"ECHO employees care about their work and enjoy coming to work every day. Who doesn’t love that? They put a smile on my face, enlighten many others on campus, and the ECHO program is a fantastic way of giving back to community."
Todd Laverty, Shared Resource Manager of Fly Facility and Media Prep, Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA
“These folks perform valuable services at K2M and have become an important part of our company. They look forward to coming to work each day. The sense of self-sufficiency and self-worth these individuals gain as a result of our partnership goes a long way toward them becoming viable, contributing members of the Loudoun community. I don’t think enough companies know or think through how they can look at their work requirements and engineer the work so the ECHO people could do it. It’s a win-win for us.”
Dave MacDonald, former Senior Vice President of Operations, K2M (now part of Stryker's Spine division)
“We bring joy to their day and they take pride in their work – it’s a win-win. ECHO has the latitude to develop employees and we support their efforts 100%. I’m not sure what I’d do without ECHO.”
Debra Steward, Contracting Officer’s Representative, U.S. Department of Transportation Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, Sterling, VA