Guy Bennallack: The Shade Tree Shelter History

The Shade Tree Shelter pic
The Shade Tree Shelter

The Shade Tree Shelter first offered a safe place to sleep in 1990, when it established cots in the basement of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church. Members of the diocese collaborated with individuals from the Junior League of Las Vegas and the city’s citizens to open a more permanent location. Soon, a building owned by Catholic Charities became the new shelter.

Over the course of a decade, the shelter quickly expanded, adopting new programs and services. Shade Tree soon outgrew its building, and a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation made it possible to build a new shelter. Today, the organization occupies the same space and qualifies as the largest shelter in the State of Nevada that provides 24-hour service to women, children, and their pets. With 264 permanent beds, Shade Tree provides shelter for individuals of all ages. The shelter runs programs for victims of violence, in addition to offering an extensive library and other amenities.

Guy Bennallack serves as the Chief Executive Officer of HBR, LLC, a general construction company located in Las Vegas. Dedicated to his community, Guy Bennallack donates to several philanthropic organizations, including Shade Tree Shelter.


Recent Activities of Safari Club International, by Guy Bennallack

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Safari Club International

Founded in 1972, Safari Club International has spent the past four decades protecting hunters’ rights and advocating for wildlife conservation. Today, the group consists of 190 chapters and 55,000 members. Regularly engaging in a variety of activities that benefit its mission, this organization has given nearly $47 million to groups and projects since 2000.

In May 2012, Safari Club International announced its donation of $25,000 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to aid in the study of whitetail deer. The program’s purposes include enhancing game management and better understanding predator populations and hunting patterns. The funds were put towards equipment and staff costs.

Also that month, Safari Club International conducted a fundraiser in Michigan on behalf of The Salvation Army Outdoors. This event, the 6th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot, garnered more than $50,000 for the group.

About the Author:

The Chief Executive Officer of several contractor and development firms throughout Las Vegas, Guy Bennallack contributes to Safari Club International.

A Brief Overview of Double-Glazed Windows


Guy Bennallack has served as chief executive officer of The Window Company in Las Vegas, Nevada, since 2007. In this position Guy Bennallack manages all business activities, including window installations and window glazing projects.

The term window glazing refers to the actual panes of glass that comprise the majority of a window’s design. Glass is fitted in a window frame using glazing putty, while replacing a window’s glass is known as reglazing. Reglazing may be necessary for several reasons, though the most common include damage to the glass or a desire for more energy-efficient window fixtures.

One step a homeowner can take toward energy-efficient window installation is known as double glazing. Often referred to as an insulated glass unit (IGU), double-glazed windows utilize two or more glass panes in a single frame. Two panes are common, separated by a layer of air and a spacer, but triple-glazed windows have grown in popularity as energy costs continue to rise. The benefits of double- and triple-glazed window panes include savings on energy bills, a smaller carbon footprint, and a more comfortable living space that retains heat and air conditioning at an improved rate.

Guy Bennallack’s Support of the Shade Tree Shelter

An executive in the construction industry, Guy Bennallack presently serves as CEO of HBR Management, Inc., in Las Vegas. Outside of the office, Mr. Bennallack charitably supports such local initiatives as the Shade Tree Shelter.

Currently located on West Owens Avenue in downtown Las Vegas, the Shade Tree Shelter has roots stretching back 23 years to the basement of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church. This initial offer of a safe place to sleep has since grown into a comprehensive service organization that provides local citizens with more than 100,000 nights of free shelter each year. Shade Tree’s present facilities include over 38,000 square feet of sleeping space, libraries, training rooms, and children’s play rooms.

Specifically designed to meet the needs of women and children, Shade Tree offers a range of services designed to help individuals escape violent situations and attain new levels of self-reliance. A registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, the organization looks to grassroots private donations to meet its ongoing operational costs.