Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors celebrated its 50th anniversary throughout 2018 with special events and its “50 Acts of Kindness” program as a focal point. Hill & Wilkinson employees committed to completing 50 acts of kindness throughout the year with activities like volunteering, supply drives, community projects, care packages, donations and a variety of other opportunities.
“We believe it is our responsibility to share our success with the community and with organizations that are doing good,” said Paul Driscoll, CEO of Hill & Wilkinson. “Our employees really jumped on board with “50 Acts of Kindness” and the program took on a life of its own. By putting volunteer service and giving back at the heart of our celebration, it reinforced our core values of being active in the community. These values are the foundation of the company and hallmarks of our culture over the last 50 years.”
Hill & Wilkinson reported over 1,000 total volunteer hours, more than 1,000 acts of kindness, over $200,000 donated to various charities, over $55,000 dollars raised for the American Heart Association, over 400 care packages and donated meals to the homeless, over 500 meals prepared for displaced children and families of critically ill children, and over 250 angel wishes and school backpacks given to displaced children.
Partnering charitable organizations include Vogel Alcove, Carry the Load, National Down Syndrome Society, Assist the Officer Foundation, The Bridge, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, Sachse Animal Shelter, North Texas Food Bank, HopeKids, Community Partners of Dallas, American Heart Association, The Colbert Project, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, SPCA, Young Life, Boys & Girls Club, Austin Humane Society, The Refuge and The American Fallen Soldiers Project.
Other aspects of the company’s 50-year celebration included a Family Fiesta where nearly 600 employees and their families enjoyed a Mexican buffet, concessions, bounce houses, games, raffles, gifts and surprises, complete with a mariachi band.
Hill & Wilkinson also launched its new website, unveiled an employee anniversary gift, hosted a subcontractor appreciation party and culminated the year with an amazing client party held at the historic Statler downtown.
Hill & Wilkinson was founded in 1968 by Luther Hill who was known for his high standards for quality and safety. Greg Wilkinson and Fritz McKinstry carried on Hill’s legacy when they bought the company in 1985. Now, Driscoll and the next generation of leaders are propelling the firm into the future with a commitment to retaining the culture and principles that have been central to the company’s success.
In the 50 years since the company began, it has grown the business exponentially to revenues of $450 million. Known for its continually expanding diversity, the company has pursued a variety of markets including healthcare, education and special projects, which makes up about 25 percent of its annual revenue. Longtime clients include Southwest Airlines, Peterbilt Motors Company, Encore Wire, Alcon Labs, The University of Texas System and Park Place Dealerships.