Giving Back | 2023 Business
MISSION: Gallo’s President, JP Hymel states, “Our people and our families are what makes us special – by attracting, hiring, and retaining the best, we can deliver for our clients. Empowering our teams to give back in their local communities is very important to our Culture. It’s something we have done in New Orleans for generations, and we don’t want to lose what makes us special as we continue to expand!”
Founded and headquartered in New Orleans, Gallo Mechanical provides mechanical construction services through its offices in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, the Carolinas, Mississippi, Texas and Florida.
Why They Give
At Gallo “giving back is an expectation.” Gallo’s commitment to supporting the organizations and causes that matter most to its employees shows with its consistent charitable contributions to its employees’ communities. Giving back and inspiring employees to get involved with their communities is not an option for Gallo’s leadership, it is the expectation.
Wounded Warrior Project
In 2022, Gallo Mechanical hosted the Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Tournament in Panama City, raising $15000. This tournament was organized and executed by Gallo employees – some of whom are veterans themselves. This team included: Joe Manning (Panama City Project Manager), Danny Lindsey (Panama City Superintendent, veteran), Jacob Verzwyvelt (Panama City Assistant Superintendent, veteran), Kalei Bressler (Panama City Assistant Project Manager), Travis Carter (New Orleans Safety Manager) and Richard Hyde (Panama City General Superintendent, veteran).
Gallo’s team worked with the national Wounded Warrior Project and all funds raised from this event went directly towards lifesaving programs and services that empower wounded warriors as they take on their next mission in life.
For more information call 877-832-6997 or visit Woundedwarriorproject.org.
Cherie Hatley, a Gallo Project Manager in Raleigh, NC is also the VP of Steelhorse Strangers, an organization whose purpose and mission are supporting the Children of Person County, NC. Each year Steelhorse Strangers organizes a toy run benefitting Santa’s Helpers of Person County. In 2022, Cherie and 3 other riders participated in the “Iron Butt Challenge” to ride 1000 miles in 24 hours, raising additional funds.
According to Cherie “this year, we provided a 10×19 pod full of toys and raised $62,000.00. This amount gave Santa’s Helpers enough to provide toys for children ages 0-12, clothes to the children 13-18 and a Christmas meal for each of the families.” Gallo is proud of our employees like Cherie who work hard to help others and Gallo was honored to contribute to this meaningful cause.
For more information contact, Cherie Hatley by email, Cherie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallo’s partnerships have a direct impact in the communities where we started and where we continue to thrive. Since 2000, Gallo has been a significant partner and leader in the Fore!Kids organization, raising money to fund children’s service organizations through the Zurich Classic gold event. Our legacy with Fore!Kids started with David Gallo (Chief Executive Officer) and has continued with David Gallo Jr. (BIM/VDC Engineer), Chris Cali (VP of Operations) and Keith Deshautreaux (Director of Preconstruction).
Fore!Kids has raised over $45 million to date, providing healthcare, education and hope for over 200,000 children each year. Locally, Fore!Kids funds programming at Children’s Hospital, Educare, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Louisiana, and St. Michaels School, along with 60 other charities local to southeastern Louisiana.
For more information visit zurichgolfclassic.com.
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