The Kleinbergers are into teamwork, big time. “Our family believes from the depths of our hearts that it is all about the team as a whole,” they explain. Life is about the big picture; it’s about each person working towards the good of all. “It really takes the entire community and all its talents and resources to make a difference in the world.” This Naples family doesn’t just talk the talk—they actually live by their words. Together with their son Joseph (16), Terrie and Andrew are involved in many community charities, ranging from Meals Of Hope, Christmas Without Hunger, Naples Beach Cleanup, Relay For Life and more. The highlight of their charitable giving is without a doubt Dentistry From the Heart, which is hosted annually by Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where Terrie works as Hygiene coordinator and Events Coordinator. May 12th saw the fifth annual event, and the Kleinbergers have been there helping out every year. In fact, this year, Andrew’s company, Kleinberger Corporation, sponsored one of the food tents that helped feed the 200+ patients served. “It is my most favored charitable event of the year!” shares Terrie about the event that provides a full-day of free dentistry to anyone in the community. “Andrew and Joseph work tirelessly at this charitable event, from set-up till breakdown,” she goes on. “They carry equipment, tables, chairs, coolers filled with ice and water, and pick up food donations all over town… Yes, Yes, and double YES,” Terrie exclaims, “Andrew and Joseph are not just the wind beneath my wings, but also the muscle.” Terrie is referencing an ongoing exchange between the husband and wife team. On expressing his sense of responsibility towards the community that has become their home, Andrew explained how the family spends a lot of their downtime assisting Terrie with her charitable causes. “Terrie says I’m the wind beneath her wings,” he marveled. “How cool is that!”
Andrew’s care for the community has its own deep roots in his childhood upbringing. Originally from Sharon
Springs, New York, Andrew is from a family of 11 children. He was raised with his siblings on a large dairy farm,
where he learned a strong work ethic, and the importance of the team. In 1989, Andrew moved to Southwest Florida, where he worked as a carpenter for ten years. In 1998, he acquired a general contractor’s license and opened Kleinberger Corporation, which has been serving Southwest Florida for the past 20 years with the same spirit of the Kleinberger family: working together for the common good. To that end, Andrew acquired a roofing contractor’s license after Hurricane Wilma so he could better serve the community’s needs.
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