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Fill a Heart Donation

During the challenging and uncertain times of COVID-19, Dave Farbaky, President of Aloha Restoration strongly believes in giving back and supporting local communities, organizations and businesses. Farbaky stated “our goal is to raise awareness of local charities, organizations and businesses to help everyone in our community.”

For Farbaky, the Fill a Heart 4 Kids organization holds a special place in his heart. In Lake County alone, thousands of children are living in foster care with no hope of finding a family of their own. Fill a Heart 4 Kids mission is to help unaccompanied homeless youth and foster children educational support, necessities and positive experiences to help them heal and achieve a brighter future.

“To put it simply, our children are our future. We’re going to do our part to support every last one of them.” Farbaky said.

To support the Fill a Heart 4 Kids organization, Aloha Restoration donated $11,860. “We are so honored to be able to help this amazing organization, that’s why for every job Aloha Restoration completed in 2019, we donated $5 to the Fill a Heart 4 Kids Charity.” Farbaky stated.

This donation will help Fill a Heart 4 Kids update their foster children’s facility. We are proud to support such a great organization.

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This year’s finalist winner Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics is Aloha Construction, Inc!!

Last year, we took home the honorable mention. This year was a different story. From the Better Business Bureau: The Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics is the most prestigious award the Better Business Bureau can present to a business. Being a recipient indicates the business not only believes in high standards promoted by the BBB, but consistently demonstrates and integrates them into daily business practices.Receiving a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is an honor to select businesses. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award honors businesses that have been “Doing It Right – Ethically.” Competing against other amazing companies such as American Sale, Empire Today, Fox Valley Auto Group, Lake Shore Recycling Systems, and Perma-Seal; we are truly honored and humbled!

According to Steve J. Bernas, President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Companies receiving the Torch Award have distinguished themselves as businesses that operate in an ethical manner,”  “They know the importance of their customers, employees, community members and other stakeholders to their business’ success. This is at the heart of why the BBB conducts the Torch Award program. We want to encourage businesses to do their best because it benefits everyone.”

An independent group of 15 judges decided to give us the 2018 Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics (and the 2017 honorable mention) for our charitable work in the field and our forward thinking company culture; however, this award is more about the people who helped us get here. If you are reading this, we just want to say: THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!!

For the full news release (as featured by Business Insider), follow this link:


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Aloha Construction Inc’s donates $1965 to Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services via Illinois State University Athletics!

This past month, our Bloomington, IL roofing team took on another charitable initiative presenting this charity donation of $1,965 to Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services! Since the start of the academic season, we were were looking ways to make more of an impact and, as those of you who follow us know, we came up with the Aloha Construction “Building Better Communities” program in which we were continuously donating $5 for every assist recorded in an ISU Men’s basketball game!

Want to learn more about the unique cancer charity that is Camp One Step?

Learn more about what we’ve been up to by check out the full news release here: Aloha Construction Inc & Bloomington roofers donate to Camp One Step!

*pictured above is Aloha Marketing Director Martin Parsley & Camp One Step Senior Counselor Janine Delaney*

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Aloha Construction, Inc. receives Better Business Bureau 2017 Torch Award for Ethics!

Receiving a Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau is an honor to select businesses. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award honors businesses that have been “Doing It Right – Ethically.” This year, we are pleased to announce that we have received one of nine 2017 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics!! As we always say, being local roofers and siding contractors is simply the tip of the ice berg. Our goals and aspirations are so much more!

“Companies receiving the Torch Award have distinguished themselves as businesses that operate in an ethical manner,” says Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “They know the importance of their customers, employees, community members and other stakeholders to their business’ success. This is at the heart of why the BBB conducts the Torch Award program. We want to encourage businesses to do their best because it benefits everyone.”

We won the 2017 Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics for our charitable work in the field and our forward thinking company culture. A panel of 15 independent judges highlighted our partnership with Omni Youth services the all-expense paid Christmas shopping spree for children in need, our work sending a child with Congenital Heart Disease and 12 of his friends to their first Bulls Game, our efforts with the Bloomington, Illinois Boy’s and Girl’s Club, and our internal employee incentive programs as just a few reasons why we received this coveted award.

For more information, check out the full news release at:

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Aloha Construction, Inc. sponsors Central Illinois Flying Aces hockey team!

