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PSeptember 17, 2020
PSeptember 17, 2020

EDiS Observes OSHA National Stand Down for Safety Week 2020

September 14-18 is OSHA National Stand Down for Safety Week across the country and EDiS Company is proud to contribute to a #CultureOfSafety by holding safety talks at Silverlake Elementary School and the Whitehall Wellness Center. Director of Safety & Health Jim Ruggiero was at the forefront of these talks, prepared with informational hand-outs, a…
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PSeptember 11, 2020
PSeptember 11, 2020

A Letter To My Kids: Remember September 11

Dear Kids, I remember my dad knowing exactly where he was on December 7, 1941. He was celebrating his 12th birthday eating ice cream at a neighborhood soda shop when word came across the radio about the attack at Pearl Harbor. At that moment a world divided and our country united. His world, and ours,…
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PAugust 5, 2020
PAugust 5, 2020

Love in the Time of COVID – The Search for Gold

I never thought I’d be writing a message that could possibly be placed into a company time capsule. These certainly are historic times. And for those who know me, you may know that I’m a fan of Gabrielle Garcia Marquez, hence the play on words in the title. He certainly knew how to paint the…
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PJuly 30, 2020
PJuly 30, 2020

Building a Field for Champions

For over 20 years, Howard High School of Technology (HHST) had been using an old stretch of field at Kirkwood Park, owned by the City of Wilmington, for football practice. In the winter, the ground was hard as rock. In the summer, rain would create muddy conditions, adding danger to the already unmarked field. As…
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PJuly 15, 2020
PJuly 15, 2020

Building Solenis World Headquarters

In February 2019, Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, announced that it would be moving its global headquarters from Beaver Valley Road to the Avenue North complex in Wilmington, Delaware. Solenis’ newly leased office pavilion, now known as Solenis World Headquarters, grew from an empty building in July 2019…
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PJuly 9, 2020
PJuly 9, 2020

Restoring Delaware Historical Society’s Hidden Gem

EDiS Company worked on behalf of the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) to complete repairs they needed done on The Annex building directly adjacent to their research library and archives at 505 North Market Street. When it came time to repair parts of the library itself, the DHS took the opportunity to have it restored by…
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PJune 19, 2020
PJune 19, 2020

EDiS Interior Services – Innovating Against COVID-19

With the advent of COVID-19, companies have struggled with getting back to work in a safe and healthy environment. As Delaware slowly recovers and businesses begin to re-open their doors, organizations need to ensure that their workplaces are CDC (Center for Disease Control) compliant. Without the proper protocols and protections in place, safety will be…
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PMay 28, 2020
PMay 28, 2020

Navigating the Complexities for DuPont County Club

DuPont Country Club is in the midst of building their new state-of-the-art fitness and aquatic center, designed and constructed to exceed member expectations and serve the community with an affordable and family-focused home away from home. The outdoor pools will be ready for use this summer while construction continues on the fitness center itself, scheduled…
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PMay 21, 2020
PMay 21, 2020

EDiS Interview Series: Big Crews, Little Risk

EDiS Company senior project managers are finding ways to keep our projects moving during these difficult times. Through hard work and perseverance, they’re making magic happen for our clients. Join us as we highlight our senior project managers and how they’re solving new challenges every day. Senior Project Manager: Kevin Lucas Years With EDiS: 19…
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PMay 15, 2020
PMay 15, 2020

EDiS Building Systems (EBS) Solutions Receives Butler Manufacturing Critter Award

A $30,000,000 Achievement  Every year, Butler Manufacturing hosts their East and Latin America Region Butler Building Meeting to give and receive feedback from Butler builders across the country. Austin, Texas was the choice for this year’s gathering, themed “Heart and Soul,” fitting for the music capital of the United States. EBS Metal Building Specialist Kenny Milewski (pictured right) went to not only represent…
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PMay 14, 2020
PMay 14, 2020

EDiS Interview Series: Everything Has Changed, Nothing Has Changed

EDiS Company senior project managers are finding ways to keep our projects moving during these difficult times. Through hard work and perseverance, they’re making magic happen for our clients. Join us as we highlight our senior project managers and how they’re solving new challenges every day. Senior Project Manager: Martha White Years With EDiS: 23 Current Job…
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PMay 8, 2020
PMay 8, 2020

EDiS Interview Series: Managing The Unexpected

EDiS Company senior project managers are finding ways to keep our projects moving during these difficult times. Through hard work and perseverance, they’re making magic happen for our clients. Join us as we highlight our senior project managers and how they’re solving new challenges every day. Senior Project Manager: Mark Grunza Years With EDiS: 23…
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PApril 24, 2020
PApril 24, 2020

