We view our clients’ projects being about their people and our people coming together to design or build something great and improve on what has already been done. We take the same attitude with the communities that we live in. There is always a person or community in need, and we want to be sure that we’re there to help.

ACE Mentor Program

Founded in 1994, the ACE name stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering. The ACE program helps to mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. It’s now the construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually.

Our mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.

CGK Consulting Group is going on their second year of involvement in the local San Diego region of the ACE Mentor Program. The year-long program brings enjoyment to our careers as we get the chance to show the local youth the benefits of our architectural, construction, and engineering industries, and to give a snapshot of our everyday tasks. The program also gives our youth an extracurricular activity and help those who are in disadvantaged neighborhoods or schools.


Community HousingWorks: FaceLift

Community HousingWorks: FaceliftCGK Consulting Group teamed up with local bank Torrey Pines Bank and was involved in the facelift of an elderly couple’s home in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. It took a team of almost 40 people Work included planting and gardening new trees and flowers, installing a new fence in the front yard, repainting the entire exterior, new exterior lighting fixtures, removing old and heavy yard objects.

When the work was done we were able to speak with the couple. The wife told our group, “I haven’t been this happy in a very long time!”

FaceLift is an event that transforms neighborhoods in City Heights, building home equity and pride in the community since 1995. CHW, volunteers, sponsors and community leaders have “FaceLifted” more than 500 homes and removed more than 1,000 tons of trash in City Heights.

On a day when there were many activities competing for people’s time, we still had over 275 participants, filled five 40-yard dumpsters, and hauled three full truck loads of recyclables from the 46th Street & Polk Avenue areas of the Teralta East neighborhood of City Heights.

From the experience of decades of dedicated volunteers, and generosity of donors both large and small, to the vision of organizations willing to keep the spark alive, we can see a neighborhood transformed and inspired.

While we see immediate improvement in the appearance of home and garden, and feel the difference of creating safe parkways, the larger impact is what we see in the coming months and years, as each home is newly loved, and neighbors find the desire to improve on their own properties.

This is the impact that give us, as humans, the desire to help even more.

Flipping through the pages of photos it becomes evident that FaceLift is not just one person, one group, or one organization…it is COMMUNITY AT BEST.

Well conceived; well planned; well executed. Well done.


St. Vincent de Paul Village

St. Vincent de Paul Village provides interim and transitional housing on a four-block campus in downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood. Residential services are located on this campus at the Joan Kroc Center, the Bishop Maher Center and the Paul Mirabile Center. For more information about each of the buildings, click here. Interim housing is available for single adults or families in the Rapid Rehousing program or who are able to obtain self-sufficiency within 120 days. Transitional housing is an option for those who need more support in order to obtain self-sufficiency.

CGK Consulting Group is continually involved in the annual philanthropic event through the local San Diego chapter of ASHRAE. The organization spent the early morning preparing and serving breakfast to the tenants of the St. Vincent de Paul Village.