Ray Prince

Leadership is Helping Others Reach Their Greatness

It’s no surprise that EDA Contractors has been named a Philadelphia Inquirer Top Employer for three years running, and was named to the national Entrepreneur list of “Top Company Cultures.” That’s because company founder Edward DeAngelis makes cultivating culture a top priority, including training all employees in emotional intellligence. “Emotional intelligence isn’t ‘touchy feely,’ it’s …

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You Can’t Take Things for Granted

It started as a one-man operation, servicing residential pools in the Main Line area—opening them for the season, cleaning them, maintaining equipment and closing them. Gary Grimes launched Main Line Pools in 1973, ultimately diversifying into chemical and equipment distribution for individual and commercial swimming pools. In 2004, Gary’s sons, Gavin and Michael, launched the …

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How Professional Organizations Can Propel Your Career

Maura Hesdon is a regional leader in making the construction industry more diverse and accessible: co-founding a camp introducing construction careers to school-age girls, creating the NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation to mentor young women, and collaborating with Drexel University, the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority on workforce development. Maura, who has overseen …

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