For Immediate Release
25 April 2022

National Construction Firm Launches Charitable Foundation
KBE Building Corporation strengthens its long-standing philanthropic culture


Farmington, CT (22 April 2022) Since 2009, KBE Building Corporation has donated more than $3.6 million in direct donations and pro-bono services, along with thousands of employee volunteer hours, to not-for-profits and municipalities throughout Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, and New York, where the firm has its regional offices.

This long-standing philanthropic has just taken a giant leap forward with the creation of The KBE Foundation * ( *  The KBE Foundation is a non-profit public charity under IRC sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1).

“Making a difference in the communities where KBE works has long been a corporate mission,” explains Robert Dunn, Esq., President of The KBE Foundation.  “This new charitable organization is the next big step in our ongoing commitment to community support and public giving, creating a formal framework for our many philanthropic activities.”

“The idea for the KBE Foundation grew out of KBE’s ‘50 Ways to Make a Difference’ philanthropy program, which KBE launched in 2009 to celebrate its then-50 year anniversary,” Dunn explains. “At that time, KBE’s focus was primarily on charitable endeavors in Connecticut and Maryland, where KBE had regional offices.  Since then, KBE has expanded its geographic footprint as a national construction firm, and KBE’s charitable outreach has naturally expanded as well.”

KBE now operates across the United States through its regional offices in Farmington and Norwalk, Connecticut; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Laurel, Maryland.  Metropolitan New York City clients are served by KBE’s affiliate, KBE-NY, LLC, based in Manhattan.  Another affiliate, New Valley Construction, LLC, serves select clients across the country.

Nearly 200 organizations have benefited over the years from the 50 Ways program, which was made possible by the financial support of the corporation, its owners, and its employees. Also, an Annual Golf Tournament, started in 2015, raises funds to support scholarships for construction industry students graduating from Connecticut Technical High Schools, well as a number of other charities.

In 2022, the 50 Ways program evolved into the KBE Foundation, establishing an expanded and structured platform for KBE’s philanthropic mission.

“The KBE Foundation will continue to support our five signature events, and create new programs as the Foundation grows,” says Dunn.  KBE Foundation’s signature events are:

  • Connecticut Technical High School Scholarship Program
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Gift of Gobble – Thanksgiving’s On Us
  • Veteran’s Center / Mission BBQ Lunch
  • Special Olympics Unified Fishing Derby

 About KBE Building Corporation
KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company geographically positioned to serve the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic, and Western U.S through its offices in Connecticut, Maryland, and Arizona. KBE Building Corporation is one of the KBE Companies, which includes KBE-NY, based in New York City, and New Valley Construction, also based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, KBE provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the commercial, retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets.  KBE annually manages $300 -$400 million in construction volume and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.  Learn more at

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