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2013 Events

  • August, 2013:  Cork-Howard rounds out its team by adding a new Sr. Project Manager in Atlanta, Dan Biber.  Dan comes to us from CBRE and you can read more about him in our About Us section.  We also are welcoming Danielle Borden to our Tampa office.  Danielle is replacing Amy Keetley, who we are sad to see leave us but wish her the best.  We look forward to Danielle's contribution to our Tampa team and Cork-Howard as a whole.
  • July, 2013:  Cork-Howard welcomes Brennon Smith to our team.  He has joined the firm as a consultant aimed at driving and increasing our business.  We look forward to his enthusiasm and contribution.  To find out more about Brennon, please look at our About Us section.
  • July, 2013: Cork-Howard is excited to add Stanley Pelfrey to our field.  He is joining us as a Superintendent.  Stanley comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge and we look forward to his contribution to the field and to the company.
  • June, 2013:  Cork-Howard is pleased to welcome aboard three important people.  Jack Dowdell, our intern is joining us as a part-time employee.  Jack will be assisting with Accounting and other administrative functions.  Cary Bond has joined Cork-Howard as a Project Manager and Joe Davis has joined as a Sr. Project Manager.  Please read more about Cary and Joe in our About Us section.
  • May 9, 2013:  Cork-Howard is pleased to welcome its new Controller, Adam Johnson.  This position has been vacant since June of 2013 and we believe the wait was worth it. 
  • April, 2013:  Cork-Howard receives notice that two projects have been recognized by the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Georgia Branch in the 2013 Build Georgia Awards.  Subzero Wolf Atlanta Showroom was announced a Winner; while Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain Hospice earned a Merit Award. 
  • March 27, 2013:  A new Logo is born!  Cork-Howard received a fresh new logo design this month. The rollout is intended to be slow so as not to be too disruptive but will begin appearing in printed collateral, business cards; with stock items such as stationary taking longer to appear.


2012 Events

  • says, “Goodbye” to our dear friend & co-worker, Tim Hayes.

    Joseph Timothy Hayes

    March 15, 1952 - September 15, 2012

    Joseph Timothy (Tim) Hayes, 60, of Atlanta, GA died September 15, 2012, after a valiant year- long battle with cancer. Family and friends are invited for a celebration of his life on Monday, September 17, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Hayes; sister, Nancy Rothmeier, and brother-in-law, Donald Swaim. He is survived by his wife, Sydne Waller of Atlanta; father, Joe W. Hayes of Doraville; sister, Jennifer Swaim of Hoschton; a loving extended group of nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful group of friends that are family by choice. 

As we mourn our loss, we rejoice in Heaven’s gain.  His friends at Cork-Howard are blessed Tim made us his “family by choice”.  Our lives are better and richer for knowing Tim and we will miss his warmth, humor, love, and incredible, uplifting attitude.  Tim fought the good fight and is now resting peacefully in God’s love.  


  • August, 2012:  As stated in its recent newsletter, Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) is honoring Changemakers as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.  Changemakers are “individuals who have made notable and lasting impacts at BCM.”  Cork-Howard’s Gene Cork is recognized among BCM’s Changemakers, noting that Gene “has supported BCM both personally and professional.  Cork-Howard built BCM’s Piedmont Road location and retrofitted Buckhead THRIFTique.  In addition, Cork-Howard sponsored the BCM golf tournament for 13 years, including 11 years as the title sponsor.” 
  • June 26, 2012:  Cork-Howard hires two (2) new superintendents.  On June 4th, Luke Polvi began work on the 40,000sf First Option Mortgage project located in the Platinum Towers.  Eric Tipton began on June 26th to work on Trinity's MOB project in Augusta.  Cork-Howard is pleased to welcome both to its pool of professional and first-rate superintendents.
  • June 25, 2012:  Cork-Howard announces that Mark Williams will expand his duties to that of Business Development Manager.  Mark has been with Cork-Howard since 1997 and has worked exclusively in the construction industry since the early 1990's.  Mark has a broad knowledge of construction, as well as knowing many of the movers and shakers in the industry.  Cork-Howard expects Mark's pleasant personality and engaging style to help increase the company's current market share and looks forward to the contributions his talents and skills will afford the company as Mark steps into this new position.  Taking over Mark's project management duties will be Jeff Smith and Powell Turner, both Senior Project Managers, and admittedly excellent project managers in both their own rights.  Congratulations to you all!
  • June 23, 2012Cork-Howard's Denyse Brackett held a fundraiser for GERL (Georgia Equine Rescue League) at the Woodstock Antique Market "Flea Market & Junk Day". Assisting Denyse during the hot and humid event were co-works, Pam Johnson and Joan Akerman.  Cork-Howard employees contributed to the cause by bringing in their junk to be purchased as treasure by someone at the market.  The goal for the event was $600; however, this was surpassed as the team raised over $700.  This money will help feed and care for "Buck", a 3-year old stallion being supported by the company through efforts such as these events. "Junk Day" was the 2nd event where proceeds were raised by Cork-Howard employees for "Buck's" care.  
  • June 2012:  Cork-Howard launches its Social Media platform with pages on both, LinkedIn and Facebook.   Please connect and Friend us.


