Our company mission, stated above, is fundamentally based in community. Not only in a charitable manner, but also in who we are as participating community members – individually and collectively. It’s true, the company as an entity is an active community member and proud supporter of multiple non-profits across the Rocky Mountain West.
As a volunteer baseball coach and avid hockey parent for over 20 years, Doug “walked his talk”, demonstrating to all employees that it is possible, even encouraged, to have work-life balance while working full time. Over the years, Jackson employees have frequently pooled their time and money for the greater good. Missoula Food Bank & Community Center has been a consistent recipient of Jackson’s altruism with an annual food drive competition between all construction sites, delivering over tens of thousands pounds of food.
Each year, Jackson employees volunteer their time to Missoula Under Construction, a construction extravaganza where kids get hands on experience with the trades through games and activities. They even get to drive the big rigs! Missoula Under Construction benefits the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center, a service group that has lead the movement to end hunger in Missoula since 1982.
In 2018, Jackson donated resources, and employees donated time, to build the new Crossroads Plaza at Traveler’s Rest State Park in Lolo. The list goes on: Camp Mak-A-Dream, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Montana Trout Unlimited, Museum of the Rockies, Community Cafe in Bozeman, State of Montana Apprenticeship Program, and regular partnerships with K-12 schools to tour our construction sites so students can learn more about the trades.
Additionally, Jackson has a company match for employee donations to non-profits. As they are contributed, these donations are announced and celebrated throughout the company.
Let’s not forget the softball team at the Missoula office! They play in the Friday night, co-ed, adult soft-pitch league where the focus is on fun. Winning is always more fun, though. With two previous years of both summer- and fall-ball under their belt, they are currently undefeated in their third year. The team credits the winning streak to their increased fan base of family and friends who are always invited and encouraged to play, cheer and laugh along with them.