“Charity begins at home,” wrote Charles Dickens. Aloha Construction, a generous company in the suburbs of Chicago, gives reason for that old adage to be changed into this: charity begins at a home construction company.
Aloha Construction is a family-owned home repair business based in Zurich Lake, Illinois. It serves the entire state of Illinois and southern Wisconsin and its motto is “We reign when it pours.” This slogan highlights the company’s reputation for quality repairs of storm damage to roofs, siding and other parts of a home. Aloha also does repairs and remodeling of all types, including interior projects through its new division, Aloha Restorations. With a commitment to certification of its workers for various construction skills, Aloha has gained a reputation as a leading construction company in the Midwest.
However, Aloha Construction’s commitment stretches beyond the repair of homes and includes building up its local community. It partners with Illinois State athletics as a business sponsor, supports the Roselle Medinah Softball and Baseball Organization’s Renegades youth baseball team, and sponsors the Central Illinois Flying Aces (of the USHL which is the top junior league for the NHL). As part of its work with the Flying Aces, the company assists the Bloomington Boys’ and Girls’ Club in hosting its “Youth of the Month” at home games.
Aloha Construction president, David Farbaky is a major reason for the company’s commitment to such charitable causes. Frabaky stresses that each Aloha Construction worker embraces the company’s core values: responsibility, accountability, and relationship building. Farbaky also leads by example as he established the Dave Farbaky Foundation. His foundation is a way to give back to the needy in the community. An example of the company’s generosity is its partnership with Learning Express Toys and OMNI Youth Services. Farbaky contacted OMNI to select four children for a shopping spree at Learning Express Toys. They chose four sisters from a single-parent home. After a tour of the store, the four were each given a large trash bag and sixty seconds to select as many toys as possible. After their initial race through the story, Farbaky gave them thirty additional seconds to make another trip through the store. The girls walked away with $7000 worth of toys.
“Giving is not about making a donation. It is about making a difference,” said Kathy Calvin. Aloha Construction is making just such a difference in homes and lives of its community.