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A South Dakota Construction company spent the day giving back to the community. For 50 years now Soukup Construction has been busy tearing down and building up the Sioux Empire. On Saturday 51 of the 80 employees who work for the company volunteered their time and construction skills to make Family Park look a little nicer.

Jim Soukup is the President of Soukup Construction. Since 1963, the construction company has been shaping the Sioux Empire with its work. And on Saturday morning, they were at it again. But this project was near and dear to all of their hearts.

“Family park was a piece of land that we did a bunch of gravel mining on years ago, and when we finished that up, we were left with a lake,” said Soukup.

So Soukup said his family donated the 91 acres of land to the city of Sioux Falls, who then turned it into Family Park. And on Saturday, it was time to give again.

Some of the volunteer employees were busy dumping, and spreading dirt to begin the first phase of a new dog park.

Others were 'across the pond' creating fishing piers. One of those employees was Lane Busser, who’s been with Soukup Construction for 28 years.

“This is great, I mean everybody has made a good living out of Sioux Falls, so it’s our turn to give back,” said Busser.

And down the dirt mound is Merlyn Brockhouse. He and a team of men were replacing a rotted out culvert. Brockhouse said while Saturday's project has given him a chance to give back to the community, he is also able to work with people he hasn't gotten the chance to throughout his 22 years with the company.
     
“Not only is it building a better park, but it’s volunteering, and building that bond,” said Brockhouse.

Whether its building bonds, piers or just dumping dirt, Soukup said it's the least he can do for a community that has done so much for his company.

“We just knew that this would be our way to give back to the city of Sioux Falls,” said Soukup.

Workers were also relaying dirt around some areas of the ponds’ banks that had been washed away.
    
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