Hearts and Hammers is a non-profit organization formed in 1986, with a mission to repair the homes of low income families in the Dallas Metroplex. Teams are organized by volunteers, which are then assigned to a home project. Home repairs vary depending on the homeowners needs and services.
This year Ridgemont participated in their third year volunteering with Hearts and Hammers. It was a pleasure working alongside Gensler Architects and Manhattan Construction for the second year in a row. Thank you to Hearts and Hammers and all of our volunteers for coming out and making difference in our community.
Ridgemont superintendent, Mike Van Slyke, participated in the 7th annual Clays for Camps Clay Shoot presented by the Planning, Design, Construction & Real Estate team from Children’s Health System of Texas.
Contributions from the clay shoot will benefit the Children’s Camp program and help send over 500 children to camp. Children’s Health participates in 26 camps each year. Each camp is designated to accommodate specific medical conditions.
Campers can participate in traditional camp activities such as horseback riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing, archery, challenge courses, craft activities and more. Ridgemont is proud to sponsor Children’s Health and help these children experience the joy of camp.
This year’s Clay for Camps event raised $410,000 for the Children’s Health System of Texas through generous donations and sponsorships.
We are so thrilled to have raised over $7,800 for The Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you to everyone who participated in our 1st Annual Bass Fishing Tournament and donated money to this very worthy organization.
Our Assistant Project Manager Kevin Brannum recently participated in the Panther Den Urban Design Competition with other members of The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth . The team worked together on the day of the competition to put together a site plan, a proforma, and a presentation to give to the judges.
It was a very successful event at the TEXO Tailgate this year. Ridgemont raised over $7,000 and for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and donated 14,160 cans to the North Texas Food Bank. We couldn't have done with without the help of Campbell Glass, Pavecon Ltd., 4-K, Dallas Mechanical Group, KDC Real Estate Development & Investments, Beez Cleaning Services, Hennon Plumbing, Atmac Plumbing, Fabulous Floors & AEG Electrical.
Other honors of the day:
-Derek Lomas from SLS Landscaping took 1st Place in Brisket on Team Ridgemont
-Kevin Roberts and Marti Mason took 2nd place in Chili (they cooked the recipe in honor of the late Missy Thompson)
-Reese Goewert took 3rd place in Chili
Thanks for a great day TEXO!
Ridgemont, along with Gensler Architects and Manhattan Construction helped rebuild a house in Dallas with Hearts and Hammers. Our project was among many Hearts and Hammers projects that went on as an effort to rebuild this area of the community. We were honored to be part of such a great project.
Each year Ridgemont hosts a blood drive with Care BloodCare. It is always great to see so many of our employee's come out and give back to the community and help save lives one donation at a time.
Ridgemont was honored to be part of the Kidstruction Week this year and give back to Children’s Medical Center.
Ridgemont recently participated in the Children's Red Balloon Run & Ride today with several other companies in the industry as part of the Kidstruction program. The companies join together at the event to "build strong tomorrows" for kids by supporting the Children’s Health mission to make life better for children. At the event the children could do everything from creating their own custom hard hats and building sand castles to designing their dream room to taking photos on a real life tractor.
Ridgemont was recently honored by Amerisure and Mullis Newby Hurst with a donation to a charity of our choice to honor our long term partnership. Ridgemont chose St. Jude's Children's Hospital as our charity to give to. We are thankful to be in business with companies who help us give back to the community.
Ridgemont had two team's (Men's B and Coed) compete in NAIOP's Low Hoop Slama Jama Basketball Tournament. Both team did great and the Coed Team won their divisions championship game. Proceeds from the event will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Dallas.
Ridgemont had a team recently participate in the Form Follows Fitness 5K. It was a great event sponsored by many companies in the AEC Industry. Our team did such a great job in the run and we can't wait for next year's event!
Ridgemont recently participated in the BMW Dallas Marathon, Corporate Relay. The whole team did outstanding and finished in 35th place out of 231 Corporate Relay Teams. Final time was 3:51:16.
