Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG), and its joint
venture partners, is committed to supporting the Richmond-Madison County
area by investing time and resources in community programs that improve
education, safety, health care and the environment. We pledge to use
corporate giving as well as the volunteer efforts of our project employees
to make a lasting difference in our community.
Through these efforts we have a story to tell-in
fact, many stories to tell-how our efforts are making a difference. From
teachers using BPBG grants for innovative science projects to veterans
returning to school to needy children receiving toys at Christmas we are
making a positive impact in the Richmond-Madison County area. Visit this
page often to see and hear our stories.
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass
Continues Support for Veterans Program at Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is home to more than 1,200 veterans
and their dependents. The university’s commitment to helping veterans
further their education earned EKU a No. 3 ranking from Military Times EDGE
magazine for 2016. Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) has been a proud
supporter of EKU’s programs for veterans through participation in recruiting
veterans for employment, participating in job fairs, sponsoring an annual
luncheon to recognize women veterans, providing classroom presentations and
in direct financial support.
Dr. Bryan Cole, director of EKU’s Department of Veterans
Affairs, left, accepts a check from Ron Hink, BPBG project manager.
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass
Recognized by American Diabetes Association-Bluegrass
Blue Grass (BPBG) was named the 2015 Corporate Partner of the Year by the
American Diabetes Association-Bluegrass. BPBG and its employees raised
nearly $10,500 in 2015 to support the association and its efforts to stop
diabetes. Thirty million Americans live with diabetes, including more than
The award was presented at the association’s Kiss a Pig fundraising event in
Lexington in November. Accepting the award are Amy Miller and Keith
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, employees donate four tons of food to Salvation
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG)
and its employees replenished the Richmond Salvation Army’s food bank
shelves in August, 2015, following a donation of food and money.
BPBG’s 1,400 employees
collected four tons of food and more than $13,000 for the Salvation Army
during a two-month campaign.
“We are fortunate to have
been a part of Richmond since 2003 and are proud to have the opportunity to
partner with the Salvation Army as it labors to meet the needs of those in
our community,” said Doug Omichinski, BPBG project manager. “The
overwhelming support of our employees affirms our desire to make a positive
impact in Richmond.”
The leadership of the
Richmond Salvation Army said they were amazed by the results of the BPBG
“I’ve been in some larger
cities and I’ve never seen anything this dramatic in my life,” said Lt.
Dakarai Darby, Richmond Salvation Army commanding officer. “I’m excited that
there are people in this community that care enough about others in the
community to give back at this magnitude. To me, it’s truly amazing.”
Doug Omichinski, Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass project manager,
left, presents a corporate check to Lt. Dakarai Darby,
Richmond Salvation Army commanding officer, during a visit to the project
office at the Richmond Mall.
Madison County Sheriff’s Office Recognized
On June 10, 2015 Madison
County Sheriff Mike Coyle and his staff were recognized by Bechtel Parsons
Blue Grass for their support of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction
Pilot Plant (BGCAPP). The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has provided
vehicle escorts for more than 80 over-dimensional, modular units that have
been delivered to the BGCAPP site since 2010. When assembled, these units
make up buildings that house the lab and medical facility and also included
large, stand-by generators.
Doug Omichinski, left, Project Manager for Bechtel Parsons
Blue Grass, presents a recognition plaque to Madison County Sheriff Mike
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass
Bechtel is partnering with
Junior Achievement Worldwide to deliver programs to students around the
world to achieve both local engagement and global impact through the
“Bechtel Building Future Leaders” project. Middle school and high school
students in the Madison County School District will benefit from JA
classroom programs taught by local Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass volunteers who
share JA’s impactful programs related to work readiness, financial literacy,
and entrepreneurship. The program is funded, in part, by a $25,000 Bechtel
grant; read more about the grant to JA of the Bluegrass here:
American Red Cross "Heroes Campaign"
Bechtel Parsons is proud to
be a corporate partner of the American Red Cross (ARC) which helps thousands
of people in the region by providing emergency disaster relief and training
to respond to families in need.
In 2014, BPBG held its
inaugural Heroes Campaign and raised more than $6,000 to support the ARC and
its work throughout central Kentucky. In March, 2015, BPBG donated more than
$15,000 for the Heroes Campaign with the funds targeted for purchasing smoke
detectors for central Kentucky homes.
For more information on the
Bluegrass Chapter of the ARC visit
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass:
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is making a positive impact in
central Kentucky through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass—part of a
nationwide mentoring network to help children realize their potential and
build their futures. Each year, BPBG works with community leaders to raise
several thousand dollars in corporate and employee contributions that
support Madison County Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs. These vital
dollars are raised through a combination of its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake
event and employee initiatives.
In 2013, Bechtel Parsons was named the Big Brothers Big
Sisters’ 2013 Madison County runner-up champion and in 2014 raised more than
$6,600 in employee and corporate contributions. In 2015, that contribution
leaped to more than $10,500.
Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) employees having fun during
the 2015 Bowl for Kids’ Sake. BPBG raised more than $10,500 for the 2015
Bechtel Parsons presents grants to Madison County
Funds for innovative science, math and technology
activities in classrooms
Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) presented a $10,000 donation January 8, 2015, to
the Madison County School District to fund innovative classroom activities
focused on science, technology, and math. A dozen teachers from five
different schools will share the funds from BPBG for activities to promote
addition to the teacher grants BPBG also donated $3,000 for scholarships of
$1,500 for one graduate each of Madison Central and Madison Southern high
schools who plan to attend Eastern Kentucky University or Berea College.
“At Bechtel Parsons, we are
proud to support programs that promote innovation and continued education in
science, technology, and mathematics,” said Rick Goetz, BPBG deputy project
Madison County School Board Chairman John Lackey (far left)
and Superintendent Elmer Thomas (far right) receive checks from BGCAPP
Deputy Project Manager Rick Goetz and Assistant Project Manager Allison
For more information on the Madison
County Schools grant program, visit