Left of COVID: A Collaborative Strategy to Opening and Staying Open

EDiS Company has partnered with ChristianaCare to get the word out on a new program that will help companies in the construction industry monitor the health and wellness of their staff and their jobsites. Crisis?  The first of two lessons we’ve learned from our neighbors in the military is that we’ve been here before.  We are…
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PApril 20, 2020
PApril 20, 2020

Innovating With Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services

EDiS Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services uses sophisticated technology in all phases of a project that enables the design team, constructor, and owner to work together with a 3-D generated model of the building prior to actual construction. The BIM Services team often finds themselves having to adapt to new situations and plan changes. Members…
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PApril 1, 2020
PApril 1, 2020

Igniting the “Economic Powder Keg” in Delaware. It’s Time for Our Next Big Thing.

As legislation convenes, it is our hope that they are soliciting ideas to ignite what I have coined, the “Economic Powder Keg” (in deference to our DuPont history) in Delaware. I would suggest that they don’t need to look further than their own history to understand the principles of focused deregulation when it is mixed…
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PMarch 3, 2020
PMarch 3, 2020

Women in Construction Week – Words for the Future of Construction

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was founded in 1953 as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Seeing that women represented only a fraction of the construction industry workforce, 16 women founded NAWIC to create a support network for others like themselves. Their core purpose is “to strengthen and amplify the success of…
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PFebruary 27, 2020
PFebruary 27, 2020

Don’t Call a Lawyer…Call a Plumber!

We often take for granted positive things taking place right in front of us. While Delaware rightfully lays claim to the best Chancery Court system in the country, we are overlooking an opportunity to tout having one of the best educational models in the country. “How could that be,” you say? “I’ve read so much…
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PFebruary 20, 2020
PFebruary 20, 2020

SkillsUSA Competition Represents Delaware Youth in Construction

EDiS Company once again sponsored the Delaware SkillsUSA Competition held at St. Georges Technical High School Feb. 18-20, 2020. This is the sixth year in a row EDiS has sponsored and managed the competition. EDiS Company provides the materials necessary and three experienced superintendents who see to the judging and benchmarking of each individual contest.…
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PFebruary 19, 2020
PFebruary 19, 2020

Excavating the Right Way

Plan on doing some excavating or demolition? Maybe you want to build a deck, renovate the ground level, or of course, build a brand new building. Before doing any of this type of work, you need to “know what’s below.” In other words, there may be utility lines buried underground that you don’t know about.…
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PFebruary 12, 2020
PFebruary 12, 2020

I See Dead People…Learning from the Hod Carrier

While enjoying the Delaware Art Museum’s “Talking Pictures” exhibit many years ago, I was struck by the image of the Hod Carrier photographed by August Sander (seen at right.) As I studied the photo, I found myself transported back to 1906, the era when Ernesto DiSabatino and his sons stepped off of a boat in…
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PFebruary 6, 2020
PFebruary 6, 2020

The Butler Difference: Automotive Dealerships

Car buying can be stressful. When customers embark on their car buying journey, they want to visit a comfortable, relaxed dealership that is open and inviting – not one that is walled-in and intimidating. EDiS Company and our Butler building division, EDiS Building Systems (EBS) Solutions, can deliver both the retail environment today’s customers demand…
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PJanuary 30, 2020
PJanuary 30, 2020

Renovating Delaware’s Only Volvo Dealership

When Union Park Volvo Cars came to Delaware 20 years ago in 1999, they knew they’d come to stay. They settled their sales showroom in Wilmington, located at Pennsylvania Avenue and Dupont Street, close by to their service facility at 901 N. Union Street. Both facilities were built to last throughout the years. So, when…
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PJanuary 24, 2020
PJanuary 24, 2020

It’s the Details That Count – Vaughn Correctional Facility

Every now and then, a unique opportunity is presented to EDiS Company that stands out as a testament to the pursuit of excellence and attention to detail that the company is known for. These jobs often present unique challenges for the EDiS team to overcome. This was certainly the case when EDiS accepted the challenge…
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PJanuary 16, 2020
PJanuary 16, 2020

Believing in Beebe: Beebe Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Beebe Healthcare, recognized as being in the top 10th percentile of hospitals in the nation for Interventional Cardiology procedures in 2017 and 2018 by Healthgrades©, is renowned for advanced technological methods and operations. To stay ahead of this rapidly progressing technology, Beebe selected EDiS Company to build a new, state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab at their…
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PJanuary 10, 2020
PJanuary 10, 2020

The New Wave of Construction – EDiS BIM Services

EDiS Company has been a construction leader since 1908. Evolving over more than a century, EDiS has continually innovated and transformed our practices, delivery methods, processes, and technologies. To solidify this, six years ago EDiS Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services was formed to utilize a new, revolutionary form of construction. BIM, or “Building Information Modeling”…
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PJanuary 8, 2020
PJanuary 8, 2020

Did I Fail My Kids?

