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PApril 27, 2012
PApril 27, 2012

The EDiS Institute Impact

Where were you April 19 2012? That’s the question everyone will be asking you.  Your reply should be, “I was at the 2012 EDiS Institute”.  What is the EDiS Institute?  Good Question.  The Institute was established by EDiS to help inform the construction industry and the students who have shown an interest in the construction…
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PApril 25, 2012
PApril 25, 2012

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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PApril 17, 2012
PApril 17, 2012

Gene DiSabatino’s Place in History: EDiS’s Very Own “Forrest Gump!” (Part Three)

During the tenure of 3rd generation member Gene DiSabatino’s time at Ernest DiSabatino & Sons, all field workers were part of their respective local unions. As general contractors always looking for work, Ernest DiSabatino & Sons occasionally participated in non-union work. The mix of union and non-union workers on the same job site made for…
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PApril 16, 2012
PApril 16, 2012

Making Places That Last: Gifts to the Street

Some places are just special.  You can stand in the middle of them, not really knowing why, and admire your surroundings.  We are often heard saying, “Man…I’d love to live here.” Understanding the elements that evoke that kind of reaction is important because we allowed our communities to devolve into sterile subdivisions.  We thought our current pattern of…
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PApril 13, 2012
PApril 13, 2012

Thousands are Gathering for the Performing Arts

I recently had the good fortune to address two sold-out audiences at The Baby Grand in order to demonstrate to them that we need to imagine The Grand for future generations, as previous generations imagined The Grand for us.  As I looked out into the crowd, I could not help but to walk away inspired…
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PApril 11, 2012
PApril 11, 2012

Gene DiSabatino’s Place in History: EDiS’ Very Own “Forrest Gump!” (Part Two)

Part 2: Gene DiSabatino: The Construction Manager As Gene returned state side after a life changing experience during WWII, he married his sweetheart, Mary Clare, in September of 1945. They had met in Los Alamos, NM while working on the Manhattan Project. She had been an Executive Secretary to physicist Norman Ramsey. A year later…
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PApril 4, 2012
PApril 4, 2012

It’s a Family Affair

EDiS is family owned and operated–an environment that transcends throughout the entire company.  My first day at EDiS did not start off with handshakes and introductions, instead I was greeted with hugs and warm smiles on familiar faces.  The EDiS culture is family-oriented and tight knit, which I have experienced on a first-hand basis my…
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