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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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PJanuary 31, 2014
PJanuary 31, 2014

Carrying Ernesto’s Hod

It is with great humility that I begin my new job today.  Rick, Andy, Andrew and Adam have all been incredibly generous in allowing me the honor to carry Ernesto’s hod.  The hod is the platform, or tray, that is used to bear the mortar and bricks for the mason. The hod carrier, although in…
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POctober 22, 2013
POctober 22, 2013

Back to School Series: A.I. DuPont High School Opens Doors this Year Due to Team’s Careful Coordination

EDiS A.I. DuPont High School Project Team Operations Manager: Jerry Doherty Project Manager: Andrew Hickey Field Manager: Mike Frick Contracts: Jane Reese Accounting: Danielle Skipski Safety & Health Coordinator: Jim Ruggiero MEP Specialist: Mike Vanella A team consisting of Red Clay Consolidated School District, Studio JAED, EDiS Company and a host of subcontractors began renovations…
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PSeptember 30, 2013
PSeptember 30, 2013

Back to School Series: Careful Planning and Communication Helps Wilmington Friends School Opens for the 2013-2014 School Year

EDiS Wilmington Friends School Project Team Operations Manager: Jerry Doherty Project Manager: Andrew Hickey Field Manager: George Cooper Contracts: Cyndi Slothour Accounting: Christina Loveland Safety & Health Manager: Jim Ruggiero In December 2012, EDiS began construction on the Performing Arts Center and Gymnasium renovations for Wilmington Friends School, a project totaling 25,000 square feet. A…
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PSeptember 11, 2013
PSeptember 11, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: A Multidimensional Lesson in the World of Marketing

Working at EDiS this summer has been an exciting and unique experience. When receiving an offer to come work for a company that primarily handles aspects of construction management (or so I thought), I was completely unsure of the tasks I would be working on. Considering I am a Communications Studies major, I wondered how…
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PSeptember 6, 2013
PSeptember 6, 2013

Back to School Series: Bringing Value and Extending Gratitude at Polytech High School

EDiS Polytech High School Project Team Operations Manager: Jerry Doherty Project Manager: Chris McCone Field Managers: Dave Breakiron & Mike Wittenberg Contracts: Jane Reese Accounting: Rhonda Burg Safety & Health Manager: Jim Ruggiero Polytech High School was able to open their doors for the 2013-2014 school year, regardless of ongoing construction. Due to careful planning,…
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PSeptember 4, 2013
PSeptember 4, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: The Inspirations Drawn from a Walkable Community

I spent the first two month of this summer living just outside of Rome, in a small area called Trastevere. Everything I could ever want was within a 20 minute walk from where I was staying; food, theaters, food, drinks, clothes, entertainment and food. Thank God the food was so close! For those two months I…
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PAugust 22, 2013
PAugust 22, 2013

The Intern Experience: At EDiS We Are…

“At EDiS we are…” These were the first four words that I heard at EDiS Company when I started my internship here for the summer of 2013. The other interns and myself were assigned a project: figure out how to end this statement. We have traveled to jobs sites all over Delaware to get an…
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PAugust 21, 2013
PAugust 21, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: Revisiting the New Dover High School a Year Later

This summer, I was blessed to be an intern for the second consecutive year with EDiS Company working on the New Dover High School. This summer was filled with endless adventures and many opportunities. With less than a year from the scheduled completion date, the clock is ticking and everyone can feel the pressure down…
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PAugust 9, 2013
PAugust 9, 2013

The EDiS Intern Experience: Preconceptions About Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Walking into my interview for an internship with EDiS Building Systems, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what EBS’s product was all about. Beforehand, I had researched the company and the pre–engineered building supplier (Butler) and came to the conclusion that this was a company that designed and sold pole barns, and the…
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PJune 4, 2013
PJune 4, 2013

Greenwood, Delaware’s Woodbridge High School Topping Off Ceremony: How Teamwork Made the Dream a Reality

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Woodbridge High School Topping Off Event in Greenwood, Delaware.  It was a truly unique experience and a fantastic display of leadership as well as internal and external teamwork. 
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PFebruary 7, 2013
PFebruary 7, 2013

Is A Handwritten Note Extinct with Today’s Technology?