  • June 2012:  The June 8th edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle highlights the "Best in Construction" which annually publishes the top ranting Interior Commercial Constractors. Cork-Howard ranked 13th is this year's list; making this approximately the 14th consecutive year the company has appeared within the Top 25.  To view the list, please click here.  Also included in this publication is an article on our winning Build Georgia project, Windham Brannon.
  • May 2012: Cork-Howard is very committed to safety.  A demonstration of this: the Superintendents are  going through training to recieve their OSHA 30-hour Certification.  Classes are being held at the Atlanta office over a period of six Fridays under the guidance of Cork-Howard's full-time Director of Safety, Vicki Blahut - an approved OSHA trainer. Cork-Howard understands the value of training, especially in areas that will help protect its employees and customers.
  • May 2012:  Georgia Equine Rescue League, Ltd., aka GERL, was founded in 1993 out of a deep concern for the growing number of starved, abused and neglected equine in our state. Denyse Brackett, Cork-Howard's Accounts Receivable Specialist hosted a luncheon with the goal of raising $150 which would feed and care for one horse for one month.  At the luncheon held on May 24th $355 was raised, enabling the care and feeding of two horses.  Assisting with the luncheon were other colleagues:  Liz Baxter, Pam Johnson, and Mark Williams.  A yardsale fundraiser is planned on June 23rd with the goal of raising $600 which will cover the care and rehabilitation of a horse for four months.
  • April 2012Atlanta Hospital News highlighted Cork-Howards's recently completed Hospice project, Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain.  The newly constructed 18-bed resource boasts a look and feel more reminiscent of a mountain lodge than a medical facility; it will surely be a welcome for the patients and families who visit this hospice.  Click here and go to page 6 to read the article.

2011 Events

  • November 2011:  Cork-Howard's very own, Liz Baxter, won the race for Woodstock City Council, Ward 4 - receiving 59% of the votes.  This is Ms. Baxter's fourth term having previously been elected in 1995, 1999, and 2003.  All of the employees are proud of Liz's accomplishment and know she will serve the community with a strong committment to integrity.  Congratulations also to Denyse Brackett; not only Liz's Campaign Manager but also fellow collegue at Cork-Howard Construction. Both women serve in our Accounting Department, keeping us all straight.
  • June 2011: A flattering article about Cork-Howard Construction and their recent project in Jesup County (Bone & Joint Institute of the Southeast) was included in the June publication of Atlanta Hospital News.  To read the article, "Sticks & Stones" in its entirity, please click here.
  • June 18, 2011:  During the annual Associated General Contractors, Georgia Branch Convention, Cork-Howard's Bone & Joint Institute of the South East project was announced a Winner in the 2011 Build Georgia Awards ceremony. 
  • April 2011:  Cork-Howard's construction of the Catholic Church of St. Ann is highlighted in the April Church Construction issue of Religious Product New".  Not only is the article very flattering but our work and effort graces the magazine's front cover.  Please click to read the article in its entirety.

  • AGC 2011 Safety Day, April 1, 2011:  We are excited to announce one of Cork-Howard’s own had a prominent role in this year’s 17th annul AGC Safety Day, held April 1st at Gwinnett Center!  Vicki Blahut, Director of Safety for Cork-Howard Construction and Chairperson for the Safety and Health Committee delivered a speech to the over 200 in attendance about the importance of the safety committee members and how they continually strive to build a safer work environment for everyone.   

