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The SIGAL Companies Spend 2014 Giving Back

Arlington, VA, January 2015— SIGAL Construction Corporation and GCS, Inc. actively spent 2014 giving back to the community on a local and national level.  With a volunteer program that continues to thrive, employees of both organizations participated in the following events over the past year:

  • Kristina Castro, Project Manager at SIGAL, organized our volunteer efforts for the AIA DC and Washington Architectural Foundation’s Architecture in the Schools. For eight weeks, Kristina and numerous employees spent one hour each week at Kings Glen Elementary School in Springfield, Virginia teaching sixth grade students about construction and architecture.
  • Exercising for a cause at the JDRF Real Estate Games in which employees participated in various sporting events to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  According to JDRF, a total of more than $430,000 was raised to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. A special congratulations to Project Manager Chuck Yetter who tied for first place in the men’s weightlifting event!
  • As part of our joint venture, GCS-SIGAL, LLC spent an afternoon at the Cardozo Education Campus speed networking with students at the DC Construction Trade Academy. The program was an opportunity for students to meet industry professionals who work in the careers that they are interested in, and to apply the networking skills they have learned.
  • The SIGAL Companies donated both materials and labor to the National Building Museum’s construction of The BIG Maze this summer. The 61x61 foot maze, housed in the building’s grand atrium, was open to visitors through September 1.
  • In addition to being a corporate sponsor for the event, a team of employees and friends participated in DCBIA’s Community Improvement Day held at Dwight A. Mosley Sports Complex.
  • GCS-SIGAL, LLC hosted a Green Apple Day of Service event at Woodrow Wilson High School on September 27. Members of partnering organizations and students performed a clean-up of Soapstone Tributary and the Outdoor Pollinator Garden. Whole Foods Market Tenley and WH Boyer donated food and planting supplies (respectively) to the cause.  
  • At the start of the NFL season, The SIGAL Companies created a “Pigskin Pick’Em League” with a $5 play-in price per week. The winner each week chose a charity in which the week’s collected money would be donated.
  • For the third year in a row, SIGAL and GCS employees chose a select Friday in October to wear their team jerseys.  Each employee donated $5 to support their sports team with all proceeds donated to Breast Cancer research.
  • Employees collected more than 90 books in a company book drive for the For Love of Children Annual Book Festival in November.  The books collected made it possible for students to receive more books and continue their interest and enthusiasm about reading and learning.

SIGAL was honored by the Washington Business Journal back in June of this year as being a top Corporate Philanthropist in the Greater Washington Area. SIGAL was acknowledged as a Corporate Philanthropist by both volunteer hours and monetary giving.  

About SIGAL Construction Corporation
Incorporated in 1976, SIGAL Construction Corporation (SIGAL) is one of Washington’s premier general contractors, known throughout the industry for its dedication to sustainability, high quality, cost consciousness, excellent client relations, and the ability to successfully complete unique and challenging projects. A founding partner of the USGBC, SIGAL offers superior general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, design/build, and sustainability services. SIGAL’s diverse project portfolio includes institutions of learning (K-12 and higher education), Federal and municipal agencies, law firms, corporations, hotels, technology firms, biotech companies, healthcare providers, multi-family housing, and associations/nonprofits. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit

About GCS, Inc.
Founded in 1986, GCS, Inc. is a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) in the District of Columbia. GCS’ services include project and construction management in addition to general construction services. A leading force in the Construction Management and Design-Build arena, GCS has a staff of over fifty project managers, superintendents, carpenters, and laborers. GCS has a proven track record of successfully complying with and exceeding the economic inclusion requirements for CBE, the First Source Employment Agreement, and the Apprenticeship Act. In addition to recruiting and retaining residents of our nation’s capital (including returning citizens), GCS supports many programs tailored in training and educating the District’s youth through the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation, including the Cardozo Construction Academy House Project. To learn more about GCS, Inc., please visit  


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Arlington, VA, January 2015— SIGAL Construction Corporation and GCS, Inc. actively spent 2014 giving back to the community on a local and national level.