A company committed to helping ensure the health and well-being of its community, Frontier Construction has been a loyal supporter of Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn since 2002.
Greg Parr Sr. started Willowbrook-based Frontier Construction in 1986 as a general contractor providing building construction services for its clients in the healthcare, commercial and other institutional markets. Every year the company contributes to and participates with organizations that promote health, education and well-being in their community.
Since 2002 the company has made charitable gifts in support of Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn, where Greg’s wife, Fran, is a nurse. Frontier has helped fund the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which travels to schools in underserved areas and provides free pediatric and adolescent health care. The company has also supported the pediatric cardiology research at Advocate Children’s Hospital, among other initiatives.
“We know the value of the hospital’s presence in our community, because we live in the same communities,” says Greg. “It’s a great feeling to know that when we support Advocate Children’s Hospital, we are helping it serve families in our own neighborhood. If we impact even one life through our efforts, then we’ve done our job.”
Today, Frontier’s staff of more than 30 employees includes Greg’s three sons: Michael, Dan and Greg Jr. While Greg has imparted his business savvy to his sons, he has also fostered a compassionate spirit in them, starting when he served as their Boy Scout troop leader.
“I take tremendous pride in the philanthropic vision at Frontier,” Greg Jr. says. “To be able to give back to the communities that Frontier services is a wonderful feeling.”
Frontier Construction has been one of Advocate Health Care’s Corporate Partners since 2008, giving the Parrs opportunities to meet Advocate executives and other local business leaders who share their values through events like the annual Corporate Briefing breakfast and the Presidents Society reception. “We are fortunate enough to have a successful business that enables us to give back,” Greg says. “There is nothing more rewarding, and nothing that can better judge success than that.”