          As Chairperson for the Safety Committee, Ms. Blahut performs a vital function in the overall leadership of the AGC’s Safety initiatives within the entire Georgia construction industry.  The other members of the Safety Committee are highly professional leaders within their respective companies and together their efforts are advancing the AGC’s agenda to promote safety within the industry as a whole.   Members meet monthly to share information, everyday experiences, and also volunteer their time to educate other team members.  The committee works tirelessly putting together the Safety Conference, recruiting volunteer speakers, and bringing in specialty vendors for the Marketplace. 

          In addition to Ms. Blahut’s speech regarding the important strives the AGC Safety Committee is making, she also had the honor of recognizing field superintendents who have successfully maintained a perfect record of “No Lost Work Days” at their jobsites for the previous calendar year.  The superintendents announced received an award for their excellence in safety.

          The seminar and conference was also filled with opportunities to help General Contractors stay informed with relevant topics pertinent to the industry.  The program included valuable education seminars for safety and management and offered a number of networking opportunities.

     AGC Chapter leadership, along with the Safety and Health Committee constantly strive to deliver effective safety and training opportunities to help develop the construction industry’s frontline supervisors.  Cork-Howard is proud that Vicki Blahut represents, the AGC as well as the Cork-Howard Company in such a valuable and professional manner.

  • Marietta Daily Journal, March 16, 2011:  As reported by the Marietta Daily Journal, WellStar celebrated the opening of its newly renovated lobby at Cobb Hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Senior Project Manager, Jeff Smith, headed Cork-Howard's construction team on this project and was superbly assisted in the endeavor by superintendents, Sean McColl and Danny Brown.  In addition to the lobby renovation, Cork-Howard has three (3) additional projects being constructed at Cobb Hospital concurrently over a 12-month period. The total $16.8 million combined project entails not only the renovations to the existing lobby but the construction of a new Operating Room, Central Energy Plant, and Retail Pharmacy.  This total 4-phase project encompasses over 37,000sf of hospital renovations.

    2010 Events

  • Construction Today Quarterly spotlights Cork-Howard in an article appearing in their Summer 2010 publication...  You may find the article, "Going Above, Beyond" on page 69 in which Cork-Howard's service is highlighted.  President, Gene Cork, and vice presidents, Rusty Ragsdale and Mark Williams, were interviewed for the article and provide insight into the company's growth and sustainability.
  • Marietta Daily Journal, June 30, 2010:  An article appeared in the Marietta Daily Journal which highlights the community's newest Hospice Facility to be located off Kennesaw Avenue in historic Marietta.  this 27,622sf hospice home will be the newest in the WellStar's endeavor to provide for the end-of-life care which is much needed.  This facility will double the space WellStar currently provides through Tranquility Hospice, located near Cobb Hospital in Austell.  Cork-Howard Construction is proud to be the named General Contractor for this worthy and much needed facility.
  • Cork-Howard, in conjunction with H2 Ecodesign , received the great news on November 19, 2009, that their recent project at Morgan Stanley Atlanta has earned LEED (R) Silver Certification... Congratulations to everyone!

2009 Events

  • September 2009, as part of a project directed thorough the Young Leadership Program of the Associated General Contractors, Georgia Branch, Cork-Howard retrofitted a split-foyer residence to accommodate disabled veteran, Johnathan Moore
  • President, Gene Cork, is quoted in the Marietta Daily Journal (April 12, 2009) .  WellStar Foundation is currently raising funds to build another hospice facility, this one to be located in Marietta off Kennesaw Avenue.  Gene Cork has had multiple experiences with the hospice system and provided a family's perspective on the care that hospice provides.
  • On April 4, 2009 , Cork-Howard employees participated in a 2nd Volunteer Day for the new Women's Extension.  in preparation for the completion of the project, Volunteers cleaned the facility; making it ready for the new residents to move in at the beginning of May.  The Board of Directors for The Extension were on hand to provide volunteers with breakfast and lunch. 
  • April 4, 2009 marked the dedication of the new Legion Post 160 in Smyrna.  Cork-Howard vice-president, Mark Williams, was on-hand for the ribbon cutting and festivities. Not only is Cork-Howard proud to be associated with this project because of the great individuals who are served by the facility but this also marks the first LEED ® project in the city of Smyrna.  In further efforts of "going green", Cork-Howard is advancing its business model toward the effort by ensuring that a large portion of its project managers and assistant project managers are LEED ® Accredited Professional.
  • January, 2009: Cork-Howard held its first volunteer project at the location of the new Women's Extension on January 24th. The facility is the first in Cobb County to address the issue of women with addiction. Please click here to read more about the facility and our volunteer project.

