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Giving Back to the Community

Community Involvement:

With caring at the background of our core valves, giving back to the community is essential to our business. We find that is not only monetary donations that organization need – they need our time and our expertise as well. We encourage our employees to become involved in their community efforts as well as well and provide them with opportunities to do so throughout the year. The great part about this is that our company represents over a dozen communities.

Specific Involvement in Canton:

Rebuilding Downtown:

We are presently working on a project dubbed “Rebuilding Downtown” that was the idea of Tony Rolando, Senior Account Manager for the North Central Region of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affair, and was partnered by the Canton school district, business community, building trades unions, City of Canton and the COOK Group. The projects primary goal is to provide the opportunity for vocational education students to get real life experience in commercial construction by working side by side with highly skilled Union tradesman, in order to assist the students in finding good quality careers. The project goals also include the renovation of the historic square by building a new energy efficient building that looks as if it been in place for 100 years. The new building will provide the opportunity for new development in the city’s core by creating a location for a new tax generating business. We have acted as the project manager and have been pleased that LCI can help these kids and the community and achieve this worthwhile goal!

Evangelical Free Church:

Last fall the Evangelical Free Church of Canton voted to proceed with a 1.9 million dollar addition. Although the church is being built with volunteers and Jim Trone Construction, Jerry Leander has been heavily involved. Not only has he donated his money, but his estimating time, procurements of contracts, supervision, equipment, manpower, etc., to help the church extend their vision and mission to the community. When completed the auditorium will seat over 500 people and will offer the community a wide range of religious experiences in music and word.