ECHO UES Chosen as Prime for Florida’s Turnpike Contract

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (February 12, 2018) — This is the story of a group of friends, who left the security of their big corporate jobs as they believed in creating a local enterprise.

In less than one year, their beliefs were proven to be right, with the recent award of a multi-year contract with the Florida Department of Transportation.

In January, the company was picked to provide survey and mapping professional services under a Miscellaneous Services Contract in the North Region of the Florida’s Turnpike. The contract is for three-years for a total value of $350,000.

“It really is a testament to the hard work of everyone at ECHO to be selected as a prime consultant for an FDOT contract in such a short period of time,” says Mike Patterson, ECHO’s vice president of survey and mapping. “We are very thankful for the opportunity, and are ready to deliver for years to come.”

Under the terms of the contract, ECHO will assist Florida’s Turnpike Authority staff on a variety of projects and requires ECHO to perform survey, mapping and subsurface utility engineering services comprising of field and office work.

ECHO will be supported on this contract by three other local firms, Geodata Consultants, Inc., I.F. Rooks & Associates, Inc. and American Government Services Corporation.


For more information please contact:

Carlo Pilia, ECHO UES, 407-388-8269,

Rafael Caamano, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-408-4297

Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,


ECHO is a small business founded by a group of friends with civil engineering, survey, construction and utility/GIS background.  ECHO provides Subsurface Utility Engineering and Survey professional services throughout Florida for a variety of projects, assisting Owners, Engineers and Contractors in better performing throughout the entire project cycle, from design to construction and maintenance of infrastructure.  ECHO works on many type of projects, including roadway design, reconstruction, widening and safety improvements, utility design, construction and maintenance, airports, ports and railroads upgrade, industrial and chemical plants upgrade and safety improvements. For more information, please visit

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51B on regional sales and $2.48B on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.   For more information, visit