2008 Events

    • June, 2008:  Cork-Howard was on-hand to accept the awards at this year's Build Georgia Awards Ceremony which was held in Savannah at The Associated General Contractors, Georgia Branch annual convention.  Cork-Howard was announced "Winner" for its Union General Hospital Labor and Delivery, C-Section, and West Wing renovation project.   Merit Award Winners included:  Alliance Bernstein, Bain & Company, and JM Family/DataScan projects.
    • June, 2008:  Cork-Howard Construction is "First Class" reports The Atlanta Hospital News in their June 2008 edition of their monthly healthcare newspaper.
    • May 12, 2008:  Gene Cork, President of Cork-Howard is a Board Member for The Extension, a facility dedicated to assisting men with addiction.  On May 12th, The Extension hosted a reception to inform the public of a new women's facility planned for Cobb County.  This will be the only facility of its kind dedicated to helping women of addiction.  It is estimated that approximately 40% of the homeless are women.  This facility will be designed to help women with addiction get off the streets and incorporated into productive society and reunited with their families.  IF you are interested and would like more information about the good works being done at The Extension, please contact Tyler Driver at or Barb Frost at bfrost@theextension.orgYou may also contact them directly at (770)570-9075.  For more information regarding the efforts of The Extension, please go to

    • May 9, 2008:  Cork-Howard joined with the National Bone Marrow Donor Program in hosting a donor registration at our office on Friday, May 9th.  We are pleased to announce that we were able to register 57 potential marrow donors!  For pictures of the event, please click here.  For information on hosting your own marrow drive please contact Stacy Toney at:

      The purpose of this is to register individuals in the NBMD Program.  Bone marrow transplants are required of people with lymphoma and other life threatening diseases. On any given day, 6,000 patients search the National Marrow Donor Program Registry for a marrow donor.  They are hoping to find a volunteer donor who is willing to help them.  Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed.  Give the gift of life by joining the registry so someone else may have the hope of life.  This registry drive is open to the public; as we are hoping to register 100 individuals during this campaign.    For more information regarding the donor program, please visit their website at:

    • May 6, 2008:  Cork-Howard Construction participated again as a hole sponsor for this year's Bobby Dodd Charities Foundation Golf Tournament.  Cork-Howard hosted two teams.  (Hosts for Team #1 were Lori Howard and Art Smith; Team #2 were Mark Williams and Mike Pierce.) The Bobby Dodd Charities Foundation supports the Boys and Girls CLubs of Atlanta, Atlanta Hospice, and the Kim King Foundation, among others.  The tournament is the foundations sole means of fundraising.  Cork-Howard would also like to thank some of our vendors who participated by donating to the silent auction:  Commercial Insurance, McKenney's, Mostly Tennis, Protech Printing, The Ravinia Club, Rosing Paint & Wallcovering, and The Vinings Club.  We appreciate each of these companies for "answering the call" when we asked for participation in the silent auction.
    • May 2, 2008:  Nothing is more refreshing than a company  that gives of itself.  As philanthropic as Cork-Howard is as a company, the employees are individually just as generous.  Friday, May 2nd ended two very important internal drives that is totally employee directed.  One was a food drive for MUST Ministries.  The community shelter was running desperately low on life's basic necessity, food.  Employees collected non-perishable items for the drive and delivered them to the Marietta shelter on Friday.  Another employee drive was for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Memorable Luminarydrive.  Employees remembered loved ones lost to cancer, as well as were able to honor those currently battling this awful disease by making donations to the luminary drive.  CDH Partners, a local architect, gave the call and the employees jumped to the challenge. 