As you know, we like to do more than roofing and siding. Every year, one of the most engaging and fun sponsorships we partake in is our Bloomington Thunder sponsorship. We do youth jersey giveaways and award the Aloha Hard Hat Player of the Game for outstanding play each week. We even partner with the Bloomington Boy’s and Girl’s club to host their “Youth of the Month” at home games. With it being October, the boys start their season on Saturday and we want to introduce you to their new brand and look:

Aloha Construction Inc. now sponsors the Central Illinois Flying Aces USHL hockey team!

Beyond the new look, the Flying Aces have a new head coach for this upcoming 2017-18 season. Previously the assistant coach, Mike Watt takes the reigns! With a 2016-17 record of 25-27-5-3, the Flying Aces and their new head coach look to get this team back to the postseason. The last time they made it was when they fell one game short of the 2016 Clark Cup Final.

The club returns 10 players in total. Stand out players returning include forwards Cameron Burke (the team’s leading scorer from last season), Marko Reifenberger (11 PTS) and Calen Kiefiuk. League veteran Regen Cavanagh also joins the team this season from the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

This year, the team’s blue line also boasts four veteran defenseman that look to hold it down! Bloomington native and University of Wisconsin commit Brady Smith, Simon ButalaJason Smallidge and Charlie Raith bring just under 200 games of USHL experience between the three.

Goaltending is strong with this team. The group includes University of Minnesota-Duluth commit Zach Stejskal. Zach plays like a brick wall posting a stellar 1.85 GAA and .936 SV% last season. Before that, he led the Grand Rapids High to a Class 2A Minnesota high school state championship. Erik Gordon, who spent last season on the team’s affiliate list, will also be in the mix after a year in which he posted a 24-3-0 record, a .928 SV% and 1.89 GAA between the NAHL’s Fairbank Ice Dogs and Lone Star Brahmas en route to him being named to the All-NAHL Second Team and NAHL All-Rookie Team.

With all-star caliber talent and with us backing them up, we encourage everyone to check out our boys down state! The season starts this Saturday. Go Aces!

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The National Roofing Contractors Association has shared our charity work on their blog!

In honor of upcoming National Roofing Week (6/4-6/10), our friends at the National Roofing Contractors Association decided to share our charity work with Lake Zurich toystore Learning Express Toys & local charity OMNI Youth Services on their blog!

See the article below – orginally sourced from

“In August 2016, the Dave Farbaky Foundation, the charitable branch of NRCA member Aloha Construction Inc., Lake Zurich, Ill., partnered with Learning Express Toys to launch the Constructing Childhood Memories: Shopping Spree for local children in need.

David Farbaky, founder of the foundation and of Aloha Contruction chose to launch a shopping spree for a family facing hard times. He contacted OMNI Youth Services, Buffalo Grove, Ill. to select a family to participate in the event, which was intended as a launching point for future charitable events.

OMNI gives youth in crisis a chance to learn new skills, gain positive emotional and physical health, connect with stronger support systems, and envision brighter and happier futures.

The family chosen, a single mother and four young girls, was dealing with many difficult issues, including depression and poverty.

The four girls were given a walk-through of the Learning Express store. They were then given large garbage bags and sixty seconds each to grab as many items as they could before checkout. The girls were then surprised with an additional 30 seconds as a family to grab any items they missed.

Each girl filled about eight to 10 bags, and took home about $7,000 worth of new toys.

The mother decided to place the toys in storage to bring out for the girls’ birthdays and holidays because she often has little to give during those times.

“This became a learning lesson for the whole family on making things last, thankfulness and saving for the future,” says Chrissy Trilling-Raices, chief development officer of OMNI Youth Services.

For more information about the David Farbaky Foundation and Aloha Construction, visit”


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Local Siding Contractors named Bloomington Thunder Co-Sponsors of the Year!

Last Saturday, we were recognized by our friends the Bloomington Thunder as their Co-Sponsors of the Year for our continued work with the franchise and we couldn’t be more ecstatic!! Doing roofing and siding everyday in Illinois, moments like these remind us life is bigger than just replacing asphalt shingles & vinyl siding…

That being said, we wanted to take this moment to recognize those within the organization who’ve made becoming more involved pain-free: Thank you to Gloria and Connor of the Bloomington Thunder!! Without your work behind-the-scenes, our plans for this partnership couldn’t have become ACTION. You’ve made this group of roofers extremely happy we decided to partner.

When we first reached out about this sponsorship opportunity, admittedly we only thought about getting our “Roofing Siding Gutters” logo on a high traffic area in the stadium. Then it dawned on us: With careful planning, we can maximize this partnership and get the children of the area involved. For those who don’t understand, any and all sports sponsorship opportunities typically come with an attached hospitality package for the group sponsoring. Meaning…we get a bunch of tickets – maybe a sky box. Most other companies simply use them for company outings, random nights out, and their staff.

