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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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PJune 29, 2018
PJune 29, 2018

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…
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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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PAugust 21, 2017
PAugust 21, 2017

Eclipse Safety

Planning for safety during the total eclipse is important for your jobsite. Read the attached for eclipse safety precautions and preparing your jobsite . Eclipse Safety
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PAugust 9, 2017
PAugust 9, 2017

Once a Year is Not Enough

July 25 was National Hire a Veteran Day. Each year, thousands of military personnel leave the armed forces in search of civilian employment. These men and women risk their own life, liberty, and freedom to preserve ours, and when they come home, we owe them a debt that cannot be repaid. My question though –…
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PJuly 25, 2017
PJuly 25, 2017

EDiS BIM Services Launches New Website

As the Director of VDC/BIM for EDiS BIM Services, it has been amazing to watch as our construction technology capabilities have grown. To help you better understand how construction technology can impact your project or assets, we have launched the new EDiS BIM Services website. We are excited to share the evolution of the construction technology…
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PJune 30, 2017
PJune 30, 2017

Butler® Solutions: Turning Need into Opportunity

An electric generation company in Virginia had a roof collapse on their mobile equipment shop building after years of acidic corrosion to the structural roof framing. Time was of the essence, but the building was old and the parts needed to fix the roof were no longer available. The general contractor hired to fix the building…
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PMay 23, 2017
PMay 23, 2017

Arts in April Spotlight: Christine Yung

Artist: Christine Yung, Accounts Payable Clerk Media/Work:  Cooking Time working in this media: more than 20 years What inspires you?  I love cooking, because I like to make the people I care about happy with my food. I particularly like baking, because baking allows you to put more of your own spin on things. I often change up…
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PMay 19, 2017
PMay 19, 2017

A Culture of Respect

At EDiS, we look at every single day as a celebration of safety. When a son, husband, dad, brother, sister, mom, or daughter returns through the same door from which they left in the morning, that is a victory for safety. Last year in our industry, 900 families did not have that celebration: a harsh reminder of…
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PMay 17, 2017
PMay 17, 2017

Arts in April Spotlight: Chris McCone

Artist: Christian J. McCone, Operations Manager Media/Work: Woodworking Time working in this media: 25 years  What inspires you?  I enjoy working with my hands and the challenges of turning raw wood into something functional and appealing. Woodworking allows me a way to relax and forget my day-to-day problems. Most of my inspiration comes from other woodworkers.
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PMay 11, 2017
PMay 11, 2017

Arts in April Spotlight: Samara Weaver

Artist: Samara Weaver Media/Work: Ceramics, jewelry (freshwater pearls), textiles Time working in this media: Ceramics 15+ years, jewelry 10 years, textiles 6 years   What inspires you? I love making things, it’s as simple as that. The media of my work changes with my mood, based on what I am trying to make or the idea I am…
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PMay 9, 2017
PMay 9, 2017

EDiS Stands Down for Safety

This week, May 8 – 12th 2017, once again marks OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event where we as employers talk directly to the team working on our construction sites about fall prevention. EDiS Company holds a Safety Stand-Down by stopping work activities and gathering…
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PMay 2, 2017
PMay 2, 2017

Arts In April Artist Spotlight: Javier Bedolla Pantoja

  Artist: Javier Bedolla Pantoja, BIM Specialist Media/Work: Graphite, Charcoal, Oil Painting Time working in this media: 12 years. What inspires you? I enjoy drawing and painting because it gives me an opportunity to fully observe and appreciate the natural beauty of people and everyday objects. French academic artist William Bouguereau, Neoclassical painter Jean Auguste Ingres, and 20th Century…
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PMay 2, 2017
PMay 2, 2017

EDiS Promotions: Leading By Example

Much of the success achieved by EDiS Company can be attributed to the excellence of our people. From our CEO to our part-time interns, EDiS seeks to employ the best and the brightest in our industry, and to reward their hard work and dedication with celebrations of their success. To that end, CEO Brian DiSabatino…
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PApril 19, 2017
PApril 19, 2017

