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Geneva Construction Company Endowment Fund

Established 1961

Geneva Construction Company
Geneva Construction Company

The Geneva Construction Company Endowment Fund was created by the Geneva Construction Company to provide income for the Community Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking program. Originally created in 1961, the fund was established as an endowment in 2015.

Geneva Construction Company was founded in 1926 in Geneva, Illinois by the McCarthy Improvement Co. of Davenport, Iowa which at the time was building many of the early residential streets in the Fox Valley. The McCarthy Improvement Co. named Gilbert N. Bryan as the first president of Geneva Construction Company. In 1935 the company relocated to Aurora, Illinois in the Old Second National Bank Building until it moved in 1967 to its current site on the Fox River at Indian Trail. Its asphalt plant was located at the Indian Trail location until 1970 when it was moved to its current location on Butterfield Rd. in North Aurora. This plant was recently updated to a 400 ton drum plant with storage capacity of 1300 ton.

The Company was purchased by the Bryan Family in 1978. Upon the retirement of John G. Bryan as president in 1997, the company has been under the direction of his two sons John P. and Mike to continue the tradition of providing quality pavements. Since its inception in 1926, Geneva Construction Company has produced and laid over 10 million tons of asphalt which equates to over 9000 miles of two lane roadways.

Geneva Construction Company has been named outstanding bituminous contractor of the year by the Illinois Department of Transportation and has received five quality pavement awards from the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Currently, the North Aurora asphalt plant has received Diamond Achievement Commendation from NAPA for its dedication to excellence in plant/site operations and their involvement within our community.

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Being a part of the Community Foundation scholarship committee is the highlight of my year. For many, a scholarship from the Community Foundation is the reason they are able to continue reaching for their dreams and changing the future of our world. I hope each recipient knows just how inspirational they are to those of us who are lucky enough to read their stories.

Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

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