Colton Dishman Honored With Collaborate GRIT Award

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CHANTILLY, VA, April 2024 – ECS Group of Companies (ECS) is thrilled to announce Colton Dishman is the recipient of the Collaborate GRIT Award for upholding the values of hard work, determination and dedication. Colton is described by his coworkers as, “one of those team members that everyone wishes they had.” Colton is a construction materials testing Staff Project Coordinator in the Midwest and has been with ECS for more than four years.

Reflecting on his achievement, Colton shared, “Being nominated by my office and then being chosen as one of the winners, I am honored and humbled to be recognized for upholding the GRIT Award values.”

Colton’s exceptional work ethic and commitment to excellence have made a significant impact on the firm and the projects we undertake. Congratulations to Colton Dishman for this well-deserved recognition and we thank him for his outstanding contributions to the team.

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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