Everyone at Kenny Electric stands behind fundamental core values which include Trust, Quality, Integrity, Family, and Community.
When not delivering the highest quality service and solutions, the team at Kenny Electric is giving back to the communities in which we serve. Check out the wonderful work these organizations are doing.
Mimi’s House Wyoming
“From Survive, to Thrive” is what Mimi’s House in Casper, Wyoming provides homeless youth ages 16-19. Recently the non-profit shelter needed building updates and asked the public for assistance. While COVID-19 forced many to stay at home while area businesses shuttered, a team of individuals rose to the challenge and volunteered to help out. Please join us in thanking Dan Johnsen, Dustin Hoekstra, Austin Dubois, Shawn Miller, Tyler Picard, Robert Velasquez, and Ryan L. Evans from Kenny Electric, who installed overhead lighting and new smoke detectors at the facility. Also, kudos to Dan and Chris Clark from Dan’s Meat Processing, and CED (Consolidated Electrical Distributors) for covering the majority of the costs of materials, with the remaining balance coming from donations made by Kenny Electric’s workers. That’s what community is all about. Learn more about how you can help.
Sam Sandos Food Baskets
On Saturday, December 21, over 50 people from Kenny Electric, helped pack and deliver 2,000 food baskets to families in need. Through the Sam Sandos Christmas Basket Program residents of Jefferson, Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe counties enjoy a meal complete with turkey and all the traditional trimmings. Thank you Rich Martinez for spearheading this event, and way to go Kenny Electric! Sam Sandos Basket Building Project.
Special Olympics Colorado
The Kenny Electric team in Denver tested their powers of assembly in a friendly Build-Off competition. Groups raced to see who was quickest at assembling small bikes, destined for donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Denver, CO. It appears there are only winners here! Way to go Kenny team on completing a total of 20 bikes for the kids! Donate to Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Wyoming
Shawn Miller and several talented members of his team spent time putting together brand new bikes for the Casper Boys and Girls Club. These bikes from Kenny Electric help support the program’s mission of teaching children about living a healthier lifestyle – and go directly to kids in need. Way to go, Wyoming! Donate to Special Olympics.
Special Olymics Plane Pull
Superheros Make a Difference. Kenny Electric joined 92 other teams, to participate in the 8th Annual Special Olympics Colorado Plane Pull in Denver. The challenge pits teams in a giant tug-of-war with a 164,000 lb airplane, racing to pull it 12-feet in the shortest amount of time. (Kenny’s pull-time 9.847 sec.) What was remarkable, in the event’s seven-year history, this year registered a historic number of groups who raised a record-breaking $217,500. Wow! Learn more about participating here: specialolympicsco.org/planepull
Kick Kawasaki Disease
On June 8th, team Kenny ran a fun 5K to “Kick Kawasaki Disease.” The event is special because this disease impacts one of our own. Pictured here are Sue Armstrong, Jacob Miltenberger, Josh and Ally Palaszewski, Mike, Nora, Dylan, and Hannah Kuyk, and Bruce and Max Hawkins. This small event raised an amazing $20,000 to fund research on the early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Learn more about the Kawasaki Foundation.