We instead asked our girl Gloria: “What groups of aspiring kids can we give this hospitality package to? Let’s give back!” Her and the team thought of some ideas and we got to work immediately.

Point blank: This sponsorship has opened up so many more doors than we originally anticipated. Now, we are on the hunt for similar opportunities for our Lake Zurich team of roofers and siding contractors. With the Kane County Cougars on our sponsorship roster, we are in for a fun summer, but we are always looking for more!

That being said, if you or anyone you know, come across any local sponsorship opportunities in the Lake County area and it involves the kids; LET US KNOW!!

Once again, thanks to the Bloomington Thunder for this opportunity and we look forward to finishing the year strong!

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Local Roofers send child with Congenital Heart Disease to Chicago Bulls Game!

We always look for more ways than being local roofers and siding contractors to engage and give back to our customers. This time around, as some of you know,we opted to use our Aloha Construction BOX SUITE at the United Center to do something more heartfelt. Anthony Lynch was a 12 year old boy who had already been through 5 open heart surgeries due to being born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and well as other congenital heart defects. Who would have thought this opportunity to give back to our roofing, siding, and gutter fans would have become so much more. Instead of give the tickets away, we opted to allow him and 11 friends to enjoy the Bulls vs. Rockets game! His first time at the united center.

According to WebMD, Congenital heart defect” is another way of saying your heart had a problem when you were born. You may have had a small hole in it or something more severe. While many can be treated with surgery, these are still very serious conditions. In some cases, doctors can find these problems during pregnancy. You might not get symptoms until adulthood, or you may not get any at all. In little Anthony’s case, this condition will prevent him from ever being able to play sports and, according to his mother, just a couple weeks ago he had an emergency trip to the cardiologist in which his EKG didn’t come back good; he’s got another battle ahead.

Hearing about people so young having to struggle so deeply motivates us to do more than replace shingles, vinyl siding, and downspouts. It motivates us to look for ways to give back to the children of our community in a massive and impactful way. How we will achieve this motivation systematically is still unclear…but we know we will help in whatever way we can. Although the Bulls lost, to think that something so minuscule to us was able to bring such positivity to someone who desperately needed it, has forced us to explore every angle we have to continue to do this.

For those of you interested in keeping tabs on Anthony, just stay tuned here. His mother and our team have promised to keep in touch as we plan on continuing to help in whatever way we can…if we can. We will give an update soon.

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Aloha Construction & The Bloomington Boys & Girls Club’s Youth of the Month!

Being a group of local roofers with two Illinois offices (Lake Zurich and Bloomginton) and with such a large local service area (Gurnee, Grayslake, Roundlake, Lake Villa, and Mundelein to name a few), we come in contact with some really great people from all over. Knowing this, our team of local siding contractors are always looking for ways to give back in unique ways. We believe it is our responsibility as adults to be as supportive and as positive to the children of our community; especially, those born into unfortunate situations. They are our future. The more supportive we are to them now – the more likely our world will be left in good hands when they are older.

In this specific case, our sponsorship and partnership with the Bloomington Thunder USHL hockey team allowed us to give back in a fun way! For those of you unfamiliar, the Bloomington Thunder are a 3rd year United States Hockey League team; the only Tier I junior hockey league in the country. Comprised of 17 teams divided into a nine-team Eastern Conference and an eight-team Western Conference, the USHL is a gateway to college hockey for a vast majority of the league’s players. In addition to serving as one of the primary feeding systems for college hockey, the USHL also helps develop emerging NHL stars. Each June, there are between 20-30 current USHL players who are selected in the NHL entry draft. Among those drafted last June were a pair of Thunder players.

Our partnership with this unique team puts us in the position to help these teens advance their dreams of professional hockey, but it also allows for us to help those outside of the team as well. The sponsorship came with a slew of perks. While we’d like to use these perks for our team and their families (tickets & box suites), as local roofers, we are unfortunately quickly approaching Illinois’ storm season and they were simply going to go to waste. During a quick call between Gloria/Donna of the Bloomington Thunder and our marketing director (Martin), it was brought to our attention that the Bloomington – Normal Boys and Girls Club were looking for an opportunity to bring a select group of their kids out to a game. We immediately jumped at the request, transferred the remainder of our season tickets, and hosted an amazing group of the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Month on 3/4/17!

As we always say, we know it isn’t much but at least we could provide a moment of joy and positive memories for this group of future leaders!

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