, and this year our team brought home 7th place! Congratulations to all the participants!
Benefiting the Community through Jacksonville Marine Charities, Inc. The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament, held each year in July at Jim King Park & Boat Ramp on the ICW, is one of the largest kingfish tournaments in the Southeast. In addition to the General Tournament, this spectacular event also includes a Junior Angler Offshore Tournament, presented by Summit Contracting Group; a Food Festival, live entertainment, and much, much more.
June 23, 2017
We were thrilled to accept the award for Best Places To Work from the Jacksonville Business Journal - for the 3rd year in a row!
Biggest thank you to our ENTIRE TEAM who all make Summit great. Our dedication to quality, integrity, and teamwork will always pay off! And thank you to the Business Journal for a great event!
To support the local community where we are building, Summit made a donation toward the rehabilitation of the Destin Aquatic Facility, which provides a community swimming pool, lessons and fitness programs. Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation is a public charity formed to develop physical fitness and water safety among the youth and adults of Okaloosa County.
The UNF Construction Management department offers a management-oriented, technical curriculum that prepares students for a variety of positions in the construction industry.
Summit Contracting Group supports the Construction Management Program. In April 2017, several Summit executives and project managers attended the Hard Hat Banquet and Award Ceremony to recognize achievements in the program.
February 25, 2017
We made a Promise to Kate! - to help fund research for Myotonic Dystrophy and support families living with this diagnosis.
Summit sponsored the 6th annual fundraising event, The Reception: Jacksonville's Night of Inspiration and Celebration.
Promise to Kate is a non-profit organization started to fund research and support for Myotonic Dystrophy (DM). It affects an estimated 1 in 8,000 people worldwide, or nearly 40,000 individuals in the US alone. Learn More: www.PromiseToKate.org
December 6, 2016
"Summit" the K-9 and his warrior, Michael, are getting ready to graduate this month! They are both doing well in their training time together.
We are proud to support K-9s For Warriors! Learn more about what they do at: www.k9sforwarriors.org
#SummitContractingGroup #K9sforWarriors #K9Strong #GivingBack
K-9s for warriors has named this beautiful lab "Summit." He passed all his health exams and is currently in training. Summit has a good chance of being placed with a warrior for the December class.
We couldn't be more proud, Good Luck Summit!
Learn more about K-9s for Warriors at their website: www.k9sforwarriors.org
Summit Contracting Group is proud to support PAL!
The Police Athletic League of Jacksonville enriches the lives of children by creating positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the youth of our community through educational, athletic and leadership programs.
Summit contributed to and attended the Excellerate Jax fundraising event in October.
K9s For Warriors, which trains service dogs for military veterans, is one of the many nonprofit organizations that Summit Contracting Group Inc. helps, but this year’s effort was something special. Summit conceived, built and provided labor and materials for an $8 million facility in Nocatee, where the dogs now live and are trained. Summit employees gave their time and many of Summit’s subcontractors also donated materials and labor. The new facility allows the organization to quadruple the number of veterans they can admit to the program.
July 23, 2016
As a sponsor of the Vestcor Family Foundation's annual 5K Bridges run, Summit was out to show their support with flying colors. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated!
Summit Contracting Group was recently awarded a top ranking at the Jacksonville Business Journal's Partners in Philanthropy reception on September 18th, 2015.
"We are always looking for new opportunities to support our community", Marc Padgett said. "Jacksonville is our home and we are more than happy to do anything we can to preserve and improve our city".
Promise to Kate, an organization that helps children with myotonic muscular dystrophy, received $10,300 from Summit this year. Several Summit employees also donated personally and and the Summit team Sponsored an Gala on March 1st, 2015.
October 29th, 2015
Students from The Bridge's BUS after school and Southwind Villas Program got spooked while Summit Contracting took home the prize of best "trunk", voted by The Bridge students! Our staff even got a little wacky for wacky tacky day! It was a great event full of trick or treats, costumes, and tons of candy!