Our Community Mission
In 1948, McKenney’s Tire and Appliance Company changed its name to McKenney’s, Inc as the company shifted from residential needs to light industrial and commerce work in the postwar economy. In the last 75 years, McKenney’s has grown to become the thriving mechanical contractor it is today because of the generosity of the community around us. We strive to repay this support by investing back in the community that first supported us. Our steadfast belief in giving back strengthens the communities where we work and live. Our employees generously help non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, by donating their time, making financial contributions and participating in community service projects.
Ways We Give Back
Bobby Dodd Institute
McKenney’s is a staunch supporter of Bobby Dodd Institute, an organization that empowers people with differing abilities by providing supportive programs to those who seek greater independence, confidence, and fulfillment through community inclusion.
At our Atlanta headquarters, our deli is managed by Bobby Dodd Institute and provides on-site training for individuals in the program to prepare them for employment. We’re proud to host two permanent Bobby Dodd employees onsite who manage and develop these individuals so that they can become productive, proud, and thriving members of our community.
United Way of Greater Atlanta
For over 25 years, McKenney’s has been a dedicated partner to the United Way of Greater Atlanta—contributing more than $1 million since 2007, and over $300,000 in 2022 alone. Through corporate and employee contributions, we have grown to become the second-highest contributing company in our region.
We share the United Way’s vision to make metro Atlanta a place where all individuals and families thrive. Through our company-wide volunteer efforts and substantial annual donations, McKenney’s contributes to the United Way’s community strengthening efforts. Like the United Way, we place a high value on helping to ensure babies are born healthy, children excel in school, young people avoid risky behaviors, families become self-sufficient, people have access to health care, and the homeless find housing.
Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital
McKenney’s is proud to be a part of the Charlotte community, and we take our commitment to supporting all members of that community very seriously. Since 2018, we have proudly supported Atrium Health's Levine Children's Hospital.
Our support for Levine Children's Hospital continues year-round, including hands-on volunteer events, optional financial donations, and 5Ks and fun-runs. Providing expert care in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine to patients across the Southeast, Levine Children's Hospital makes a huge impact for children and families in our own communities, and we are excited to continue our support.
OTHER SUPPORTED ORGANIZATIONS
McKenney’s has supported multiple other Atlanta- and Charlotte-area charitable organizations in the past, including:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Empty Stocking Fund
- Y-Readers’ Program
- G. Wayne Clough Georgia Tech Promise Scholarship Program
- Donald L. Chapman Georgia Tech Endowment Fund
HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Healthcare organizations are an essential part of our community's health and wellbeing. That's why McKenney's supports our local healthcare partners and their foundations to demonstrate we care for those who live and work in our communities. In both Georgia and the Carolinas, our partnership helps to expand access to healthcare and to provide housing for families of patients. We know local hospitals depend on the support of their donors to provide the best possible care for their patients—which is why McKenney's remains committed to our partnerships with the healthcare community.
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, ONE PROJECT AT A TIME
In our work as a commercial mechanical contractor, we are environmental stewards through and through. McKenney’s is dedicated to protecting the health of the environment, both on our own campuses and on the projects we’ve helped build across the Southeast. McKenney’s provides responsible, smart building solutions and energy management systems that have helped hundreds of projects remain on budget, improve efficiency, create healthier work environments, and achieve LEED Certification.
To McKenney’s, sustainability means providing a healthy place to live for us, our children and our grandchildren. When it came time to expand our Atlanta campus, we made sure that improving the health of our employees was our main priority.