Didlake’s Joe Lewis Receives Recognition from Commanding Officer

Manassas, VA – Joe Lewis, Quality Control Manager for the Boone Clinic, received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Commanding Officer at the Naval Amphibious Base at Little Creek in Norfolk, Virginia.  The plaque reads, “In appreciation of your tireless efforts and commitment to excellence during Admiral Joel T. Boone Branch Health Clinic’s $6,000,000 renovation project from August 2007 to June 2009.”
Didlake provides custodial services at the Boone Clinic employing 14 individuals with disabilities under the AbilityOne Program.  Allen Otis, Director of Operations for the Hampton Roads area adds, “Joe ensured all 24 contractors renovating Boone Clinic cleaned up after themselves daily and that the Medical Clinic was “hospital clean” each day.  He also ensured that Didlake employees maintained the highest quality of cleanliness throughout the 24 hours a day, six days a week, 18 month renovation.  Much of this quality assurance was provide as a “value added” service to the customer.
For more than ten years, Joe Lewis has proven his job dedication.  Otis continued to say, “Joe is never bound or constrained by his job description or scope of assigned duties.  He consistently and actively seeks out areas needing improvement, follows through, and invariably yields superb results.”  Congratulations to Joe on a job well done!
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 grounds and facilities maintenance; packaging and assembly; and administrative services. Federal government agency customers include the Pentagon, Department of Treasury, Department of Energy, Peace Corps, Navy Exchange Service Command Headquarters and many more. Didlake is an approved vendor for various local government agencies, including the Prince William County Community Services Board, and is a United Way agency.
About the AbilityOne Program
Didlake is a top producer in the AbilityOne Program, the largest single source of employment in the United States for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities.  The AbilityOne Program helps thousands of people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment.  The program coordinates its activities with nonprofit organizations across the country to employ these individuals and provide goods and services to the Federal Government at a fair price.
Betty Dean