Giving Back


Giving back to the communities in which we work

One of the best things about being in construction is making tangible, positive contributions to communities throughout Texas.  Rogers-O’Brien Construction (RO) extends our commitment to the places where we live and work by getting involved with grassroots charities, sponsoring events, and affiliating with local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations. Examples include:

Salesmanship Club of Dallas
Founded in 1920, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in the greater Dallas area. Through the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, the Salesmanship Club raises millions of dollars each year to support its work. Proceeeds from the golf championship benefit Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers, which provides education and mental health services for children and their families in the greater Dallas area.  RO supports the Salesmanship Club in a number of ways. We provide financial sponsorship to the Byron Nelson Championship. And our executives volunteer their time to Salesmanship Club committees, the golf tournament, and Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers.

New York Says Thank You
Each year on the weekend before the 9/11 anniversary, The New York Says Thank You Foundation helps commemorate the support Americans gave New Yorkers following 9/11. The foundation sends New York firefighters — many of them survivors of the World Trade Center attack — to help rebuild communities around the U.S. affected by disasters.  RO partnered with The New York Says Thank You Foundation to rebuild the home of James and Eva Vincent in the small town of Groesbeck, Texas, just east of Waco. Three generations of the Vincent family have run assisted-living centers for disabled veterans out of their homes. Vincent family members also comprise nearly one-quarter of the Volunteer Fire Department of Groesbeck. RO solicited the support of construction companies and Texas suppliers to rebuild the Vincents’ home, which was destroyed by a tornado.

Tony’s Room Foundation
Tony’s Room Foundation is a 100% volunteer-based non-profit initiative which seeks to bring leading construction companies and children’s hospitals together nationwide in order to help families whose children are battling Leukemia by building "clean-room" environments within the family home. Tony’s Room was formed to build hope for families of children with Leukemia as a way to honor the memory of a courageous little boy from Slidell, Louisiana who had a very big heart and who really loved to fish, Anthony J. "Tony" Nata III. RO partnered up with Tony’s Room Foundation to build a "Clean Room" addition onto the home of a 12-year old boy battling leukemia in The Colony, Texas.

The following is a list of some of the local area professional, community and/or industry organizations in which RO or its principals are members, and in which RO employees actively participate:
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
  • Associated Builders & Contractors of Central Texas
  • Austin Athletic Scholarship Foundation
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Chapter-Associated General Contractors
  • Austin Children’s Shelter
  • Austin YMCA
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Brown Santa
  • BOMA International
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • CASA of Travis County
  • CIAC, Construction Industry Advisory Council, TAMU
  • Citadel Group
  • City of Austin Community Mentor Protégé Program
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Crockett High School Construction Technology Program
  • Glimmer of Hope Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lanier High School Construction Academy
  • March of Dimes
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • North Austin Business Council
  • Opportunity Austin
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services
  • South Austin Business Council
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Texas Hospital Association
  • The Real Estate Council
  • Urban League of Central Texas
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Young Contractor’s Forum (AGC)