December 2011

Elliott-Lewis’ Spin on Santa Claus


Elliott-Lewis VP of Business Development Ed Ryan, Marketing Director Fran McDonald and Sales Representative Rob Komorowski (left to right) delivered the toys collected at the Black Lake Place Headquarters to children at SPIN (Special People in the Northeast) and were privileged to watch the pre-schooler recipients enthusiastically open their gifts with the help of teachers Kim and Chris pictured above. Rob, who organized the collection, had a goal to provide 50 gifts but received 71, insuring a Merry Christmas for many more children this year. In addition to donating the holiday gifts, Cheryl Cole, Corporate Controller, has set up a coat drive and has already collected more than 30 coats from Elliott-Lewis employees this season.

Elliott-Lewis’ Spin on Santa Claus2011-12-22T15:26:16-05:00

NorthMarq Advisors, LLC is latest Elliott-Lewis Affiliate


Elliott-Lewis Corporation and three former principals of NorthMarq, a nationwide commercial real estate investment banking organization, have formed a joint venture that specializes in real estate and economic development advisory services.  NorthMarq Advisors, LLC, which is headquartered at Elliott-Lewis’ Black Lake Place headquarters, works with corporate and institutional clients. NorthMarq Advisors, LLC offers strategic planning, real estate representation to both tenants and landlords, feasibility analysis, portfolio management, and disposition and acquisition management services. Principals Walt D’Alessio, Tom Whitworth, and Don Lonergan combine over 100 years of experience in the field. The new firm also has offices at 1600 Market Street. According to Walt D'Alessio, "Tom, Don and I have known Bill Sautter and Jim Pizzi for a long time, and we have always thought highly of them and the employees associated with Elliott-Lewis. Therefore, when an opportunity arose to create a joint-venture to expand NorthMarq Advisors' capabilities to include facility management and other Elliot Lewis services, we did not hesitate, and both companies quickly moved to make the joint-venture a reality.  We look forward to working together to continue to grow both organizations." For more on NorthMarq Advisors, LLC, visit

NorthMarq Advisors, LLC is latest Elliott-Lewis Affiliate2011-12-09T15:59:11-05:00

November 2011

Ed Ryan Named a Vice President of Business Development


Ed Ryan, a fixture in commercial lending in Philadelphia for four decades, has been named a vice president of business development at Elliott-Lewis Corporation. The former executive vice president and director of commercial banking for Citizens Bank will be responsible for furthering the relationships that have made Elliott-Lewis the largest provider of mechanical services in the Delaware Valley. “When we learned Ed was retiring from Citizens Bank earlier this year, we asked him if he would be willing to put his extensive experience building relationships to work for our company,” said Bill Sautter, president of Elliott-Lewis. “We are grateful he agreed. Our business is so much more than HVAC maintenance and construction for which we are well-known. We are relying on Ed to introduce our many other offerings such as facilities management, IT management, building controls, and specialty services to companies at the decision-maker level.” Ryan’s 43-years in Philadelphia banking began at Continental Bank and included 23-years with CoreStates Bank. “I had worked with Elliott-Lewis Corporation in my former life as a banker,” said Ryan. “There is an awful lot of substance to this Company. But, the most unique thing here is that every single employee considers every one of [...]

Ed Ryan Named a Vice President of Business Development2011-11-15T18:18:29-05:00

October 2011

Elliott-Lewis receives Flag and Certificate from Captain Zielenski


  President Bill Sautter and COO Jim Pizzi admire the framed flag and certificate of appreciation they received from Captain Zielenski During the Holiday season, the Elliott-Lewis family remembers those who are protecting us abroad. Last year the Company collected and sent 25 boxes of snacks, treats and toiletries to service men and women stations in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the first time, one of the Company’s own was a recipient of the Christmas goodwill. Dave Zielenski, Project Manager at A.A. Duckett, is currently stationed in Kabul Afghanistan where is is working with NATO and a variety of government and civilian organizations. Elliott-Lewis received thank you notes with photos like the one below from some who received the gifts, and a framed flag and certificate of appreciation from Captain Zielenski in his position as Commander of the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanastan, The flag and certificate are now proudly displayed in the lobby of the Company’s Corporate Office.  

