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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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PMarch 26, 2019
PMarch 26, 2019

EDiS Featured in Delaware Business Magazine – Fairview Campus: A Model for School Development

EDiS Company is proud to be featured in the Delaware State Chamber publication, Delaware Business magazine’s March/April 2019 issue, by Landmark Science & Engineering’s Ted Williams. In the article titled Fairview Campus: A Model for School Development, Delaware Business magazine delves into the massive construction project designed to serve the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area with a K-12…
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PMarch 12, 2019
PMarch 12, 2019

EDiS Company Celebrates Women In Construction: An Interview with DJ Lowe

We sat down with our own DJ Lowe to listen to her experiences and insights as Document Coordinator at EDiS Company. What have we learned, where do we see the construction industry heading, how can we empower and encourage more young women to enter this world of exciting opportunity?     Q.: What is your…
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PMarch 4, 2019
PMarch 4, 2019

EDiS Company Celebrates Women In Construction: An Interview with Jaclyn DiDomenico

We sat down with our own Jaclyn DiDomenico to listen to her experiences and insights as a young woman owning the title of Project Engineer at EDiS Company. What have we learned, where do we see the construction industry heading, how can we empower and encourage more young women to enter this world of exciting…
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PFebruary 13, 2019
PFebruary 13, 2019

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

As the newly minted legislature 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 that their own history to understand the principles of focused deregulation when…
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PFebruary 12, 2019
PFebruary 12, 2019

Buildings. Community. Legacy. Appoquinimink.

The Appoquinimink School District has embarked on the largest and most ambitious educational referendum project in the history of Delaware, and as we surpass our 110th anniversary, it is fitting that EDiS Company is once again taking the journey along with them. Delaware’s fastest growing school system, the Appoquinimink School District located in southern New…
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PFebruary 12, 2019
PFebruary 12, 2019

Winterthur & EDiS: Buildings. Community. Legacy.

The building industry has changed dramatically since Ernesto DiSabatino first opened his business in 1908, and EDiS Company has made it a priority to continuously evolve as well. Our work with museums is a great reflection on how state of the art technology of today must marry the past to conserve and display an organization’s oldest…
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POctober 16, 2018
POctober 16, 2018

Friends You Can Count On: Public Art Installation at the Bear Library

Living up to the EDiS Legacy means staying with our clients and projects long after their projects are completed. When EDiS renovated the Bear Library in Bear, Delaware, in 2012, we became a part of the Bear community. That responsibility stayed with us. So, when Friends of Bear Library (FOBL) Board Member Carol Harrington reached out…
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POctober 15, 2018
POctober 15, 2018

Delivering the Promise of Hope…

Route 9 Library & Innovation Center   For the 16,000 people living in the three-mile stretch between Wilmington and New Castle, Delaware, a local library seemed like a fairy tale. But like all the best fairy tales, this one has a happy ending. After years of planning and promises, the Route 9 Library & Innovation…
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POctober 10, 2018
POctober 10, 2018

Breathing New Life Into a Landmark

This weekend marks a milestone for Howard High School of Technology, part of the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District, and EDiS Company. We will celebrate together as Howard High School is rededicated, showcasing the new life that has been given to this historical gem. New Castle County Vocational Technical School District has a…
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PAugust 14, 2018
PAugust 14, 2018

EDiS Front Row Seat to the Birth of J.P. Morgan in Delaware

In 1983, Neil Gilbride wrote for the Washington Post that “tiny Delaware, long a favorite tax haven for corporations and wealthy yacht owners, is on its way to becoming the first ‘financial Luxembourg’ of America.” Such a far cry from three years prior, when Governor Pete du Pont gathered former DuPont Chairman Irving Shapiro and…
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PAugust 7, 2018
PAugust 7, 2018

EDiS Intern Experience: My Summer at Fairview

I spent my first day with EDiS going from office to office, introducing myself and offering my services to anyone who needed help. I got the chance to meet a lot of new people and learn about all of the departments within EDiS. Nevertheless, I looked forward to starting my work in the field; the…
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PAugust 6, 2018
PAugust 6, 2018

EDiS Intern Experience: 6 Things You Have to Do While Interning for the Estimating Department

Working for the estimating department is a unique experience here at EDiS. From long and arduous phone calls to contractors, to delicious lunches on Bid Days, estimating is both challenging and a lot of fun! Here are some tips that I learned while working for the estimating department this summer: Tips of the Trade Always…
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PAugust 2, 2018
PAugust 2, 2018

EDiS Intern Experience: 6 Things You Have to Do While Interning with Contracting

The contracting department is a safe and comfortable place to have your start at EDiS: you meet great people, and you also get an exclusive “behind the scenes” look at the complex process behind a construction project. Here are 6 “tricks of the trade” that I learned while I worked for contracts this summer: General Tips:…
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PAugust 2, 2018
PAugust 2, 2018

EDiS Intern Experience: My Summer as a Project Administrator

Starting a new internship can be daunting. Aside from having to assimilate to the culture of a new company, as an intern striving for experience, you are also still learning the industry. Before I started my internship at EDiS, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t have the healthiest working environment at my last internship,…
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PAugust 1, 2018
PAugust 1, 2018

EDiS Intern Experience: My Summer with BIM

A few days ago, during the annual EDiS summer intern tour and lunch, CEO (my father) Brian DiSabatino stressed the growing importance of technology in the workforce. “You cannot over-invest in technology,” he emphasized to us as we ate our bottomless steak fries at Red Robin. It has been about three months since I began…
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PDecember 19, 2017
PDecember 19, 2017

Sending Our People Home Safe Every Night – More Than One Million Hours Without a Lost Time Incident

EDiS Company is incredibly proud to announce that we have surpassed the one-million-hour mark without a lost time incident – 1,257,797 hours to be exact! For EDiS, safety is an intrinsic part of our culture: it is not about checking off boxes or meeting requirements, it is about our passion for people, and our commitment…
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POctober 27, 2017
POctober 27, 2017

Principal for a Day 2017

  One of the best and most valued experiences that EDiS Company shares in our long-time partnership with the Delaware State Chamber is the Principal for a Day program. The EDiS leadership team looks forward to the week in October each year when they get to spend time in our local schools, sharing a “day…
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PAugust 29, 2017
PAugust 29, 2017

PSU Orchard Hall Provides Immediate Impact on Education

Special Guest Blog by Laura Guertin, PhD Professor of Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine This fall semester is certainly one for the history books at Penn State Brandywine. You may think I’m referring to the opening of two new buildings on campus, which certainly provide the opportunity for education and conversation around what it means to…
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