**click on first photo for slide show**      150  SADV members STRONG                                                                                       

See the participation and connections at our meetings and events; priceless !

On Monday April 29th, SADV brought back the Construction Industry Collaborative [CIC]. Involved on the committee are the major GC/CMs in the region, architects, engineers and subcontractors who have come together for the purpose of discussing and collectively resolving “Hot-Button” topics for the betterment of the construction industry in our region.

Held at Dave & Buster’s Executive Conference Ctr. Our panelist discussed the stigma attached to choosing a career in the trades and how we can overcome it. On the panel were Catherine Glatts, VP for Career & Education at Mercy Technical HS, Steve Petroski, Superintendent with TN Ward Company [and Mercy tech HS graduate],Morgan Vacca, Apprentice Carpenter at Klover Contracting, Shane Mills, Senior Foreman at Klover Contracting, Mark Marshall, Industry Development Specialist for the School District of Philadelphia and Zebby Sulecki, owner of Zebby Sulecki Inc.

The panel was led by moderator Jay Messina and recorded so the school districts to use to enhance their programs. Scroll down to find the links of the panel discussion and individual panelist interviews.

Construction Industry Collaborative: Trade Careers

CIC Trade Careers

Construction Industry Collaborative: Apprenticeship

CIC Apprenticeship

Morgan Vacca Interview

Shane Mills Interview

Mark Marshall Interview

Zebby Sulecki Interview

2019 SADV Professional Showcase : On February 21st, 2019, hundreds of subcontractors and the construction community came together to honor their colleagues who were voted “Best of the Best” in their respective fields. The program, held at The Presidential in East Norriton, PA, started with recognition honoring the lifetime achievement of Haines & Kibblehouse founder Mr. John B. Haines IV for his career committed to the construction industry.

For a full list of photos [for download] please use this Dropbox link:

On October 2nd 2018, SADV hosted its annual Golf Outing at Jeffersonville Golf Course. Members and guests enjoyed the links while supporting the Albert Milani Scholarship Fund. The weather was wonderful and a great time was had by all!

May 2018 GC Profile Meeting : WOW Thanks to Intech for a great presentation and sharing with our 70 members in attendance your Best Practices!! Lots of work for our members to peruse!

April Monthly Meeting 2018 : SADV wants to Thank Lorraine D’Angelo, Esq, for her excellent presentation on XBE Participation in Government Contracting. Our members learned all of the ins and outs of compliance and working with disadvantaged businesses. Thank you Lorraine. We are looking to your return visit!

April 2018 Gilbane Meet and Greet : SADV wants to thanks Gilbane for hosting our 90 plus members at their offices April 10, 2018!! Our members heard about all the positive changes and projects Gilbane has to offer! Another home run with one of SADV partners!

March 2018 Turner Meet and Greet : Turner hosted SADV members with over 80 in attendance our members had an opportunity to learn about Turner in Philadelphia with over 400 million in business our members got a firsthand opportunity to find out about several projects and get work in their pipelines! Another great success story with one of our Partners!

February 2018 : SADV Professional Showcase and our 50th Year Celebration
We did it again over 430 in attendance!!
We especially want to Thank all of our Sponsors you made this evening special for our Legends. SADV honored Bill Forde, Charlie Neilio, Jim O’Neill, Harry Miller, Ed Dougherty and Dan Kennedy.

November 2017:  TN Ward was the GC Profile Presenters  Over 90 registered and participated in the presentations and networking opportunities.  It was a packed house with lots of conversation, business development and food/beverages….