Elliott-Lewis receives Flag and Certificate from Captain Zielenski2018-04-18T18:49:39-04:00

September 2011

Elliott-Lewis honored by the City of Philadelphia


Giving back to the community is a key part of Elliott-Lewis’ credo as evidenced by the dedicated community involvement of its president and its own Community Outreach Program. The Community Outreach Program, a cooperative effort between Elliott-Lewis and Sautter Crane, is dedicated to assisting Philadelphia’s youth, disabled and elderly. Steve Jones, Community Outreach Program Director explains “we want to be a resource for people who need help finding a way to help themselves or their organization.” Internships with the company and summer job programs developed in conjunction with other Philadelphia employers provide opportunities for youth to get a head start on their careers. Elliott-Lewis was honored by the City of Philadelphia as a Champion of the WorkReady Philadelphia program. This summer, Elliott-Lewis will be providing fans to the homes of needy families in Philadelphia. Elliott-Lewis stands ready to find the expertise required to establish similar programs. “We are seeking a way to make a difference in the City. According to Jones, “We are seeking a way to make a difference in the City.”

Elliott-Lewis honored by the City of Philadelphia2018-04-18T18:47:21-04:00

August 2011

Back to School Extravaganza


The School District of Philadelphia held its Back to School Extravaganza on August 5, 2011, and Elliott-Lewis was there to distribute book bags to participating parents and students.   Elliott-Lewis student interns, Paul Callahan, Adira Brown and Curtis Henderson helped Community Outreach Director Steve Jones distribute 700 of the red and gray book bags with the Elliott-Lewis logo during the day-long held for students of all ages at South Philadelphia High School on South Broad Street.

Back to School Extravaganza2018-04-18T18:41:23-04:00

June 2011

Elliott-Lewis’s Community Outreach Program Helps Special Needs Residents


On June 16, 2011, Elliott-Lewis’s Community Outreach Program purchased and distributed 250 upright fans to assist disabled, elderly and residents with special needs in the Parkside area of Philadelphia. Local PA State Representatives Louise Williams Bishop and Vanessa Lowery Brown obtained requests for the fans and issued vouchers for their pick up at a location provided in the parking lot of the ShopRite at 1575 N. 52nd Street. Staff members from Representatives Bishop and Brown offices, as well as staffers from the offices of Mayor Michael Nutter and Philadelphia Councilman Curtis Jones, and volunteers from the Philadelphia Alliance Against Violence, Parkside Civic Association and Wynnefield Residents Association assisted Elliott-Lewis personnel Steve Jones, Fran McDonald and Brian Cornell to distribute the fans.

Elliott-Lewis’s Community Outreach Program Helps Special Needs Residents2018-04-18T18:46:03-04:00

Mayor Nutter attends Elliott-Lewis Meet and Greet


Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter visited Elliott-Lewis’s Corporate Headquarters on May 12th for a Meet and Greet Luncheon with the Company's clients and management. In his address to the gathering, the Mayor commended Elliott-Lewis for its community involvement from its internship program to its many charitable initiatives.  He also thanked the Company for the many jobs it generates that have such a positive impact on Philadelphia’s economy. More than 100 people attended the event.

Mayor Nutter attends Elliott-Lewis Meet and Greet2011-06-01T17:29:18-04:00

May 2011

Elliott-Lewis Team Takes Top Place in the Broad Street Run


ELCO Flash placed first in the 10-Miler Corporate Mixed Teams at the 2011 Blue Cross Broad Street Run, held on May 1, 2011.  ELCO Flash’s Team #97 finished the race with a combined average time of 2:53:23 to edge out 65 other teams in their division. More than 25,000 people participated in the event. This is the fourth year the Elliott-Lewis team has participated in the Broad Street Run.  In addition to their team score, team member Bill Steele placed 1st in his division out of 212 runners, Sarah Simonetti placed 3rd out of 290 runners in her division, and Shawn D’Andrea placed 9th out of a division of 775 runners. Team #79’s times were: # Runner Placement By Division Time 00232 Bill Steele 1 MALES 17 to 20 00:52:37 00236 Shawn D'Andrea 9  MALES 21 TO 24 00:55:07 01386 Sarah Simonetti 3  FEMALES 17 TO 20 01:05:39 00355 Dave Richardson 69  MALES 21 TO 24 01:08:11 01131 Nick Simonetti 40 MALES 50 TO 54 01:11:34 Following the race, grill masters Jerry Franks and Frank Carbone, along with helpers Dave Matthews, Joe DeLullo and Lynn Prinz prepared a picnic lunch for all Elliott-Lewis’ fleet footed representatives. In team photo - [...]

Elliott-Lewis Team Takes Top Place in the Broad Street Run2011-05-06T16:56:12-04:00

March 2011

Elliott-Lewis Named Top Place to Work – Again!


For the second year in a row, Elliott-Lewis Corporation was named to the Top Places to Work in the Philadelphia Area, placing 14th among mid-sized companies.   The results of the annual survey were published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The rankings are derived from surveys taken of thousands of employees from hundreds of organizations of all sizes throughout the region. To read more about Elliott-Lewis' results, including comments from some of the employees surveyed, visit

Elliott-Lewis Named Top Place to Work – Again!2011-03-25T13:46:39-04:00
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