We build relationships with owner, subcontractors and project professionals, resulting in the success of projects.
A&E Construction Co. is a premier construction firm headquartered in Upper Darby, PA with a branch office in Cherry Hill, NJ. Serving the Mid-Atlantic Region since 1978, A&E Construction Co. has repeatedly succeeded in exceeding the expectations of its institutional, commercial, retail, private development and municipal clients. Founded by Bud Santora, A&E Construction Co. has grown from four employees to its current staff of over seventy full-time employees. Bud Santora was responsible for instilling a philosophy of unyielding dedication to providing premium service and quality to clients of A&E. It is this philosophy that continues to drive A&E through his sons Bill Santora, CEO, and Tony Santora, President, as they continue to lead the business their father started.
During our almost 40 years, A&E has experienced steady growth and built strong relationships with our clients. Over 70% of our business is through repeat customers and recommendations.
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Bud Santora and crew travel the country fitting out Computer Learning Centers, delivering and installing custom built furniture made in the West Philadelphia shop.
Four full-time employees 1970
48th and Chestnut, Philadelphia. PA
Tony and Bill Santora work at A&E after school and summers, along with current employees Bob McClure and Vicki Hibbs.
Most of the work is tenant fit-outs in center city Philadelphia.
Six full-time employees 1980
Bill Santora joins A&E as a full time carpenter 1981.
Jamie Dugery, A&E’s longest non-family employee, join A&E as a truck driver 1988.
A&E completes its first major renovation, including demolition of an existing building, new site plan, and interior tenant fit-outs, at CRW Financial, Inc.
in King of Prussia, PA.
A&E is awarded its first demolition and renovation of space exceeding 100,000 square feet; turning a factory into Class A office space at Icon Clinical in Fort Washington, PA.
Twelve full-time employees 1990
1740 South State Road, Drexel Hill, PA
Bill Santora takes over A&E as President 1992.
A&E builds its first federally approved green building, the Cusano Environmental Education Center at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.
Over seventy full-time employees
152 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA
A&E opens a full service branch in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Soon after, A&E moves to a larger space in Cherry Hill, NJ.
A&E expands its New Jersey operations, moving to a new office location with a shop and yard in Lindenwold, NJ.
Tony Santora joins A&E as a Vice President, bringing his extensive retail experience to A&E 2003.
A&E reorganizes; Bill becomes CEO, Tony becomes President, five Vice Presidents are appointed (Administration, Business Development/Marketing, Construction, Estimating, Operations).
A&E celebrates 30 years in business!