Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Hosts AT&T Vital Link Summer Camp

AT&T Vital Link Campers and Hargrove Teammates enjoying the Gulf Coast Exploreum

Mobile, AL - Hargrove Engineers + Constructors hosted a group of 11 eighth-graders from Clark-Shaw School of Math and Science as part of the AT&T Vital Link “Internship” Program. AT&T Vital Link is organized by the Mobile Area Education Foundation in order to help students connect what they are learning in the classroom with opportunities in the workplace.

The students met with Hargrove’s engineers, designers, and project managers to learn about each of the engineering disciplines (chemical, electrical, structural, mechanical, and construction management). They also received advice on the importance of going to a college or trade school after graduation. Steve McClure, PE, Project Director at Hargrove told the students, “There will be a shortage of engineers and project leadership in the near future and the construction industry doesn’t look like it will slow down. Going into the engineering field would be a great opportunity for each of you to not only get a job out of college, but develop a rewarding career where every day is a chance to build something different.”

“By engaging these students with hands-on activities, like navigating through 3D modeling software and designing a project from front-end estimating through construction, we hope to instill a desire to learn more about engineering and show students that what they learn in the classroom today can shape their future career,” said Amy Driskell, Hargrove’s Vital Link coordinator.

The four-day internship introduced the field of engineering and design to the students, providing them with an insight into each discipline represented at Hargrove. Most of the students agreed their favorite activity was the “egg drop,” where students designed and built a vehicle to safely transport an egg from the top of a two-story building to the ground. This project stressed the importance of planning and budgeting, two key aspects in the engineering field.


AT&T Vital Link is based on the theory that students are best motivated to learn if they understand the connection between skills learned in the class and those needed for success in the workplace. A select group of students and teachers spend one-half day for a week as interns in Mobile businesses to experience the importance of communication skills, mathematics, creativity, problem solving and teamwork.

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Lends a Hand at Camp Rap-A-Hope

Hargrove Teammates lending a hand at Camp Rap-A-Hope

Mobile, AL – Hargrove Engineers + Constructors’ Teammates and families visited Camp Rap-A-Hope to support the camp’s vital role in helping children with cancer and cancer survivors by serving dinner to the campers and counselors on the final day of the camp. 

Hargrove Teammates cooked, set up food stations and served the campers, continuing the tradition of providing the Friday evening meal. The volunteers demonstrated Hargrove’s spirit of “giving back to the community in which we live” and enjoyed interacting with the campers.

“We are glad that we could contribute so much to a wonderful cause and really enjoyed spending time with both the campers and counselors,” said Kristen Burchfield, Community Projects Leader.

One of the most memorable moments of the night involved the servers interacting with the campers and trying to get them to eat turnip greens.  Hargrove’s relationship with Camp Rap-A-Hope began about 5 years ago, and the Team looks forward to this event each year. 


Camp Rap-A-Hope is an organization that provides a weeklong summer camp at Camp Grace in Mobile, Alabama and is open to children between the ages of 7 and 17 who have or have ever had cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.camprapahope.org.

Hargrove Engineers + Constructors is a full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management firm with offices located across the eastern half of the United States. With more than 800 Teammates, Hargrove is Alabama’s largest privately held engineering firm focused on the manufacturing sector. Hargrove’s success stems from its focus on building a team of the best engineers and construction professionals while maintaining long-term customer relationships.  For more information about Hargrove, please visit the company’s website at www.hargrove-epc.com.

Ruby Tuesday Gives Back

Print out this image and bring it into the Ruby Tuesday on Airport BLVD in Mobile to give 20% back to the community.

Ruby Tuesday’s on Airport Blvd is raising money to support McKemie Place, a women’s only homeless shelter in Mobile. Hargrove and our Foundation have supported this shelter, and we are happy to see other companies giving back to our community. 

Visit the Airport Blvd location of Ruby Tuesday on one (or all) of the dates listed below, present the attached flyer to your sever, and Ruby Tuesday’s will donate 20% of your purchase to the shelter. 

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