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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

Preserving the Past to Educate the Future

Originally built in 1920, the Hockessin Colored School #107 was a one-room schoolhouse to serve black children not permitted to attend school with white children. In 1952, famed Civil Rights lawyer Louis Redding filed Bulah v. Gebhart on behalf of Shirley Bulah, a young black girl denied transportation to Hockessin Colored School #107 by the

Developing Avenue North – An Inside Look at What’s to Come

At the intersection of U.S. 202 and Powder Mill Road in Fairfax, the old AstraZeneca Complex stands as a testament to robust Delaware business development. As the times change, however, established businesses need to update in order to stay relevant. In June 2017, Delle Donne & Associates acquired the complex, renaming it Avenue North. Avenue

How to Choose: GC vs. CM Services

When it comes to choosing a construction partner, there are a lot of factors to consider. But before you even start thinking about the details, you need to decide what kind of partner you want. Two of the most common are a general contractor or a construction manager. Both have their benefits. You might be

EDiS Philosophy – Forget About the Building, Clients Come First

It’s easy to get hyper-focused in construction, carried away in the details: The finishes, scheduling, installation, deadlines, materials, the list goes on. One can get lost in the shuffle, prioritizing getting the work done over everything else, often without even realizing it’s happening. What truly matters, however, is the teamwork and relationships we build to

Landmark Conshohocken Building 1K1 Gets a Facelift

Partnering with Keystone Development + Investment to bring new life to 1K1  Anyone from the Philadelphia area who travels the Schuylkill Expressway will likely recognize the 1K1 building (formerly Four Falls Corporate Center) near the “Conshohocken Curve.”  Keystone Development + Investment acquired the complex in 2019 and launched a multi-million-dollar repositioning and renovation plan to

BIM Case Study – Kennett Library & Resource Center

Coordination Time: January 26 – June 15 2022 Total Clashes Resolved: 6,635 Potential Savings: Read on! Currently under construction, the 32,000 SF Kennett Library & Resource Center will bring new opportunities and possibilities to the Kennett Square community. A great example of a library that supports additional neighborhood needs, the project broke ground almost a

Building a Stronger Community in Delaware – Kingswood Community Center

(Renderings by Fearn-Clendaniel Architects) The Kingswood Community Center began in Riverside in 1946 to give neighborhood kids a safe place after school. In 1956, they moved into a 17,000 SF center on Bowers Street – a building they still occupy today. For more than half a century, the Community Center has offered programs “for the

EDiS Company to Build One of Delaware’s Largest Public School Projects – Hodgson Vocational Technical High School

Hodgson Vocational Technical High School is one of the four vocational schools that make up New Castle County’s Vocational-Technical School District (NCCVT). The district’s vision to deliver world-class programs to equip students with 21st century skills is particularly close to our hearts at EDiS – and vocational and technical schools have been gaining in popularity

BIM Case Study – Everett Meredith Middle School

Coordination Dates: Oct. 2020 – May 2021 Clashes Resolved: 12,000 Square Footage: 121,000 The EDiS BIM Services team provided a full BIM coordination review for Appoquinimink School District’s Everett Meredith Middle School (EMMS), set to be completed in Fall 2022. They began by using a laser scanner to establish existing conditions at the site itself.

Building a Home for Delaware Veterans

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. They established buildings called Posts, designed as

Executive Message – Learning From the Waltons

The holiday season will bring with it plenty of chaos and merriment. It will be a reminder of family, a reflection on the hardships and celebrations of a year gone by, and a focus on hope. Every religion known to man seems to be honed in upon this season, from the Jewish miracle shown by

Delivering Delaware’s Newest Elementary School

In 2016, the Appoquinimink School District (ASD) marked a new era in Delaware education as they set out to expand their facilities to account for the growing student population. Selected as Appoquinimink’s construction partner, EDiS Company teamed with ASD to complete Odessa High School, Cantwell’s Bridge Middle School, and Lorewood Grove Elementary School. We are

Returning to Familiar Territory – EDiS to Fitup New Lab in Princeton

After having worked on a multitude of projects at 1 Research Way for BioMed Realty Trust, EDiS Company has been hired as the Construction Manager for the phased fitup of 50,581 square feet for PMV Pharmaceuticals in Princeton, NJ. The first phase consists primarily of painting and carpet replacement throughout the office space after partial

Swiftly Done with Safety in Mind – Orthopaedic Specialists Surgi-Center

Seeking repairs and a fresh look after more than a decade of patient care, the Orthopaedic Specialists Surgi-Center located in Newark, Delaware contacted EDiS Company to have renovations done within one week. Not one to sacrifice quality for time, Senior Superintendent and Manager of the Interiors/Service Division Joe Pedicone made sure the team was prepared

Wilmington’s Historical District – The DHS Coxe House

EDiS Company continued its partnership with the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) with a renovation at the Coxe House on Willingtown Square in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware. The DHS had entered into an agreement to lease the 200-year old Coxe House to the Jewish Historical Society of Delaware (JHSD), providing them with a dedicated space

