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Keeley Companies Partners with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to Build 100 Beds for Children in Need

Keeley Companies and #KeeleyCares were proud to partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to host a Build Day on Saturday, April 13 at their downtown headquarters. Volunteers from Keeley Companies, ADB Companies, Lowe's, and other organizations came together to build 100 beds for children in need across the St. Louis area. Keeley is proud to support Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s mission of ensuring that all children have a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads.


A Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Day is a special experience and one that is open and welcome to all. Raw lumber, provided by Lowe’s as the event’s Material Sponsor, was used to build handmade beds for children currently without one. Volunteers, ages 12 and up, were welcome to participate in any part of the build process – no previous experience is required! Dedicated Sleep in Heavenly Peace volunteers taught participants about the different stages of the construction process and just experiencing the buzz, energy, and excitement of the day was incredibly rewarding.


“Sleep in Heavenly Peace is crucial for children’s health and every child deserves a space to rest,” said Garry Berra, Regional Director for Keeley Paving. “After participating in a Sleep in Heavenly Peace event, I knew that our Keeley family could make a major impact. I am so grateful that our team has embraced this opportunity to host a Build Day – it was an incredibly rewarding day that we will remember forever.”


“Our group has really come together and rallied behind this amazing and fulfilling mission” added Brian Waeckerle, Regional Account Director for Keeley Paving.


Sleep in Heavenly Peace was founded in 2012, and since then, they have grown across the globe. With 326 chapters operating in 44 states & four countries and 276,270 volunteers, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has been able to deliver 140,583 beds to children in need. What began in a garage building one bed for a single family has turned into a movement driven by the vision that “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town!”


“We could not be more grateful for Keeley Companies’ support on this Build Day,” said Steve McLean, Maryland Heights Chapter President. “Their reputation for giving back to the community, dedication to our mission, and excited volunteers made this Build Day an immense success. This is the start of a beautiful partnership.”


This Build Day would not have been possible without the support of local sponsors. Lowe’s is a proud Material Sponsor and long-time partner of Keeley Construction. Lowe’s has supported Sleep in Heavenly Peace across the nation since 2012, providing support from 14 different stores, discounts on tools and material, participation in 95% of all builds, and the use of five facilities for Build Days. As the Material Sponsor, Lowe’s will supply discounts on materials and bring in manual labor, caring hearts, and so much more.


Other participating sponsors for the April 13th Build Day included:


ADB Companies | Abbey Paving Company | Atlas Paving | Boretech Utility Services

Ditch Witch | Innovative Construction Technologies LLC | InRoads Paving | JV Contracting Inc.

L&L Fencing | Metro West Anesthesia Group | New Frontier Materials | National Trench Safety

Pavement Solutions | Shelly Materials | Tag Construction | T Maus Paving Company

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis | Vermeer | Zahner Inc.


Keeley Companies and #KeeleyCares work tirelessly in our communities to truly make a difference. Giving power to the people, #KeeleyCares is at the heart of the organization and empowers team members to put their time where their mouth is. #KeeleyCares is honored and humbled to support Sleep in Heavenly Peace and spread their mission across the region.


About Keeley Companies

Founded by Larry Keeley in 1976, Keeley Companies has grown from a small, local paving company into a family-owned enterprise of companies building communities across the nation. With 1,000+ Keeley’ns, Keeley Companies proudly serves as one single source for investment, development, management, construction, and restoration – empowered to exceed expectations every day. This family of companies is comprised of Keeley Construction, Keeley Properties, and Keeley Restoration Services. A world-class culture fosters the entire person –from learning & development, community service, health & well-being, and safety to sustainability, diversity & equity, and strategic planning to achieve results on purpose.


About Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a group of volunteers dedicated to finding those young children that do not have the luxury of sleeping on a bed or even laying their heads on a pillow. Through the wonderful efforts of volunteers and generous donations, beds are built, assembled, and delivered to those children who are otherwise sleeping on couches, blankets or even floors.


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