Natrona County Meals-On-Wheels
Kenny Electric cares for the community in spades. The Natrona County Meals-On-Wheels is focused on ending hunger among senior citizens across the country. The Kenny team from Colorado and Wyoming, consisting of Cole Jones, Dave Pavelka, and Josh Palaszewski (and family), supported this fantastic organization by participating in the Casper Boat Club Poker Run on July 27th. This year’s theme was Gilligan’s Island. The event raised over $30,000, which assists in the delivery of more than hot, nutritious meals, but care for the overall well-being of the program’s recipients. Learn more at mealswheels.com
Kenny Electric participated in the Wyoming Contractors Association’s Charity Golf Tournament earlier in July, which benefited the organization Hunting-with-Heroes. Their mission is to give back to our nation’s disabled veterans by honoring them with unique hunting, fishing and other outdoor experiences. The team from Kenny, consisting of Shawn Miller, Kendall Bywater, Nick Wieser, and Brandon Waltrip were among many industry partners who participated in the event, raising over $22,000 for the charity. For more information on how you can get involved visit huntingwithheroes.org
Running with the Herd
Kenny Electric was a proud Mile Marker Sponsor for the 2019 Casper Marathon. “Running with the Herd” is Wyoming’s largest and longest-running marathon, held annually on the first Sunday in June. Shout outs to Kenny volunteers Brandon Waltrip, Connie Richardson, and Shawn Miller who started very early in the morning setting up the start/finish line, placing mile markers, and working as crossing guards during the run. This year’s marathon attracted over 400 participants from 34 states. Proceeds from the event went to the Guardians of the Children, Platte River Trails, and the Casper Area Mountain Bike Youth Racing Association. Learn more at runwyoming.com
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
JE Dunn’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Sponsors and golfers raised $83,000 for the charity. It was the most money raised by a third-party fundraiser for BGCMD to date. These funds will be able to build and continue the program that provides positive learning environments for their kids at their clubs around the Denver Metro area. Team participants featured in this photo include left to right, Jeff Homant (JE Dunn), Brad Faelber (Kenny Electric), Jake Coutts (JE Dunn), and Scott Kalvoda (Kenny Electric.) For more information on BGCMD visit www.bgcmd.org
Latina’s First Foundation
The Latinas First Foundation celebrates and elevates the Latina community by focusing on the cultural and historical contributions of Latinas in Colorado. The Latinas First Foundation held its 8th Annual Luncheon on May 3, 2019, honoring eight Latina Leaders in the community while also awarding 22 scholarships to Latina high school, college, and graduate students. Kenny Electric was proud to have been a participating sponsor at this event. Learn more about this marvelous organization here latinasfirstfoundation.org
Fearless Kenny Electric team takes the plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics. Every year, thousands of people jump into ice cold water to support Special Olympics CO. This year Eloy & Wendy Martinez, Jeanne Gadbaw, Josh Palaszewski, Rachael Dina, Hector Sanchez, Devon Irwin, Jeffrey & Jessica Ortega, Alexandra Manuel, Rich Martinez, and Chassye Gallegos participated with many of them making the cold leap. This simple act brings opportunity and inclusion to over 24,000 youth and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities across Colorado. The team raised $1500 and got to meet the student ambassador for Special Olympics that recently competed in Dubai.
Several members from Kenny Electric volunteered their time packing medical supply kits for Project C.U.R.E. This organization delivers critical health supplies and hope to more than 130 developing countries. You too can help by donating your time or a little bit of your paycheck. Each sponsor C.U.R.E. Kit contains over $2,000 of medical supplies. Find our more at projectcure.org
Hope Food Bank
The team at Kenny spent Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Hope Starts Here Food Bank donating their hands and hearts to help stock shelves with food to feed families in need in South Denver. Watch this great video showing the team having fun! Won’t you join in along with others in the community too? To learn more visit the Food Bank website https://www.shvchurch.org/food-bank/
Boys and Girls Club/ Kempe FDN
The Kenny Electric team made it happen! In November 2018, rather than have a standard Foreman meeting the group donated their time and “skill” to assemble over a dozen bikes for the Boys and Girls Club and Kempe foundation of Denver. The game was on when smaller teams competed to see who could successfully assemble a bike the fastest.
Construction Careers Now
Kenny Electric supports Construction Careers Now, an AGC Workforce Development program managed by BuildColorado.com, which gives job seekers a free, four-week introduction to career opportunities in the Construction Industry. READ MORE.
Master’s Apprentice Program
Kenny Electric is proud to again participate in the Master’s Apprentice Program providing young men a bridge to the skilled trades through basic training. READ MORE.