“When the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County issued requests for proposals for help with their McKinney facility, they expected to be paying a lot of money for the project, but KDC responded with a bid of zero.
“I can’t tell you how important them being a part of this is,” CACCC chief operating officer Dan Powers said. “Having KDC as a partner in the construction and development of this site has been a gift. They’re on top of everything. They’re keeping the contractors, architects and all of those folks accountable during this which allows us to focus on the work we’re great at, and that’s helping kids.” KDC executive vice president of Design and Construction Mike Rosamond said the firm became familiar with CACCC through some of its previous clients.
“We had determined at that point that it was a really good project,” Rosamond said. “It fit us really well, and we would like to donate our services on it. So, we proposed in accordance with everything in the request for proposal and just simply put it at a $0 fee.”
Rosamond said the firm aims to give back to the community and has worked on other pro bono projects. “We do a lot of pretty tough work and takes a lot of long hours,” Rosamond said. “But when you’re involved in one of these projects, it’s a totally different perspective. You might think it will wear you out because you got a lot going on things at the end of the day and it really energizes you.”
Supply chain issues made it difficult for KDC to get materials such as structural steel, and the shortages caused the cost of equipment to rise. But Rosamond said the firm was able to place orders for the items it needed before the supply chain challenges worsened.
Written by: Plamedie Ifasso
Published by: Dallas Business Journal