We are happy to support our staff's commitment to give back, while partnering with several great charities and organizations that enrich the communities around us.

AOC is a non-profit organization that introduces at-risk high school and junior high students to character development, career exploration and community.  Universal Metro staff members have been volunteering with students since 2012.  Through the AOC LIFE program, Labor, Influence, Forgiveness, and Experience, and UMI’s genuine investment, these students now have determination and a bright future.

Current CEO, former President, David Triepke is currently on the AOC board.



Focus on the Family (FotF) is a global ministry dedicated to providing resources towards building healthy marriages and families. With their counselling, help line, magazines, and website material, FotF is committed to providing trustworthy biblical guidance and support. Universal Metro has donated funds to FotF and has shared their magazine and content with our greater community to help promote methods and strategies that allow marriages and families to thrive.

To learn more about Focus on The Family, visit their website: www.focusonthefamily.com

Universal Metro’s commitment to the City of Santa Fe Springs has been rooted in giving back to our local community. UMI has organized multiple donations over the years. Those efforts include the Back to School backpack and school supplies drive, Thanksgiving food drive & meal donations, Neighborly Elf Christmas Basket Program, and more. The initiatives are largely coordinated through Santa Fe Springs’ Family and Human Services Division at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center.

Many of our UMI team members belong to the Santa Fe Springs Community and are the champions of these causes. UMI is happy to support our staff’s commitment to give back by partnering with several great charities and organizations that enrich the communities where we live and work.

To find out more about Santa Fe Springs, visit their website: www.santafesprings.org

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps people around the world build or improve a place they can call home. Universal Metro’s staff members have previously participated in the organization’s Building Tomorrow’s Playhouse Contest and have been honored with the Construction Award in the past.

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity at their website: https://www.habitat.org/

Hart Community Homes’s mission is “to promote the community integration of youth who have transitioned through the foster care system and to create services which expand their opportunities for personal freedom and choice.” Universal Metro’s CEO David Triepke has been on their board for many years as Vice President. UMI has hosted, chaired, and sponsored a golf fundraiser event through Monkey Business Cafe for 19 years. We have assisted the organization on their Monkey Business Cafe, which aims to provide quality catering while employing young men recently out of the foster care system. Hart and Monkey Business Cafe are very important to the city of Fullerton and Universal Metro. http://www.monkeybusinesscafe.org/hart.php

Jessie Rees Foundation: Universal Metro staff members have previously teamed up with local students to stuff Joy Jars to help raise change for change. Staff members also donated coins that went toward funding Joy Jars, which will were given to child cancer patients.

Youth Employment Services: “Our mission is to support the community by enabling Orange County youth and young adults to secure and maintain meaningful employment. We offer programs that help young people improve their self-esteem, employment, career choices, financial/personal self-sufficiency, and quality of life.” – YES

Universal Metro has donated time, products, and funds to the Youth Employment Service of Southern California https://yesworks.org/

At Camp NAWIC 2018, Universal Metro donated flooring for a tiny house to be built for the homeless. Lead Estimator Victoria went to volunteer with the girls during the construction and also talked how to pursue a career in construction management. She furthered their knowledge from her own experiences and discussed opportunities on how to build a future in this field. Victoria was also a 2-year NAWIC Scholarship recipient and is “grateful that it has opened the door for opportunities to volunteer with girls interested in construction”.