We are proud of the fact that the work we do makes our communities better places to work, live, and play. But what’s even more important to us than the things we build, are the people we build them for.
We love to donate our time, talents and resources to a broad range of charitable events and organizations, like the Leukemia Research Foundation, ACE Tech Charter High School, and AEC Cares. In 2016, we also established a Paschen Scholars program at George Westinghouse College Prep. This program provides mentorship opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the construction industry.
Our roots as a mentor date back to the 1980s when we were one of the first contractors in the City to embrace and perfect the Job Order Contracting (JOC) delivery method. As Paschen and its team members were learning the ropes, our subcontractors, many of which were small, minority, and woman-owned businesses, were learning right along with us. In fact, we continue to partner with some of these same subcontractors today.
Since 2009, we have actively participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program, providing management, technical, administrative, and business development assistance to our protégés. Most recently, we established a Mentor-Protégé relationship with SYTE Corporation, an 8(a) Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
We enjoy having the opportunity to mentor our small and diverse business partners, helping them grow and develop through new business opportunities and through experience on larger, more complex jobs. For our efforts in mentorship and small business development, Paschen has been recognized by a wide range of prestigious organizations including Black Contractors United, the Federation of Women Contractors, the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, and the U.S. Minority Contractors Association.
Paschen is proud of its strong ties with ACE Technical Charter High School (ACE Tech), a school that was founded in 2004 to introduce minority and low-income students to architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE) careers.
Since 2015, Paschen has partnered with George Westinghouse College Prep, a diverse selective enrollment high school in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood, to provide resources and training to better prepare students for careers in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.
ACE Tech Charter High School
Leukemia Research Foundation
Paschen Engineering Scholars at George Westinghouse College Prep
Rebuilding Together Chicago