After owning and operating my own retail business for 23 years, I am happy to join another family-owned business.  EDiS employees made me feel welcome during my first month.    I was pleasantly surprised after my first week to open four handwritten notes from Andy, Brian, Rick and Andrew DiSabatino III welcoming me to the EDiS…
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PFebruary 4, 2013
PFebruary 4, 2013

Understanding What Makes a Construction Project Work: Moving Towards the Goal as a Team

In the rough-and-tumble world of construction, it is often hard to establish a good, working relationship between the constructor and the design professionals. Typically, the owner hires both the constructor and the design team separately; therefore, they each have their own separate agreement complete with its own expectations and goals. The constructor’s goal is to…
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PAugust 14, 2012
PAugust 14, 2012

The EDiS Intern Experience: Top Down Construction

As an architectural engineering student at the Pennsylvania State University, I have been exposed to a plethora of construction methods. One of the most unique of these methods is known as top down construction. This method was first introduced to me by one of my instructors – John Bechtel, the Assistant Director of Design &…
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PAugust 6, 2012
PAugust 6, 2012

The EDiS Intern Experience: In the Field at New Dover High School

My first summer with EDiS Company was a summer to remember, to put things mildly. I was placed in the field trailer on the new Dover High School site to oversee the information technology aspect of the job. I have been a computer geek since before I could walk. If my family had any issues…
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PMay 17, 2012
PMay 17, 2012

Teamwork: Being New at EDiS Company

I like baseball and my two boys (young men now), really enjoy playing baseball.  The more I watch the game, the more I realize how important all the players on the field are.  Sometimes, I see one person that never gets the ball hit to them and, if I didn’t know any better, it would…
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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 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 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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PMarch 23, 2012
PMarch 23, 2012

Is Construction for the Birds?

What do parrots have to do with construction? Well, nothing, except that the same technique of training parrots can be applied to those learning new skills in the construction environment, or any environment for that matter.
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PMarch 22, 2012
PMarch 22, 2012

Moving in with Granny: Mixing Shuffleboard and Volleyball?

Hard to imagine that there is a trend to move in with grandma, but the Millennial generation is about to surprise you. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. The number of youth aged 25-35 who now live with their parents has increased 50% over the past decade. And the implication could be a change in the way housing…
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PDecember 16, 2011
PDecember 16, 2011

Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum

I love Christmas for many reasons.  I must admit, one of them is the “loot.” Yes, there is nothing as exciting as shaking that wrapped gift and wondering, “What is my gift, and how will I use it?”  Not the giving part of the exchange, not the receiving, but the actual anticipation and discovery of…
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PDecember 12, 2011
PDecember 12, 2011

A Wreath for Ernesto

This morning I laid a wreath at the crypt that houses the body of Ernesto DiSabatino, my great-grandfather and founder of a community.  As I sat quietly in prayer and thought, I was struck at what lay in front of me.  A stone building and a wreath.  Together they were suddenly symbolic of Ernesto’s gifts…
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PDecember 6, 2011
PDecember 6, 2011

Learning from a Principal (and the students!) for a Day

The Principal for a Day program is sponsored by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce with the idea of connecting the business community to the education community throughout the state. It truly is a great idea. I have been participating the in the PFAD program for 4 years now. And each time that I’m invited…
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PDecember 6, 2011
PDecember 6, 2011

A Team of 70 Superstars

Last month, I attended the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Superstars in Business luncheon. EDiS was the recipient of one of the awards, which recognizes exceptional workplaces throughout the state of Delaware. EDiS is no stranger to this award – we won in 2001 – but our previous win does not diminish the importance of…
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PNovember 11, 2011
PNovember 11, 2011

A Lesson in Integrity

Integrity seems to be one of those words that ends up on every company’s “values” list.  Integrity is printed on company brochures, annual reports and featured in displays around offices across the country.  Sadly, it is getting watered down to the point where we forget its meaning.
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POctober 19, 2011
POctober 19, 2011

Businesses, Ignore the “New Normal”, Because You Must!

“The “New Normal” could cause you to stand still…Don’t!” The expression “the new normal” is getting way too much traction. After all, have we settled down to a new economic pace that will last? Will it accelerate, decelerate or continue to plod along? As difficult as it is to move forward with your business, non-profit…
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PAugust 25, 2011
PAugust 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene

The approaching Hurricane Irene is a serious threat to our buildings and our homes and not to be taken lightly. So what can we do today and tomorrow to prepare our buildings for this approaching storm?
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PMay 19, 2011
PMay 19, 2011

I See Dead People…Learning from the Hod Carrier

While enjoying the Delaware Art Museum’s “Talking Pictures” exhibit several 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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