Schipper Construction is invested in our local community, as seen through our work with non-profits and support of construction education.
Whether it be serving at the local food bank events, participating in veteran half-marathon runs, or support of the local arts Schipper Construction finds ways to add value to the community beyond construction services.
(Pictured left): FSCC is supporting our cherished local institution, the Santa Barbara Zoo, by donating a custom Tiki Playhouse this year for the Annual Zoofari Ball on August 26, 2017! Many hours of hard work and meticulous planning have gone into creating this one of a kind playhouse! Our very own, highly skilled (and creative) Carpenter Gary Quick, with a little help from his apprentice daughters, has built this from the ground up. We are proud to donate something that we know will, not only help raise funds for the preservation of animals for generations to come, but also to give joy to some family for, possibly, generations to come!
Over the years Schipper Construction has worked with a wide range of local non-profits has helped us separate from our competition. We have helped local non-profits realize their dreams through successful projects, many of which are repeat clients for new projects or part of their phased master plans.
Founded by Frank Schipper, the "TRADART Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation devoted to the advancement of career technical education with an emphasis on industry standards. Tradart Foundation believes that education should reflect the nobility and equality of both academic and career studies. Concerned citizens, educators and industry leaders in Santa Barbara believe that meaningful exposure to skills training programs can provide all students with the opportunity to learn a marketable skill."
"This program distributes tools and building materials, as well as other resources, to local Santa Barbara area junior and senior high school wood shop and construction classes. This allows our schools to maintain these important programs for student access and allows the teachers to teach a more comprehensive curriculum which exposes students to the opportunities available to them in the construction trades. Additionally, TRADART works with the schools and local agencies to find creative ways to keep the programs funded. TRADART networks with local contractors and community organizations to assure that students enrolled in these classes have the instructional resources available in their classrooms to be successful as they learn the skills and abilities required for them to enter the local labor market as a first step in their journey to a satisfying and profitable career."
- TradArt Foundation