ECS in the Community


ECS is an employee-owned firm that believes in the power of community involvement. Our professional consulting engineering services help ensure the safety and integrity of building projects and materials across the country. But we know with over 1,000 employees in eight regional subsidiaries, our employees have the power to positively impact the lives of thousands of people in each of our communities. Local ECS offices sponsor events and support causes directly where they live and work.

Builders Foundation

Top GolfCornHole

Team Members Leo Titus and Tracy Allen serve on the Board of Directors for this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting children and families that may need special help in Loudoun County, Virginia. This organization provides grants for special quality of life needs, such as medical, educational, housing, or recreation. The Builders Foundation hosts multiple fundraising events each year such as Golf Outings, Cornhole Tournaments, and Trap and Skeet Shoots.

Paul’s Ride for Life

Paul Rossmeissl was 54 when he died on June 7, 2006, from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident on the Washington and Old Dominion trail, a favorite biking route.  As an organ donor, Paul gave the gift of life to three individuals who received his liver and both of his kidneys.  Many other individuals benefited from the donation of his heart valves, bone and tissue. This bicycle ride is dedicated to his memory. His daughter, Rachel, is an ECS employee who works in our environmental department. We support her and this cause.

Toys for Tots

Each holiday season, ECS supports the mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve - Toys for Tots Program. ECS collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year and donates them for distribution to needy children in the community.

Capital Area Food Bank 

ECS participates each year gathering non-perishables for this non-profit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. They have expanded their services and annually distribute nearly 30 million pounds of food to more than 478,000 people through their network of partner agencies.

2011 Builders Ball

Tracy Allen from ECS was a “queen" candidate in 2011 to raise money for this charity. This event was held November 19, 2011 at the National Building Museum. The gala is dedicated to the promise of the future, not only for the building industry, but for the community projects and services the ball supports. Previous Builders Balls have donated a generous $1,275,000 to area charities. ECS was a Foundation Sponsor and part of the organizing committee.

Loaves and Fishes

In November, ECS participates in a food drive to benefit Loaves and Fishes of Charlotte, NC. The goal of Loaves and Fishes is to provide a week’s worth of nutritious groceries to individuals and families in the community who are facing short-term crisis and economic hardship. We are proud to have donated over 70 pounds of food at our last food drive.

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Beverly Woods Elementary Science Fair

ECS team members have had the pleasure of judging the Science Fair at this elementary school in Charlotte, NC over the last four years. The Science Fair involves students from 1st through 5th grades to help get them interested in and excited about science. Students must complete and present their projects to a panel of judges.  

Second Harvest Food Bank

Team member Beth Ganoe has had the pleasure of assisting in sorting donations received by the organization for distribution to partner agencies.

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Fetal Hope Foundation

Geotechnical Principal Engineer Lee McGuinness, PE came to ECS with a passion for being involved with the Fetal Hope Foundation, based in Littleton, Colorado. The organization’s mission is to provide support, information, fund research, and increase awareness about fetal syndromes. Lee has organized and hosted a Charity Poker tournament to benefit the foundation.

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Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation's annual nationwide event to raise awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. The Foundation helps improve the lives of the 50 million men, women, and children who are doctor-diagnosed with arthritis.

ECS team members have participated in several Arthritis Walks since 2007. Team member Beth Ganoe has also volunteered her skills in marketing and graphic design to develop marketing and promotional materials for the organization, as well as giving her time manning information booths at local events.

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March of Dimes

ECS has helped financially support the March of Dimes in their vital research, education, community services and advocacy programs to fund research and address the problems that threaten the health of babies. ECS team members have also participated in walking to raise awareness for the organization.

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