I didn’t mean to fail my kids, but I think I did. I had the best of intentions. I taught them the lessons I learned from my parents, and from my peers. So, maybe it’s their fault! What did I do? Nothing, that’s the problem. It’s what I didn’t do that’s important. I didn’t fully…
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PJanuary 1, 2020
PJanuary 1, 2020

Anyone Can Use a Ladder, Right?

Written by: Jim Ruggiero CSHS,CHST Director of Safety & Health EDiS Company Ladders are easy to use, and anyone can use a ladder, right? The answer might be more complicated than you initially thought. Firstly, different projects call for different ladder types, so figuring out which ladder best suits your project is the first thing…
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PDecember 30, 2019
PDecember 30, 2019

Rodney Square on the Road to Revitalization

EDiS Company is well under way on the major makeover of Downtown Wilmington’s Rodney Square. The project is part of an initiative designed to revamp the city’s profile and public spaces to answer the needs of its citizens, visitors, and businesses. The revitalizations include a revision of the stonework and paving in and around the…
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PDecember 12, 2019
PDecember 12, 2019

Continuing To Grow The Asset Management Alliance

Asset Management Alliance (AMA) was created as a joint venture in 1983 between Bellevue Holding Company and EDiS Company. As a division of EDiS Company, this property management company bridges the gap between real estate and construction management. Seeing an opportunity in the transition from the construction phase to the usage phase of a project,…
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PDecember 10, 2019
PDecember 10, 2019

Working in Construction – A New Perspective

If you were to tell me a few years back that I’d be working in construction, I would have laughed assuming it was some strange set up for a joke. Me? Construction? If there’s anything this white-collar boy knows, it’s that physical labor and I don’t get along. I grew up studying English and learning…
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PDecember 6, 2019
PDecember 6, 2019

Making Lorewood Grove Elementary School

The Appoquinimink School District, located in southern New Castle County, Delaware, serves more than 11,700 students in grades PK-12. As the state’s fastest growing school district, Appoquinimink has experienced unprecedented growth in the last decade, more than doubling from 1998 to 2008, and hitting another significant period of growth in 2015. To meet this challenge,…
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PNovember 22, 2019
PNovember 22, 2019

EDiS Embraces the Butler Building System

EDiS Building Systems (EBS) Solutions is a premier builder of Butler® Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings for commercial construction. Today’s pre-engineered buildings are nothing like those of days past – the design is limited only by how far your imagination can carry you. We know a building’s impact on a business extends far beyond operations. It’s a…
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PNovember 14, 2019
PNovember 14, 2019

New Beginnings for UD Athletics

It is something to celebrate when the projects we work on for our clients intersect with the passion we have for the community. The Whitney Athletic Center project at the University of Delaware (UD) has provided one of those intersections for EDiS Company, and we could not be more excited to be a part of…
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PNovember 7, 2019
PNovember 7, 2019

The Hometown is Back

It is fair to say that not every company has the opportunity to be a part of building something that will leave a legacy for generations to come. But EDiS Company is not just any company, and Brian DiSabatino is not just any CEO. Brian, along with partner Rich Julian of Eastern States Development, are…
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PSeptember 12, 2019
PSeptember 12, 2019

Remembering Our post 9/11 Fallen Exhibit at Whitehall (Sep 27 – Oct 2)

As part of Vet Fest 2019, we are hosting a major exhibit at Whitehall from September 27 to October 2. At 6:00 pm on the 27th, we will have a “Welcome to Delaware” ceremony for all those who have died as a result of the September 11th attacks. This includes victims of PTSD.  I flew…
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PAugust 26, 2019
PAugust 26, 2019

EDiS Intern Experience: Managing Project Management

My summer internship at EDiS Company has been an invaluable experience as I navigate my final year of high school, plan for college, and build a resume for my future career. My coworkers at EDiS Company have been beyond helpful and working with them is easily my favorite part of the job. I could not…
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PAugust 22, 2019
PAugust 22, 2019

EDiS Intern Experience: Estimating What Matters

Working as a summer intern at EDiS Company was an exciting opportunity for me because it gave me a better look at life in a corporate setting. While I thought I’d be buried under projects and paperwork, it turns out that my internship presented new and interesting challenges every day. The most outstanding aspect of…
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PAugust 14, 2019
PAugust 14, 2019

