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EDiS named 2020 family-owned Legacy Award winner

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EDiS Company, represented by (L-R) Adam, Jacqueline, Andrew and Brian DiSabatino, was named the 2020 Legacy Award winner in the Delaware Business Times’ Family-Owned Business Awards. | PHOTO BY LUIGI CIUFFETELLI

WILMINGTON – The fifth-generation construction management firm EDiS Company was named the 2020 Legacy Award winner at the Delaware Business Times’ annual Family-Owned Business Awards banquet Wednesday night.

The Legacy Award recognizes a business that exemplifies the longevity and innovation of the best of Delaware’s family-owned businesses. Now led by CEO Brian DiSabatino, EDiS has grown over 112 years to becoming a leading firm in Delaware, chosen to work on high-profile projects like the University of Delaware’s football stadium upgrades, the new fitness center at DuPont Country Club and Delle Donne & Associates’ massive Avenue North mixed-use redevelopment.

Also recognized during the awards banquet was the Kenny Family Shoprite of Delaware, which won the Community Champion award, which recognizes those who go above and beyond to serve their communities and support charitable efforts.

The Kenny grocery store chain, led by CEO Chris Kenny, was recognized for its work through its Kenny Family Foundation, which has supported more than 1,000 organizations with micro-grants and partnerships, feeding the hungry, caring for the elderly and educating children.

In the annual competition of family-owned businesses ranked by number of employees, Middletown-based Schagrin Gas Company won the extra-large employer category (100+ employees). The other finalists included the Kenny family and Healy, Long and Jevin, a Wilmington-based concrete contractor.

In the large employer category (26-99 employees), Millville-based Lord’s Landscaping won after competing against finalists EDiS, Epic Marketing Consultants Corporation based in Middletown, and Linda’s Angels Childcare & Development Center based in New Castle.

Ocean View-based developer The Carl M. Freeman Companies won the medium-sized employer category (10-25 employees). The other finalists included Bridgeville-based creamery The Frozen Farmer and Wilmington-based IT firm MySherpa.

In the small employer category (1-9 employees), Greenville-based boutique Bag & Baggage won after competing against Newark-based Shaping Minds Therapeutic Services and Wilmington-based Ad-Craft Signs and Graphics.

By Jacob Owens

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