Robert DeLoach, vice president of Beaufort Engineering Services Incorporated (BES Inc.), was awarded the 2012 Lifetime of Leadership Award by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. DeLoach is one of only 10 recipients to have received the award from the chamber.
With the exception of his time in college and his service in the Navy during WWII, Mr. DeLoach has lived in
Beaufort since his birth in 1926. For 37 years Mr. DeLoach was employed as a mechanical engineer by the Department of Defense at Parris Island. Upon his retirement, he received the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the highest medal awarded by the Department of Defense during peacetime to a civilian.
Mr. DeLoach has been affiliated with BES Inc. for the last 36 years. During his tenure with the company, BES Inc. has grown from one office in Beaufort into a regional company with five offices throughout the Southeast with over 50 employees.
In the last 61 years, Mr. DeLoach has mentored over five generations of new engineers and countless office staff, been on the board of directors, and held the position of president or another appointed or elected position in close to 15 different community organizations in Beaufort.