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March 9, 2016

For Immediate Release:

March 9, 2016



Scott Pigeon

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. | Director of Marketing

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Hoffman helps local organization SOAR


(Appleton, WI) – A new project is underway in the Fox Cities that will provide employment opportunities and fulfill an area need. Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is partnering with SOAR Fox Cities’ Make I.T. SOAR program to remodel a facility in the town of Menasha. When completed, the facility will house Intellectual Technician employees with autism who will provide tech support and IT services to the community. Hoffman is providing design and construction services for this project free of charge.


The goal of the Make I.T. SOAR program is to empower high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum to utilize their talents in the technology industry. “Unfortunately, there is a stigma around people with autism, but we are working hard to change that,” said Sonia Barnham, executive director of SOAR Fox Cities. “This facility will provide an opportunity for people with autism to work and earn a living wage in a field they have a talent for, while providing a need for the community.” 


The 1,600 sq. ft., single-story facility will include an open office area and private office space, sensory room, breakroom, multi-purpose conference/training room and a fully accessible restroom.


“Supporting the community we work and live in is the essence of the values and principles that guide our company,” said Hoffman president, Miles Girouard. “When we were approached about the project, it was something that made immediate sense to us and was the right thing to do. We are honored to be able to partner with SOAR and give back to our community through this important project.”


Joining the project and donating their services in addition to Hoffman is Larson Engineering in Appleton. Currently in the design phase, the project is expected to be completed this spring. 



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Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc. is an integrated Total Project Management firm based in Appleton, Wisconsin. Hoffman’s mission is to make a positive impact on people’s lives and their environment by providing creative ideas and responsible solutions. Total Project Management: Vision Taken to the Power of Green® (TPMg), is Hoffman’s exclusive process that integrates efficient, healthy, and cost-effective building solutions that respect the environment while enhancing a building’s quality and value and reducing initial and long-term facility costs. Learn more at


SOAR Fox Cities is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The organization serves close to 1,200 participants and touches over 19,000 family and community members.

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