Founder's Day 2015
On September 3, 2015, Innovative Contracting Services paid tribute to company founder, Ramon Colon, on its first Founder’s Day. During this celebration, ICS joined with Ramon’s wife Tara and son Ramon to unveil a beautiful plaque honoring him. The plaque, pictured below, has a photo and a wonderful write up of all Ramon’s professional accomplishments. This commemoration to ICS’ founder is displayed in the front receptionist area for all visitors to see upon arriving at ICS.
May 5, 1976 – December 27, 2013
Ramon Colon founded Innovative Contracting Services in 2011.
Prior to founding ICS, Ramon worked in the utility industry (Iberdrola USA, Rochester, NY) for almost 18 years. While there, he was a Mapper, Team Leader and Mapping Supervisor. He met his mentor, expanded his leadership skills and earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 2010 while leading multiple projects across the Iberdrola USA subsidiaries. These skills, along with his intuitive nature, allowed him to grow ICS from one to over thirty people in a single year.
Prior to Iberdrola USA (formerly Rochester Gas & Electric) Ramon got his start locally in Rochester, NY at Edison Tech, where he learned the fundamentals of drafting.
Ramon was passionate about mapping, and his work ethic maintained a philosophy of doing the right thing. He always wanted to be part of the solution, never settled for second best, and encouraged his employees to find the products that best fit the needs of the end users. Meeting customer expectations was at the core of his values.
2nd Annual Founder's Day Celebration
September 6th & 8th, 2016
In celebration of our second annual Founder's Day and to honor Ramon, ICS hosted our 2nd “Make Your Own Sub Day” on September 8th with all proceeds benefiting the Rochester Kidney Foundation and the 2016 Kidney Walk. We were joined by business partners, family and friends coming together to make this a very successful event.
As a company, we also came to together at a smaller gathering on September 6th to remember Ramon and to enjoy some cake.