Helping communities thrive.

At Wells, we create landmarks through partnerships with the design community. These landmarks are just one way we make an impact in our local neighborhoods. Across all our regions, we look for ways to give back through our time, treasure and talent. Some organizations and charities that Wells supports include Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation, Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, Toys for Tots, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD), BIO Girls and more.

With a focus on growing the next generation of leaders, we collaborate with local organizations that make an impact, while engaging and encouraging future designers and engineers through extensive education outreach.

Advocating for our youth.

We believe that supporting growth and success for our youth creates a stronger foundation for our future communities. A few of our charitable efforts around education and enrichment include:

Project S.A.V.E.

As one of the four founding members, Wells has been a long-time advocate and supporter of ROX | Project S.A.V.E., an organization that provides youth-related support services for over 30 communities throughout Central Minnesota. Greg Roth, our Midwest division President, serves on the board, guiding decisions on how donations can best support underprivileged youth through sports, arts, volunteerism and education activities. Wells is also the primary sponsor of the annual ROX / Project S.A.V.E. Clay Shoot Event, where we bring together industry partners to fundraise for Project S.A.V.E. initiatives. Most recently, Wells’ annual donation was used to award need-based scholarships to support recipients in their pursuit of higher education.

Colorado Youth Outdoors

Wells’ Mountain States division has supported Colorado Youth Outdoors for nearly 20 years, acting as organizational ambassadors and advocates. Their mission is creating positive connections between parents and troubled teens through relationship-strengthening activities in the Colorado outdoors. Wells provides financial support and participates in a variety of different events throughout the year, culminating in the annual Maverick clay shoot.

BIO Girls

Wells supports BIO Girls, an organization with the mission to end the self-esteem crisis in adolescent girls across the Midwest. We believe that by intervening at a young age to build positive self-esteem, these young girls can go on to do great things for our communities and the world at large.

Wells is proud to be an annual corporate donor for BIO Girls. Additionally, our company matches donations for Giving Hearts Day, one of the non-profit's largest public donation days.

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Inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Sharing opportunities in STEM.

Wells is committed to fostering a passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers among students by actively supporting industry events such as Northern Colorado Construction Sector Partnership's annual Construction Con, EPIC Student Event and more. Through these events, children are exposed to the exciting and dynamic world of STEM, where they can interact with professionals, participate in hands-on activities, and witness cutting-edge technologies.

Wells-sponsored university precast studios.

Wells’ experts work directly with educators to challenge and guide the next generation of prefabrication and construction leaders. By working with educational institutions across the U.S., we offer students of all ages in-depth experiences working with prefabricated building solutions, helping them learn how to bring industry concepts to life. In addition to support at the K-12 level, our higher education design/precast studios allow undergraduate and graduate students to hone in on innovative design practices utilizing precast. In these courses, students are invited to design for real-life scenarios, developing intricate models of precast building solutions with various textures and lighting. Many courses also include a tour of a Wells manufacturing facility. Examples of our educational support include:

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Partnering with the architecture school, our experts show students how to integrate prefabricated building solutions directly into their final semester project, leveraging the efficiency of using precast in their architectural design. This provides valuable knowledge as they start their design careers.

University of Colorado - Denver

At the University of Colorado, our Wells experts collaborate with an architectural graduate design studio, sponsored by PCI Mountain States. Recently, graduate students there worked in pairs to develop a submission for the nationwide Habitat for Humanity architectural competition. Wells’ team members mentored students as they prepared to design a precast project that could withstand unique weather across the country.

Additional studios and education support for these universities provided by our Wells team:

  • Colorado School of Mines – Golden
  • Colorado State University – Fort Collins
  • Dunwoody College – Minneapolis
  • Iowa State University – Ames
  • North Dakota State University – Fargo
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • University of Minnesota – Duluth
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato - learn more
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • University of Wyoming

Supporting our partners' passions.

In addition to Wells-driven initiatives, Wells donates thousands of dollars each year in support of our building industry and construction partners’ local fundraising events, that in turn make a positive impact in our communities.

Providing hands-on education.

Wells is a registered provider through our unique relationship with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).  Through a manufacturing facility tour and a lunch and learn, contractors, owners, architects and engineers can learn about what goes into our building solutions and how they’re made. We encourage you to schedule a tour to see all that our plant has to offer. Plant tours are available at any time throughout the year with a confirmed appointment. Plant tours and all presentations qualify for 1 CE credit.