Arts In April Artist Spotlight: Dave Breakiron

  Artist: Dave Breakiron, Senior Superintendent Media/Work: Woodwork/carving, pencil & pen drawings and cigar box guitars Time on exhibited projects: 40 hours on the Rockin’ Harley, a couple hours each on the drawings and small carvings, and 6 to 8 hours on a cigar box guitar. What inspires you? My passion for motorcycles led me to want to build one…
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PApril 12, 2017
PApril 12, 2017

Inspired by the Women of EDiS

In honor of the birthday of Angela Dea DiSabatino, wife of EDiS founder Ernesto, we are reposting this great piece by CEO Brian DiSabatino on the women of EDiS. Even though the men of the early years of EDiS wouldn’t admit it, EDiS is a company founded by and made great because of the contribution…
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PMarch 24, 2017
PMarch 24, 2017

There’s Hope!

That was the first thought I had when the students from Ursuline Academy’s Innovation and Technology class started asking questions. So much is made of this younger generation, and how they are so different from the generations before them. I knew that when these students visited our office, we would have to engage them. They were…
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PMarch 13, 2017
PMarch 13, 2017

Snow Safety Tips

What do I need to know about shoveling snow? Shoveling snow can be a strenuous activity, particularly because cold weather can be taxing on the body, and can create the potential for exhaustion, dehydration, back injuries, or heart attacks. Take frequent breaks, Drink plenty of fluids (while avoiding ones with caffeine or alcohol), Warm-up before…
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PJanuary 16, 2017
PJanuary 16, 2017

Is Your Butler® Building Ready for Winter?

As the winter season is upon us, it is important that we be prepared for the damage that winter storms can wreak on your building. While it is impossible to predict what winter will bring, there are steps you can take to plan for what may be in store, and to prevent damage before it happens.…
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PFebruary 11, 2016
PFebruary 11, 2016

Culture of Giving Is Not Just a Catch Phrase at EDiS

EDiS has always been a great place to work, but it is more than that. It is truly a caring group of individuals; a family that goes above and beyond for others. My co-workers have volunteered time and/or raised money for many, many charitable organizations: from breast cancer and kidney walks, to soldier suicide prevention,…
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PJanuary 8, 2016
PJanuary 8, 2016

How is Virtual Reality Designing the Laboratory Spaces of the Future?

What if there was a technology that allowed you to work in your laboratory to find the proper design features for your workflow, before the space was built? EDiS is now utilizing virtual reality technology to host 3-D, functional models that clients can work in to show them what the actual design would be like…
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PNovember 3, 2015
PNovember 3, 2015

Crisis in the Glass Industry? Shattering the Fears.

It seems like every material has its turn.  Hurricanes cause spikes in wood prices, the Chinese boom caused a spike in steel prices; strikes caused spikes in cement prices.  And well, now it appears to be glass’ turn. Translucent materials such as glass and glazing have been used as an architectural building material since Roman…
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PAugust 7, 2015
PAugust 7, 2015

EDiS Internship Experience: Teamwork and the Importance of Building Relationships

My internship at EDiS has been a valuable learning experience. Over the past three months, I have worked in the Marketing Department under Jennifer Paige and Angela LaPenta. Besides the usual intern work one would expect at a summer job, Jennifer and Angie gave me many tasks one would not expect. While working as a…
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PApril 21, 2015
PApril 21, 2015

Want To Be a Part of The Town of Whitehall Earth Day Cleanup?

  The Town of Whitehall will is organizing a roadway cleanup along Lorewood Grove Road on Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 9AM – 11AM in celebration of Earth Day’s 45th Anniversary. Do YOU want to get involved? Meet our cleanup team at the Whitehall Sales Trailer located on Jamison’s Corner and Lorewood Grove Roads at 9AM! For any…
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PApril 15, 2015
PApril 15, 2015

Law Firm Renovations: The Top 3 Factors for a Successful Project

Martha’s blog is adapted from an educational article she authored for the First State Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators’ Newsletter. Renovations can be a daunting task, especially when you have a law firm to keep operational during the construction process. Recently, we have seen an increase in firms seeking to change their office…
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PFebruary 20, 2015
PFebruary 20, 2015

