Inside J. J. Keller
At J. J. Keller, we value our associates, our customers and our community — and we don’t just talk about it, we demonstrate it.
We believe success requires a shared effort. That's why we rely on our Associate Principle, where associates contribute to the company's success, and in turn, reap the rewards of it.
J. J. Keller has made it a mission to give back to the community. Founded in 1990, the J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc. is a private, family foundation that provides charitable funding to many worthwhile groups within the local community.
In addition to the Foundation, the company founders established the John J. and Ethel D. Keller Donor-Advised Fund through the local Community Foundation for the Fox Valley region. To date, gifts and commitments have totaled more than $19 million to more than 300 non-profit organizations. The foundation has also established a matching gifts program where associate gifts are matched up to $500 per year. In all, more than $38 million in Keller funds have been distributed in the past 20+ years.
J. J. Keller also supports community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement. A number of Habitat homes have been built to date in the Fox Valley area through financial support and volunteer hours from J. J. Keller associates.
Through the Junior Achievement Program, thousands of Fox Valley children have learned business concepts from J. J. Keller associates who volunteer time for this organization.
J. J. Keller has shown its commitment to the environment by achieving ISO 14001 certification, a standard aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of a business and decreasing pollution and waste. As an eco-friendly employer, J. J. Keller has established many “green” initiatives to preserve and protect our environment. These programs include recycling and use of recycled materials, energy conservation, the generation and use of renewable wind energy, and carpooling.
J. J. Keller is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to fair, lawful, and respectful treatment of all our associates, customers, business partners, and members of the community. When we treat everyone we meet with respect and dignity, we can be sure J. J. Keller is not only a good place to work, but also a great company with which to do business.
J. J. Keller has a number of corporate sponsorships established, both locally and nationally. Some of these include a sponsorship that was established in 2006 for an Iditarod Racing Team (the Seavey Racing Team), sponsorships through the J. J. Keller Foundation for local needs, and sponsorships to support causes such as Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement.)