We take community service seriously, and our long history of dedicating our efforts to the community bears that commitment. We believe that community work should remain an important and integral part of our professional obligations.
Aiming to Inspire Health
On August 11th the Brookings Health Systems held their annual Aiming to Inspire Health Fundraiser. This event raised proceeds to support local health care through the Brookings Health System Foundation, including facility, equipment and technology upgrades; health and wellness education for the community and employees; and assistance for patients and their families. Twenty-four teams participated at the clay target tournament! Bowes Construction was happy to support our local health care organization!
Brookings County Achievement Days
At the beginning of August, the Brookings County 4-H, Brookings County Extension, and SDSU Extension held the Brookings County Achievement Days. This event took place at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota from August 1st until August 4th! The week was filled with activities for kids to explore the agricultural industry and others through their various projects. On August 4th, the extension held the first annual ribbon auction of champions! This auction featured the top animals in the county and gave 4-Hers the opportunity to show off their hard work. Bowes Construction was happy to attend the first annual ribbon auction and ended up purchasing the champion Meat Goat ribbon. Bowes Construction was happy to support the project as the proceeds will be utilized to help the exhibitor with college and career development. Thank you to the extensions for putting on the great event, and thank you local farmers, Bowes Construction appreciates you!
Bowes Construction 2nd annual community in construction event
On April 23rd Bowes Construction had their second annual community in construction event. The day consisted of fun for all! Bowes brought in Midwest Catering who served pork sandwiches, chips, coleslaw, and cookies. On display was multiple pieces of construction equipment from motor graders, excavators, bulldozers, and trucks. A raffle was held through the entire event, and a winner was selected every 20 minutes! Prizes included Bowes Swag, gift cards, and a load of gravel. Every kid received a sand pail and shovel and were able to play in large sandboxes. It was a fun day, thanks all who attended! Stay tuned for next year’s event!
Bowes lends a helping hand
On May 12th Bowes Construction endured a tremendously damaging storm. This storm brought high winds over 80 miles an hour, tornadoes, rain, hail, and a massive cloud of dust. Many structures were damaged and destroyed as well as knocking down many trees throughout the community. The storm caused power outages, some which lasted three days. Bowes Construction, saw that the community needed help so Bowes Construction lent a helping hand. Bowes Construction truck drivers helped the city of Brookings with tree cleanup and removal throughout the entire community! Bowes’s drivers helped to haul trees in side dumps, as well as helping with loading and unloading. It was a team effort by so many, and Bowes was happy to help and be apart of that team. Brookings is truly a special place, because the people here are willing to help the greater good and do what it takes to help their neighbor!
SDSU Athletic Scholarship Auction
On May 22nd the SDSU scholarship auction took place. This auction helps raise money to support Jackrabbit Athletics. The majority of the funds raised will be utilized as scholarships for student athletes attending SDSU! We couldn’t be prouder to support the amazing college Brookings has to offer.
CASA's Fire & Ice Gala
On May 14th Bowes Construction was proud to sponsor the annual Fire and Ice Auction and Gala. This event is very impactful for many young children in South Dakota as the funds raised go to support CASA an organization that provides clothing, food, and other necessities for children that don’t have them. The event was held virtually so Bowes Construction sponsored the photo booth for some fun photos. Thanks, CASA, for holding such a great event, we can’t wait for next year!
Community In Construction Event
On April 17th, 2021 Bowes Construction had our first annual Community in Construction Event! The event ran from 11-2 and it was an absolute blast! Raffles were given out every 20 minutes with our grand prize being a load of gravel. Free food was available for the entire community thanks to Midwest Fresh Catering. Many pictures were taken as the kids both young and old took pictures in our construction equipment! Also, employment applications were taken as well as we are adding them to our team. Stay tuned for the event next year, as we are now making this an annual event!
A Proud Stage Sponsor at Downtown at Sundown
Every year the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce holds an awesome series of events every Thursday night. This series of events is called Downtown at Sundown where the community members of Brookings get together every Thursday night for five weeks starting in July and wrapping up in August. This event helps promote local businesses here in Brookings, and brings together the Brookings community for a fun evening of live music, food, and comradery. In 2021 Bowes Construction was proud to be the stage sponsor for this event. Bowes provided the truck and trailer that the bands performed on. On top of that Bowes also had a booth to interact and hand out some cool swag during the event. Thanks to the Brookings Area Chamber for having such a great event to bring the community together!
