Helmkamp Construction Invests in Local Youth Facility

The Boys and Girls Club of Alton received some facility upgrades to their new location on Amelia Street in Alton, courtesy of the team at Helmkamp Construction.

After an exciting year of moving to the new location and the community efforts involved to create a fun, bright and positive environment for the children of Alton, there was still work to be done. Helmkamp opted to donate labor and materials based on the specific facility needs of the club. Most importantly noted from the Boys and Girls Club’s Executive Director, Al Womack, Jr., was the need for large window light kits for all the program doors. This was a safety and visibility upgrade needed so club staff could better see the children, both from inside and outside of program rooms.

Womack commented, “We appreciate Helmkamp Construction's generosity in covering the material and labor cost associated with completing a few projects in our new facility. We are particularly excited to have the new windows installed in the doors of program rooms. The installation of the windows will increase safety in our facility. Thanks for investing in our youth."

The project consisted of nineteen 24” x 24” tempered safety glass light kits for program doors, 200 square feet of laminate flooring for two personnel offices, 500 linear feet of wall base and a 3-person crew with 142 hours of time dedicated to the facility upgrades.

Eric Shumake, Project Management Intern at Helmkamp, oversaw the project for the Boys and Girls Club under the guidance of Helmkamp’s Owner and President, Rob Johnes. Shumake said, “Working with Al and his team to ensure a safe atmosphere for children through upgrades to their facility has been rewarding and an absolute pleasure.”

Before and after example of the installed laminate flooring and wall base in one of the personnel offices.

Before and after example of program doors and the increased visibility and safety provided by the new light kits.