Community Involvement/Service

KE&G Gives Back

By Ramon Gaanderse | December 20, 2019

Thanks to several of our employees for donating gifts and money to the two families that KE&G adopted for Christmas through the Angel Tree.  Because of KE&G, two families from Esperanza Elementary School received several toys and various needed items, including a $150 Walmart gift card to purchase clothes.  The photo attached is of the…

Toys for Tots

By Ramon Gaanderse | December 19, 2019

Over the two weekends we were able to collect 680 toys and $1,070 in cash donations.

Sierra Vista Christmas Parade

By Ramon Gaanderse | December 13, 2019

BIG KUDOS goes to the Sierra Vista office for making a very extravagant float in this year’s Sierra Vista 61st Annual Christmas Light Parade.  It was so good that they won the “Best Creative Concept & Design.”

Food Drive

By Ramon Gaanderse | November 18, 2019

KE&G is hosting its annual Food Drive again. Locations; Sierra Vista & Tucson – main offices and shops – we will have boxes. 3949 East Irvington Road – Tucson 5100 South Alvernon – Tucson 1601 Paseo San Luis – Sierra Vista 3855 Hazen Road – Sierra Vista

Thank you KE&G

By Ramon Gaanderse | October 9, 2019

Thank you to all of us for supporting the School Supply Drive last month.  With your generous donations, we brought lots of school supplies to Carmichael Elementary School in Sierra Vista and Amphi School District in Tucson.  See below the photos from when we dropped off the supplies.

Finalist for MPA Common Ground

By Ramon Gaanderse | September 3, 2019

The Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) named the Valencia/Kolb Road Intersection as a Finalist for their annual Common Ground Awards.  This time last year, KE&G was recognized for the Southwest Interceptor project and won.  MPA recognized Neighborhood Plans, Public Policy efforts, both public and private Infrastructure, Revitalization, and the construction of significant regional projects. Along the…

APWA Awards

By Ramon Gaanderse | April 9, 2019

A big kudos to the KE&G Staff for those working on either the Southeast Interceptor (SEI) or the Lito Galindo projects. At last week’s annual APWA Southern Arizona Luncheon, KE&G was awarded the Small Cities/Rural Communities Project of the Year, Transportation Projects category and Project of the Year, Environment, $5M-$25M category. This is another great accomplishment for…

KE&G Community Involvement

By Ramon Gaanderse | January 18, 2019

As many of you know, KE&G is involved in several various organizations, and many of you attend these meetings, networking mixers, and much more. We thought it would be informational to share with you where we are involved and how we support our community and industry. This photo is of Yvette Pederson, our Marketing Coordinator, attending her…

Common Ground Award

By Ramon Gaanderse | October 25, 2018

Since 2004, the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) has annually honored projects in our community that show exemplary collaboration with the Common Ground Awards. Through the many years, they have recognized Neighborhood Plans, Public Policy efforts, both public and private Infrastructure, Revitalization, and the construction of significant regional projects. Along the way, they have honored public/private…

ESOP Company of the Year

By Ramon Gaanderse | October 9, 2018

The BIG news of the week is that KE&G Construction and all its employee-owners have been named the 2018-2019 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association California and Western State Chapter.  Both Justin Wilson from our Sierra Vista office and Ramon Gaanderse our Communication Director were at the event to accept the award.…

KE&G Toys for Tots Drive was a Big Success

By Sandra Damon | December 21, 2017

KE&G is happy to announce that our Toys for Tots Program was a great success at both Sierra Vista and Tucson locations during this holiday month! Loaders were filled multiple times with new toys and we received substantial cash donations. We are grateful to our company volunteers and the Marines who graciously attended our toy…

KE&G to Host Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots Program

By Sandra Damon | November 30, 2017

KE&G will set up donation centers in Tucson and Sierra Vista on the following days & locations: In Tucson: December 2nd, 3rd, & 9th, 10th Toys “R” US — 4525 N. S. Oracle Rd. 9am – 5pm In Sierra Vista: December 9th, 10th, & 16th, 17th Walmart — 500 N Highway 90 Bypass 9am –…

2016 Toy Drive

By Sandra Damon | November 18, 2016

Once again, the KE&G ESOP Communication Committee has teamed up with Toys R Us and Empire CAT to host a toy drive for the Toys for Tots program. This year we will have a donation center set up in Tucson and Sierra Vista. In Tucson a loader will be in the parking lot of Toys R…

First Annual Toys for Tots Campaign was a SUCCESS!

KE&G's first annual Toys for Tots drive was a huge success!  Rain or shine these volunteers were able to collect over 2,000 individual toys. Huge holiday thank you to Toys R Us for allowing us to set up our collection corner outside their store. Thank you to Dana Kepner for the support as well as the refreshments and snacks to help keep our volunteers fueled throughout the day, to Empire CAT for allowing us to utilize their Loader to fill, and to everyone who generously contributed and donated for a successful fill the loader bucket campaign! KE&G's ESOP Communication Committee would like to thank all the U of A students, KE&G employees and their families who took the time out of their busy schedules to help make this event successful. Thank you to the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots for giving us the opportunity to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas.

If you were not be able to make it out to see us but would like to make a contribution, monetary donations are also accepted online here:

Also, don't forget, if your family or a family you know is in need of a little extra help this holiday season, you may apply for assistance online on the Toys for Tots website: Request a Toy.

Southern Arizona Construction Career Days

On November 13-14, 2014 students in southern Arizona will have the opportunity to explore careers in the construction industry firsthand! Join us for an exciting day of programs that will bring to light various career paths in the Transportation, Structural, Mining, and Engineering and Building Industries. You will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations with local construction trades people, learn about heavy equipment, and visit with local construction industry professionals at the career and college booths. For more information visit the ATB website at

Adopt a Highway

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, we contributed to the beautification of our Arizona highways. KE&G would like to recognize John Drake, Bill Miller, Ciriaco Martinez, Benjamin Valenzuela, Ethan Hightower, Blanca Hightower, Ed Anderson, Holley Anderson, Devon Ward, Rick McMahon, Nick McMahon, Sergio Barrera, Charles Ugalde, Kale Ugalde, Larry Saunders, Francisco Valenzuela, Ben Carter, Cesar Acuna. Wasihoun Tariku, Travis Hoerner, Daniel Uchimura, Ray Armenta, Tammy Messer, Samuel Tariku, Silvia Mason, Michelle Mason, Justin Wilson, Stephanie Klinefelter, Samson Tariku, Alejandro Avechuco, Ross Parker, Jesse Grinsteiner, Brian Janski, Sydnie Hightower and Melissa Fernandez for volunteering this year.

Special Olympics

Last September, KE&G entered an eight man team to participate in the 8th Annual Pull for Special Olympics. The event included teams consisting of men and women doing their best to pull the Sierra Vista Police Department’s 18,500-pound LENCO BearCat armored personnel carrier at a length of 25 feet to help raise money for Special Olympics.