Community Involvement

Who We Are

We exist to provide opportunities for our people and support for the communities we build; in other words, we’re Built to Serve.

We strive to give back to the communities that have supported our company for the past 35 years and actively support organizations within our communities. Here are some of the ways we give back:

Donating Our 1st Change Order Fee to Charity Program

Donating Our 1st Change Order Fee to Charity Program

One of TEEL’s initiatives is to ‘support those less fortunate and to increase our charitable giving’.  During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, TEEL rolled out it’s “Donating Our 1st Change Order Fee to Charity” Program.  At its core, the Program has allowed us to turn something generally viewed as negative and make it impactful – in a positive way.  Effective October 1, 2020, TEEL has pledged each of its project’s first change order fees to charity. Our client has the option of determining which charity (1 of the 5 organizations outlined below) will receive the first change order fee pledge. At the end of each fiscal year, TEEL prepares and distributes to its staff and all clients served in the preceding fiscal year, its Charitable Giving Report, outlining the impact the cumulative first change order fee donation had on our community.

Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

TEEL recognizes it is our responsibility to help enrich our communities. Employees are encouraged to become involved in their communities, lending their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within these communities. The purpose of TEEL’s Volunteer Time Off Program is to create community engagement opportunities for TEEL employees that are meaningful and purposeful. All regular full-time employees may volunteer up to 24 hours (3 days) per calendar year with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in accordance with TEEL’s Giving and Volunteering Guidelines.

  • Employees are paid their normal pay rate for the volunteer hours taken.
  • VTO is refreshed at the beginning of each calendar year.
  • Usage of this time does not affect vacation accrual or sick leave usage.
Community Involvement: TEEL Construction Founder Parker Teel presents donation from CBN

Catholic Charities

About/Mission: To provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.

Visit Website
Georgetown Lombardi - Women in Wine event 2018

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

About/Mission: Georgetown | Lombardi seeks to prevent, treat and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education and partnership with the community — guided by the principle of cura personalis, “care for the whole person.” Georgetown Lombardi is the research engine driving clinical cancer research at MedStar Health in the D.C. Metro area and northern New Jersey.

Visit Website
TEEL Construction sponsors JDRF event at Top Golf

JDRF [formally known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation]

About/Mission: JDRF is the world’s biggest nonprofit funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their focus is on finding a cure; until they do, the advancements they’re making every day ease the burden of those living with the disease.

Visit Website
TEEL team participates in Links To Freedom Golf Tournament

Links to Freedom

About/Mission: The Links to Freedom Golf Foundation (L2F) was formed to implement Wounded Warrior and Disabled Veteran (WW&DV) rehabilitative golf programs at military and civilian golf facilities nationwide to help aid in that struggle.

Visit Website
TEEL volunteers pack food for Second Story

Second Story

About/Mission: Second Story transforms the lives of children, youth and their families by providing safe havens and opportunities for them to grow and thrive. Second Story’s programs provide support at critical turning points in their lives.

  • Second Story for Homeless Youth and Second Story for Young Mothers offer long-term housing as well as life skills
  • Support, counseling, and assistance with basic needs.
  • Second Story for Teens in Crisis provides a short-term place to stay for youth in crisis, plus individual and family counseling.
  • Second Story in the Community provides drop-in centers for families and after-school programs for youth who need more support outside their homes; many of them living in communities where human trafficking, violence, and gang activity are prevalent.
Visit Website
Angelika Pop Up Union Market

Client Testimonial

Your team is thorough and gets us what we need when we ask, which is less common today than it should be. I appreciate your leadership and your diligent attention.

Sam Palmer, Vice President of Construction
EDENS
Project: Angelika Pop Up Union Market