The BIM Revolution: The Top 3 Benefits of Using BIM in Construction

BIM is creating a revolution in the construction industry. What exactly is BIM?  BIM, or “Building Information Modeling” is a sophisticated technology used in the planning 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. But, we’ve…
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PAugust 28, 2014
PAugust 28, 2014

The Pursuit of Efficiency

We all want to be efficient. Whether that is with our daily schedule, or with our utility costs at home. Everybody wants to make sure they plan their day accordingly because everyone’s time is a valuable asset. Some think of how to use the least amount of fuel to achieve maximum production in traveling to…
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PAugust 20, 2014
PAugust 20, 2014

Does Solar Power Have a Future?

Can you imagine challenging MacGyver to build a contraption to run your electrical meter backwards? He certainly wouldn’t select the solar option. Instead, he would gather 2 different size magnets, an old AC adaptor, distilled water, black tape, plastic wrap, a plastic cup and a knife. But this potpourri of MacGyver’s hardware favorites will get…
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PAugust 5, 2014
PAugust 5, 2014

EDiS Internship Experience: Accountability, Communicability and Punctuality

My summer with EDiS has truly been a great learning experience.  During my internship, my time was split between Polytech High School in Woodside, DE and Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company Department Station #2. At Polytech, I had the pleasure of working alongside Project Manager, Chris McCone and Field Managers, Dave Breakiron and Mike Wittenberg.…
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PAugust 1, 2014
PAugust 1, 2014

The EDiS Intern Experience: Individuals Play the Game, but Teams Beat the Odds

During my summer internship at EDiS construction management, I had the opportunity to work within their Construction Safety and Quality Control divisions. I have never been more excited to come to work every day. The camaraderie within EDiS is unmatched in any place that I have experienced, in or out of the military. Everyone is…
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PJuly 16, 2014
PJuly 16, 2014

EDiS Internship Experience: Construction Bidding and Estimating

This summer I had the opportunity to intern with Delaware construction management firm, EDiS in the Estimating Department under the supervision of Rob Belfiore, Kurt Vandenbraak, Adam DiSabatino, and Paul Ignudo. Prior to this internship, I had no background in estimating, so I was unsure how I would do with the tasks I was given.…
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PJune 30, 2014
PJune 30, 2014

Top 3 Construction Apps of the Trade

In our line of work, anticipation and preparation can be the difference between doing the work right one time, and going back to fix issues.  As schedules become more aggressive, we need to stay agile and search out solutions to speed up our response time without sacrificing quality. The technology startup boom has finally come…
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PMay 28, 2014
PMay 28, 2014

Facilities Planning: How to Decide if a Pre-Engineered Solution is Right for YOU!

Planning for a structure can take a facility manager in a number of directions.  As one of the leading advocates for Butler Manufacturing’s pre-engineered products in the country, EDiS Building Systems has developed an expertise to “cut to the chase” to help building owners, facility managers and designers quickly understand the best reasons to examine…
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PMay 27, 2014
PMay 27, 2014

Planning Your Facility: In the Right Place

Every year billions are spent by companies embarking on a location for their business.  Yes, businesses are still investing in bricks and mortar!  But how one conducts site selection could have far reaching implications on overall strategy.  Far too often we hear stories of companies that selected a site because they thought “that was all…
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PMay 22, 2014
PMay 22, 2014

Ideas to Change Your School or Company

Background: I just attended the EDiS Institute in Wilmington, Delaware.  EDiS is a thriving construction company and supports vocational education.  EDiS’ Institute raises funds for vocational education and develops the leadership of its company, its associates, and leaders in vocational education.  EDiS telecasted Leadercast, a series of leadership speakers with periods of networking in between.  EDiS…
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PFebruary 7, 2014
PFebruary 7, 2014

Ladder Safety: 5 Steps to Prevent Fatalities

You might be thinking to yourself, “Anyone can use a ladder. It’s simple”, but there is really more than what meets the eye when it comes to ladder usage. As Construction Managers who specialize in building, planning and operating, we know construction safety is a major key to the success of any project: big or…
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