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Building a Stronger Community

Kfoury Construction is among the Best of Reston.

They rebuilt the interior of theaters at Reston Town Center. They built out the expanded exhibit space for the Greater Reston of Arts (GRACE) on Market Street. They built the interior facilities for the Virginia Spine Institute on Wiehle Avenue.

With all they’ve constructed in the Reston area, the employees of Kfoury Construction may be most proud of their commitment to building a stronger community.

“It’s important to our employees because it connects them with the community in a very tangible way,” said Nick Timreck, executive director at Kfoury.

FOR OVER A decade, Kfoury has made volunteer and financial contributions to local charities. The 24-year-old company, which moved from Falls Church to Reston in 1995, was recently recognized for its community involvement by being named a 2006 Best of Reston award winner last January. “It’s an honor to be recognized, but our giving has certainly been a tradition that we plan to continue,” said Timreck.

The Best of Reston awards are given out each year by Reston Interfaith and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and presented to businesses, individuals and organizations that have gone above and beyond in their service to improving the quality of life of those in the Reston community. Kfoury and this year’s other award winners will be honored at the 15th Annual Best of Reston Gala on April 20.

As an active member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), Kfoury has found an effective outlet to help promote and spread business success in Reston. For about two years, Timreck has served on the chamber’s Incubator Mentor Program board, also mentoring for a start-up business called Veris.

“He’s spent his time giving them general business advice from human resources to business plans,” said Tracey White, president and CEO of GRCC.

Members of Kfoury’s staff have also participated in Ethics Day at South Lakes High School as well as helping out with the school’s all-night graduation party

WHEN IT COMES to the arts, the company has not only built exhibit space, but it has also volunteered time and money for GRACE exhibits, most recently the Champagne Art Auction.

“They have been very supportive in general,” said Mary Saunders, special events director at GRACE. “They’ve helped us complete our mission, which is to promote and encourage the visual arts.”

In addition, as part of GRACE’s Arts in the Schools program, the company sponsored an exhibit last year for local students to design its Thanksgiving card sent out to clients.

Much of their charity work and funding has focused on helping children at risk.

Last summer, the company donated a series of baseball tickets to Reston Interfaith so local children in transitional housing could see the Washington Nationals. The donation included extra money for each child to buy food and drinks, or a souvenir. “It’s really neat that they had the thoughtfulness to know that there’s extra costs when [the children] get there,” said Kerrie Wilson, president of Reston Interfaith, who added that Kfoury has been a regular supporter of their programs, including holiday food and toy drives.

The company helped sponsor Volunteer Fairfax’s Giving and Sharing Program, which provides thousands of books and toys to children in the county.

Kfoury has several pending projects in the Dulles corridor, a focus area for the company, Timreck said.

One of the company’s bigger upcoming projects is the redevelopment of the Prison Fellowship site, planned for a mid-rise with 20 to 30 luxury condominiums.