Best of Delaware Party Sponsors
Front row, from left: Anastasia Quinn, Delaware Today; Jeanine Lahey, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino; Mark Aitken, Horizon Services; Susan Hillebrecht, Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth; Jen Schuele-Lee (DT); Dawn Tusi, Horty & Horty, P.A.; Susan Kerns, Kerns Brothers Tree Service; Leighona Curry (DT); Pam Cornforth, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware; Cindi Viviano (DT); Regina Dodds (DT); Monica Weber (DT); Charlie Tomlinson (DT). Back row, from left: Rexx Williamson, i.g. Burton; Lyle Wedell, Horizon Services; Charles Burton, i.g. Burton; Pete Renzi, i.g. Burton; Doug Phillips, Horty & Horty, P.A.; Brenda Farmer, Delaware State University; Ed Sutor, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino; Donna Stone, TD Bank; Patrick Giles, EP Henry/Angerstein’s; Gordon Basht, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino; Deana Yokimcus (DT); Joe McElravy, Kerns Brothers Tree Service. Not pictured: Marie Hiddeman, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; Audrey Boyds, Kristen Brinkley and Jennifer Acord, all of the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, Maria Hess, Editor-in-Chief, Delaware Today; and Robert F. Martinelli, Publisher, Delaware Today.
Photograph by Ben Fournier
Angerstein’s Building Supply & Design Center
Angerstein’s Building Supply & Design Center offers one-stop shopping for home improvement projects. Delaware’s No. 1 EP Henry paving stone distributor has enhanced the paving stone displays at its Wilmington and Milton locations to include many colors and styles and design elements such as walls, a fireplace and firepit, outdoor kitchens, waterfall and paver medallions. The Design Center features patio furniture, landscape lighting, pergolas and home and garden decor.
Bouchaine Vineyards is a premier producer of award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and is the oldest continuously operated winery in Carneros, Napa Valley, Calif. Proprietors Gerret and Tatiana Copeland, together with winemaker Mike Richmond, focus on creating wines that embody the elegance of Burgundy and the exuberance of Napa. Experience the pleasures of wine with Bouchaine’s exceptional offerings of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, available at fine restaurants and wine stores in Delaware and neighboring states.
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Delaware Express has provided ground transportation for businesses and residents in Delaware and the surrounding area for nearly 30 years. The company specializes in corporate and destination transportation. Its fleet of vehicles includes airport shuttles, charter buses and limousines. In addition, town car service is provided to all area airports. Delaware Express has received the highest safety certification from the Transportation Safety Exchange.
Delaware State University
Delaware State University, founded in 1891, cherishes its past yet focuses on the future, preparing its diverse student body for an increasingly globally oriented, technologically advanced world. In addition to its beautiful, 400-acre main campus in Dover, DSU has satellite locations in Wilmington and Georgetown. DSU’s more than 4,000 students can choose from among 52 undergraduate majors, 25 master’s programs and five doctoral programs.
Delmarva Power, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula, and to about 124,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware. We strive to be the best in class in safety, reliability, customer service and by engaging our talented workforce, leveraging operational excellence and applying advanced technology. We continue to empower customers through a smarter grid, protect our environment and deliver value to our shareholders.
EP Henry, founded in 1903, is the oldest family-owned and operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America. The company supplies Hardscaping—a term it coined—and architectural concrete masonry products to homeowners and businesses. EP Henry supports veterans’ organizations through its HeroScaping Program, instituted in 2012, and was recently honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service & Civic Participation.
First State Orthopaedics
The award-winning physicians of First State Orthopaedics are proud to be showcased regularly among Delaware Today’s Best Doctors. From total joints to orthopaedic sports medicine, from hand and foot surgery to spine surgery, FSO is committed to excellence in caring for Delawareans. FSO is the state’s largest orthopaedic practice, with nine offices in Kent and New Castle counties.
Horizon Services is the Delaware Valley’s largest and most referred home services company, ready to meet its customers’ needs for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, drain cleaning, and sewer and water line replacement and repair. Horizon takes pride in providing high-quality services backed by satisfaction guarantees as well as in being extensively involved in the development of the community.
Horty & Horty, P.A.
With over 40 years of experience and offices in Wilmington and Dover, the Horty team of certified public accountants is equipped to help its clients grow. From start-ups to multimillion dollar companies, government entities, not-for-profits and everything in between, Horty offers full-service support by providing clients with traditional accounting services, strategic planning, tax planning and preparation, fraud protection and recruiting of finance personnel.
Family-owned and operated for more than 104 years, i.g. Burton offers one of the largest combined inventories in Delaware, with eight new-car franchises in Milford and Seaford—BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter Vans, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Trucks—and an excellent selection of pre-owned vehicles. i.g. Burton and its employees are committed to providing superior customer service, creating long-lasting relationships and earning customers’ trust time and time again.
Kerns Brothers Tree Service and Landscaping
For nearly 40 years, Kerns Brothers has provided the tri-state area with expert tree care and creative landscape and hardscape services. Kerns Brothers, the first company in Delaware nationally accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association, has five ISA-certified arborists on its staff of 25. Kerns Brothers prides itself on its commitment to professionalism and its contributions to the betterment of the local community through education and volunteerism.
The News Journal
The News Journal, Delaware’s only statewide newspaper, has been keeping Delawareans informed and entertained daily since 1871. Today its print, mobile and online products reach more than half a million readers every week. Its Newspapers in Education Program offers teacher workshops and distributes newspapers and curriculum guides to classrooms in Delaware and surrounding states. In addition, the News Journal coordinates the year-round Needy Family Fund.
Procter & Gamble Dover Wipes Plant
The Procter & Gamble Dover Wipes Plant manufactures all of the Pampers and Luvs baby wipes distributed in North America. Located on an 86-acre site on West North Street in Dover, the site employs some 200 P&G employees and 200 contract employees. P&G’s Dover Wipes Plant supports many community organizations both large and small, from individual schools to the Food Bank of Delaware and the United Way.
Southern Wine & Spirits
Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, headquartered in New Castle, proudly distributes the finest wines and spirits to the shops and fine restaurants of Delaware. SWS employs more than 175 Delaware citizens in professional positions who use state-of-the-art technology to serve our customers in the most efficient and professional manner possible. SWS of Delaware is committed to the community and understands the importance of giving back, being a socially responsible corporate citizen and for making generous contributions to state and local charitable organizations. We are proud to provide exceptional service to all of our customers and suppliers.
State Janitorial Supply Co.
With an 18,500-square-foot facility in Dover, an online catalog and 11 knowledgeable employees, State Janitorial Supply Co. can provide a broad range of janitorial-related products for its customers, from hospitality supplies to cleaning products to maintenance equipment and materials. The family-owned company has been serving customers from Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore since 1960.
With 13 convenient locations in Delaware, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is committed to building the better bank. TD Bank’s dedication goes beyond unparalleled legendary service and hassle-free banking; it is equally passionate about supporting the communities where its customers and employees live and work. That’s because TD Bank believes the opportunity to enrich our communities is both a privilege and a responsibility.
United Distributors of Delaware is a leading wine and spirits distributor in the state, employing 214 associates. It is a member of The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG), one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer, and other beverages. CSG is a family-owned business that proudly serves as the critical link between wine and spirit suppliers, and the retail outlets where alcoholic beverage brands are legally and responsibly sold and enjoyed. The vision of United Distributors is to be the distributor of choice for our suppliers, customers, associates, industry, and community.