Community Responsibility

Since its incorporation, LGC has been actively involved with community organizations and local leaders in seeking ways to advance opportunities for local residents. As a responsible corporate citizen, LGC recognizes the importance of giving back to the community in which one does business.

LGC is heavily involved in the Detroit community, contributing greatly to the recent movement to rebuild the city. LGC stepped up in 2016 to commit to the Motor City Makeover project, aiding the City in removing blight in the form of illegal dumping sites. Additionally, two of our main clients, Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept (DWSD), have allowed LGC to make a positive impact on students, residents and infrastructure simultaneously. LGC has been lauded for our innovative and reliable work fixing water mains and providing emergency repair services. LGC has also received recognition for our upkeep of DPS buildings, providing students with a clean and bright learning environment. Continuous work with DPS has inspired LGC to become more involved in giving back to the school district through preparation of holiday food baskets for student families in need, monetary contributions, book donations to programs like Focus on Literacy, and manpower for repair work at the district-owned Camp Burt Shurley, further entrenching LGC into the Detroit community.

The push toward heavy community involvement is rooted in LGC’s diverse leadership team and their commitment to their employees. Members of the executive team include Detroit residents, DPS alumni, and Wayne State Graduates, providing multiple connections to the City of Detroit. Furthermore, several employees at LGC are Detroit natives who have attended DPS schools and programs and represent truly amazing success stories. This combination of talent and passion manifests itself in a true love for Detroit and a pay-it-forward mentality at LGC.

Every year since 2014, LGC has reached out to DPS school principals asking for recommendations of families in need of assistance. LGC has helped 50 of the most under-privileged DPS families by delivering overflowing baskets of food and other necessary items for the holidays. Each year more than 3,000 pounds of food is procured and assembled in baskets weighing 60 pounds each to feed a family of 4 for 2 weeks during the holidays when access to school meals is limited.

LGC has gone one step further in providing a secure environment for DPS students that transcends our traditional facilities management role with the school district. Back in 2012, before LGC’s current contractual relationship with DPS to provide Integrated Facilities Management services, we partnered with the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries to board up 150 houses on Detroit’s west side. In November 2014 LGC joined more than 100 volunteers in boarding up 11 vacant houses near Clark Preparatory Academy on Detroit's east side as part of the city-wide Safe Routes to School Initiative. In April 2015, LGC worked with Detroit Police officers and members of the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Program to help fight blight and improve safety for children in a southwest Detroit neighborhood by boarding up 22 vacant houses near Neinas Elementary. In January 2016, LGC, along with other groups including City Year, Build On, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Youth Services Corps, and Wayne State University, turned Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a day of service by boarding up abandoned houses near Pulaski Elementary-Middle School in Detroit. We at LGC believe in Detroit and its people and will continue to work toward the resurgence of the City by committing to provide 360 degrees of service to its people and institutions.