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  • 1908

    Ernesto DiSabatino and his sons begin work as stone masons in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Bricklayers earned $3 for laying 1,000 bricks in 1908. Today they earn approximately $1,200.

  • 1926

    St. Anthony’s Church opened for its first Mass on Palm Sunday 1926.

    Ernesto received the distinguished Papal Cross for his work to establish the parish for Italian-Americans.

  • 1937

    DiSABATINO BUILDING 200 W. 9th St.
    This seven-story building was considered one of the most modern facilities in this part of the country because of the fireproof design, heating controls, cooled-water drinking fountains and elevators and was built and owned by the company in 1937.

  • 1942

    During WORLD WAR II the company helped major corporations convert their civilian factories over for viable wartime production.

    They also worked on government defense projects as well as wartime housing units.

  • 1950

    The 1950's began a decade of building many of Delaware’s schools to educate the “Baby Boomers.”

    The company was involved with primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions for public, private and parochial schools...a trend that continues today.

  • 1960

    Clarence “Sabby” DiSabatino, Jr. receiving the “SAFEST CONTRACTOR IN THE NATION” Award from the President of the Association of General Contractors at their Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

  • 1972

    EDiS Company introduces the CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT project delivery method to Delaware by building the Delaware Technical & Community College’s Stanton, Terry and Owens Campuses in 1972.

  • 1980

    1980-83 EDiS constructs the 660,000 s.f. Hercules Plaza after helping the company with the negotiation of an Urban Development Action Grant to help reduce the cost of building in a downtown location.

  • 1983

    This year marks the emergence of the company’s INTERIORS DIVISION which today has over 4 million s.f. of interiors work in place.

  • 1995

    EDiS completes 75,000 sq. ft. Delaware State University Science Annex, home to biology, physics and chemistry departments and laboratories.

  • 1997

    Christiana Care Health Services Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. EDiS built two major medical areas and many miscellaneous ancillary and supporting spaces at the Christiana Hospital.

  • 1998

    In gratitude for 90 years in the construction industry, EDiS establishes the biennial, half-day forum the EDiS INSTITUTE.

    During this same year GENERATION III SCHOLARSHIPS, honoring the third generation of DiSabatinos who transformed the company from a small masonry business to a regional leader in construction services, are awarded to high school students pursuing higher education for Architectural, Engineering or Construction related degrees.

  • 2000

    EDiS completes the Riverfront in Wilmington. The year 2000 is roughly the midpoint in all the projects EDiS has completed on the Riverfront:

    • Amtrak CNOC (1997)
    • Tubman Garrett Park (1998)
    • ING (2000)
    • Riverwalk (2000)
    • Riverfront Market (2000)
    • Harry’s SeafoodRestaurant (2003)
    • RiverfrontParking Garage (2003)
    • Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife
    Refuge Marsh Restoration (2006)
    • DuPont Environmental Education
    Center (2009)

  • 2001

    Uniqema Corporate Headquarters project stands as a perfect example of Plan, Build, Operate. From site selection, land planning, and design to pre-construction and construction, interior fit-out, and small capital maintenance needs, EDiS was Uniqema's one stop for this successful turnkey project.

  • 2005

    EDiS opens satellite office in West Chester, Pennsylvania. 7 years later they moved to their new home at the Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

  • 2007

    The company formalizes their ongoing involvement by creating a “green team” of certified employees to keep EDiS clients up-to-date on green building techniques and sustainable design.

  • 2009

    EDiS Construction Management helped deliver The Delaware Welcome Center just in time for the busy Fourth of July holiday.

  • 2012

    The new Dover Public Library opened, boasting numerous sustainable elements in support of it's LEED Silver Certification including a green roof and geothermal/ice storage heating and air conditioning.