Our Corporate Partners

Chamberlain Group

The Chamberlain Group is a manufacturer of garage door openers and associated equipment headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois. It is a subsidiary of The Duchossois Group, a family business owned by Richard L. Duchossois. The company is among the largest manufacturers of residential garage door openers in the world.

Jack Weber, Manager of Architects and Construction with the Chamberlain Group, Inc. sits on the Board of Directors of Chicagoland Habitat For Humanity.

Elkay Cares

Elkay Cares is an incentivized employee giving program that encourages Elkay employees to give back through the offering of their volunteer time and donations. Elkay recognizes that employees like to give of both their time & their treasure and they are encouraged to engage their communities in meaningful ways. Chicagoland Habitat is one of a hand full of charities Elkay employees can elect to volunteer with or donate to. Elkay matches employee contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to a ceiling of $100K, offers product at cost to Habitat for Humanity projects, and compensates employee volunteerism with paid time off and other incentives.

Edelman

Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 66 offices and more than 4,500 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Blue (advertising), A&R Edelman (technology), BioScience Communications (medical communications), and agencies Edelman Significa (Brazil) and Pegasus (China).

With more than sixty years of experience, Edelman continues to push the boundaries of what PR can do. Grounded by their core values and strengthened by their independence, Edelman helps clients communicate, engage and build relationships with their stakeholders.

On March 19, Edelman kicked off a weeklong event to award its inaugural 5-5-5 community grant recipients: five days, five charities and five public relations plans to help participating local Chicago nonprofits focused on eradicating hunger and poverty by building a better brand awareness strategy. At the beginning of 2012, Edelman Chicago selected five candidates from a pool of applicants, conducted initial interviews, built strategic teams and hosted facilitations that focused on helping each nonprofit achieve its goals to spread awareness and drive investments. Chicagoland Habitat was one of the five recipients. To ensure the event’s success, Edelman employees offered more than 450 hours of unpaid manpower and $80,000 in charitable donations.

On November 27, 2012, Edelman Chicago colleagues volunteered with Habitat for Humanity as part of an inaugural #GivingTuesday event. #GivingTuesday is a day-long, national initiative that encourages people to give back in their communities. Edelman Chicago sent a total of 45 volunteers to build sites in West Pullman and Waukegan, while nearly 50 employees back at the office directed traffic to Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels, as well as the website for Habitat for Humanity in Chicago to share photos and live updates from the Habitat build sites and encourage people to raise money for the organization.

Kutchins Robbins & Diamond Ltd

KRD has been providing sound financial advice to clients for over three decades. KRD is a growing accounting and business advisory services firm—large enough to handle the most complex challenges yet small enough to offer the personalized service clients deserve. KRD serves clients in diverse industries typically family-owned/closely-held businesses, as well as high net worth individuals, family offices and non-profit organizations including associations.

Allen Kutchins, Partner of KRD, and his wife Genie, accountant and” Ambassador of Goodwill at Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd.” are faithful volunteers and supporters of Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity, and use their expertise and influence to advance the ministry of Habitat in the Chicago area.

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins LLP is dedicated to working with clients to help them achieve their business goals and overcome legal challenges anywhere in the world. From a global platform of 31 offices and more than 2,000 lawyers, the firm is focused on helping clients succeed. Latham was the first national law firm to enter the Chicago market when it opened the Chicago office in 1982. The office is the law office of choice for some of the largest multinational corporations, financial institutions and investment firms based or operating in the Midwest. A combination of homegrown business know-how and global expertise allows Latham lawyers to provide comprehensive services that meet clients’ transactional and litigation needs.

Bob Goldman, a retired Partner of Latham & Watkins in the firm's Chicago office, is Secretary and serves on the Executive Committee of the Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. Bob practiced with Latham for approximately 28 years. Bob served on the HFH Lake County Board of Directors before his involvement with Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity.

Latham provides legal services to Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity on a pro bono basis and has been a significant supporter. Tiffany Campion is a senior Associate at Latham, and is the lead outside corporate attorney for Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity.

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management. McKinsey & Co. is the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions.