    •  April 5, 2008:  Cork-Howard Construction supports the 2008 Recovery Run for The Extension. Please click to view slides on the event.  For more information regarding The Extension, please visit their website at:
  • March 25, 2008  Cork-Howard Construction is presented the Community Partner Award from Buckhead Christian Ministry.  Helen Cunningham, Director, presented Gene Cork the award at their 12th Annual Appreciation Dinner.   The annual banquet is held to thank the many community volunteers and supporters for the work that they do, which enables the metro-Atlanta ministry to thrive; serving the community.  The organization provides crisis support and aid to the working poor.  Cork-Howard has been a supporter of the organization since 1998 and the Title Sponsor for their annual fundraiser - the BCM Golf Tournament since 2002. For more information on this organization, please visit: 
  • Cork-Howard participates in TEAM Dinners for Trinity Community Ministries; a transitional housing program for formally homeless and recovering men.  Employees volunteer once a month at Trinity House; visiting and sharing dinner and experiences with these men. For more information about how you can participate in this very worthwhile program, please visit the website for Trinity House at Employees admit that they receive as much or more from these visits than they believe the men receive from us.  Truly a testimony that "it's better to give than to receive".

2007 Events

  • October 2007:  Cork-Howard Construction is recognized in The Atlanta Hospital News for their award-winning construction at Dekalb Medical Center on its Chiller Replacement Project.
  • Cork-Howard again participated as the Title Sponsor in this year’s 2007 Buckhead Golf Classic which raises support for the Buckhead Christian Ministries.  This year’s event will be held at the Atlanta Country Club and funds raised go to support families in the Atlanta area in need of food, school supplies, help with a rent payment or as a way to begin again after living on the street.

On August 30th Cork-Howard Employees enjoy an "End of the Summer" party at the office, coordinated by our HR Assistant, Monica Whiteman.  The event was a Hawaiin theme (Aloha to Summer) and was a potluck event so everyone was able to pitch in to make this a fun event.  The crowd was well-fed and in need of an afternoon nap.  Prizes were awarded to the best dressed, most interesting themed dessert, and who could guess the number of sea shells in the vase. 

  • Article in June 2007 edition of Furniture & Interiors, spotlighting Cork-Howard Construction - a different kind of company.
  • On June 15th, 2007 The Atlanta Business Chronicle released the 2007 rankings for Georgia's Top 25 Commerical Interior Contractor.  For the 2nd year in a row, Cork-Howard Construction was ranked #10.  [For a comprehensive look at the achievements of Cork-Howard Construction, please see our Recognition webpage.]
  • June 4, 2007: Cork-Howard was a Gold Level Sponsor for the inaugural Cobb Leadership Summit, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. John Maxwell. Hosted by Cobb Schools Foundation, the purpose of this summit was "to focus on leadership skills that will empower individuals and organizations to achieve success."  The event included leaders and future leaders representing business, education, government, and community enterprises. After the lunch break, there was a panel of Cobb County Leaders who answered questions regarding their thoughts and perspectives on what is happening in Cobb County and how growth will be addressed by the leaders of today.
  • Cork-Howard was the Title Sponsor for the WellStar Community Hospice 25th Celebration which was held on May 17th at the Cobb Galleria.  WellStar Community Hospice, organized in 1981, is one of the oldest hospice programs in the state.  It was the first hospice to achieve accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Residential and inpatient hospice care are offered at Tranquility, which is located on the campus of WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell.  We are excited to be associated with this terrific organization.  Our President, Gene Cork, was the closing speaker at this event, sharing his personal experience with the hospice organization during his sister, Angie's, time with Tranquility and in-home hospice care.

