Foshee Family House of Tiny Treasures named “Development of Distinction” Non-Profit Winner

The Urban Landscape Institute’s “Development of Distinction” Awards for 2018 were announced, and the SEARCH Foshee Family House of Tiny Treasures was the Not-For-Profit Category winner! This project, which wrapped up construction in September of 2016, is located in Houston’s Third Ward and provides developmentally-focused care for preschool children while their parents, most of whom reside in shelters or other housing programs, attend classes and enter the workforce. Upon award, the Houston Business Journal noted that “The jury panel was inspired by the multi-dimension and ‘passion’ of the Tiny Treasures and further commented on the ‘welcoming’ and ‘inspiring’ spaces within the development.”

The Forney team is so excited to share this incredible honor, and look forward to the amazing continuing Impact that The House of Tiny Treasures provides to our community.

 

Forney Wins Big at Houston Business Journal’s “Best Places To Work” Awards

We love what we do. And it shows.

This year, Houston Business Journal ranked Forney Construction among the “Best Places to Work” in the City of Houston. In addition to receiving fourth place overall in our “Medium Business” category, we received the highest ranking for a construction company in any category. Our men and women bring a wealth of perspectives, skills, and experience together to get the job done. We enjoy coming to work each day. We embrace challenges knowing we have each other. Our values guide us and ensure our culture is one of mutual respect, integrity and a commitment to our work.

We’re honored to be a part of the Houston community and to make an Impact on our friends and neighbors through value-driven business.

Houston Mayor Speaks at SER Press Conference

Forney joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, SER Executive Director Nory Angel, and other community members at the SER-Jobs for Progress Workforce Opportunity Center, Forney’s active job site. Construction of the center is underway and will double SER’s capacity to provide client services, education, and training. Forney is proud to be part of this important community project and of the impact it will have on our city.  Mayor Turner said of the effort:  “This is not just a building, it is a place where dreams will be realized, hard work will be recognized, and the whole city of Houston will benefit.”

Click here to learn more about how SER – Jobs For Progress will boost Houston’s economy after Hurricane Harvey or click here to see Houston Business Journal’s detailed profile of the Workforce Opportunity Center.

 

Houston Strong: Employees Support Houston Efforts to Rebuild

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our team remains committed to making an impact in our Houston community. This city is our home, not only for our business, but also for our families, friends, and neighbors. In the days and months to come we at Forney know no better way than to help rebuild, and we are humbled by the immediate response of individual employees who truly embody the spirit and values of our company.

Forney Project Coordinator Sarah Jane Moerbe initially jumped to action by preparing NRG for thousands of displaced Houstonians and sorting through masses of donations. After the storm settled, she worked to begin renovations at affected sites and sent supplies to her hometown of Orange, TX. Pictured is Sarah Jane alongside another member of the Forney Family, Mackenzie Bateman, working at Forney Superintendent Greg White’s affected home. Sarah Jane describes her experience:

“Although each day held a different experience, impacted a different person, and held different obstacles, there were many things that were undeniably similar: The devastation and need of the people we were able to serve each day was great, but even greater was their hope and joy from being cared for and witnessing the beginning of restoration.”

 

 

Values In Action: Camp Aranzazu Cleanup

Forney Employees Brian Chavis, Don Fernbach, Jason Burt, and Ricky Anderson volunteered their time in service to Camp Aranzazu over Labor Day Weekend. After the eye of Hurricane Harvey passed within miles of the Rockport Camp, both the landscaping and multiple buildings have significant damage.  Here’s a message from leadership at the Camp:

“One of the things that makes Camp Aranzazu most unique, besides our coastal location, is our very committed and generous friends. With your help, we are confident that we will restore the camp to its original beauty and will get back to the business of caring for children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses. Their needs have not ceased during this tragedy. We are eager to fulfill our mission to these special campers and appreciate your concern and support from the bottom of our hearts.”

If you would like to to donate to or share the link for Camp Aranzazu’s fundraising efforts, click here.

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