McKinsey & Co. has donated hundreds of hours of pro bono work to the development and implementation of Chicagoland Habitat’s strategic plan and design for the collaborative model that coordinates the work of eight Chicago area Habitat for Humanity affiliates under one Chicagoland umbrella. Currently two senior executives of McKinsey & Co. sit on the Chicagoland Board of Directors and are actively involved in leadership roles.

Larson

Larson Manufacturing is a valued, long-time provider of storm/screen doors to Habitat for Humanity, donating more than 3,000 units each year in the United States.

The relationship initiated in 1992, and since then the Larson Foundation has offered generous gift-in-kind support each year to Habitat.

Larson’s employees are active in Habitat’s build programs, participating in the construction of new homes for low-income families. Furthermore, Larson is committed to funding the construction of a Habitat home in each community where the company operates.

The Pepsico Foundation

The Pepsico Foundation has made a generous donation to Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity to launch a new partnership to stimulate Pepsico employee engagement with Habitat in the Chicagoland area, and with all Habitat for Humanity affiliates in regions where Pepsico employees live and work

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric supports Habitat for Humanity International in its mission to eliminate poverty housing from the world.

As a national partner and supporter of long-term Habitat for Humanity campaigns, Schneider Electric has donated more than $13 million in Square D by Schneider Electric and Juno by Schneider Electric residential electrical equipment for homes built in the U.S., Canada and Mexico since 2001. In 2006, the company renewed its commitment to Habitat with a pledge to donate $7 million worth of residential equipment for 22,500 houses through 2010.

Additionally, many Schneider employees dedicate their own time and muscle to Habitat home builds. In 2008, the Schneider Electric/Square D Foundation continued this tradition, sponsoring Habitat houses in 17 company locations across North America by partially covering the cost of the land, infrastructure and materials to build each home. More than 200 Schneider Electric/Square D® business leaders worked alongside Ocean Springs, Miss., residents building six of those houses. Schneider also funded the cost for employee teams to participate in one-day house-building events, and sponsored the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2008 along the U.S. Gulf Coast by donating residential electrical equipment and sending volunteers to help with the building efforts. In 2009, the company continues donating Square D® brand electrical equipment, while providing funding to help cover the cost of land, infrastructure and homebuilding materials, and supplying volunteers to build nine homes nationwide.

State Farm

State Farm is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity International and is the national underwriter of its Youth Programs. Habitat’s Youth Programs seek to engage youth people ages 5 to 25 and involve them as leaders in the work of Habitat for Humanity.

As the national underwriter of Habitat’s Youth Programs, State Farm has partnered with Habitat for Humanity on the following grant programs: Campus Chapter State Farm Matching Grant, Youth United State Farm Matching Grant, Habitat Young Professional State Farm Matching Grant, State Farm Service Learning Partnership Grant, and the State Farm Disaster Services Grant..

Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of a 2012-2013 Young Professionals State Farm Matching Grant to fund the development of a CHFH Young Professionals Board. The “YP Board” supports and promotes Chicagoland Habitat by engaging a network of young professionals throughout the city in volunteerism and by orchestrating creative fund-raising and public relations events.

Thanx Media

Thanx Media is an enterprise solutions provider headquartered in Chicago. The Thanx Media team of experts understands the challenges facing businesses related to implementing new technology solutions. Thanx Media has helped over 150 companies discover and implement solutions to their Ecommerce challenges.

The Thanx Media goal is to help customers effectively leverage their resources, manage their data,and grow their business. They have the resources, expertise, and experience to help identify gaps and opportunities to improve the performance and profitability of a company’s website.

Thanx Media applies a best practices approach to the process of evaluating, implementing, selecting, and deploying solutions that; deliver a world class on-line customer experience, supercharge SEOs, ensure desired consumers see clients value proposition, help clients become the authority in their niche, manage client’s brand, increase conversion rate, employee productivity, and reduce costs associated with maintaining online catalogs.

Mary Sias, marketing expert, and Ecommerce business analyst at Thanx Media, Inc, is a Habitat volunteer and project manager for the development of the new Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity website. Thank you, Mary.

