After one of the most devastating downturns the construction industry had faced in the aftermath of the housing market collapse, a gap in work was created for the first time in its 75 year history. Faced with a gap between the completion of projects started before the downturn and start of new work, Adjustable Forms created the Give Something Back Program. The program was created to keep a team of dedicated long-term employees working through a difficult economy where work was slim. Adjustable asked employees to submit the names of charitable organizations that needed skilled labor. The response was overwhelming, including Churches, Lambs Farm, Lazarus House, Clearbrook, and the Academy For Global Citizenship.
The Builder’s Association, a Chicago-based affiliate of the Associated General Contractors and representative organization for construction companies like Adjustable Forms, took notice of the program. In November of 2010, the organization recognized President James Lindquist with the Corporate Citizenship Award for the charitable contributions of the Give Something Back program.