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KBE Helps CT Residents with 2K Gift to Hands on Hartford

Hartford, Conn – As part of its hands-on charitable giving program 50 Ways to Make a Difference, KBE Building Corporation has donated $2,000 to Hands On Hartford, a direct service program that provides food and housing opportunities to the city’s neediest residents.

The KBE  staff also volunteers with the organization by preparing backpacks for the Backpack Nutrition Program, and helping feed local residents by serving at the Community Meals soup kitchen.


l-r: Eric Brown, Barbara Shaw and Dianna Laderoute

Since 2009, KBE staff members have donated more than $1.2 million and 5,000 volunteer hours to benefit charitable organizations in Connecticut and Maryland. This $2,000 donation will help Hands On Hartford continue to achieve its mission, which includes feeding hungry children, seniors, and homeless residents and providing emergency food and assistance.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Hands On Hartford as part of our 50 Ways charitable giving program,” said Eric Brown, KBE senior vice president and co-owner. “Our staff has enjoyed making a difference by helping this organization.”

Brown and KBE executive assistant Dianna Laderoute presented the $2,000 check to Hands On Hartford executive director Barbara Shaw on April 21.

Launched in 2009, KBE’s 50 Ways to Make a Difference program celebrates the $300 million construction firm’s new ownership by long-time senior executives Mike Kolakowski, Eric Brown, and Simon Etzel, and its corresponding name change to KBE Building Corporation from Konover Construction Corporation.