GOLF Outing 2017:  Another AWESOME Event for SADV and guests.  144 golfers plus 60 more for dinner.   The weather and the fun were perfection.  We thank all our sponsors for their support of SADV and our Albert Milani Scholarship Fund.    Event Sponsors: General Masonry and Turner Cart Sponsor: Mayfield Site  Birdie: Oliver Fire Protection & Security Putting: Nick Falcone & Sons  Dinner: Pella Window and Door Co, Silas Bolef Co., PJ Dick, RAMM Inc, E.P. Guidi, Inc.  Refreshment: O’Rourke & Sons, Inc, R.A. Kennedy & Sons, Inc, Wouch Maloney Co, LLP,  Lunch: Tracorp, Pella Window & Door Co, Delaware Masonry Institute.  Tee: Julie DeLuca, Med-Tex Services, Steven Kempf Co, JM Welding, Independence Steel, C. Erickson & Sons, Nefco Strut Service, Pullman SST, EVB Towing, JW Carrigan, Richard R Pucci x 2, MJ Bradley, Lighting SOlutions, Armor masonry, Blue Book, Cumby Spencer & Associates, Commercial Construction and HSC Builders x 3.

Mark your calendar for next year- registration and sponsorships !


August Social 2017:  Normandy Farms Social was so fun, I forgot to take pictures….We had a crowd of 50 to enjoy the evening and the socializing. Old friends and New ones joined in conversation about business and activities in the industry.  This may be an annual event, so look for our calendar of meetings, activities and education.

July Social 2017:  PJ Whelihan’s in West Chester.  It was hot ! and the connections were hotter.  We had a great time connecting with various attendees and sharing summer activities.  We will have another July social in 2018.

2017 SADV Annual Meeting:  12 X $1,000 scholarships were presented to our SADV young men and women.  Because of the success of SADV events, supportive members and various sponsorships, SADV is able to share and pay it forward.   It was a great night with recipients of the Albert Milani Scholarship, their support team and our members !  We announced the new Board Members (About US page) and recognized members since the 1980’s: USI Midatlantic, Haines & Kiddlehouse, Inc.,  B. Pietrini & Sons, Madison Concrete Construction Co.  Plus, Kaplan Stewart who has worked with SADV for 40 yrs, United Rentals has been a member for 20 yrs and for the last 10 yrs CLifton Larson Allen LLP, Tracorp, Re-Steel Supply Co, Inc. and Schnabel Foundation Co. have all been members.

JUNE  2017:  Beer@the Pier-  It is always SUNNY in Philadelphia with SADV events !  The people, places and conversations !!  New members, new connections and new business at a great venue.  With SADV, you get great turnout and great business opportunities with all the FUN..

MAY 2017:   C. Erickson was the GC Profile for our meeting.  The SIP Topic of Active Shooter Awareness.  Very scary, but appropriate for our time.  Great information and connections for your business. Again, over 60 attendees and great participation. Food, Fun and conversation carried over to the networking part of our meeting.

MAY 2017 Breakfast with Benefits:  “30 yrs experience, I learned 7 key points in 30 minutes” Blue Book and Business Development University shared their knowledge with our crowd.  Take away, SADV is the best of both worlds and we compliment each other in value and benefits.  SADV gives you the opportunity for face to face connection that is needed and resources to build your revenue dollars

APRIL 2017:  SADV and GC/CM’s attended the presentation by Lorraine D’Angela, national recognized “X” BE attorney.  Everyone in the audience learned compliance, risk and penalties.  It is more than you think!  It is in the details.

APRIL 2017 Breakfast with Benefits:  Silica Standards an in-depth presented by Med-Tex Services Inc.  Over 60 attendees learned more of the details from our March Monthly meeting.  Expectations, risks and documentation.

MARCH 2017:  Standing Room only for SADV meeting.  BPI, SIP and Networking was attended by over 100.  That is over 70% of participation from our membership.  TORCON brought 15 individuals from their team.  They had all PM from every job to interact with our subs, suppliers and vendors.

SADV Professional Showcase 2017: the Best of the Best- the men & women that work directly on the projects….  over 400 attendees came to celebrate these individuals and the industry…and had a great time while doing it….  A special Thank You to the EVENT SPONSORS:  General Masonry & Restoration, Oliver Fire Protection & Security, Crescent Iron Works, Mayfield SIte and Blue Rock.  Other sponsorship noted in photos… share the night through our photos.  

