ReArch Hosts Trades Appreciation Party, Raises Funds for Vermont Foodbank

(l-r): Nicole Benton, assistant project manager, ReArch; Sarah Keblin, director of communications, Vermont Foodbank; Lisa Groeneveld; Hunter Gomez; and Jesse Rowe, assistant superintendent, ReArch

South Burlington, VT – On May 5, over 200 tradespeople came together in South Burlington at the construction site of the future headquarters of OnLogic for a Trades Appreciation Party hosted by ReArch Company.

The event was twofold in that its purpose was to recognize, support, and honor the skilled trades while also raising money to support the Vermont Foodbank. The day included a BBQ, ice cream, yard games, and raffle prizes.

“We wanted to work with all the stakeholders of the project to take the time to honor the hardworking tradespeople who show up rain or shine, snow or wind, and put their heart and soul into a project of this complexity and magnitude,” said Hunter Gomez, project manager at ReArch Company. “And, the fact that we were able to do so in a way that showed our appreciation while also raising a considerable sum of money for our neighbors at the Vermont Foodbank really made for a special day.”

OnLogic and ReArch provided matching donations to the funds raised through raffle ticket sales and charitable donations. The total raised was $15,000. A check was presented to the Vermont Foodbank on May 17.

“While the pandemic public health emergency has ended, many people in Vermont are still experiencing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vermont needs creative partnerships and events, like this one, to continue to raise funds and awareness about hunger. We could not be more grateful to OnLogic and ReArch for their contribution to helping our neighbors get the nutritious food they need to thrive,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank.

“Projects like the construction of our new global headquarters take an incredible team effort, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to host this wonderful event at our building site,” said Lisa Groeneveld, co-founder and vice chair of the board at OnLogic.

Prize donations and cash contributions for the event were provided by  A. C. HATHORNE CO., INC., Breton, Door Systems Inc., Control Technologies, CREATIVE COUNTERS LLC, David Lothian, Denis White Interior Contractors, DI STEFANO LANDSCAPING, INC., Fastenal, Gordon’s Window Décor, Hardy Structural Engineering LLC, Kelley Bros, MEI Electrical Contractors & Systems Integrations, New England Air Systems, New England Floor Covering, OnLogic, ReArch Company, Skidrowe Sugarhouse, Sd Ireland Brothers Corp, Spafford & Sons Water Wells, SSW ERECTORS, LLC, St. Albans Glass Company, Stark Tech, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., VHB, Wasted* PBC, Wiemann Lamphere Architects, White Cap, Ziter Masonry Inc.