At ICS Our Secret Weapon is Our People – in fact, it’s one of our core values! Last week we received the following touching email (summarized) from a citizen within our community that reaffirmed that and is worth sharing with you:
Two weeks ago, on a Tuesday around 5 o’clock in the evening, disabled, quadriplegic Marine Corps veteran (in a 350 lb. wheelchair) Mr. Windisch, his wife and his service dog found themselves at the bottom of a trail within in the Paramount Ranch State Park in Agoura Hills, CA. Unable to make their way back up the steep, washed-out trail due to muddy terrain from recent storms, they attempted to locate a park ranger for assistance but could not find one.
Luckily, they were able to track down three ICS team members who were finishing up at a project site within the park and were more than happy to help. Mr. Windisch described Javier, Demondre and Orlando as “friendly [and] highly motivated” in “their dirty clothes and muddy boots [that] testified to a long and hard day of work.” In order to get Mr. Windisch and his wheelchair safely up the muddy slope, Javier, Demondre and Orlando physically pushed and guided Mr. Windisch in his wheelchair up the muddy terrain. Mr. Windisch admitted that “without the help of Demondre, Orlando, and Javier there is no doubt that for my wife, my dog, and me, it would have been a long, cold, and very dark evening.”
Mr. Windisch concluded his email by saying “I have had the privilege of leading many of the finest young men and women our great nation has to offer. I know the value good people bring to an organization. As such, I feel that it should be known that in the course of rendering assistance to me, a wheelchair-bound veteran, my spouse, and my service dog, Javier, Demondre, and Orlando brought great credit upon themselves and Innovative Construction Solutions. They upheld the highest standards of good citizenship while representing your corporation.”
We could not agree more with the sentiments that Mr. Windisch expressed about these three men and are extremely proud to have them as part of our ICS family! ...