EDiS Intern Experience: How to Learn Everything in One Summer

I am a Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware and this summer internship with EDiS Company was my first experience both as an intern and in working at a construction management company. The department I worked in was the Building Information Modeling / Virtual Design & Construction (BIM/VDC) division of EDiS.…
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PAugust 14, 2019
PAugust 14, 2019

EDiS Intern Experience: More Than Just an Internship & More Than Just a Company

As a college student, internships are stressed as necessities for any and all future successes. The requirement for a graduating student to have work experience leads to searching online for months, filling out applications, and preparing for critical interviews. After the stressful process of applying for the job, interns often find themselves in positions where…
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PAugust 14, 2019
PAugust 14, 2019

EDiS Intern Experience: My Summer at the University of Delaware Whitney Athletic Center

This summer I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to intern with EDiS on site of the University of Delaware Whitney Athletic Center. Not only do I attend UD and love football, but I’ve also always been fascinated by sports stadiums. Add all of that and the fact that I have an apartment just…
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PJuly 10, 2019
PJuly 10, 2019

Asset Management Alliance: Maintaining Properties so Businesses Can Thrive

Created as a joint venture between Bellevue Holding Company and EDiS Company in 1983, Asset Management Alliance (AMA), a division of EDiS, is a property management company that bridges the gap between real estate and construction management. Seeing an opportunity in the transition from the construction phase to the usage phase of a project, AMA was created…
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PJuly 3, 2019
PJuly 3, 2019

Leave the Fireworks to the Experts!

As you celebrate the 4th of July holiday, you and your loved ones can have fun and stay safe if you are careful about using or watching fireworks. Barbecues, parades, and fireworks displays are all part of the celebration, but along with all the festivities comes plenty of visits to emergency rooms! On average, eight people…
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PJune 21, 2019
PJune 21, 2019

A Tribute to Rick DiSabatino

June 2019 marks the end of an era as Rick DiSabatino retires from EDiS Company. Rick began his ‘official’ tenure in 1980 but worked for many years before then to help build the family business. While generations of his cousins were building the front end of the business, Rick was the quiet force building the…
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PMay 13, 2019
PMay 13, 2019

EDiS Observes OSHA National Stand Down for Safety 2019

May 6th to May 10th was the OSHA National Stand Down for Safety week across the country and EDiS Company was proud to contribute to a #CultureOfSafety by holding several safety talks across our numerous active job sites. Director of Safety & Health, Jim Ruggiero, was at the forefront of each of these talks, prepared…
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PApril 16, 2019
PApril 16, 2019

EDiS Returns to Rodney Square

“It’s time to restore this grand public square to not only its original glory, but to go beyond that vision to one that will improve the square and allow its upkeep to be more manageable while making the square itself more beautiful, attractive and useful.”  -Wilmington Mayor Michael Purzycki Downtown Wilmington’s Rodney Square is getting a…
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PApril 9, 2019
PApril 9, 2019

Ursuline Academy – Linking the Past and the Future

What strikes you immediately upon entering the front entrance of Ursuline Academy’s newly completed Anthony N. Fusco Sr. Student Life Center is dichotomy – a juxtaposition of old and new. In executing the design of ABHA Architects, EDiS Company worked to preserve the century-plus history of this Wilmington institution while simultaneously bringing the space into…
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PApril 2, 2019
PApril 2, 2019

Safety First on Park Plaza Condominiums Cooling Tower Replacement

Advanced Planning & Teamwork are Essential to Safety The time had come for Park Plaza Condominiums in Wilmington, DE to replace the rooftop cooling tower. As part of maintenance on a building’s mechanical systems, cooling towers are typically replaced after 18-20 years of use. EDiS was hired to manage the replacement of Park Plaza’s existing…
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PApril 1, 2019
PApril 1, 2019

Meet the President: Get to Know Jerry Doherty

EDiS President Jerry Doherty spent much of the last three decades as the company’s Chief Estimator. In fact, Jerry has worked in estimating since his career began almost 40 years ago. But Jerry tells a funny story about how he, EDiS former Chief Estimator, was not hired on to estimate at all. Jerry was first hired as…
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PMarch 27, 2019
PMarch 27, 2019

EDiS Company Celebrates Women In Construction: An Interview with Eileen Brown

In celebration of Women in Construction Week, we sat down with our own Eileen Brown, Estimator at EDiS Company, to learn about her insights and experiences as a woman working in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Q.: What is your role at EDiS Company? What was your most challenging project that you’ve completed and/or what is…
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