Making a Difference in Our Community
JM Construction values our employees being active and committed members of our communities. Our president, Jeff McLinden, has encouraged this community involvement because it’s always been important to him.
Over the years, Jeff has blended his passions and skills with charitable work. Running in marathons is not just fun for him, but also allows him to raise funds and awareness to causes that are important to him. Over the 32 marathons he has run, he has supported organizations like the Timothy O’Connell Foundation, an organization that raises money to fight childhood cancers. Jeff is a friend to the O’Connell family, so he feels personally invested to this particular cause, one he has been able to contribute to for the past six years.
For this year’s Boston Marathon, Jeff raised money to support the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center of Hopkinton. The Respite Center provides emotional and physical support for individuals with disabilities and their families. He was honored to contribute to the good work that they do.
Both Jeff and Wendy Ballou, VP of Operations, have led groups on service trips around the world. “It’s especially impactful when we can use our skills to benefit those who need it most,” says Jeff. For the last 10 years, Jeff has led student trips to Houston, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Vermont, where they have improved the living conditions for the families they served. Wendy has served on eight service trips with her church’s outreach ministry. On her last two trips, she served at a school in Guatemala and trained an orphan ministry team to serve in Russia.
All of JM Construction’s employees share in this desire to serve others and give back. Whether it’s serving in soup kitchens, running children’s camps on a family farm, or leading a model railroading community group, our team is out in the community making a difference.
Most recently, our entire staff and crew dedicated a day of work to help serve on a Habitat for Humanity build site. On July 26th, we paused all current projects and devoted the day to help the construction efforts at a 110-year old home at 172 Concord Street in Holliston. A family in need right in our backyard will soon enjoy a safe and comfortable home. It’s a privilege when we can use what we all love to do to benefit others.
To learn more about Jeff’s interests and background, read his Meet the Team article.