ESN Featured on the Federal Contracting Page of Washington's Capital Business, and CEO Ray Lopez talks about ESN's Excellent Employees Benefits at SmartCEO Magazine in July/August Issue

Jul 28, 2014, 08:45 ET from Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN)

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN), a leader in engineering and technology solutions, was the focus of a recent article on the federal contracting page of Capital Business, a Washington, DC publication owned by The Washington Post.

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The article is entitled, "How one firm navigated Washington's choppy waters" and flourished. "When the clouds of budget cuts gathered in Washington a few years ago," the story details how ESN President and CEO Raymond F. Lopez, Jr. cut costs and put into place its diversification strategy to make his business more efficient. This followed Mr. Lopez' earlier company strategy to expand its defense services offerings from a Navy-centric one to a more diversified IT one.

"You've got to be able to look forward and take on acceptable risks to survive," he told Capital Business. Growing from a small start-up in 1995 to a $38 million-a-year enterprise, Mr. Lopez talked about how his plan to expand helped ESN land a five-year, $38 million IT services contract with the Air Force.

In the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine, Mr. Lopez talked about ESN's longstanding successful employee retention program ( "We have recruiting services, and then we have employee referrals. We tell our folks that everybody is in business development. The third part is an excellent benefits package. The first thing we do when we hire someone is give them a 'welcome aboard' package. They get a shirt, a coffee cup, pens, pencils, lanyards, etc."

Ray encourages ESN employees to work as a team. "Within two or three weeks of a new employee starting at ESN, they got a call from me," he said. "Some of the folks that come from larger companies are like, 'What? You're calling me right now to tell me hello? An open-door environment is very important to me."  

About ESN

ESN is a trusted leader in engineering and technology solutions. For nearly two decades, ESN has been proudly standing "Shoulder to Shoulder®" with our military and government customers, delivering critical services in: professional management & systems engineering services; cyber security & information / mission assurance services; network design, integration, & data center consolidation services; enterprise IT ITIL & ITSM services; systems development & life-cycle services; health IT services; and acquisition services.

Based in Arlington, VA, ESN has offices throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Founded in 1995, ESN is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has achieved Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 2 for Services v 1.3, and CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Development v 1.3.

ESN customer experience includes the VA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Military Sealift Command, HHS and federal agencies.  ESN is a VA-Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business.

ESN Contact:

Dennis Groh, CMO
2450 Crystal Drive #1015
Arlington, VA 22202
703-412-3640, Mobile: 703-909-3914;


SOURCE Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN)