Fillmore Construction’s foundation and company morale is strongly based on community involvement. Every year Fillmore Construction strives to support and acknowledge charities and associations surrounding affected individuals in our community – locally, nationally and internationally. Through community involvement, our company comes together and works as a team for the common good of those in need of support and financial aid.
MS Bike Tour
The MS Bike Tour is hosted annually by the MS Society of Canada. It is a 180km bike ride from Leduc to Camrose and back over two days. Fillmore Construction became an actively involved supporter and fundraiser of the cause in 2006. We are inspired by our friends and coworkers who struggle through this horrible disease to grow the team, increase our fundraising and make our impact greater every year. The “Happy Fillmores” regularly host a team of over one hundred participants and twenty volunteers raising over $130,000 every year. To date our total fundraising and donations to the MS Society of Canada are just shy of $1,000,000. In addition to our participation, we sponsor the Riders Village at the Camrose Exhibition Grounds. Riders Village provides a great team building opportunity for all of the group riders. Year after year we attempt to up the ante making this event the best event possible.
For more information about the MS Bike Tour, please visit their website.
To join the Happy Fillmores team, please contact us.
Habitat for Humanity
In 2009, Fillmore Construction worked with Habitat for Humanity to construct ‘The Blitz Building’, a 3,600 square foot Sherwood Park duplex. With the help of 20 employees, Fillmore Construction framed the floor, walls, and roof all in one day.
Bicycles for Humanity (B4H)
Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) is a worldwide grass-roots organization providing the gift of mobility to communities in the developing world. Fillmore Construction staff manage the Edmonton Chapter of Bicycles for Humanity. We collected and sent a sea can of bicycles to NE Uganda and another to Zanzibar. The shipment, which arrived in February 2018, included 430 bicycles and tools.
In 2010, Fillmore Construction learned about Carter Haddrell, a young boy affected by global developmental delay. In a letter, Carter’s mother outlined the difficulties of caring for her son in a house that was completely unequipped for a child with extensive mobility issues. Despite having a grant to get the necessary renovations done, the Haddrell’s were left with no one to execute the work after the first contractor backed out of the project. Despite the fact that Fillmore Construction does not traditionally work on residential projects, they made a special exception for the Haddrell family realizing that they could make a major difference in the quality of life for Carter and his family.
Fillmore Construction helped build a washroom that Carter could use, a vertical elevator on the deck, and widened all the doorways, making Carter’s home an easier place for him to live in. Thanks to the donated time and materials of the individuals listed below, there was $20,000 left over from the grant, which Fillmore Construction was able to donate to the MS Society.
Terrawerx Mechanical Ltd – Ben Bennetts & Craig Nedved
Edmonton Electric – Steve Smith
Nelson Lumber – Walter Neufeld
Gienow Windows and Doors
Pedal Power For Edmonton’s Food Bank
We are proud to be a founding partner in what is now, the 5rd consecutive year that the pedal power event has taken place. Our staff and colleges are humbled to ride in this yearly event to raise much needed funds and food for the Edmonton and area Food Bank. Please come out and support us for this very worthwhile cause and help us provide families in need this Christmas season.
In 2007, Curtis—an employee at Fillmore Construction—was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and passed away quickly following his results. Curtis inspired everyone at Fillmore Construction with his ‘can-do’ attitude and positive spirit up until the end of his life. Fillmore Construction was so touched by Curtis’ gratitude and commitment that they spent three months and $70,000 adding a garage, driveway, sidewalks, fencing, landscaping, and a deck to his family’s home.