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PDM Constructors Named 2020 Specialty Contractor of the Year

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Philadelphia D&M (PDM) was named ENR MidAtlantic magazine’s Specialty Contractor of the Year. The firm will be recognized at ENR MidAtlantic’s virtual Best Project’s event in October and featured in the December issue.

“We are very proud to be recognized in this way,” said Craig Melograno, Owner of PDM. “We’re fortunate to have enjoyed success throughout our 20 years in business, particularly in the current environment. It’s a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation and our dedication to expanding our capabilities in the industry.” For more information visit our web site www.pdmconstructors.com

PDM began as a drywall contractor and over two decades has grown to include prefabricated framing and drywall assemblies, spray fireproofing, millwork, window shades and firestopping as part of their core services. They’re also focused on growth in the prefab market.

PDM enjoys a respected reputation in the specialty contracting segment and has worked on numerous award-winning construction projects in the greater Philadelphia area, including:  Comcast Innovation Center, Four Seasons, Hard Rock Casino, Inspira Medical Center and the King of Prussia Mall Expansion.

PDM’s most recent project is Penn Medicine’s Patient Pavilion, an innovative hospital facility that will support Penn’s world-renowned researchers, clinicians, and faculty. PDM manufactured more than 500 prefabricated bathroom pods for the project, which inspired Melograno to launch DuraPODS, PDM’s brand of modular bathrooms.

By offering superior design and cost efficiencies versus traditional bathroom construction, DuraPODS will position PDM as a leader in the prefabricated bathroom market. 

About PDM

Established in 1999, PDM Constructors has significantly grown in size and scope over their 20-year history.  PDM’s proven experience, service, technological innovation, and range of offerings provide customers with cost efficient and practical solutions to meet most any building challenge. For more information visit

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PDM Constructors Named 2020 Specialty Contractor of the Year | News

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Philadelphia D&M (PDM) was named ENR MidAtlantic magazine’s Specialty Contractor of the Year. The firm will be recognized at ENR MidAtlantic’s virtual Best Project’s event in October and featured in the December issue.

“We are very proud to be recognized in this way,” said Craig Melograno, Owner of PDM. “We’re fortunate to have enjoyed success throughout our 20 years in business, particularly in the current environment. It’s a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation and our dedication to expanding our capabilities in the industry.” For more information visit our web site www.pdmconstructors.com

PDM began as a drywall contractor and over two decades has grown to include prefabricated framing and drywall assemblies, spray fireproofing, millwork, window shades and firestopping as part of their core services. They’re also focused on growth in the prefab market.

PDM enjoys a respected reputation in the specialty contracting segment and has worked on numerous award-winning construction projects in the greater Philadelphia area, including:  Comcast Innovation Center, Four Seasons, Hard Rock Casino, Inspira Medical Center and the King of Prussia Mall Expansion.

PDM’s most recent project is Penn Medicine’s Patient Pavilion, an innovative hospital facility that will support Penn’s world-renowned researchers, clinicians, and faculty. PDM manufactured more than 500 prefabricated bathroom pods for the project, which inspired Melograno to launch DuraPODS, PDM’s brand of modular bathrooms.

By offering superior design and cost efficiencies versus traditional bathroom construction, DuraPODS will position PDM as a leader in the prefabricated bathroom market. 

About PDM

Established in 1999, PDM Constructors has significantly grown in size and scope over their 20-year history.  PDM’s proven experience, service, technological innovation, and range of offerings provide customers with cost efficient and practical solutions to meet most any building challenge. For more information visit

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Over 600 businesses in San Antonio are named ‘Alamo.’ How many can you name?

On Aug. 9, 2007, Ed Jewett and Roland Gonzales certified their new small business with the Texas Secretary of State.



a person is walking down the street in front of a building: Businesses across the state assume the Alamo connotation such as the Alamo Cafe.


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Businesses across the state assume the Alamo connotation such as the Alamo Cafe.


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Asked 13 years later to recall why the lifelong friends chose that name, Jewett chuckled, “Gosh I don’t know.”

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Jewett, born and raised in San Antonio, said he hoped people would hear “Alamo” and think the brand-new company had been around a long time. The business has since expanded from a single handyman to a regional service provider that performs complete home overhauls.

The friends were one of many budding entrepreneurs to adopt the landmark’s name. Area business listings turn up over 600 companies with Alamo in their title — and that doesn’t include those with Alamo Heights or Ranch.

The enterprises range from Alamo Botanicals to Alamo Xtreme AC & Heating, with just about every other industry in between.

“There’s all kinds of businesses with Alamo in it,” Jewett said. “People get us confused.”

Some customer confusion is understandable: Alamo Handyman competes with Alamo City Handymen.

Although Jewett launched his business back when advertising in the yellow pages still mattered, he did not pick “Alamo” to place near the top of the alphabetical order. Other companies, which stack a few A’s at the beginning of their name, might have a different origin story.

Asked if Alamo Handyman might prove as durable as the 18th century mission, Jewett laughed.

“I don’t think I’ll be around that long. Maybe the company will.”

Here are the more than 600 companies in San Antonio that use the name “Alamo”:

A Alamo Bail Bonds

A Alamo

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SPA Named GovCon Contractor of the Year Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA), was selected as a finalist in the Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year competition in the $75$300 million category by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council.  This premier awards program honors the leadership, innovation, and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the government contracting sector.

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (PRNewsfoto/Systems Planning and Analysis)
Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (PRNewsfoto/Systems Planning and Analysis)

“SPA is extremely honored to have been selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Dr. William Vantine, SPA President and CEO, “and regardless of the final results, being recognized as one of the top companies in our industry is a testament of the tremendous team we have at Systems Planning and Analysis.  We have an amazing group of dedicated professionals, intensely committed to supporting our clients and critical national security missions.  SPA is a growing, agile and responsive company that provides insightful, analytically sound, and creative knowledge-based solutions to our clients to inform their most important decisions.  I could not be more proud of the contributions of our team.”

The winners will be named during the 18th annual awards show on 4 November, the premier awards event for the Washington area government contracting community.

About SPA
Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., provides knowledge based solutions integrating technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business factors in support of important national security objectives. Our employees have expertise in many domains, including: Land, Undersea, Surface and Air Warfare Operations; Radar and Sensor Systems; Unmanned Systems and Counter Systems; Nuclear Deterrence Policy, Safety and Security; Defense Industrial Base; Space Systems; Ballistic Missile Systems; and Hypersonics. Our capabilities include: Advanced Analytics; System Engineering and Safety Analysis; Strategy, Policy and Compliance; Program and Acquisition Management;

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