• Photos of volunteering and donation activities inside heart- and gear-shaped frames

    Our Core Values

    & Associated Cares

Our Company's Core Values

Since our foundation in 1960, it has been part of our mission to focus on the continuous growth and development of our company culture. Our culture can be defined as a set shared values we believe in, attitudes about the work we do, where we see Associated and Stoffel going forward, and how we’re going to get there. Our values reflect the behaviors that shape how we work with each other and with our partners.

Each member of our team is encourages to live by these principles. Associated and Stoffel Equipment Company base hiring decisions, promotions and overall contribution to the company on these three Core Values.

  • Core Values logo for "No Excuse Devotion". An icon of a person with a shield in front of it, with a checkmark and two stars inside the shield.

    No Excuse Devotion

    No Excuse Devotion means you are reliable, dependable, trustworthy, honest, consistent, driven and take ownership. When something doesn’t go as planned, the only finger to point is at myself and I take it upon myself to solve the issue or remove the obstacle. In other words, “I got this, count on me to get it completed correctly and on time.”

  • Core Values logo for "Selfless & Easy to Work With"

    Selfless & Easy to Work With

    Selfless & Easy to Work With means you are approachable, have a positive attitude, and treat others with respect. You are genuine, fun, personable and a true team player. Possessing these qualities and demonstrating them day-to-day make a work environment that people want to be a part of. It creates a place where people enjoy working with each other.

  • Core Values logo for "Creative Problem Solvers". A white and red box has a thought bubble above it, containing a lightbulb with a red gear inside the bulb.

    Creative Problem Solvers

    To be a Creative Problem Solver means you have knowledge, wisdom, intellect and are a dynamic thinker. You gain these qualities through experience. We can teach anyone skills and develop knowledge in our teams, however, wisdom is different. Wisdom is the application of knowledge. This comes through an individual’s effort and drive. No one can develop wisdom in you, but you.

  • Associated Cares logo

    Associated Cares

    At Associated and Stoffel Equipment Company, one of the ways we also manifest and measure the success of our Core Values is how we can impact the lives of those in our local communities and how we can strengthen these bonds.

    Throughout the years, we have supported a number of charities and nonprofits through donations and volunteerism. Associated and Stoffel continue to pursue various corporate social responsibility activities.

Associated Cares in the Community

Volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois Food Bank

September 13, 2021

Thank you to all our team members who volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Together, they packed a total of 4,312 lbs of food, providing 3,593 meals for those in need.

See more photos on our Facebook page!

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity at a site in Hanover Park, Illinois.

Habitat for Humanity

June 21, 2019

Thank you to all our team members who volunteered at the DuPage Habitat for Humanity.

See more photos on our Facebook page!

Associated and Hesed House employees stand on either side of a donated Raymond counterbalanced forklift

Hesed House Forklift & Battery Donation

March 12, 2019

Associated donated a Raymond forklift and battery to Hesed House, a nonprofit aimed at feeding the hungry, clothe the naked and give people the chance to hope again.

Read the full press release here.

Volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois Food Bank

May 14, 2019

Thank you to all our team members who volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Together, they packed a total of 3,219 lbs of food, providing 2,683 meals for those in need.

See more photos on our Facebook page!

Group photo of employee volunteers at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Feed My Starving Children

December 7, 2018

Thank you to all our team members who volunteered at Feed My Starving Children - Schaumburg for the Hope Filled Holiday MobilePack. Together, they packed 585 boxes, feeding 346 children for a year with 126,360 meals.

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Volunteers at the DuPage Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

June 15, 2018

Thank you to all our team members who volunteered at the DuPage Habitat for Humanity in Hanover Park. Associated provided a $10,000 sponsorship in support of the nonprofit's mission of building homes, communities and hope for hardworking families in need.

See more photos on our Facebook page!

Employees volunteer at the Feed My Starving Children center in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Feed My Starving Children

May 8, 2018

Thank you to all our team members who volunteered at Feed My Starving Children - Schaumburg.

See more photos on our Facebook page!

Collage of pet photos submitted to raise money for the Rockin' Rescue Ride.

Rockin' Rescue Ride

May 2, 2018

April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month. Associated hosted a fundraiser to support the Rockin' Rescue Ride, which supported Angels on Wheels, P.A.W.S. of Tinley Park and K9s for Veterans, NFP. Associated Cares asked employees to submit a photo of their pets, and in return Associated donated $10 per photo to the charity ride.

See more on our Facebook page!

Donations for women's shelters

Helping Mothers and Women in Need

May 12, 2017

With Mother's Day around the corner, Associated wanted to help mothers in need in our communities by collecting items to send to women's shelters.
Packages and monetary donations were sent to: WINGS, YMCA Northeast Indiana, CFI (Children & Families of Iowa), Julian Center, YMCA North Central Indiana, 360 Communities, and Mid Central Community Action.

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The Marketing Department volunteers at the Feed My Starving Children site in Geneva, Illinois

Feed My Starving Children

April 2017

As part of a team building initiative, our marketing department volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva, IL. This food bank serves 13 counties in Northern Illinois. The team's efforts provided 4,166 meals for hungry neighbors. Thanks team!

See more on our Facebook page!