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STO Building Group is dedicated to every local community it serves. Recently, Structure Tone NYC has worked with Make-A-Wish to make a child's dream room. Employees frequently volunteer, fundraise, and engage in community-focused events.
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Community Engagement

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STOBG CARES: Teaming Up to Make a Difference 

Community and service. For Structure Tone New Jersey, those principles have been at the center of the company’s culture from the beginning. Accordingly, STO Building Group has supported the United Way of Northern New Jersey’s Legacy Luncheon since its inception. One of the United Ways key programs, which originated here in NJ, is its “United for ALICE” campaign, which aims to support “asset limited, income constrained, employed” members of the community.

Due to the pandemic, this year’s annual fundraiser hosted by northern New Jersey’s commercial real estate community had to shift to a virtual format. But STO Building Group and its peers came through, breaking last year’s fundraising record at over $300,000 for the ALICE fund.

“The longstanding partnership with Structure Tone is crucial to our ability to serve ALICE families. We deeply thank Structure Tone for joining in our commitment to equity and systems-level change for vulnerable families and look forward to the positive impact our partnership will have in the years to come,” Theresa Leamy, Chief Equity and Innovation Officer, United Way of Northern New Jersey.

“ALICE workers are an inherent and essential part of our economy and our ability to conduct our lives on a daily basis,” says Erik Sletteland, vice president of client service at Structure Tone New Jersey and longstanding committee member for the United Way of Northern New Jersey’s real estate Legacy Luncheon. “If they were economically challenged during one of the longest positive economies in our history, you can only imagine the need now during this pandemic. We’re very proud to be part of this ongoing commitment.”

Abbott Construction has always been a fixture in its communities, from supporting local schools to joining the fight against hunger. But one of their longest-standing relationships is with the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation, who they have been supporting for over 30 years through the foundation’s annual Festival of Trees and Gala and Children’s Courage cycling fundraiser.

Through the Abbott/Layton joint-venture, STO Building Group will be collaborating with the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation to create an entirely new event. The goal is to raise an additional $500,000 over the four years that the team will be working on the new children’s hospital project.

“It’s an honor to support the incredible mission of Mary Bridge, and to make a difference in the lives of the children they serve,” says Troy Stedman, president of Abbott Construction. “We look forward to sharing more details about this exciting event soon!”

US organizations we support
International organizations we support
Hours contributed towards charity
Non-profit organizations supported by STO Holiday Giving Back

$1.24M +

Donated to local charities

100 +

Bags full of toys donated in Toy Drives.


Pairs of jeans worn to raise $1,430 for multiple charities


Bags of groceries collected, plus a $10,000 donation

We’re a family-oriented company, built on a fundamental commitment to create permanent, positive impact in the communities where we live and work.

Since our founding, creating lasting and positive impact in the communities we work in has been an essential part of our core responsibility and values. Employees frequently volunteer, participate in fundraisers, and engage in other community-focused events. We support, encourage, and recognize our employees’ brilliant efforts to help address causes and improve our communities.

We are so proud of our employees’ efforts from chairing major events to raising desperately needed funds for surgery, to building a new playground, and working with high school students interested in construction and engineering careers. Staff throughout our organization invest their time and resources to make an essential and lasting difference in people’s lives.

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Structure Tone Southwest’s own project executive, Urmil Shah, and EVP, David Snyder, have been leading the Southwest team’s donation efforts. David donated 50 N95 masks to healthcare professionals at Texas Health Resource – Texas Health Alliance. Urmil donated N95 masks to the Plano Police Department, and worked with Structure Southwest’s partner, Carrco Painting, to donate 400 more to a local hospital in Dallas. A handful of Structure Tone Southwest employees have even taken it upon themselves to start making their own masks at home. Together, they’ve donated over 100 homemade masks to their local communities. 

December 22, 2020

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As many kids head into uncertain school circumstances this fall, our Boston STOWIC (STOBG Women in Construction) group wanted to help. The team put together over 150 COVID-19 “essentials” kits for the children served by Child Care of the BerkshiresGo to to make sure they have proper gear to help them stay healthy. Collected from donations by employees, each kit included two child-sized masks and two small bottles of hand sanitizer. The group also donated cleaning supplies, masks, and gloves for the child care center itself. Child Care of the Berkshires helps families in need in Berkshire County, Massachusetts by providing child care as well as family education, support services, and advocacy. With the COVID-19 essentials kits in hand, CCB can help families cover at least one of their concerns as their kids kick off an unconventional school year.

August 25, 2020

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Healthcare facilities everywhere are facing a severe supply shortage when it comes to medical PPE that prevents the spread of germs. Even critically essential supplies like masks and gowns are difficult to come by. On March 20, our colleagues at BCCI in California donated N95 masks to Coastal Kids Home Care, a nonprofit organization that provides in-home care for medically fragile infants and children. 

March 20, 2020


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Since 1986, Creative Art Works (CAW) has been giving under-resourced neighborhoods the opportunity to empower kids through art. By providing the materials and direction to hone career-oriented skills, actualize creativity, and engage with the community, CAW is helping young people develop the confidence and connections they need to thrive. One of their most impactful programs pairs groups of kids with artists to create lasting murals in their community. STO Building Group’s journey with CAW began 21 years ago. A client, Boston Properties, introduced the company to the cause and the STOBG team began donating office supplies, paint, brushes, ladders, and tarps to their budding summer program.

January 2, 2020


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We believe that how we treat each other is a reflection of who we are. STO Building Group is proud to support The United Way’s Alice CampaignGo to, helping Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed families and those in poverty in the wake of COVID-19.

June 5, 2020

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Meet the GBeesGo to! Govan Brown is raising a colony of bees who will forage for nectar and distribute pollen within a 5km radius of their hive benefiting the biodiversity of the neighborhood. They started out with 500 bees and will end up with over 100,000 by the end of summer!

August 13, 2020

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NEW YORK, NY – Over 1,350 leaders of New York City’s business and labor industry came together to celebrate and raise money for Saint Dominic’s Family ServicesGo to, a nonprofit organization that helps special needs children, adolescents and adults lead productive lives. Hosted by guest emcee, WABC meteorologist Amy Freeze, the dinner raised over $1.6 million for the 140-year-old community organization. STO Building Group executive vice president Eugene Peter White is chairman of the dinner committee.

February 10, 2020

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For the last two years, Structure Tone New Jersey has participated in the annual Clean Ocean Beach Sweep, held at 60 locations from Bergen County to Cape May. An amazing 32 employees and their families attended the 34th annual Beach Sweep in 2019.

October 21, 2019

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In honor of Earth Day, our NYC group ventured to Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve to clip back invasive, multiflora rose vines. Despite the rain and thorns, the team cleared over three trucks worth of branches—and even removed a fallen tree!

May 5, 2019

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