Brookings Area Golf Tournament Sponsor
At Bowes Construction we enjoy two things for certain! The first being supporting our community and the second being golf. In 2021 Bowes Construction was a sponsor for a few different golf tournaments in the area. The first golf tournament was the Brookings Area Chamber Par-Tee tournament. This tournament took place on July 16th and it was a full day event to help raise money for the Brookings Area Chamber to support local businesses in Brookings. Thanks to the Chamber for having an awesome “Par-Tee” and giving business owners an opportunity to have a fun day together.
Bowes Construction also was a proud sponsor for Bobcat Backer golf tournament. This tournament is for a great cause because all the proceeds raised go back directly to support the youth here in Brookings. The Bobcat Backers mission is to help support youth athletics in the Brookings school system. All the proceeds from the tournament will be utilized to provide better equipment, facilities, as well as cover kid’s travel expenses to competitions. Thank you, Bobcat Backers, for all your hard work, and including us in such a great cause!
Bowes Construction was another proud sponsor for the Putts FORE Paws tournament! This organization is near and dear to Bowes Construction as our Vice President Miranda Bowes Peterson helped launch this organization years ago. Proceeds raised from this tournament go back to directly support the Brookings Regional Humane Society. This organization provides for abandoned pets so they can receive the care they need and find a proper home.
Finally, Bowes sponsored the 2nd annual Volga Golf Tournament. This golf tournament is put on by the Brookings Area Chamber to help support Volga area businesses. Bowes realizes the importance of supporting not only Brookings but also the surrounding communities! Bowes Construction had a ton of fun at this one as they sponsored a game and gave away a YETI cooler. Thanks so much to the chamber for yet again organizing a great event to bring professionals together!
Brookings Festival of Lights Parade
Record-breaking crowds attended the 25th Annual Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Brookings on the beautiful evening of December 4th 2020. Bowes Construction representatives were honored to serve as Grand Marshalls, riding Rudolph the Red-Nosed Ranger as he led the way, bringing joy and holiday spirit to all ages!
SDSU Beef Bowl 2021
At the SDSU 2021 Beef Bowl on October 2nd Bowes Construction hosted the Wounded Warriors and American Heroes for the game against Dixie State. These individuals have sacrificed so much to support this great nation, Bowes Construction (coming from a military background) felt obligated and honored to host these veterans to say thanks for their service and sacrifice! It was a great game with a big Jacks win, and we couldn’t be more satisfied by having such great company during the game! Special thanks to Connie Johnson for reaching out to make this happen. Thanks again to all veterans whom have served to protect this amazing country!
Civil Engineering Student Tours
On September 30th Bowes Construction gave civil engineering students from South Dakota State University a tour of the asphalt plant. These senior engineering students had a full morning. On the tour there were 40 students, to ensure safety we broke the group up into two parts. One group stayed back at our office and learned about some interesting facts and more information about the asphalt industry. If a student answered a question right, they were given some free Bowes apparel and merchandise. The other group then toured the asphalt plant with our asphalt estimator and learned how we produce asphalt here at Bowes Construction. The groups then were able to switch! All in all, it was a great morning, and special thanks to Professor Ghabchi for bringing his class.
A Proud Sponsor for the Brookings Veterans Day Program
On November 11th, 2021 (Veterans Day) Bowes Construction sponsored the Brookings Veterans Day Program. The program was hosted by the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. The event consisted of honoring our veterans within the Brookings Community as well as honoring the non-commissioned officer of the year, solider of the year, and civilian of the year award. The sponsorship money provided by Bowes Construction helped pay for awards, programs, and other event necessities. Throughout the program the Brookings High School Band performed a wide variety of patriotic tunes. All in all, the event was well attended, and Bowes Construction was happy to play a part in such a great program!
Lake Area Technical College Crushing Plant Tour
On November 17th Bowes Construction had the pleasure to teach and meet with the heavy equipment operator students at Lake Area Tech. The morning started out in the classroom as Bowes Construction did a forty-minute presentation on aggregate production and rock crushing. After the presentation, Bowes Construction brought the lake area students to one of their rock crushing operations near Florence SD. Bowe’s crushing manager was then able to show students each piece of equipment that makes up a portable rock crusher and expand further on aggregate crushing. The students had a blast and were even able to go home with some new Bowes Construction swag!
Here are a few more ways we support our community.
Managers step into red high-heels to show their support to end gender violence as part of an international campaign.
On February 14th, 2015, we hosted an open house for the entire community, which included food, a video presentation of our history, and a DJ lead party to commemorate 40 years in business.
Year after year, we take pride in sponsoring student athletes and their programs.
We teamed up with other contractors donating resources to improve Teen Challenge’s pond making it safely accessible and, once planting takes place in the spring, more aesthetically pleasing for the program’s participants.