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ECS History

Founded in 1988, Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is a leader in geotechnical, construction materials, environmental and facilities engineering. At that time, our goal was to raise the standards of professional consulting engineering by hiring industry professionals who understood the complexities of building and maintaining modern infrastructures. Our company success spans multiple industry sectors. Our steady growth comes from a deep belief in developing the people, systems and expertise required to focus on client needs. Today, with 2,000 employees, ECS has grown to more than 70 offices and testing facilities spread across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. ECS is currently ranked 69 in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms (ENR, April 2020) and 154 in Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms (ENR, July 2020).

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Our Mission

An employee-owned firm, ECS provides innovative solutions and responds to client needs with value and high-quality service in a variety of market sectors. Our goals are to help our clients realize success with their projects, and to provide professional and personal development for our employees. Our expertise, solution-oriented focus, client responsiveness and commitment to employee and job safety have built our reputation in the industry as the firm to call when exceptional service matters most.


ECS Vision

ECS strives to be an industry leader with a growing network of offices and employees who share one commitment: to provide high-quality, innovative consulting engineering services. Our mission is to be the engineering firm of choice in the markets we serve.


 

Meet Our Team

ECS leaders nurture a culture of respect, professional mentoring, community service
and safety for our employees and clients.
HENRY LUCAS, PE
"Our culture of client cooperation, safety first, and excellence in all that we take on has made us a trusted consulting partner. I see ECS as an important player in the growth of our nation’s infrastructure and economic future.” – Henry Lucas, PE

HENRY LUCAS, PE

Chairman of the Board
ECS Group of Companies

TONY FIORILLO, PE, SI, CGC, LEED AP
"ECS is my company of choice because we are a company with great leadership, outstanding people and tools, financial strength and high growth opportunities." – Tony Fiorillo, PE, SI

TONY FIORILLO, PE, SI, CGC, LEED AP

President & CEO
ECS Group of Companies

 LEO TITUS, PE
“I’m honored and proud to lead the ECS team. They are a dedicated group of professionals who have earned their reputation as the go-to geotechnical, environmental and testing consultants in the region.” – Leo Titus, PE

LEO TITUS, PE

Chief Operating Officer
ECS Group of Companies

JIM CARPENTER, PE, MSCE, M.ASCE
“I never thought that I’d work for the same company since 1988! It’s the people, opportunities and challenges associated with a growing company that has kept me around. I never wanted, or needed, to consider working anywhere else.” - Jim Carpenter

JIM CARPENTER, PE, MSCE, M.ASCE

Chief Engineer
ECS Group of Companies

LORIE DEBO
“I really cannot imagine working anywhere else. At ECS, I am given the freedom to do my job to the best of my ability. My team and I are given the opportunity to support every employee in the company. I believe in ECS - the management team and the employees." - Lorie Debo

LORIE DEBO

Director of
Human Resources
ECS Group of Companies

JIM ECKERT

JIM ECKERT

Chief Financial Officer
ECS Group of Companies

TRACY ALLEN
“From the moment I started with ECS, I learned the importance of taking care of our clients and providing them with the best service possible. ECS has been supportive of all my efforts throughout my career and I am happy to be part of such a great work-family.” - Tracy Allen

TRACY ALLEN

Director of Client Relations
ECS Group of Companies

 AMBER MILOT
“Being entrusted to lead the acquisitions process as a part of ECS’ expansion activities is a position I feel honored to do every day. The work is both rewarding and challenging as I get to contribute to a growth strategy that provides new opportunities for ECS, our internal folks and our newly acquired teams.” – Amber Milot

AMBER MILOT

Director of Mergers & Acquisitions
ECS Group of Companies

BETH GANOE, CPSM
“We have a unique culture of ownership, enthusiasm and collaboration, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Our size and flexibility allow employees to keep growing and gravitating to roles that fit their talents and passions. Every day I am surrounded by people that inspire me.” - Beth Ganoe, CPSM

BETH GANOE, CPSM

Director of Marketing
ECS Group of Companies

JOE CHAMPION, PE
"The greatest strength of ECS is the trust in our people to allow them to learn from their mistakes and to allow them to succeed, through our training, innovation and processes that serve our client’s needs. We are team driven through valuing our staff, clients and community as part of everything we do." - Joe Champion, PE

JOE CHAMPION, PE

President, ECS Florida, LLC

SALVATORE FIORENTINO, PE, LEED AP
“I’m proud to work for a company that provides the opportunity for its employees to grow professionally and personally through their work in meeting the needs of our clients, while also contributing to the betterment of the communities in which they live.” – Salvatore Fiorentino, PE LEED AP

SALVATORE FIORENTINO, PE, LEED AP

President, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

CHRIS LOPEZ, PE
“I am honored and proud to be part of such a dynamic company with incredible employees, leadership and culture. ECS’ vision and values provide great opportunities for our talented staff while achieving our mission to be the engineering firm of choice in the markets we serve.” - Chris Lopez, PE

CHRIS LOPEZ, PE

President, ECS Midwest, LLC

DEREK CLYBURN, PE
“It is an honor and a privilege to lead ECS Southeast and to continue providing its diverse group of talented staff with prodigious professional and personal growth opportunities as we move forward to the next level of success.” – Derek Clyburn, PE

DEREK CLYBURN, PE

President, ECS Southeast, LLP

 MARK ZORTMAN, PE
"I am blessed to have started and continued my career with ECS. Our commitment to employee safety and growth opportunities promotes a culture for both personal and professional development. This culture allows us to provide a high level of service to our clients where we are committed to their success." - Mark Zortman, PE

MARK ZORTMAN, PE

President, ECS Southwest, LLP

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