Barnard Reaches Out
We believe education holds the key to all of our futures. At Barnard, we have many ways of showing it.
In our Schools, we support:
- Internships. Our active internship program trains more than 20 university students from throughout the country each year. Whether assigned to our Home Office in Montana or in a field office, interns signing on with Barnard experience immediate immersion and mentoring in the world of heavy-civil construction.
- At Montana State University. Barnard donates annually to clubs and organizations, including the MSU team that competes in the Associated Schools of Construction national competition each year. Our senior staff often serves in a coaching capacity. We regularly have our experienced engineers serve on advisory boards at the university. And, Barnard and individuals in our employ support the campus chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
- At Montana Tech. Barnard provided the Butte, Montana, engineering school with industry advisors and ran a four-year “Barnard Professorship,” a position on the faculty that was filled by a construction specialist.
- At Gonzaga University. Barnard Construction and CEO/Founder Timothy Barnard are very involved in supporting education at Gonzaga. Mr. Barnard serves on the University’s Board of Trustees.
- For some interns, Barnard offers scholarships as they return to school.
- For university students outside our internship program. Montana State University offers The Barnard Companies and the Barnard Construction Company Scholarship Fund each year.
- For our families. Within the company, employees and their children are often supported in their pursuit of higher education.
- For continual training. Barnard encourages our employees to seek out training programs that will enhance our performance for our clients. All safety and environmental compliance training are mandatory and all-inclusive (pictured at right).
In Our Home Community (Bozeman, Montana)
We want our employees to live in and be a part of a thriving community. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is a growing community not without its challenges. Founder and CEO Timothy Barnard and the company reach out as a group and individually to enrich our surroundings in a number of ways.
- Reach, Inc. Barnard sponsors a company team each year to participate in Trek to the Big Sky, a fundraiser for developmentally disabled individuals who then receive training for the workplace
- Special Olympics
- Eagle Mount
- United Way
- Habitat for Humanity
- Gallatin Valley Food Bank
- Family Promise
- Intermountain Opera
- Shakespeare in the Parks
- Bozeman Youth Hockey new pavilion
- Museum of the Rockies
- WorldMontana, promoting citizen diplomacy with international visitors
- Boys & Girls Club of America
- Junior Achievement
- Cub Scouts
- THRIVE, a mentoring and education organization that supports families and schools
- Belgade High School Senior Sober, an annual graduation party
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Salvation Army
- Red Cross
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- MSU Rodeo Club
In the Field
When we send our families into the field, we know they’ll cultivate a culture of neighborliness. It’s who we are. Some recent examples of our employees’ community-building efforts near our jobsites include:
- In 2012, our Barnard-D.A. Collins J.V. team at Gilboa Dam raised nearly $30,000 in a golf tournament fundraiser to support resortation of Prattsville, New York, a nearby town hard hit by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
- Our Team at the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams Decommissioning Project worked with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to preserve artifacts from a powerhouse that could be auctioned off to raise scholarship funds.
- In Renton, Washington, Barnard families raised money and constructed a playhouse for House of Hope, a long-term shelter and rehabilitation facility for women and children in crisis.
- Our Team at Lake Mead Intake No. 2 worked to make Christmas special at two houses on the St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada.
- We conducted site tours at the Saluda Dam to keep the public and local government apprised of progress in the effort to stabilize the earthen dam in South Carolina.
- Barnard sponsored fundraiser golf tournaments in South Bay and Port Charlotte, Florida. The tournament in South Bay, Florida, earned $33,000 for the community’s Parks and Recreation Department.
- We sponsored Little League, basketball and football teams in the small community of Lone Pine, California. We provided coaches to boot!
- We fought a fire in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California that ignited adjacent to our work area. Our employees reached the scene before designated firefighters could get there.
- We used our equipment to clear a wastewater treatment pond for a small community.
- Our crews improved a local fishing access.
- We supported Indian and Youth Rodeo for the Walker River Paiute Tribe and watered the local school’s athletic track in rural Nevada.
At Barnard, we strive to be an asset to each community in which we work and live.