Community Involvement

Burns & McDonnell Partner of the Year Award

We are honored to be the recipient of the Burns & McDonnell 2023 Partner of the Year award! It was a pleasure to meet Mayor Quinton Lucas and speaker Anaya Parsons who presented the award in Kansas City. We continue to strive for excellence and diversity in our industry and are thankful for our long-term relationship with BMcD.

Friends of the Chicago River Big Fish Ball

It was our pleasure to be a part of this year’s Big Fish Ball presented by the Friends of the Chicago River. As a Chicagoland environmental remediation company, the care of the Chicago River has a special meaning to us. We have worked on many projects directly along the river, and are as delighted as anyone to see the wonderful progress that has been achieved in recent years, due in large part to the tremendous work of Friends of the Chicago River. Learn more about this great organization here-

RWC Kids Day

Since our first Kids Day in 2017, this annual event has become one of our very favorite days of the year. Despite a bit of rain, the children of RWC employees had a blast with a model demolition wall, a buried underground tank dig, equipment coloring books, and some indoor chalk drawing. Tacos and cake capped off another unforgettable Kids Day!

Misericordia Bash & Heart Of Mercy Ball

We were honored to participate in several of this year’s Misericordia fundraising benefits. From their website- “Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged.  By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home.” (Misericordia Website)

RW Collins was proud to sponsor Sterling Bay’s annual benefit bash, as well as this year’s Heart of Mercy Ball. The Misericordia Foundation organizes events that are truly second to none, for a cause that is truly inspirational. Learn more about this wonderful organization here.

Sterling Bay Benefit Bash For Misericordia
Heart of Mercy Ball

ACE mentor program annual luncheon

The Chicago ACE Mentor Program annual luncheon, celebrating 19 years of mentoring and support of Chicago high school students who have an interest in architecture, construction, and engineering.

This unique event brings together hundreds of leaders from these fields, along with civic and education leaders from throughout the city to support the future of our workforce. The money raised at the luncheon directly supports renewable four-year college scholarships that are awarded to ACE students each year.

RWC Kids Day

Our favorite day of the year rolled around on June 21st, Kids Day 2018! This year the kids participated in a ‘demolition wall,’ a ‘test pits’ dig, and hard hat decorations. They also watched a live demonstration of crushing a steel tank with an excavator and drew their parent’s ‘day at work.’ We were thrilled to have such a great turnout, and can’t wait to start planning next year’s activities!

Claddagh Foundation Golf Outing

We were honored to take part in the annual “Claddagh Foundation Golf Outing” at Ridge Country Club in the Beverly neighborhood. Our relationship with the Claddagh Foundation has lasted over a decade, and we are extremely proud to continue our support of their inspirational spinal cord and disability research.

“Bill squared” represented us at the outing, and the event was fantastic. We look forward to it each year, and we can’t wait for next year’s outing.

To learn more about the Claddagh Foundation click here.

Celestial Ministries Vegetable Garden

RW Collins was proud to assist the teens of Old St. Patrick’s Church with their creation of a vegetable garden for Celestial Ministries. The new garden was built on a previously unused lot in North Lawndale.

We’re so happy to see the progress, and we’re proud to work with Antoinette and Stanley Ratliff. A big thank you to Homer Industries for providing playground mulch as well.