The Beck Foundation started in 2005 with a focus on ending poverty, improving the quality of life, and helping those in need to build capacity in Mexico. Today, the foundation focuses on shelter and workplace development to build better communities where we live, work, and play in Mexico and the United States.
Affordable housing is an issue in all of the communities we serve. By using our core competency of design and construction, we hope to help address the problem and build better communities.
Beck has created strategic partnerships with the local chapters of Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Tampa in a long-term effort to help impact more than 300 lives through over 5,000 volunteer hours.
The architecture, engineering, and construction industries must innovate in the face of a now-epidemic labor shortage. In all of our markets, demand for design and construction projects is high, but the lack of labor impacts the cost of construction and the industry’s capacity to keep up with demand.
While technology aids our efforts to increase efficiency, there is no substitute for skilled tradespeople like carpenters and masons. Because of this, we are committed to investing in our future workforce through programs with local high schools like the P-TECH or Pathways in Technology Early College High School at Dallas ISD and at higher education institutions.
If you would like to support the Beck Foundation’s efforts to help provide shelter and improve workforce development in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, contact Humberto Trevino or Chad Schieber.