Community

Building Better Futures

Philanthropy and supporting our communities are critical pieces of the W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. DNA. Doing what is right socially, economically and environmentally is not only part of our history and culture, but our responsibility as good corporate citizens. This commitment is about much more than simply writing a check. We're actively involved in charitable pursuits, allocating time, resources and construction expertise to create change for those who need it most.

It is our goal to support local charities that we feel have a positive impact on the youth, disabled, elderly and those in need of proper housing within the communities where we live and work.Frank York, President
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.

Community Spotlight


Through a fundraising program funded entirely by our Team Members and business partners, we are able to make an impact on the lives of our future generations of construction industry professionals. Graduating students from Woodside High School and Sequoia High School are presented with funds to help offset the rising costs of tuition, books and supplies. Our annual goal is set at $6,000; with the intention to provide varying scholarships to recipients selected based on academic performance, community citizenship, application and essay content, interview skills and overall presentation.

We met our 2015-2016 goal and awarded $1,500 scholarships to:

  • Justin Blau, Sequoia High
  • Teagan Webb, Sequoia High
  • Kevin Cano, Woodside High
  • Miguel Zamora, Woodside High

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Contributions

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Supporting charities near and dear to our Team Members is a big part of our philanthropic efforts. The OC Dolphins Special Olympics Team received all-new towels and sweats on behalf of our Irvine office.

READ TO ME, STOCKTON: Our group of literary scholars set out to local schools to read a few books of their choice to K-3rd graders, which were then donated to the classrooms. The program was created 25 years ago to promote literacy and the love for reading. The Stockton office has participated in the Rotary Read-in since 2010.

MORE THAN MEALS: The Stockton Team volunteered their time at St. Mary’s Dining Room; preparing food and serving lunch to approximately 300 homeless individuals and families in San Joaquin County.

CIRCLE OF CARE: W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. made an end of year donation to the Circle of Care on behalf of clients and partners. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital is rapidly becoming one of the nation’s leading centers for pediatric care, research and training.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING: During the month of December, the Redwood City office partnered with St. Francis Center for the holidays. Team Members provided unwrapped toys for families within the community.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXCHANGE: Through the generosity of Team Members in the Stockton office and the Stockton Fire Department, children at The Walton Special Center received a flood of gifts from Santa and his elves. This school provides programs for students with severe disabilities.

HELPING FAMILIES HELP THEMSELVES: Team Members in the Irvine office helped make the holidays extra special by volunteering their time and providing gifts for families who have been homeless at the Thomas House Shelter.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA: On November 3, 2016, our CEO, Bill Butler, took time out of his busy schedule to share his knowledge with the Cub Scout Pack 3 San Mateo Highlands Webelos Den 1 Troop at our St. Leo’s Project. The boys have now earned there Build-It Pin. “My son was so excited, he rushed home and started measuring where he was going to build his new playhouse …my son wanted to sleep with his hard hat.”

AUTISM SPEAKS: On October 15, 2016, our Stockton office participated in the 8th Annual Central Valley ‘Walk Now’ event at Modesto Junior College. With the help of friends, co-workers and family members, Team Butler raised $4,155 in support of autism research, advocacy, family services and awareness.

MAKE-A-WISH GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Irvine office hosted its 10th Annual Golf Tournament on September 12, 2016 at the Oak Creek Golf Club; benefiting Make-A-Wish®. The event raised $73,000 to make a difference in the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

CSR KIDS DAY: The Irvine office sponsored the 22nd Annual Catalina Ski Race Special Needs Children’s Day, July 8, 2016 at Marine Stadium in Long Beach. This event celebrates summer with water-related activities, entertainment and gifts for local youth and adults who have developmental disorders or conditions.

GOOD TIDINGS FOR ARTISTS: A brand new art studio was unveiled on June 28, 2016 thanks to a generous donation from the Good Tidings Foundation and the construction expertise of W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. The Leroy Neiman Art Studio is part of an expansion for the Rock Teen Center in north Phoenix, which also recently opened a music recording studio for teens.

WE ‘HEART’ READING: W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. joined forces with AbbVie and Heart of America Foundation to refurbish two under-resourced school libraries in the Bay Area by improving designs and layouts; providing new furniture, technology and library books; and providing books for students to take home.  The team unveiled the new and improved libraries at Grant Elementary in San Jose on Tuesday, June 21 and Garfield Elementary in Redwood City on Thursday, June 23. Both projects were similar in scope; requiring demolition/replacement of the existing flooring, adding fresh paint and installing new book shelves.

DONATE LIFE: Our Irvine office laced up their sneakers to participate in the 14th Annual Donate Life Run / Walk at Cal State Fullerton on April 30, 2016; which supports OneLegacy Foundation’s mission to save and heal lives by inspiring and advancing donation and transplantation of organs and tissues.

REBUILDING TOGETHER: The Redwood City office continued a 26-year partnership with Rebuilding Together April 30, 2016. Doug, a 69-year-old veteran who served in the Army National Guard for six years, lives alone in small 800 SF home with most of his family residing out of state. The 1947 home was in need of many critical health and safety repairs throughout including; replacing windows, repairing damaged siding, roof upgrades, adding structural support, debris removal, exterior repainting and installation of smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. These are just a few of the improvements addressed in this year’s project.

926 RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY: Bill Butler presented gifts to the Redwood City Fire and Police for their outstanding emergency response back in October 2013. Fire Chief Stan Maupin obtained a new fire training/equipment trailer for junior firefighters and Deputy Chief Gary Kirby accepted a $2,000 check on behalf of the Police Activities League for Youth.

BOWLING BONANZA: The Irvine office hosted its 7th Annual Donate Life & One Legacy fundraiser April 14, 2016. This year’s western-themed event raised nearly $70,000; which directly benefits the California Organ and Tissue Donor registry.

SEQUOIA AWARDS: W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. is a proud supporter of the annual Sequoia Awards; which rewards high school students for their outstanding volunteer work within the community.

 

ONCE UPON A TIME: Together with subs and vendors, the Redwood City office builds a life-size children’s playhouse for a biennial fundraising event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Our 2015 playhouse was auctioned off at the Dreams Happen Playhouse Auction and Gala on June 6; raising $36K.

 

Organizations

In addition to being named a Top Corporate Philanthropist in the “Book of Lists.” We have also been awarded with the Community Commitment Award for giving more than one percent of pretax profit to charitable causes, W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. has received several other accolades over the years for enriching the community. Together we have made a positive change within our communities by leveraging our own internal resources and organizing volunteers to support local schools and develop partnerships with a number of organizations, including (but not limited to):

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