JANUARY 2017:  We started the year with a bang.. almost 100 attending the first meeting of the New Year.  We introduced 12 new members and took roll call.    BPI: Business Practices Interchange shared insight to 5 GC/CM.   SIP: Subcontractors Information Panel discussed the new mechanic lien laws with Kaplan Stewart.   GC Profile:  IMC Construction  Then, food and beverages and unbelievable networking.

DECEMBER 2016:  SADV Pays it Forward to Kids Chance of PA.  Many attended the night with friends, or significant others to enjoy the food, beverages and laughter.   They opened their hearts and paid it forward to Kids Chance by donating $1175 towards the non-profit.   A cause that gives scholarships to kids whose parents have been  effected by a work related severe injury or loss of life.  Please learn more about Kids Chance by  

November 2016:  SIP: Sub Information Panel: informed the audience of safety items and issues; Med-Tex, Sales Solutions and Worknet, all members.   In addition, BPI: Business Practices Interchange where our members share experiences with GC/CM’s, change orders, payment terms and job site successes.   GC/CM Profile:  MidAtlantic Construction networked with attendees.

Clemens Construction Meet & Greet:   WOW !  The night was a huge success with over 65  members and over 25 employees of Clemens. Face to Face connection with GC to Building Relationships NEW and OLD.  A Members Only  SADV Event

October Meeting 2016:  SADV went simple on the evening; beer, wine and great food.  No format, no speakers, just good ol’ fashion face to face interaction.  It was a productive night with conversations between GC/CM’s, subs, suppliers and vendors.

SADV Famous Golf Outing 2016:  There was a chill in the air, but the rain stayed away.    Food, Fun, Friends, Laughs, business and prizes..and lots of refreshments !!  Scorecard:   Davis Busco, Deacon Industrial Supply and Chesco Coring.  Most honest Score:  ThyssenKrupp.  Closest to Pin :  Pat McFillin, Greg Snyder, Brianna Tierney and Jason Ryan.  Longest Drive:  (M) Pat Doyle, (F) Stefania DeMarco.  This is one for the books.  Great time had by all.   See you next year….get your reservation in !!

EVENT Sponsors:  ThyssenKrupp, HSC Builders and Turner         CART Sponsors: CBIZ, Oliver Fire Protection & Security, Torcon Birdie Sponsor: Tutor Perini

Putting: Tague Lumber, Mayfied Site Contractors, General Masonry & Restoration, Dinner:  Associated Specialty, Independence Steel, RAMM, Silas Bolef, TN Ward   Refreshment: Excel Document Solutions & EP Guidi  Lunch: MBW & Univest

September 2016:  New format, New food and great people, a lot of information.  SIP: Subs Information Panel– Bill Auxter of Kaplan Steward, Dennis Dougherty from Med-Tex and the funny accountant, Jeff Rieder of Wouch Maloney, discussed Wage Theft Law, OHSA Penalty increases and Mechanic Liens changes.   Membership Spotlight was Madison Risk Group;  GC Profile was Shoemaker.  They shared projects in the future, bidding process and expectations.

WARFEL Meet & Greet:  The Warfel Team hosted SADV attendees to a casual networking evening.   Business cards and conversations to build relationships and opportunities for bids  and business. Another successful night for SADV members !

SADV Celebration of  Our Members 2016….Past, Present and Future.   10 x $1,000 scholarships given to high school graduates with promising futures.  The Albert Milani Scholarship Recipients were embraced by the audience of over 100.  In addition, we shared recognition of members since the 1970’s, members for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years. Also, Past Presidents, and the passing of the leadership from Jerry Moser to John Giovinazzo.  We thank Jerry for all his time and commitment.  We support John in his new role and guidance to a successful future for SADV and our members.   It was a special evening for many reasons.   In 2 years, SADV will be celebrating 50 yrs…..Last night was just a warm up!

June 23rd Beer @ the Pier 2016:  Weather, venue and gathering.  The fun was had by all – networking and socializing went on throughout the evening.  Over 100 attendees and a million laughs.  We are already planning for next year !