United Stationers

United Stationers is the largest wholesale distributor of business products in North America, with sales in of nearly $5 billion. In 2011, it ranked 467 (previous rank: 439) out of the Fortune 500 companies. United Stationers is made up of multiple divisions: United Stationers Supply Company (business products), LagasseSweet (janitorial and sanitation Products), Azerty (technology products), ORS Nasco (industrial products), and MBS Dev (software). United Stationers is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois with employee size 250 - 499.

United Stationers sells to a broad spectrum of customers, including office products dealers; contract stationers; office products superstores; computer products resellers; office furniture dealers; mass merchandisers; mail order companies; sanitary supply, paper and foodservice distributors; drug and grocery store chains; e-commerce merchants; oil field, welding supply and industrial/MRO distributors; and other independent distributors. It serves a reseller community of 30,000. The company maintains nearly 70 warehouses supporting its different divisions and is able to boast next morning delivery for almost 100,000 products it carries to every state in the continental United States for orders entered as late as 5PM the previous evening. Its focus on operational excellence has given the company an average line fill rate of better than 97%, a 99.6% order accuracy rate, and a 99% on-time delivery rate.

“The United Stationers Charitable Foundation exists to coordinate and mobilize United Stationers resources to make a difference in the lives of those in need through financial support and hands-on involvement.”

United Stationers associates have responded with passion to Habitat for Humanity’s open invitation to people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. In less than three years United Stationers relationship with Habitat for Humanity has grown from a one time, single day event to a company-wide initiative. On an annual basis, hundreds of associates from across our company donate thousands of hours of service in building homes.

In Chicagoland, United Stationers associates are involved in every area of the Habitat for Humanity operation, from swinging hammers to developing design and content for the Chicagoland Habitat website. United Stationers volunteers show their commitment through the giving of their time, talent and funds. Special thanks to Marshall Lancaster, Sean Farrell, Addison Farrell, Bill Hicks, and Toni Green.

USG Corporation

USG Corporation, also known as United States Gypsum Corporation, manufactures construction materials, most notably drywall and joint compound. It was organized on January 1, 1985 as the holding company of its subsidiaries. The company is the largest distributor of wallboard in the United States and the largest manufacturer of gypsum products in North America. The company produces the popular SHEETROCK gypsum wallboard as well as the FIBEROCK Brand Panels and SECUROCK Brand Roof Board. In 2008, the company had net sales of US$4.416 billion and a loss of US$462 million. The company operates 21 gypsum board plants in the United States and has 14 gypsum mines and quarries in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Valspar

Valspar first began supporting Habitat in 1979, when this paint and coatings company provided paint and volunteer support to Habitat for Humanity Twin Cities. This successful partnership grew, and in 2002, Valspar launched a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International with a commitment to offer a variety of exterior and interior paints to all U.S. affiliates.

In 2009, Valspar became Habitat’s National Paint Partner, announcing it would extend the long-standing Habitat relationship with a multi-year commitment totaling more than $20 million in cash and paint donations. With this extended commitment, The Valspar’s paint and cash partnership with Habitat for Humanity International will reach nearly $40 million by 2012.

Part of this commitment includes financial support to build Habitat’s A Brush With Kindness into a nationwide program. A Brush With Kindness serves low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, by painting home exteriors and providing landscaping and minor home repairs. Valspar helped found the program with the Twin Cities Habitat affiliate, and now Habitat affiliates in more than 30 states have initiated the program in their communities.

Valspar seeks to make a positive impact in the communities where its employees live and work, an effort the company recently extended to include more than 3,500 Valspar paint dealers by launching the Habitat Dealer Partnership Network. The goal of the partnership network is to connect Valspar dealers with local Habitat affiliates in support of A Brush With Kindness.

Whirlpool

In North America, the company has donated more than 140,000 ranges and ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators to new Habitat homes, serving 71,000 families. Additionally, Whirlpool has donated more than 28,000 products to Habitat ReStore retail outlets, helping raise over $4.6 million. A proud sponsor of Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project since 2003, the company has engaged 8,000 employee volunteers, sponsored more than 100 homes around the world and served more than 24,504 families in Europe.

Whirlpool plans to support the work of Habitat around the world through product donations, financial contribution and/or volunteerism. For more information, go to www.whirlpoolcorp.com/habitat.

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