In celebration of our 15th anniversary, we are committing to 1500 hours of community service in 2021
Founded in 2006, Cleary Zimmermann Engineers is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021! Our hands-on approach to our work, our business, and most importantly, our clients, has been the backbone of our service philosophy since the firm’s inception and continues today. From the construction of our original office furniture by hand in Wade Cleary’s driveway, to the renovation of our historic office building in San Antonio, we are not afraid to put in the work to make our vision come to life.
Every day you will find Cleary Zimmermann’s team members coordinating constantly, crisscrossing construction sites, and contributing on community boards. Across all functions in our firm, our team members take personal responsibility for and a proactive approach to getting the job done right.
Our hands-on approach goes beyond the responsive service our clients and peers experience daily; we cleared debris in the Hurricane Harvey cleanup effort, built matching conference tables for our three offices, and fire up our custom BBQ pit multiple times a year to make fall-off-the-bone ribs and Danny Zimmermann’s famous beans!
In honor of this firmwide orientation towards hands-on service, and in celebration of our 15th anniversary, we are committing to 1500 hours of hands-on community service as a firm in 2021. A mix of staff-initiated individual service hours and firm-wide days of service, we look forward to celebrating our anniversary our favorite way: by using our hands to accomplish something great!
Visit this page and our social media channels throughout the year to keep up with our anniversary celebration! We will be featuring videos, service spotlights, and archival photos looking back at 15 years hands-on and looking forward to 1500 hours hands-on in 2021!
2021 Cowboy Breakfast
We had a great time serving tacos to the Healthcare Workers at the Methodist Hospital Texsan in San Antonio, TX! This Cowboy breakfast was a great kickstart to our #15YearsHandOn campaign for our 15th Anniversary!
SA Food Bank Food Distribution
At the suggestion of Amber Gass and Tony Maldonado, more than 30 CZers spent a Friday morning in May serving 900 families for the San Antonio Food Bank Crisis Relief Distribution at Northside ISD’s Gustafson Stadium. From bagging loose carrots and potatoes to loading up client’s vehicles with a week’s worth of staples, working together in service of others was reenergizing and the first opportunity for a teamwide event in over a year. Always searching for ways to optimize processes, Kelly Mahula, Kristin Rios, and Joyce Watson worked through multiple iterations of the carrot bagging process to make it more efficient: by hand, lifting and pouring, and finally, the gravity-assisted carrot waterfall! All joking aside, it was a privilege to provide much needed manpower to helping our neighbors in a time when demand for food assistance was incredibly high. See our team in action here!
Texas Diaper Bank
For the second service day in the San Antonio office, nearly 30 team members volunteered together with the Texas Diaper Bank. We divided and conquered pallets of diapers, with assembly-line efficiency of folks counting, repackaging, sealing and stacking donated diapers into uniform packs for distribution. With a little friendly competition between each of the packing tables, altogether our group packed over 20,000 diapers.