May 2016:  Blue Rock Rocked It….Steve and his team of 6 came, supported SADV and shared information and opportunities.  It was another highly attended meeting with CBIZ and M&T Bank had their moment as a Member Spotlight .  You too can get in front of our attendees at the monthly meeting as a Member Spotlight to share your specialty and to network. to get on the list.

Coffee Connection-  For those that like it in the Morning !  We had a great turnout for our first Coffee Connection hosted by CBIZ.   We had 20 individuals share coffee, bagels and fruit for a morning of networking and connecting.  It’s another great opportunity for our members to interact and learn about each other – Subcontractors, Suppliers, Vendors and GC/CM.  Our Membership committee hit one out of the park.  Did I say it was FREE !?!

April 2016:  Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Philadelphia.   Anne came and conquered.   She shared insights and updates to the direction of Philadelphia, the construction focus, and economic impact. The development of neighborhoods, community centers maintenance and a new focus on access to the Delaware River area from the city.   Many participants left impressed and energized.  There was a full house of subs, suppliers, vendors and various GC/CM’s.

March 2016:  A & E Construction was the profile for the month.  In addition to meeting the upper management team and learning about projects and processes of A & E Construction, our attendees/participants shared information in our BPI-Building Partnerships with Information. SADV allows you to Network and Build Relationships for Candid Conversations to help you make better decisions of who to work with, what to be prepared for when bidding a job, or the status of a current job and payment status throughout the process.

BIGGEST EVER !    Over 450 attendees, honorees and Sponsors   the SADV Professional Showcase- the Best of the Best those that do the work !  Thank You to everyone there supporting the men and women of the Commercial Construction Industry. (click on first photo for a slide show)

January 2016:  University of Penn Medical  over 60 people came dug themselves out from the weekend snow storm to attend the SADV Monthly meeting.  Attendees learned about the procedures for bidding and special certifications needed to do work at their facilities.

Holiday- Pay It Forward       Almost 100 attendees joined SADV & MACSC for our gathering to raise money for Philabundance.  We raised enough to make 2, 890 meals for those in need.  Thank you to everyone who joined us and donated for a worthy cause.   See you next year !!

November Monthly Meeting:  GC Profile of Clemens Construction which created a standing room only event.  Over 70 attendees, reviewed BPI and met the Clemens construction team.

October Monthly Meeting:  Over 80 attendees, subs, suppliers, vendors and GC/CM’s attended the SADV/CIC meeting.  Doug Carney of CHOP was guest speaker.    Doug shared current and future projects and how the subcontractors can work with CHOP.

BEST GOLF OUTING EVER !!!   The Weather God’s were looking out for SADV.  If you didn’t have fun that day, I am not sure why?  The weather, the course, the drinks, the friends..oh and did I say the weather !  We thank our sponsors EVENT: Turner and HSC Builders  CART: Gilbane and Oliver Fire Protection and Sprinkler  BIRDIE: General Masonry   PUTTING: Tague Lumber    DINNER:  PJ Dick, RA Kennedy & Sons, Silas Bolef    REFRESHMENT:  Deacon Industries  LUNCH:  R.A.M.M. , Robert Foss Electric, LLC  and  E.P. Guidi  Special Thank You to Dave Spedding of Norris Sales who manages the entire event and all the SADV members that volunteered for the day !!

September Monthly Meeting: Tutor Perini Building Corp                      A great kick-off for the “new year” of monthly meetings.  Our members were able to ask the tough questions and get some answers.  BPI- Building Partners with Information shared facts and experiences with GC/CM’s to bid and to be cautious.   Our attendance over 60  and very interactive.

June Monthly Meeting:  Harkins Builders GC Profile                         With SADV’s success this past year, SADV was able to honor Eight (8) Albert Milani Scholarships to Seniors heading off to college or a trade school. Joe Milani, Albert’s nephew, helped to hand out the awards.  And the students were surrounded by loved ones.   It was a great night and a proud moment for all.

BEER @ the Pier:  Morgan’s Pier was the Best time….so many turned out for a beautiful night and lots of fun.  Just a casual setting with excitement all around.  Over 100  attendees made up of members, prospective members and GC’s.

