Carpenter Celebrates 20 Years with Didlake

Bernie Carpenter (center) was recognized for 20 years of service at Didlake, Inc. She is shown with Contract Operations Manager Rick Hightower (l) and President and CEO Rex Parr (r).

Manassas, VA – On May 11, Bernie Carpenter celebrated 20 years of employment with Didlake, Inc. Carpenter, the project manager for Didlake’s Opal Business Service Center in Fauquier County, was honored with a barbecue and cake at the location, as well as a number of gifts. Carpenter’s staff presented her with a desk clock in recognition of her time with Didlake.

At the celebration, Didlake President and CEO Rex Parr said, “There are few words that need to be said on this occasion. And those are that Bernie makes us all look good.”

About Didlake

Didlake, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. It was founded in 1965 to create opportunities for people with disabilities through services that connect them to employment, education and the community. It provides contract business services for commercial and government customers and has won numerous awards for its facilities maintenance; packaging/ assembly; and administrative services. The organization operates throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, in the Roanoke Valley and in Greater Hampton Roads. It serves more than 1,600 people with disabilities annually. Didlake, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by CARF and proudly serves the nation through the AbilityOne program. Its partners include the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, local Community Services Boards and United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information, visit