Riley Construction had a great group attending the Warrior Dash this past Saturday, May 13. The event is a reinvented 5k run that consists of a fun obstacle course race that our group proved anyone can start, and everyone can finish. Seasoned and beginner athletes alike took the challenge to conquer 12 world-class obstacles like the Goliath and Fisherman’s Catch, wade across wooded lakes and streams, and venture through mud-caked backroads as they made the loop to the finish line. All were rewarded with a finisher medal, a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet, ice cold beer and a post-race party to relive the course with friends, and celebrate the decision to live a normal weekend in the mud.
Funds from the event registration and donations are provided to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
What happens when three different communities unite at the same time for the same purpose? Something amazing. And that something is the ProHealth Care Walks for Cancer.
Each year on the first Saturday in May, ProHealth Care Walks take place simultaneously in Mukwonago, Oconomowoc and Waukesha. People from across Waukesha County and beyond join together to support cancer services at ProHealth Care. Funds raised at these events stay in the Waukesha County to have a direct impact on the lives of cancer patients each day.
This past Saturday, May 6th Riley employees along with friends and family supported the ProHealth Care Riverwalk for Cancer.
The event was a HUGE success for one of Riley’s largest clients!
Gateway Technical College’s new Kenall Protective Services Training Center at the Kenosha Campus provides enhanced training opportunities for Gateway’s Law Enforcement Academy as well as ongoing training for area law enforcement agencies. They can train in a more realistic setting, so they can better face actual emergencies in the communities they protect and serve.The 30,000-square-foot project features multiple state-of-the-art public safety learning labs including:
Chem Lab – For recreating crime scene investigation forensics activities
Milo Lab – A video simulation system capable of broadcasting numerous tactical scenarios that police officers may run into on a daily basis so students can practice multiple situations
Blood Spatter Room – Room that is dedicated to analyzing bloodstains and patterns
Mat Room – Technical training area where students participate in use of force scenario training to prepare them for on-the-job situations
Twelve-Lane Shooting Range – The new 50-yard, 50-caliber range increases shooter capacity, improves air quality and safety, and provides for better lead abatement
The Riley Crew was at it again. Last year a group of Riley Employees built 10 raised bed planters for a Community Garden Program at ProHealth Care. The program did so well we were asked back to build another 10 raised bed planters. The Riley crew made up of Craig Matthews, Amanda Toepel, Dave Riley, Pat Flaherty, Dave Gerou and Franz Lehner all donated 5 hours of their time last Friday (our first ½ day Friday…..). The planters again turned out great, and are already fully planted. Everyone pitched in by grading a stone walk-way…thanks Dave and Amanda, cutting lumber for 10 raised beds…..thanks Franz, and then constructing the 10 raised beds…..thanks Craig, Dave and Pat. We are so thankful to be a part of a great program that helps out a community that we live in.
The annual Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival, which raises funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, was held April 23. Riley Construction again sponsored a booth and several employees donated their time to help at the event. They had a great time while raising money for a wonderful cause!
In mid-January, Oakton Community College unveiled its new 7,300 SF student center, which Riley recently completed construction of. To ensure the space would fit students’ needs, a team of students worked directly with the architect on the design.
Check out the video above for more details about this modern and inviting project. (Video courtesy of WCIU’s You & Me morning show)
From Chairman Dave Riley: “This is a wonderful milestone that I know everyone in this company has worked hard for. Congratulations to all! Going home each night healthy is the number 1 priority of this company.”