16A — March 30 - April 12, 2012— Owners, Developers & Managers — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal
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Two ABC Delaware members honored Service Unlimited named 2012 Commercial HVAC Contractor of the Year by Contracting Business.com The editors of Contracting Business.com — a leading, national publication for resi- dential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors, have named Service Unlimited, of New Castle, DE, as the Contracting Business.com 2012 Commercial HVAC Contractor of the Year. Now in its 30th year, the Contracting Business.com Commercial HVAC Contractor of the Year Award is presented to a leading, commercial HVAC contracting firm that upholds high standards of excellence related to customer service, HVAC system installation and maintenance, business management, growth strategies, community service, and contributions to the HVAC industry. Richard “Dick” Wolf and Eugene Gaumer incorporated Service Unlimited in 1962. By 1964, SUI employed 15 people and was running 10 trucks. It moved to a three-story, 9,000 sq. ft. building with ample room for a sheet metal shop, storage, and service department. The business continued to grow. Since 1997, SUI has operated out of a 20,000 sq. ft. facility in New Castle, large enough for a shop, warehouse, and 50 full- time employees. In 1986, with the passing of Dick Wolf, his son Carl —working fulltime at the company since 1970 — assumed full ownership of SUI. Emory Hill named Goodwill’s Business Partner of the Year Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County, Inc. has just announced that it has chosen Emory Hill Companies as its 2011 Business Partner of the Year. The award is presented to a business organization that “demonstrates exceptional support of the Goodwill mission – to improve the lives of people with barriers to self- sufficiency through the Power of Work,” said Ted Van Name, Goodwill President and CEO. “We are grateful for your (Emory Hill’s) commitment to Goodwill and are proud to honor you with this award.” The award will be presented at the 2012 Goodwill Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 27 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. “We appreciate all of the opportunities Goodwill has given us – not only in doing busi- ness with them but being able to contribute to their mission through the opportunities they have provided us to serve them,” said Emory Hill Business Development Director Bob Liberato. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Goodwill and we are honored to be chosen as the 2011 Business Partner of the Year.” Emory Hill & Company, the firm’s commercial construction division, has constructed or remodeled over ten Goodwill facilities in Delaware and Pennsylvania including the remodeling of the Goodwill Center on Lea Boulevard in Wilmington. NAI Emory Hill, the firm’s brokerage division, has also been involved in the leasing of several stores as well as the new Goodwill warehouse at Centerpoint Industrial Park in New Castle according to NAI Emory Hill agent Edd Connor. ABC Delaware and members honored by vo-tech district for St. George’s project ABC Delaware and a number of members were honored by the New Castle County
Three to Compete at National Craft Championship Employees of three ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter members in April are heading to San Antonio to participate in ABC’s Craft Championships. Shane Mills representing Klover Contracting of Quakertown will compete in carpentry; Gregory Patton from Zebby Sulecki, Inc., of Newtown Square, will exercise his carpentry skills; and Brian Menszak from Universal Electrical Service, of Souderton, will compete in the electrical category. Craft trainees from chapter and member firm training programs across the country compete in the annual National Craft Championships, the embodiment of ABC’s continuing commitment to foster growth and excellence in training among our nation’s future workforce. During this intense two-day event, young men and women compete in one of 12 competitions, representing 10 crafts. Winners will receive medals, tools and cash awards.
American Infrastructure Contractor of the Year ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter member American Infrastructure was named the 2011 ABC Contractor of the Year by ABC National. American Infrastructure was founded in 1939 by Allan A. My- ers. The company continues to operate as Allan A. Myers in Pennsylvania and Delaware, and as American Infrastructure in Maryland and Virginia, with 1,800 employees and nearly $500 million in annual revenue. New Member Benefit
ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter members have a new membership benefit. In partnership withAIAPhiladelphia, ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter members can save an extra 10 percent on AIA Contract Documents in addition to the 10 percent discount fromABC National’s partnership with AIA. Outside of AIA’s own members, ABC members now have exclusive savings on AIA Contract Documents software to easily create, customize and manage their document needs. A Night to Remember 50 Years L i k e t h e
s t r u c t u r e s ABC Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter mem- bers build, the region’s largest merit construc- tion association began in 1962
with a firm foundation. You are invited to help us celebrate our golden anniversary on April 18, 2012, at the Radisson in King of Prussia. We will reflect on the last 50 years and toast to the future of merit construction. Contact Jean at 302-328- 1111 for information or register at abceastpa.org. The chapter extends thanks to its generous event sponsors: Adams-Bickel Associates, Inc., CBIZ MHM, LLC, Cohen, Seglias, Pallas, Greenhall & Furman P.C., Davis, Bucco & Ardizzi, Flamm Walton PC, George J. Hayden, Inc., Johnsons Maintenance Service, McCarthy Masonry & Concrete, Inc., Nick Falcone & Sons, Inc., Oliver Mechanical, Ondra- Huyett Associates, Paragon Engineering Services, R.L. Reppert, Inc., Sigman & Zimolong, The Tri-M Group, LLC, Thompson Masonry Contracting Co., Trion, Universal Electrical Service Inc., Venize Phillips & Warshawer, W.S. Cumby, Inc., Wescott Electric Co., Zebby Sulecki, Inc. UPCOMING EVENTS Exploring Marcellus Shale Business Opportunities: April 3, 8 AM, John’s Plain & Fancy, Quakertown Apprenticeship Graduation: April 5, 4 PM, ABC Training Center Electrical Theory: April 10, 8 AM, George Hayden Electric, Hazleton, Pa Introduction to Blueprints: April 17, 7 AM, ABC Training Center 50th Anniversary Gala: April 18, 5 PM, Radisson King of Prussia Excellence in Construction by Barry Schlouch: April 26, 8 AM, East Norriton Office Bucks & Montgomery Counties Legislative Breakfast: May 5, 9 AM, Zoto’s Diner Register for all events at abceastpa.org or call 610-279-6666
Vo-Tech School District Board as business partners that donated their time and/or materi- als for the project of a consession stand at St. George’s Vo-Tech High School. “ABC Delaware is greatly honored to have been recognized by the board for our support of the vo-tech students,” said ABC Delaware President Ed Capodanno. “Our support is not only important for the students and their learning, but also for the future of our indus- try. We are pleased to support to our future
construction leaders.”Those honored by the Vo-Tech board included:EDiS – James DiGuglielmo, ERCO – Stanley Sykora, RC Fabricators – Robert Suppe, Spacecon, LLC – Rusty Turner, Tri-State Roofing – Ron Sanna, ABC President Ed Capodanno andABC Director of Public Relations Jean Toman.
Scene from the Consession Stand construction project
March 1 Networking held at Cavaliers CC
ABC Delaware members and their guests relaxed and had fun March 1 at Cavaliers Country Club for the monthly networking night.
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