Echo Electric Staff
Experience is what allows Echo Electric to deliver quality service and workmanship on every project we undertake. Every one of our managers, estimators, and foremen has over 20 years of experience, so you’ll be assured that the job gets done correctly, the first time. Our team of experienced and motivated estimators, project managers, safety officer, foremen, electricians, and apprentices is ready to service your project’s needs. It is this team experience and effort that allows us to consistently deliver quality workmanship on projects while meeting project schedules and budgets.
Rob Medley, President
Mr. Medley earned his first Master Electrician license in 1992 from the State of Maryland and holds a Masters’ license in the District of Columbia, as well. In 1984, he was the first full time employee that our founder Mr. Barnes ever hired. Rob left Echo in 1987 for the opportunity to handle larger projects, but he returned in 2003 to serve as the General Manager with the intent of making Echo a premier electrical contractor. He became President in 2016 with the retirement of Mr. Barnes. Mr. Medley has had an extensive career, having worked in industrial plants, on power lines, renovated hospitals, retail stores and shopping malls, commercial tenant spaces, restaurants, and some ultra-high end residential projects. He spent 6 years working on military bases along the east coast installing energy efficient lighting and lighting controls. He is very active in NARI, the National Association for the Remodeling Industry. Loves travelling with his wife Donna and enjoys golf, softball, and poker.
Dennis Shaffer, Assistant General Manager
Mr. Shaffer is a Master Electrician in the State of Maryland. He has been with Echo since 2003. He started with Echo as a journeyman electrician and has ascended to his current AGM role. He lives in Mt. Airy, MD with his wife Carol and his children Angela and Bradley. He loves working on cars, makes beer, and enjoys cooking.
Anthony G. Buccheri, Field Superintendent
Mr. Buccheri is directly responsible for quality control and training of all Echo Electric personnel. He has supervised the renovations of a least 14 public schools, numerous large-scale residential remodeling projects, several historic building renovations and has taught electrical school for 7 years within the Independent Electrical Contractors of Maryland’s Apprenticeship Program. Mr. Buccheri is a licensed Journeyman Electrician. He has almost 4 decades of experience in the electrical trade and has been with Echo since 1994. His expertise includes home and commercial generator installations up to 500 kW, whole house control systems and regular and low-voltage lighting control systems. An avid bowler and sports fan, he especially enjoys Orioles games and rooting for the Denver Broncos.
Laura Ray, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Ms. Ray has been with the company since February 2018. She has extensive experience in bookkeeping and office management. Her comprehensive skills and work ethic bring great value to our team. Ms. Ray is a native Washingtonian who enjoys the outdoors, reading, shopping and volunteering her time at the local animal shelter.
Scott Brown, Service Manager
Mr. Brown has been with Echo Electric since 2015. After several decades in marketing at Washington area ad agencies, he joined Pepco’s energy conservation subsidiary, Pepco Energy Services, where he spent 15 years as Senior Marketing Manager. At PES he spearheaded the marketing efforts for “green energy” sales and the promotion of solar, geo-thermal, energy conservation and “co-generation” projects, including NIH, The Maryland Stadium Authority, Joint Base Andrews, the North Carolina State Government, Appalachian State University, The British Embassy, BWI/Marshall Airport and many others. After the sale of Pepco in 2015, he joined Echo, where he has helped start up our service division and coordinates our marketing efforts. He has been a ski volunteer at Whitetail Ski Resort since 1999. His other hobbies include golf, cabinetry, softball, sailing and Nationals’ baseball.
Bruce D. Barnes, Founder
Mr. Barnes founded Echo Electric Company, Inc. in 1984. He has facilitated our growth from a one electrician company to a local industry leader, while maintaining a solid reputation for customer service and quality workmanship. Mr. Barnes earned his Masters’ License in 1984 and had 29 years of experience in the electrical trade. He retired to Florida and Tennessee and enjoys fishing, boating, riding his Harley and travelling the country with his wife Glenda (our former Comptroller) in their motor coach.
All of our lead electricians have a minimum of 4 years’ experience, have attended code school and hold journeyman licenses for the jurisdictions where we work. Their trucks are well stocked with material and state of the art equipment and tools to efficiently do their job. The majority have more than 14 or 15 years of experience and are factory trained for various aspects of the trade.
Our mission is to provide dependable electrical service to our clients in a friendly and efficient manner, to maintain our reputation as an organization with a strong set of values, and consistently deliver quality workmanship to our customers.