  • GOLF!  May, 2007 was a busy time for Cork-Howard as a sponsor in four upcoming golf tournaments, which raised money for several worthy causes: 
  • North Cobb Christian School 8th Annual Eagle Challenge for Success Golf Tournament:  May 7th at Governor's Towne Club.  This event supports the educational ministry of North Cobb Christian School.  Last year over $49,000 was raised for these efforts.
  • Young Harris College Clay Dotson Golf Tournament:  May 7th at Brasstown Valley Resort.  THis event supports scholarship assistance for YHC students.  Last year's event raised over $75,000.
  • Bobby Dodd Charities Foundation Golf Tournament:  May 8th.  This is the only fundraising event for the Bobby Dodd Charities Foundation.  Proceeds from this event go to sponsor:  Atlanta Boys & Girls Club, Hospice Atlanta Center, The Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation, National College Football Hall of Fame Foundation, and most recently, the Kim King Foundation.
  • Association of General Contractors Young Leader Charity Golf Tournament:  May 9th at Orchard Hills Golf Club in Newnan.  Support raised from this event goes toward the AGC Young Leadership's Charitable Works Fund, which increases the public's awareness of the chapter, while being able to use the groups' skills and resources to support a community or organization in need.  Some of the charities supported in the past include:  Habitat for Humanity, Hillside Hospital, Toys for Tots, American Red Cross, FOCUS, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Operation Homefront, Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Camp Sunshine, and Construction Education in Georgia.
  • Cork-Howard Construction Services, LLC was nominated as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the 2007 Pacestters list by the Atlanta Buisiness Chronicle.  On April 13th, they received notice that they were ranked the 4th Fastest Growing Company in Atlanta!.  Congratulations go out to the entire CHCS team, including Lori Howard, Stacy Askins, and Marlene Carroll.   
  • WellStar Foundation's Gala, "Start Spreading the News" will be held on April 21st at the Marrietta Country Club.  Cork-Howard is a sponsor and company representatives will be on hand to participate in this worthy event.  Proceeds from the Gala will support three furndraising campaigns for the Foundation:  End of Life programs, including Tranquility, the residential hospice facility; Cardiac Services; and Onocology services and programs.
  • DeKalb Medical Center Foundation;s Nightengala will be held on April 28th at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead.  This year's theme will be "On a Roll in Las Vegas:  NIghtengala Hits the Jackpot."  This foundation has raised over $1.0 million since its inception in 1989.  This year's event will support "Wellness on Wheels" which is a mobile health clinic providing screening and preventative healthcare to underserved and "at risk" communities.  Cork-Howard is again a proud sponsor of this event.
  • Cork-Howard once again participated in the Heart of Hope Academy's "Angels of Hope" luncheon.  Heart of Hope is a private Christian school for children with severe special needs.  Proceeds from this luncheon help support scholarships for the children attending the school.  This year's guest speaker at the luncheon was former Miss America, Heather Whitestone McCallum.
  • The Center for Family Resources’ 2007 Oscar Night America Gala benefiting the center was held on Sunday, February 25th in conjunction with the live broadcast of the Academy Awards.  All net proceeds from this evening’s event go to programs and services for the center, which is a nonprofit organization that provides programs to low-income and homeless families and individuals.  Cork-Howard is pleased to once again participate by donating to their silent auction and purchasing a table.
  • Cork-Howard again sponsored two tables for the 2007 Real Estate Prayer Breakfast which was held at Cobb’s Galleria Centre on February 22nd.  Each year the real estate community hosts this event which is designed to serve as a tribute to Mark Christopher, a Cushman & Wakefield broker who fought, but lost, a valiant battle with lung cancer.  His incredible faith and testimony during his illness reached thousands in the real estate industry – and continues to this date.  This was the ninth year this event is held.  This year’s keynote speaker was Zell Miller, a dedicated Christian who has served our country as a Marine Sergeant, Governor, and Senator.

2006 Events

  • Angel Tree‘                               Tis  the season and for the third consecutive year Cork-Howard has its own Angel Tree.  The recipients of the Angel Tree collection are the nine foster children superintendent, David Marsh, and his wife, Norma have in their care.  Employees will provide one set of clothing and two gifts for each child who range in age from four to 15 years old.  What makes this a unique and special event each year is that this is a charity program solely designed and created by the CHC employees upon hearing about the Marshes dedication to the foster program. 
  • Cork-Howard was again the Title Sponsor in this year’s 2006 Buckhead Golf Classic which raises support for the Buckhead Christian Ministries.  This year’s event was held at the Atlanta Country Club on October 16th and funds raised go to support families in the Atlanta area in need of food, school supplies, help with a rent payment or as a way to begin again after living on the street.
  • Cork-Howard participated as a Silver Sponsor at this year’s October BrokerFest to benefit the Atlanta Board of Realtors Educational Foundation and the Dana & Doug Smith Cancer Assistance Fund.  This year’s event was held at The Clubhouse at Lenox Mall on October 19th.

  • On October 14th, Cork-Howard again participated as a Platinum Sponsor in this year’s Cobb County Make-A-Wish 5K Run to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation which grants wishes to six Cobb County terminally ill children.
  • This was the first year for Cork-Howard to participate in the annual Fall Flea Ball at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s J B Fuqua Rooftop Pavillion.  The event on October 6th, was held to benefit PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Atlanta, a no-kill adoption center for pets. We were excited to see that the Honorary Chair for this year’s event is Mr. John Rice, Vice Chairman of General Electric; one of Cork-Howard’s long-time customers.
  • Cork-Howard was again a Clubhouse Sponsor again in this year’s WellStar Foundation Golf Tournament, held September 12th at BridgeMill Athletic Club.  Proceeds from this year’s event benefits a variety of initiatives such as the Angel Fund; which provides for uncompensated care needs of residents at Tranquility, the residential hospice facility of WellStar Community Hospice.  The Foundation provides car seats, bike helmets and smoke detectors, and funds educational programs for children and teens addressing their specific health concerns.  WellStar’s Cancer Program addresses the needs of cancer patients and survivors, and donations to the NICU provide services and support to families of infants requiring NICU care.  These are just a few of the programs funded.
  • Cork-Howard participated as a Table Sponsor for the 8th Annual Celebrate the Children Ball for the Children’s Restoration Network which was held July 12th at the Marriott Alpharetta.  Additionally, Cork-Howard participated as a Scholarship Sponsor for a deserving High School Senior as part of their Back 2 School Program for Homeless Children.  CRN currently assists approximately 1,900 homeless children who reside in shelters or group homes for abused and troubled children in 17 counties throughout the metro-Atlanta area.
  • Cork-Howard maintained its participation with the Bobby Dodd Charities Foundation.  Cork-Howard participates as a Board Member as well as a hole sponsor for this year’s golf tournament held on May 16th, as well as on a varying level of activities throughout the year with this worthwhile charity.  Contributions and funds raised help to benefit Atlanta Hospice, Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as the Coach of the Year Award.
  • On May 13th, Cork-Howard once again participated in DeKalb Medical Center Foundation’s 18th Annual Nightengala fundraiser.  Funds raised support the Decatur School Health program, an ongoing partnership between DMC and the City Schools of Decatur.  This model program seeks to facilitate a healthy school community by recognizing gaps in healthcare needs and striving to fill those needs by identifying available resources and promoting physical well being, healthy lifestyles and disease prevention through health education.
  • Heart of Hope Academy for Children with Special Needs continues to be a worthy sponsorship which Cork-Howard participates.  Our participation as a Conoisseur Sponsor at this year’s event was held May 4th at Capital City Country Club-Brookhaven enabled us to contribute to a spectacular fundraising event.  Proceeds from this event benefit the “Make Hope Happen” Scholarship Partner Program which helps a special needs child grow in their independence.
  • Cork-Howard was the Presenting Sponsor for the North Cobb Christian School Eagle Challenge for Success Golf Tournament which was held at the Governors Towne Club on May 1st.  Funds raised went to support programs at the school, making a difference in the lives of the children taught and ministered to at the school.
  • Cork Howard participated with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in the 18th Annual Give Our Schools a Hand program as a Magna Cum Laude sponsor.  This program helps honor the 129 teachers of the year from Cobb County, Marietta City, and post-secondary education.  The activities bring together students, teachers, businesses and the community every year to celebrate the accomplishments of Cobb County’s educators.  Additionally, Cork-Howard participated in PROJECT 2400, and initiative that allows deserving students the opportunity to take a prep class that they would otherwise not have to help increase SAT test scores for eligible students in Cobb County and Marietta City Schools.
  • The Center for Family Resources’ main fundraising event is centered around Oscar Night each year, as they are the “official” Oscar party in Atlanta.  As a Marquee Star sponsor for this year’s March 5th event, Cork-Howard participated not only as a sponsor, but with a table of employees who upped the ante by participating in the silent auction for the event.  Funds for the event help single family heads of household in reestablishing themselves, entering the workforce with educational training, subsidized daycare, and temporary housing and short-term assistance with bills.  CFR also maintains a fully operational food pantry to help those in the most desperate need.  Cork-Howard also recently had the honor of building out their new facility which became an award winning submission with the AGC Build Georgia Award in 2006.
  • Other area sponsorships include:  Diamond Cutters Softball Team, Xplosion Basketball Team, Team Georgia Wrestling (Adrian Pittman) attendance to the National Wrestling Championship Duals, and many other local team sport sponsorships.  As well as gifts made in memory of:  Mr. Edward Thigpen (The Thigpen Foundation), Mr. David Cartwright (The Atlanta Academy), and Mr. Dan Cartwright (Scholarship Funds for Lauren Michelle, Natalie Dawn, and Olivia Danielle Cartwright).
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