January 21 2022 – Clinics Can Help (CCH) is pleased to announce the addition of Allen Gast, a founder, and president of Gast Construction Group, to its board of directors. As Florida’s leading provider of medical equipment and supplies for children and adults, CCH knows Gast’s experience will bring additional passion and insight to its essential work.
Gast’s passion for business and construction began in high school and never stopped. He graduated from the University of Florida’s prestigious ME Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management and then quickly worked his way through the construction ranks at a prominent design-build firm in Orlando.
As a licensed general contractor in 2005, he was recruited by a large national construction company in West Palm Beach, Florida, to build larger projects. After years of working on commercial projects in the educational, municipal, and religious sectors, Gast began working with a respected local builder on high-end residential work until 2011, when he founded Gast Construction Group.
It was his work building Clinics Can Help’s first freestanding office and warehouse space that introduced him to the vital work the nonprofit was doing to help those in need achieve mobility, independence and dignity to thrive in life. Seeing the work firsthand come to life in front of his eyes made him realize his desire to do what he could to help.
“With nothing more than a relentless work ethic and positive attitude, our company has grown into an elite construction management firm with our staff of like-minded professionals who share our ethics and morals. Our story is not unlike the grassroots beginning of Clinics Can Help,” says Gast. “I am excited to bring what I can to the table to help grow the reach of the organization and help expand their mission to help children, adults and families.”
Clinics Can Help, celebrating its 10th anniversary of serving clients full time, has been a lifeline for thousands of children and adults. The organization engages a model of organized recycling to create greater access to medical equipment so that local children and adults can recover faster, be protected from injury and have the mobility, independence, and dignity for a quality level of life. The organization serves thousands annually and to date, has served over 15,000 children and adults.
Achievements for Gast include the 2021 AIA Palm Beach Builder of the Year, 2017 Build Florida Award for projects at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, a 2018, 2019, and 2020 Gator 100 Award given to the fastest growing University of Florida Alumni run organizations in the world. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, fishing, and watching Gator sports.
For more information about this appointment, or Clinics Can Help, visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call (561) 640-2995.
About Clinics Can Help
A vital resource in Palm Beach County and throughout southeast Florida for families in search of medical equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, nebulizers, and more, CCH provides access to critical equipment for thousands of children and adults who cannot afford it. The only organization of its kind in Florida and one of only four in the U.S. that provide a vast and diverse array of equipment, CCH makes a difference through a simple process of organized recycling. For more information, please visit www.clinicscanhelp.org.