The St. Louis Business Journal has ranked Western Specialty Contractors #18 on its list of St. Louis’ Top 25 Biggest Corporate Philanthropists.

Companies on the list are ranked based on their local cash and in-kind giving. Western Specialty Contractors donated a total of $111,337 to St. Louis-based charities in 2020 and has proudly donated more than $1 million to causes nationwide over the course of its 100+ years in business.

The Western Specialty Contractors team strongly believes in volunteering its time and donating financially to organizations based in St. Louis and throughout the country that help others in need. Some of the causes near and dear to Western’s heart include breast cancer awareness, autism research, treatment for children with illnesses, and education.

Western encourages employees at its St. Louis headquarters and 30 branch offices nationwide to identify worthwhile causes in their communities to support through fundraising events, volunteering and donations. Western also contributes to those organizations through its employee Matching Gift Program.

“We absolutely believe in and support all of our employees who participate in charities that are doing great work in the communities where they live and work,” said Western CEO Benjamin Bishop, Jr. “Community involvement is at the core of Western’s philosophy and we are more than happy to contribute volunteer hours or financially to those charities that our employees may have a personal connection with and would like to support.”

Charitable organizations that Western has supported include:

  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Autism Speaks
  • St. Louis Sports Commission
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • St. Louis Zoo
  • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
  • Salvation Army