Knoxville, TN – Messer Construction Co. recently named craft force manager Todd Sasser its Knoxville Region 2014 Community Service Award recipient in recognition of his volunteer work throughout East Tennessee. The annual award is given to one employee in each of the company’s nine regions in recognition of outstanding community service and a demonstrated commitment to advancing the communities where those employees live and work.
Along with the Community Service Award, Messer donated $500 to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sasser’s honor.
Sasser’s connection to Shriners Hospitals is a result of his participation in an annual motorcycle ride supporting the hospital. He and his wife are active in numerous charity rides throughout the region, such as the Tennessee School for the Deaf Charity Ride, a Memorial Day ride honoring fallen military heroes, two separate Toys for Tots runs, the annual Shannon and Chris Charitable Ride, and the Blue Knights 911 Remembrance Ride.
Sasser also serves on the Knox County Foster Care Review Board, an all-volunteer group that meets monthly to hear case updates for foster children across Knox County. The group ensures that foster children are in positive environments and makes recommendations for action to the County Court system.
Todd Sasser is heavily involved with Rebuilding Together Knoxville (RTK), an affiliate of a national organization that brings together volunteers and communities to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners.
Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects.