Congratulations to Elliott-Lewis’ latest MBA, Rob Page

Rob Page, a member of the Elliott-Lewis sales team, just completed his MBA at Widener University. A 2012 graduate of LaSalle University, Rob completed his MBA in less than two years. Rob became a member of one of the most experienced mechanical services teams in the region in 2015. To meet the rest Philadelphia sales department visit

Elliott-Lewis Participates in The Ronald McDonald House Telethon

Karen Sinko, Karen Clifford Fran McDonald and Barb Clark had the privilege or participating in the Ronald McDonald House Telethon again this year (With the ladies wearing their zooty new team shirts). Stay tuned for more news of Elliott-Lewis’ support of The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Philadelphia is the original flagship location of this now nation-wide organization that provides not only shelter but hope and support to the families of children who come from all over the country for treatment at CHOP.

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Event 2017

Elliott Lewis and Ronald McDonald
Elliott-Lewis gives back to its community in many ways. Each year, a group from Elliott-Lewis participates in the Ronald McDonald House telethon and the Company makes a substantial contribution to that charity.

The results of the Company’s contributions to Ronald McDonald House took on a very special and emotional meeting at the Ronald McDonald House Thank You Event for its sponsors, which was held at Citizens Bank Park this year. The Elliott-Lewis contingent, made up of Karen Sinko, Joe Smith, Fran McDonald and Andy Detterline (behind the camera) had the honor and the pleasure of having dinner with Becca Coyle (center). Becca, who is from Brooklyn, was the featured speaker at the event. Her twins Logan and Riley arrived nearly three months early last May, weighing in at just 1.8 and 2.5 pounds. Becca and her daughter Riley have been living at Ronald McDonald House since August, shortly after her son Logan was medivaced to CHOP. Dad Jeff joins them each weekend after putting in a grueling work week as a first-year associates with a NYC law firm. Their dog, Chrissy, is in foster care that Ronald McDonald house helped them find until both twins can come home.

This eloquent, upbeat young mom moved the crowd to tears as she recounted all that Ronald McDonald house has meant to her on her young family’s difficult journey. The dedicated directors and staff at Ronald McDonald house could have found no better spokesperson to demonstrate how well the sponsors donations have been spent. Elliott-Lewis crew counts themselves very, very lucky to have been chosen to have the opportunity to get to know her even better.

To follow Riley and Logan Coyle’s progress and learn more follow Becca’s blog at

Elliott-Lewis Recognized for Safety Excellence

Safety certificates

Elliott-Lewis just received  awards from the National Mechanical Contractors Association of America and the Mechanical & Service Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania for their 2015 record of having a Lost Workday Case Rate 25% below the national average.  Congratulations to everyone for keeping safe out there!


Joe Smith Elliott-Lewis WebJoseph M. Smith has been named director of business development for Elliott-Lewis Corporation according to President and CEO William R. Sautter.  In his new role, Joe Smith will focus on methods for improving the overall experience of Elliott-Lewis’ existing customers. In addition, he will be responsible for identifying potential new clients for the organization.

Smith, who joined Elliott-Lewis in 2005 as a sales engineer, has more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical construction and HVAC service industry. He earned his B.A. degree from Temple University and holds an M.S. degree from Villanova University.

He and his wife, Joan, reside in Flourtown, Pennsylvania with their four children.

Elliott-Lewis Corporation, founded in 1905, provides commercial HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing service and construction in the Greater Philadelphia region, New Jersey and Delaware. In addition, it provides facilities management for some of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings.


Elliott-Lewis participated in the 7th annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Phone Bank

Elliott-Lewis participated in the 7th annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Phone Bank on March 22, 2016, that raised $1,132,731. Elliott-Lewis services Ronald McDonald house in Philadelphia and is proud to take part in this event each year. Karen Sinko. Karen Clifford and Barb Clark manned phone in the on-the-air telethon and Marketing Director Fran McDonald also took part in presenting our $5000 check to Ronald McDonald and his helpers.

Elliott-Lewis Answers the Call for Ronald McDonald House

Karen Sinko, Karen Clifford and Barb Clark manned the 6th annual Change the Luck of a Child Telethon benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities at CBS 3 and CW Philly On March 24th  – sharing this particular spotlight with news anchors Chris May and Jessica Dean during the televised broadcast.   Elliott-Lewis, who provides mechanical service to Ronald McDonald House’s two Philadelphia locations, presented a check for $5,000 to the charity.  Joining CBS’s Kathy Orr, at the check presentation were Karen Clifford,  Karen Sinko and Barb Clark and our two favorite McDonalds – Fran, Elliott-Lewis’s Director of Marketing, and Ronald.


Elliott-Lewis earns spot in Top Ten of’s Top Places to Work

top-placesThanks to positive reviews from its employees, Elliott-Lewis was named one of Philadelphia’s Top Work Places again this year, breaking into the Top Ten for Mid-Sized Companies for the first time.

Elliott-Lewis is one of only 18 companies to have landed on the annual listing of best places to work every year since the programs’ inception 6 years ago.  Read more about that here.

More than 35,000 employees were surveyed to determine this year’s results.  Read comments from our valued employees who voted us into the Top Ten.

Employees from Sautter Crane and A A Duckett, Inc, part of the Elliott-Lewis Family of Companies, were included in the annual survey.

Want to go to Globalcon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on March 17 and 18?

Please be our guest! Free tickets to the Expo are available for Elliott-Lewis friends and customers from any Elliott-Lewis sales person or by contacting Fran McDonald at
And stop by on March 17 at 3:30 to hear Elliott-Lewis’s own John Fenstermaker, facilities manager of the Independence Blue Cross Building at 1900 Market, present on the amazing energy-efficient, one-weekend package unit changeover process that Elliott-Lewis has been doing at this facility.

Elliott-Lewis-managed building wins two TOBY Awards from BOMA

IBX Building 400(PHILADELPHIA) The G. Fred DiBona, Jr.  Building at 1901 Market Street, which houses the offices of Independence Blue Cross, received two TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards from BOMA Philadelphia (Building Owners and Managers Association) on September 17, 2014.

The G. FredDiBona Building was named the Best Renovation of the Year and received a TOBY Best of the Best Award for its Lobby.  Elliott-Lewis is the general contractor for the renovation of several floors, the mechanical systems, the common areas, cafeteria and the new lobby.

Elliott-Lewis also provides the Facilities Management for the Building.

Considered by many to be the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program in the commercial real estate industry, BOMA’s TOBY awards recognize quality in buildings and reward excellence in building management. Winners of the local TOBY competitions move on to be judged at the regional level with winners of that competition proceeding to the International TOBY award competition.

During the competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and “green” policies and procedures.

Congratulations to Elliott-Lewis’ entire Blue Cross Building team, which is headed by John Fenstermaker.


Elliott-Lewis Co-Sponsors Philadelphia School District’s E! Day

Elliott-Lewis was a sponsor at the Philadelphia School District’ E! Day, held at the School of the Future in Philadelphia on August 8, 2014.  The Education Day 2014, held in memory of E. Steven Collins, provides educational workshops for parents and students. Elliott-Lewis provided bookbags with the company logo to high school students who participated in the event.

E-Day Photo 1

Left to right Amir Khan, Director of Urban Marketing and External Relations for the event co-sponsor, Radio One; Fran McDonald, Elliott-Lewis’ marketing director; Karen L. James, Philadelphia School District; and Steve Jones, Program Director of Elliott-Lewis’ Community Outreach Program at the E! Day event.

E-Day Photo 2

Members of Philadelphia School District’s FAST program (Families and Schools Together)
prepare to hand out Elliott-Lewis book bags.

Elliott-Lewis Well Represented at the BOMA World Showcase

BOMA photo

Sheri Hocknell (left,) Brian Haley and Keith Ollkowski represented Elliott-Lewis at the BOMA World Showcase held on April 24th.
Elliott-Lewis represented Italy at the event.   Laura A. Masapollo (right) Property Manager from Brandywine Realty Trust, was the winner of Elliott-Lewis’ Italian Picnic Basket.
Laura also took home one of the Italian chef’s hats Sheri, Brian and Keith wore.

BOMA dog

Her dog, Shashrimi, seems less than amused with his new “cappello.”

Elliott-Lewis is walking its way to better health.

Fifty employees at multiple Elliott-Lewis locations signed up to participate in Get Walking!the six-month long program that utilizes the Walking Works web site of health-partner Independence Blue Cross .  In addition to organized walks over the lunch hour Monday,Wednesday and Friday, participants are encouraged to walk whenever they can and record their steps on pedometers they received in their registration kit.  Also included in that kit were maps of local walking paths and trails near the Black Lake Place office. Walkers who complete their goal for the month are qualified to win a $25 VISA gift card drawn at random each month with more prizes slated for the end of the program in November.