Emma Basting Project

In December of 2017, three year old Emma Basting was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer that left her paralyzed from the waist down.  She and her family lived in a farmhouse outside of Thompson, ND that wasn't close to wheelchair accessible. When they were finally able to leave the hospital and come home, their struggles continued because the farmhouse wasn’t suitable for a child in a wheelchair.  Emma also needed 24/7 care and physical therapy in the home.

MAK Construction reached out to Brandi, Emma’s mom, to see what they could do to help.  As it turned out, they needed a contractor to take on this pretty extensive project to make the farmhouse wheelchair accessible. We were willing to dive in and do whatever it took to make their house a comfortable home that Emma and her family could thrive in.  This was 100% a community involved project with a majority of the time and materials donated.

Charity Golf Tournament

At MAK Construction, we pride ourselves in having strong core values, one of which being Make a Difference - we are committed to building stronger communities through supporting local charities and annual events. Giving back to those in need is important to us.

Since 2019, MAK Construction has organized a local charity golf tournament to raise money to support local causes and specifically to help those in need.



Our first golf tournament raised $6,500 to help with the cost to build/ remodel Emma Basting’s family home, which was contracted and driven by MAK Construction and completed Fall 2020.



Our 2nd annual golf tournament raised over $17,000 to donate to fallen officer Cody Holte’s family for them to be able to attend Police Week in Washington DC.



Our 3rd annual golf tournament raised $16,000 to give back to the Grand Forks Fraternal Order of Police to attend Police Week in Washington DC to honor fallen officers.



Our 4th annual tournament raised $14,000. These funds are used by the FOP for community and officer support.



Our 5th annual tournament raised $15,000 - being able to present a check for $10,000 to the Fargo NDFOP Lodge 1 to help send the family of fallen officer Wallin and other Fargo PD officers to Washington DC for Police Week in spring of 2024. We were also able to present a check of $5,000 to our local Grand Forks FOP Lodge 2.

Food Drive

Each holiday season, MAK Construction is proud to support The HC Community Care Center & Food Pantry's holiday food drive to support our local food bank. The HC Community Care Center & Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization based in Grand ​Forks, North Dakota. Their vision is to serve others with the love of Jesus Christ, offering those in need opportunities to receive physical, emotional, and spiritual support while empowering them to have a sustainable future.