Celebrating Veterans All Year Round

While Military Appreciation Month passed us by in May, at EDiS Company we celebrate and honor our veterans all year round. We have the distinct privilege of employing several veterans, all of whom volunteered to protect our county and defend the freedoms that we all enjoy today. Since our earliest days as a company, it

Building a New Home for the Fightin’ Blue Hens

Combining EDiS Company’s knowledge of the Delaware community and construction company Barton Malow’s sports knowledge has resulted in the next generation of athletic facilities for the University of Delaware. Built over a span of two years, the Whitney Athletic Center and Stadium Renovation project represents new beginnings for Delaware Athletics. The new Whitney Athletic Center

Renovating Principal Financial Group’s Wilmington Office

In need of an update to meet their current design standards, Principal Financial Group awarded EDiS Company the contract for a build-out of their existing 12,000 square foot office in Wilmington, Delaware. Principal eliminated an additional suite on the lower floor, effectively merging the two suites into one to consolidate office space. Minor demolition was

Restoring Doorways to the Past at Greenville Country Club

Along with our history of construction for Country Clubs in our region, EDiS Company has a long and successful track record of historical work for prominent organizations like the Delaware Historical Society, City of Wilmington, the du Pont Family, and Winterthur Museum. With this combination of experience in mind, Greenville Country Club hired EDiS in

Executive Message – Foster

As I’m writing this message, I’m packing to head off to Jackson, Wyoming, for the funeral of a great friend and mentor, Foster Friess. If Foster had his way, he’d tell me that it is a waste of time, as he walked away. But then he’d half turn his head and smirk, only to say,

Get Ready to Get Uncomfortable. That’s How We Grow.

I wish I could say the topic of race wasn’t difficult to discuss openly, it would be disingenuous if I did. I need to begin this message by saying that I hope you will give me a chance to take a risk, to break open a conversation that is long overdue. I ask you to

Celebrating Women in Construction – ChristianaCare at Whitehall Wellness Center

March marks Women in Construction (WIC) Week and Women’s History Month, which aims to highlight women and their many achievements throughout the years and in different industries. It also provides a platform for The National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for

It’s A (Pedicone) Family Tradition

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Joe Pedicone Jr. on March 15, 2021. As a tribute, we revisit this EDiS Inside article from 2018. Thoughts and prayers are with our Pedicone family. The EDiS legacy is not owned solely by DiSabatinos. For the Pedicone family, you can say that construction, and

Executive Message – Focusing On What Really Matters

So, we made it past another year. But the global pandemic that arrived at the start of 2020 is still very much with us, and continues to impact every corner of our lives. The pandemic continues to place a seemingly endless series of challenges on our lives. As the impacts of the pandemic evolved over

EBS Solutions – Tornado Leaves a Path of Destruction in Delaware

On August 7, 2020, a single tornado cut a record 29-mile swath of damage through Delaware as Tropical Storm Isaias ravaged the East Coast with high winds and heavy rains. With a wind speed of 105 mph and a maximum path width of 200 yards, the tornado snapped trees, damaged housing, and ruined buildings as

Public Art Returns to Wilmington

Two major EDiS projects in the City of Wilmington are not only providing new and improved assets to residents and visitors, they are providing some much-needed public art and culture as well. Rodney Square Working for the Rodney Square Conservancy, EDiS is wrapping up the first phases of the revitalization of Rodney Square. This project

Executive Message – The Heart of Champions

It was Feb. 3, 2005, atop a cold and snowy mountain in Bormio, Italy. Televisions around the world were fixed on this little town for one reason, to see if the 28-year-old reckless and wild American skier, Bode Miller, would either throw his body down the mountain in a disastrous wreck or towards record-breaking history.

EDiS Interiors/Service Division – Preserving Delaware’s History

Joe Pedicone began EDiS Company’s Interiors/Service Division more than 30 years ago to offer clients services ranging from fixing a door lock to full fit-outs of interior spaces. Whether it’s a small maintenance job or interior and exterior renovations, nothing is too complex for the Service team to handle. Over this 30-year span, historical preservation has

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

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

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

Navigating the Complexities for du Pont County Club

du Pont 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,

EDiS Company Announces In This Together Virtual 5K

It’s time to lace up those sneakers and hit the ground running (or walking, or skipping, or unicycling…)!  Over the last few weeks EDiS has rekindled our Wellness Program to help support our emotional and physical health, especially during this challenging time. Now more than ever people may be struggling to find the right balance

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

EDiS Returns to Rodney Square

Downtown Wilmington’s Rodney Square is getting a major makeover and EDiS Company, who performed a successful revitalization of the same space in 1992, is once again one of the guiding hands on this major public works project. Erected in 1921, Rodney Square serves as a public gathering space located at the heart of Delaware’s biggest

Ursuline Academy – Linking the Past and the Future

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 the future. The results are astounding. ABHA describes the project as preserving the building’s historic features in a contemporary, technologically-advanced learning environment, with strategic and sensitive additions to improve the

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