CROSSROAD TURNS 20
CrossRoad Engineers, established in 1995, celebrates their 20 years of service. The owners commemorated this accomplishment with the creation of "CrossRoad Engineers - The Movie!".
KEENAN-STAHL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
CrossRoad Engineers has had a relationship with the Keenan-Stahl Unit of the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis since 2001. This relationship has involved small annual donations over the years to the club. Through this involvement, we have come to know the staff at Keenan-Stahl and have also noticed the struggle to keep up with the needs of the building. Therefore, when we approached Marshelle Sights, the Club Director, about making a significant donation to assist with some renovation projects, she was excited and immediately began planning the projects. The majority of the funds were used to remodel the library with new ceiling, painted walls, carpet, bookshelves, furniture, flooring, and computers. This room, which was a cold and out dated library, is now welcoming to the boys and girls that spend their afternoons here at this club. This has created a comfortable and inviting environment for these students to continue their studies after school. CrossRoad Engineers is pleased to be a partner with this organization in our community, and we are proud to be able to assist them in their continued efforts to provide a safe place for youth development programs!
BEECH GROVE PARK REHABILITATION
CrossRoad Engineers partnered with Beech Grove's Parks Department to make cosmetic repairs and drainage improvements to the basketball courts in Sarah Bolton Park. CRE donated half of the cost of the improvements as well as its design services for the drainage and surface work. The courts were in dire need of repair and their condition was noticed by CRE staff since they are in close proximity to CRE's offices and used regularly for lunch-time basketball games. CRE felt a duty to contribute to the project as a corporate citizen of Beech Grove. "We feel at home here and use the basketball courts on a regular basis. We recognized the age of the courts and the impaired drainage in the area, so we want to do our part to invest in a valuable asset of a park we enjoy," said Trent Newport in an interview with the Southside Times.
With CRE's help the basketball courts were given a complete make-over. Surface cracks were repaired and an asphalt overlay and new acrylic color sports coat and striping was applied. After they were completed, CRE tested out the new courts by challenging Beech Grove's Police and Fire Department to a game. The Mayor even attended to check out the action! CRE employs some great ball players, but unfortunately on that day the City's team was better. Afterwards, both teams and spectators had lunch together in one of the park's shelter houses.
ARMS OF LIFE
In memory of Jake and Travis Findley, CrossRoad Engineers donated over $12,000 in professional services in an effort to make railroad crossings in Johnson County safer for all travelers. Our services were part of a large community effort to get proper flashing lights and crossing arms installed at 4 separate railroad crossing locations (Stones Crossing, Smokey Row Road, Olive Branch Road, and Whiteland Road). The first 3 of these crossings was constructed in the spring of 2008 and all are now open. For more information on the Jake and Travis Arms of Life Fund, please see the website at www.armsoflife.com.