WARFEL Meet & Greet:  It was a nice to mingle and converse with the Malvern office of Warfel.  The Warfel group were great hosts to the SADV guests for the night.  Opportunities to start and build relationships.  New faces and old ones were in attendance.


May Monthly Meeting:  Wohlsen Construction was the GC Profile.  Great BPI sharing.  In addition, we use our National Subcontractors Affiliation to help with GC’s throughout the country; Ohio, NY City, High Point, NC and others.  We help our members get the right information on the GC’s.

APRIL CIC/SADV Meeting:  Meeting the Workforce Needs: Hiring and Developing an Experience Team.   On the panel with were joined by Oliver Fire Protection and Security, Skanska, Williamson Trade School,  Recruiter, and Drexel University.  The focus was the shortage of experienced trade labor form PM and Supers to laborers. Through this meeting SADV has partnered with Williamson Trade School and Drexel University CM Program.   In addition, there is a program to take your PA tax obligation and donate it to any school of your choosing. ( see Member News on our website for additional information. )


LF Driscoll Meet & Greet:  Over 100 of SADV members had the opportunity to meet with over 25 upper management, department heads and staff at the new headquarters of LF Driscoll.   LF Driscoll was a great host and everyone had a fabulous time. This event builds relationships and creates opportunities for all involved.

MARCH MANIA with SADV and our guest HSC Builders & CM:     So many people, so much Networking….all feeling the pain of Villanova’s loss !!  However, we all made the best of night, a lot of fun and a lot of partnerships being built.  Over 60 guests and more with HSC reps in attendance.

SADV Professional Showcase 2015…..

Over 300 attendees, celebrated the night and enjoyed networking with old friends and new acquaintances.    The room was filled with fun and excitement, and a lot of balloons !!   We recognized Past Presidents, Charter Members, and Partners in Excellence Award.   The most important were the Trades and those who do the work!   The Best of the Best !!  35 individuals were surrounded by their employers, family and friends for one extraordinary evening…. We THANK our many sponsors and those who attended.    SADV truly appreciates your support  !! click on 1st photo for slide show


December’s Holiday Gathering, 2015

SADV/MACSC partnered to Pay It Forward to PhilAbundance.  The attendees from subs, safety reps, suppliers, vendors, manufactures, GC’s, CM’s and other guests.  Over 90 people, came together to share conversation, laughs and to celebrate a prosperous year!  They shared their success by donating to the food bank charity.   We raised $2,750 which will provide over 5,500 meals in the Delaware Valley !  Thank you to those who opened their hearts and donated to make a difference in other people’s lives.     We wish Everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous NEW YEAR !!

Monthly Meeting on November 24, 2014

Over 50 attendees for the evening.  Networking and participating in BPI: Building Partnerships with Information; peers sharing facts and experiences with GC/CM’s.  SADV will be partnering with ASA of  for legislative change on retainage for private projects.  Stephen Rohrbach represented ASA and shared information.    PJ Dick was our GC Profile; Gary Heinerichs, Wayne Schrader, Michael Flynn and Dave Silbaugh represented PJ Dick.  They mingled with our members to have an opportunity to meet one on one.


CIC/SADV October 27, 2014

Commercial Industry Collaboration (CIC)/SADV  hosted SADV Members, Prospective Members and various GC/CM’s.  The meeting was a panel format to present Diversity Requirements…..A Practical Discussion.   James Sanders, Sr. Director of U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was our Moderator; Luis Torrado, owner of Torrado Construction (SADV member); Angelo Perryman of Perryman Building; Kymmberli Stowe, Exec. Director of NAMC-Nat’l Assoc. Of Minority Contractors; Cherie DePiano, owner of CDP Construction (SADV Member).  The feedback was great! A first step in discussions that will help lead all to succeed.


Golf Outing October 7, 2014

Wow !!  If you attended, you know what I am talking about.  What a great time had by ALL.   Fun, Prizes, and Networking !  Putting winner sank the putt…Joe DiCicco of Berlin Steel.

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