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.


Our first golf tournament raised money to help with the cost of build for Emma Basting and family home, which was completed Fall 2020.


Our 2nd annual golf tournament raised over $17,000 to donate the Cody Holtes family.


Our 3rd annual golf tournament raised $16,000 to give back to the Grand Forks Fraternal Order of Police.

Charity Golf Tournament

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. The first year, 100% of funds raised went to the Emma Basting home remodel project. The 2nd year, 100% of funds went to support the family of fallen police officer Cody Holte and to financially support the travel expenses to his fellow officers who attended a memorial in Washington DC. In 2021, our funds were donated to the Grand Forks Police Department and First Responders (The Fraternal Order of Police). To learn more about this tournament, to place a donation, or become a sponsor, please click the link below.

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.