Christine Heaton Recognized With Collaborate GRIT Award

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CHANTILLY, VA, April 2024 – ECS Group of Companies (ECS) is delighted to announce that Jacksonville’s Christine Heaton has been honored with the Collaborate GRIT Award for her unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service to our employees and company. Christine has been with ECS for more than eight years as an Accounting Administrator.

Reflecting on her achievement, Christine shared, “It’s an honor to be selected and recognized for the commitment to provide the best service possible to the employees and company.”

Christine’s dedication to excellence and reliability has been instrumental in driving towards our company’s success and helping support the smooth operation of our offices. We congratulate Christine for this well-deserved recognition and thank her for her continued dedication to excellence.

The GRIT Awards are an internal recognition program acknowledging individuals who have gone above and beyond and embody our core values of collaborate, focus and lead. Employees are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers and nominations are reviewed by a selection committee of ECS leadership and management. The winners were honored and celebrated at the annual ECS Managers’ Meeting.

About ECS

ECS Group of Companies (ECS) was founded in 1988 with the goal to raise the standards of professional engineering consulting. Today, we are a leader in geotechnical, construction materials, environmental and facilities consulting services. We are employee-owned with more than 2,500 employees in 80+ offices and testing facilities across the United States. ECS is currently ranked #61 in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms (ENR, April 2023), #131 in Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms (ENR, July 2023) and #2 in Zweig Group Hot Firms (Zweig, June 2023). For additional information about ECS, visit:



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