COMMUNITY FOOTPRINT

Participate. Contribute. Inspire.

At Progressive Design Build, we go beyond protecting our clients’ interests. We believe in giving back to the community. In an effort to support the communities around our homes and workplaces, the Progressive Design Build team donates time, expertise, and funds to regional humanitarian organizations year-round. Want to make a meaningful contribution to your community? Partnering with us is a great way to get started.

Toys for Tots

The Mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys for children in need during October, November, and December each year. With the help of generous homeowners throughout Southwest Florida, Progressive Design Build hosts a giving event during this time each year to collect new, unwrapped toys for the Mission so they can be distributed just in time for the holidays.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is on a mission to free the world from cancer through research, sharing of expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. Actively involved for several years, Progressive Design Build has supported the American Cancer Society in many ways. Most notably, the company has raised more than $25,000 in Relay for Life proceeds – all of which was donated to the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Since 2007, the Progressive Design Build team has annually contributed to Relay for Life fundraising events. Through the Rotary Club of Fort Myers, Mike Spreckelmeier has also assisted Relay for Life fundraising from 2010 to 2014.

In addition to fundraising, Progressive Design Build has supported Relay for Life events. One year the company donated marshmallow guns made from PVC pipe supplied by a generous plumbing partner. Progressive Design Build also hosts an annual fundraising barbecue/event with live music and entertainment. Family, friends, and partner vendors of Progressive Design Build come together to raise money for the cause each year. In 2015, we raised more than $4,000 for Relay for Life at the event alone. We welcome you to join us! Donate to or join the Relay for Life here.

Harry Chapin Food Bank

Progressive Design Build is committed to the hunger-free future of Florida. In partnership with the Rotary Club of Fort Myers, Progressive Design Build helps raise money for the Harry Chapin Food Bank at the annual Italian Fest. From the 2016 event alone, they raised over $16,000 in proceeds.

Founder of Progressive Design Build, Mike Spreckelmeier, first fell in love with the Harry Chapin Food Bank in 2013. While serving on the Rotary Board of Directors, Mike inspired community donations to the food bank in honor of the “Rotary Has Heart” Valentine’s Day initiative. On Valentine’s Day 2014, he spearheaded the delivery an impressive 1000 pounds of food, a full pallet of drinking water (donated by Progressive Design Build), and over $1,500 in cash to the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

Stockings 4 Kids

Founded in 2011 by Lee Knapp, Stockings 4 Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing present-filled Christmas stockings to less fortunate children throughout Southwest Florida. Since its inception, Progressive Design Build has supported this fabulous cause, sharing in the love and magic of Christmas with more than 4,000 children. During the holiday season, please join us in supporting Stockings 4 Kids with a financial donation or helping us stuff stockings with toys and goodies.

Rotary Club of Fort Myers

Rotarians live by the 4-Way Test and the motto, “Service Above Self.” Founded in 1922, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers is the oldest club in Southwest Florida. In 2008, District Governor Paul Musler sponsored Progressive Design Build’s founder, Mike Spreckelmeier, into the club. Mike started volunteering right away. His first event was Italian Fest, and he’s been involved every year since.

As an active member, Mike Spreckelmeier and Progressive Design Build have sponsored The Rotary Cup, Italian Fest, Screaming Orphans, Breakfast with Santa, the “Rotary Has Heart” event, and more. Over the last several years, the Rotary Club has helped fund international water projects, assistance for Haiti earthquake victims, and other local sponsorships.

Additionally, Progressive Design Build has filled a table at the annual Screaming Orphans outdoor benefit concert for two years running. Long-time supporters of the Rotary Club, the popular Irish band is committed to raising money for local non-profit organizations. Since partnering with the Screaming Orphans, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers trust fund has been able to provide over $180,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations.