Company and Community Events

For Achen-Gardner Construction and its employees, giving back means many things. It means fiscal responsibility during turbulent times, generosity toward our community, and a willingness to step out into local neighborhoods to share our passion and enthusiasm. We believe in giving back to our employees and the communities where we live, work and play.


Golf fundraisers

Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament
After the passing of a much-loved former employee, Mike Kolling, Achen-Gardner Construction teamed with his widow Jean to organize an annual Mike Kolling Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. This event is designed to bring together friends and peers of the late Mike Kolling to celebrate his life and raise scholarship funds that benefit local construction and engineering students at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University. To date we have hosted 10 tournaments (2008-2017) and raised nearly $200,000 in scholarships.

Chandler Horizon Rotary Club Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout
For the past 20 years Achen-Gardner Construction has sponsored this event at the San Marcos Golf Resort in Chandler. Every year participants raise an average of $50,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley, YMCA, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Chandler Christian Community Center, Hunger Plus, Gift of Life, and many more. Participants pay $1 per ball to try to make a 100-yard hole-in-one and a chance to win up to $1 million in cash or one of many great daily prizes. Visit the Chandler Horizon Rotary Club website for more information.


Completed project celebrations

At the end of every construction job, the project team - including project managers, inspectors, subcontractors, consultants, suppliers, and city officials - gather for some good food and fun to celebrate a job well done.


Sky Kids

Achen-Gardner Construction is proud to be a charter and continuing sponsor of the Sky Kids Fly Day Events For Special Kids. Our company has supported each of the events through both cash sponsorship and volunteering. The Sky Kids events give more than 100 children with special needs an opportunity to fly in a general aviation aircraft with an expert pilot along with a parent or friend to experience the wonders and enjoyment of flight. It is a fun day on the ground too, with face painting, a BBQ lunch, Star Wars characters, yo-yo champions, helper dogs, clowns, aircraft displays, and much more. Visit the Sky Kids website for more information. 


annual r&r

Achen-Gardner Construction holds an annual “Rest and Recuperation” weekend for our employees and their guests as a way to say thanks for the hard work and time dedicated to the company’s success. The weekend includes a golf tournament, dinner, prizes, special employee acknowledgements, and entertainment.

Other community sponsorships and Events 

City of Glendale Touch a Truck
City of Tempe Festival of the Lights
City of Chandler Rock the Block

Achen-Gardner construction has also supported:

H.E.L.P. Foundation
Habitat for Humanity
Histiocytosis Association of America
Hospice of the Valley
Hotshots Softball of Arizona
Human Services Campus
Jeff Ferguson Medical Fund
Junior Achievement of Arizona
March of Dimes Walk America
Mesa Caledonian Pipe Band
Mesa Citizens for Responsible
Mesa Community Lacrosse Club
Mountain View Softball
New Mexico Salvation Army
North High Football
Optimum Outreach
Paz De Cristo
People to People International
Pinal Transportation 2025
Pioneer Day School
Red Mountain High School
Salvation Army
Scottsdale Fever Fast Pitch Softball
Season for Sharing
Seeds of Hope, Inc.
Seton Catholic H. School
Sky Kids
St. Timothy Catholic Academy
St. Vincent De Paul
Sunshine Acres Children's Home
Superstition Football
Susan G Komen for the Cure
Tempe Diablos' Charities
The American Cancer Society
McKenzie Monks Foundation
United Way
Valley of the Sun United Way
Valley of the Sun YMCA
YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

100 Club of Arizona
A Stepping Stone Foundation
ACEC of Arizona
ADS Arizona Chapter
AGC Apprenticeship Trust Fund
Ahwatukee Foothills Pony Baseball
American Red Cross
Arizona Action
Arizona Employer’s Council, Inc.
Arizona Wado Karate
Associated General Contractors
ASU Foundation
Avondale Little League
Az Grid Iron & Cultural Exchange
Az Nat'l Livestock Show Inc
Basha Ladies Volleyball
Boy Scouts Troop 451
Boys & Girls Club of Casa Grande
Boys & Girls Club of Chandler
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
Boys Hope / Girls Hope
Breast Cancer 3-Day
Building Our Future
Chandler Education Foundation
Chandler High Band Boosters
Chandler Horizon Rotary Club
Del E Webb School of Construction
Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona
Doctors Without Borders USA
East Valley Marines
Food for the Hungry
Future City Competition
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
Gilbert Days Parade & Rodeo
Gilbert POP Warner
Glendale Salvation Army
Global Humanitarian