About Us

Experience is what allows Echo Electric to deliver quality service and workmanship on every project we undertake. All of our managers, estimators, and foremen have over 20 years of experience, so you’ll be assured that the job is done correctly, the first time. Our team of estimators, project managers, office personnel, and electricians will provide the service you need for your project. This team effort and experience allow us to consistently deliver quality workmanship while meeting your project schedules and budgets.

Our Staff

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. Still, 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 electrical 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 six years working on military bases along the east coast, installing energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls. He is very active in the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI). He loves traveling with his wife Donna and enjoys golf, softball, and poker.

Jay Martin, General Manager

Mr. Martin began his career in the electrical contracting business in 1978 serving as an electrical apprentice. After moving into management in 1985, Jay has extensive experience in estimating, project management, purchasing, dispatching.  Since 1994, he has been involved as the founder and president of multiple successful electrical contracting businesses. A long time friend and business associate of Echo Electric’s owner, Rob Medley, Jay was asked to join the Echo Electric team in 2019. Jay’s years of experience have brought a healthy component of structure, organization, and efficiency to supplement an already well-established tradition of quality electrical contracting. A devoted father and avid sports fan, Jay’s interests also include camping, fishing, water sports, horseshoes, and softball.

David Madden, Access Control Manager
Mr. Madden is the longest-tenured employee of Echo Electric Company. He holds Master Electrician licenses in multiple jurisdictions. He has more than 45 years of experience in the electrical and access control trades. Since joining Echo in 1989, Dave has designed, installed, and serviced nearly every brand of gate operator, and many access control systems. He holds IDEA certification for Automatic Gate Design and Installation. Dave has built an extensive list of customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, many of which he has taken care of for decades. Dave is a proficient welder and has a “green thumb,” so he enjoys gardening and raising tropical and ornamental plants in his greenhouse. He is an aficionado of Thai culture, and he and his wife Thoom make annual visits to Thailand to sightsee as well as to visit family and friends

Anthony G. Buccheri, Field Superintendent
Mr. Buccheri is directly responsible for the quality control and training of all Echo Electric field personnel. He taught electrical school for seven years, for the Independent Electrical Contractors of Maryland’s Apprenticeship Program. He is a licensed Journeyman Electrician with almost four decades of experience in the electrical trade and has been with Echo since 1994. Tony has supervised the renovation of a least 14 public schools, numerous large-scale residential remodeling projects, several historic building renovations, and several large projects in government buildings and on military bases. His expertise includes installation of building high voltage services and transformers, wiring of restaurants & other commercial spaces, home and commercial generator installations up to 500 KW, whole house, and low-voltage lighting control systems, and running thousands of feet of conduit on commercial jobs. An avid bowler and sports fan, he especially enjoys Orioles games and rooting for the Denver Broncos.

Scott Brown, Services Manager

Mr. Brown has been with Echo Electric since 2015. After several decades in marketing in the Washington area, he joined Pepco’s energy conservation subsidiary, Pepco Energy Services, where he spent 15 years as Senior Marketing Manager. At PES Scott spearheaded the marketing efforts for “green energy” sales and the promotion of solar, geothermal, 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 Pepco’s sale in 2015, he joined Echo, where he has helped start 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 following Washington Nationals baseball.

Jason Hull, Assistant Project Manager

Mr. Hull joined the Echo Electric team in August 2019. He spent five years in the medical industry. He has held positions in sales, technical work, and medical invoicing. Jason earned a business management degree from North Carolina State University. His strong work ethic and attention to detail are just two of the traits that he brings to Echo Electric Company. He spends his free time hiking, golfing, and watching sports.

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 worked in the trade while obtaining his degree in marketing and business management in 1976. After a few years of working in sales to electrical contractors, he received his Master of Electrician’s License in 1984 and became an electrical contractor. The company grew then retracted several times during economic recessions, but survived for 32 years, due to a loyal customer base, until his retirement in 2016. Upon leaving the company in Mr. Medley’s capable hands, Bruce and his wife Glenda of 40 years, who is also our former Comptroller, retired to Florida and Tennessee. They enjoy fishing, boating, riding their Harleys, and traveling the country in their motorcoach.

Our Employees

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 stocked with materials, state of the art equipment and tools to do their job efficiently. Most of them have more than 14 or 15 years of experience and are factory trained for various aspects of the trade.

Our Mission

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.