Last month, Owner Resource Group (ORG) had the honor of presenting the Lee Brandon Walker Award to the team at US Med-Equip (USME), a partner company of ORG since 2017. USME partners with top hospitals, supplying critical medical equipment in the fight to save patients’ lives.

The Lee Brandon Walker Award is presented by ORG to companies that exhibit a commitment to service to both their employees and their communities. The award is named after one of ORG’s founding members who, with his fervent commitment to service, died tragically in 2014 from an undiagnosed heart condition while helping save the life of an animal while on a fly-fishing trip.

“It is a tremendous honor to earn this award established in honor of a man whose life and memory are an inspiration for so many,” said USME co-founder and Chief Development Officer Greg Salario. “Each USME team member’s urgent and unyielding commitment to our shared purpose – to support the important work healthcare providers do to help patients heal – is what drives us every day. I also want to thank ORG for their trust and belief in us and for never faltering in their commitment.”

Owner Resource Group, founded by Lee Walker, Jon Gormin and Will Burnett, is a firm dedicated to proactively building direct, personal and long-term relationships with business owners and executives to ensure an alignment of goals and values in the path to growing their business. On average, ORG has known a company for three years before making an investment. They partner with like-minded executives that are dedicated to growing their company in a sustainable manner and have passion and commitment for their industry, employees and customers.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Lee’s legacy by recognizing the dedication and commitment to serving others exhibited by the USME team,” says Jon Gormin, Managing Partner at ORG. “This is the fourth time we’ve presented the award, and the first time it has gone to a team that did not have the opportunity to meet and know Lee. ORG’s continued partnerships with people of character, devotion to serving their communities and honoring their employees demonstrates the enduring nature of the founding legacy of the firm that lives on after Lee’s passing.”

Past recipients of the Lee Brandon Walker Award include Global Parts Distributors, Gila Corporation and Precision Hydraulic Cylinders. ORG is proud of the relationships forged with its Partner Company teams over the years and our shared commitment to enhancing long-term value in their businesses. Congrats again to the USME team and thank you for all you do!