Who We Are

“We Develop Opportunity”

Echelon LLC, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is a privately owned real estate company involved in the development, ownership and management of multi-family residential, commercial office, ancillary retail, hospitality and mixed-use real estate properties for its own portfolio and for clients. Echelon’s predecessor was established in 1987, and has developed and managed millions of square feet of commercial office, industrial, waterfront and warehouse space as well as over 30 upscale multi-family properties throughout the southeast and southwest United States.  Echelon has helped to shape the commercial and multi-family landscape in the communities we serve with a commitment to superior standards, unwavering integrity, community involvement and developing opportunity.

Note:  Echelon LLC was established as a new entity in 2006 through the acquisition of staff, intellectual property and certain assets of Echelon Development LLC, which was the successor-in-interest to Echelon International Corporation (formerly EIN: NYSE).  EIN was the successor-in-interest to Talquin Corporation, a subsidiary of Florida Progress Corporation (formerly FPC: NYSE).

Our Mission

“Echelon, with a dedication to excellence built on the strength, integrity and imagination of our employees, is committed to developing real estate products that provide better ways to live and work.”

Echelon Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy

Echelon is committed to a stewardship in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – both in the workplace and in the community. The foundation of our CSR approach is outlined below:

Environmental efforts: Sustainability is vital for all people, the planet and business. Respecting this premise, we implore methods that minimize the use of natural resources and can last over long periods of time to deliver exceptional results while minimizing our carbon footprint.

Philanthropy: Giving back is a core pillar of corporate citizenship. We are actively involved in our community, donating both money and time to many worthy charities.

Work-force practices: We treat employees fairly and ethically, always operating within the law.

Volunteering: We believe success in business goes hand in hand with civic involvement, and encourage all our employees to volunteer for charities and events that matter to them.

Supplier Diversity Program

Echelon is committed to building a network of suppliers and vendors that is inclusive and diverse. We encourage the use of businesses minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, LGBT-owned, and serving the disabled community. We recognize that sourcing products and services from previously under-used suppliers helps us respect and transform our community.

As part of our commitment, we:

  1. Assess our current spending – what, where, when, at what price?
  2. Assess the supply market – who offers what, where? This identification of suitable suppliers specifically includes the widest possible providers, with special attention paid to under-used community suppliers.
  3. Perform a total cost analyses – how much will it cost?
  4. Select preferred vendor(s)
  5. Negotiation
  6. Implementation
  7. Track results and implement continuous improvement.

Meet Our Team

Darryl A. LeClair

Darryl A. LeClair

CEO, President & Chairman

Susan G. Johnson

Susan G. Johnson

Esquire, Executive Vice President/General Counsel


Chris Eastman

Chris Eastman

Chief Development Officer & Senior Vice President

Steven Kurcan

Steven Kurcan

Vice President, Development


Michael S. Talmadge

Michael S. Talmadge

Executive Vice President, ERES


Donald Kautz

Donald Kautz

Chief Engineer

Kathy Pettway

Kathy Pettway

Controller


Cody LeClair

Cody LeClair

Assistant Project Manager


Christie Christenson

Christie Christenson

Office Manager