Ridgemont and Gensler partnered up this year for the SPCA of Texas Bark + Build Competition. The team created their unique doghouse the "Dog Den" which was handcrafted to resemble a tipi with a modern influence.
This signature event brings shoppers and pet lovers together to raise awareness for homeless pets, and to help these wonderful animals find a forever, loving family. Each dog house was auctioned off in a raffle at Northpark Mall in Dallas. All money raised went towards the SPCA of Texas' mission to rescue, heal, and find loving homes for animals.
Ridgemont was recently awarded the Top Project Award at the 2016 Topping Out Awards.
Proceeds from Topping Out benefit the Architecture Chapter of the University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Association. In addition, Topping Out proceeds also benefit members of the Topping out Partnership Program for charitable based educational programs.
Healthcare Associates is moving to Irving, TX and Ridgemont is very excited to be part of creating their new campus. The recent ground breaking ceremony brought together many people involved in this project to celebrate the upcoming development.
Ridgemont had the honor of being part of the Grand Opening at our First Choice Emergency Room project in Lake Highlands. Many people from the city, local schools and businesses came to celebrate this great, new facility.
Ridgemont partnered with Gensler and Hearts and Hammers recently to help restore a house in DFW. The project lasted two weekends and included replacing siding, repainting the house, building a new garage door, landscaping and building a sitting area in the front garden.
Today, Ridgemont hosted a blood drive at the office with Carter Blood Care. It was a great way to give back to the community and those in need of these donations. #GiveForLife
Ridgemont and Gensler Architects participated in Taylor's Gift Sporting Clay's Tournament which helps assist those needing organ donation, while educating the community on the importance of donating.
Ridgemont participated in TREC's Fight Night event which raised more than $1.3 million to support TREC Foundation’s good works in the community. This year TREC Foundation’s grantees include Austin Street Center, Bachman Lake Together Family Center, CareCenter Ministries, Circuit Trail Conservancy, Citizens Development Center, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Jubilee Park and Community Center, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Trinity Environmental Academy and Youth with Faces.
Ridgemont participated in the Low Hoop Slama Jama Basketball Tournament yesterday put on by TREC, NTCAR and NAIOP. Our coed team "Builder's Risk" had a great time playing against other companies in the industry. All proceeds from the tournament benefited The Boys and Girls Club.
Ridgemont had a great time getting to know some of the outstanding students at the UNT Engineering Career Fair. We enjoyed talking to them about the construction industry and helping guide them into the right direction for their future career.
Several Ridgemont employees participated in the Form Follows Fitness 5K on February 20th with the TEXO YCC team. The event helped raise funds for the Dallas Center for Architecture. Last year the event raised over $75,000!
Way to go Ridgemont!
Ridgemont had a blast being a sponsor at TREC Dallas Casino Night. All the money raised will help support the construction and beautification of Bachman Lake Together Family Center.
Ridgemont had the honor of being part of the Grand Opening at our Sprouts Farmers Market project in Rowlett. So exciting to see the community come together and celebrate this new addition to the area. What a great way to end 2015!
Ridgemont had a great time educating the TREC Young Guns about our project at CityLine Market with GFF and learning about all the developments from KDC Real Estate Development & Investments. Thanks for putting on such a great About Town event TREC Dallas.
Congrats to our team and our partners at GFF for taking Best In Show at the Bark + Build competition. The dog houses in the competition are available to own with the purchase of a raffle ticket at Northpark Mall. All proceeds from the raffle with benefit the SPCA of Texas.
One of the oldest traditions at Ridgemont is our Annual Ham Delivery at Thanksgiving. This year Ridgemont hand delivered over 250 hams. It's a great way to celebrate the season of giving with the community and our clients.
The Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex project has been a huge success for not only the City of Fort Worth, but for police and fire groups nationwide. Ridgemont was honored to be part of the ribbon cutting ceremony for this project. The ceremony included speeches from the Mayor of Fort Worth, the Police & Fire Chiefs of Fort Worth and many other city officials.