172 Delco Businesses Got Coronavirus Shutdown Exemptions

Max Bennett

DELAWARE COUNTY — Pennsylvania officials have released the full list of the more than 6,000 businesses that were granted an exemption to remain in operation during the coronavirus shutdowns. In Delaware County, 172 businesses received exemptions to the governor's March 19 order that closed all of the state's non-essential businesses.

The closures were made in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has now killed more than 3,700 Pennsylvania residents. However, businesses could apply for an exemption to remain open.

According to the Department of Community and Economic Development, nearly 43,000 businesses requested exemptions. Just over 6,100 of those businesses received exemptions. Life sustaining businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations were permitted to remain open without an exemption.

The waiver process has recently come under fire from both politicians and business owners.
The state's Auditor General announced late last month he'd conduct an audit of the process after receiving complaints it was slow and not transparent.

In a court filing, Republicans are seeking enforcement of the state Senate's subpoena seeking access to records connected to the exemptions. Republican leaders say the measure is needed to "correct inequities, both as part of the ongoing pandemic as well as for any future emergencies."

According to the filing, the state Supreme Court "has consistently recognized that the legislative branch's power to investigate is an essential corollary of the power to legislate. The scope of this power of inquiry extends to every proper subject of legislative action."

Gov. Tom Wolf "agrees that performing this audit is both appropriate and necessary,"Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said. The Department of Community and Economic Development has pledged full cooperation, he added.

The list of Delaware County businesses that were granted an exemption include an array of sectors, including builders, construction, engineering, and plumbing companies. Others include bike shops, painters, roofers, lawn care and more.

All Delco businesses granted exemptions are listed below:

  • 3m

  • A M Pellak Construction, Llc

  • A&T Equipment Transports & Installs

  • Accurex Measurement, Inc.

  • Ace Controls & Instrumentation, Inc

  • Acrymax Technologies Inc.

  • Advanced Drains And Plumbing Repairs

  • Advanced Electrical Service Group Inc.

  • Aftc Usa Inc

  • Aj Conrad & Son Inc.

  • Alan Mcilvain Co.

  • Albert Federico Consulting, Llc

  • American Marketing Company

  • Amped Electric Inc.

  • Applied Powder & Coatings, Inc.

  • Arora Systems Group, Llc

  • Asd - Answering Service For Directors

  • Atlantic Fire Equipment Co., Inc.

  • Becker Managemnt Group

  • Benfab Inc

  • Blue Water Fishing Tackle Co.

  • Bluestone Communications, Inc.

  • Bobs Appliance And Hvac Repairs

  • Brian's Home Improvements

  • Brookhaven Acquisition, Lp

  • Brujus Inc

  • Buck-hart Llc

  • Chaz’s Tree Service

  • Christian Alliance Contractors Incorporated

  • Cider Mill Services

  • Clean-flo International

  • Clementi And Associates, Ltd

  • Clothes Quarters

  • Compaction Grouting Services, Inc.

  • Connor Electrical Services Llc

  • Corcoran Drilling Co., Inc.

  • Craftsmen's Co

  • D.J. Cross, Inc.

  • Dantonio Excavating Inc

  • Data Systems Plus, Inc.

  • Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy

  • Della Polla’s Supreme Edge Llc

  • Ecsi Ii, Inc

  • Eight Chestnut, Llc

  • Electrovue Llc - Dba Electromenu

  • Emergency Communications Corporation

  • Emg International, Llc

  • Endurance Real Estate Group, Llc

  • Energy Transfer

  • Equipment Trade Service Co. Inc

  • Executive Tree Care

  • Express Employment Professionals

  • Fad Corporation

  • Farryn Electric Llc

  • File-x Document Imaging Services, Inc

  • Francis Pedano Contracting, Llc

  • G. D. Houtman & Son, Inc

  • Gancarz Painting Inc

  • Gessler Construction Co Inc

  • Goodwill Industries Of Delaware And Delaware County, Inc

  • Home Insured Services, Inc.

  • Home Maintenance Group, Llc

  • I And I Sling Inc

  • In The Fringe, Llc

  • Independence Steel, Inc.

  • J & P Fence

  • J.J. Cacchio Enterprises, Inc.

  • Jcpds-international Centre For Diffraction Data

  • Jeremy Russell Stone Masonry, Llc

  • John's Construction And Painting

  • Johns Bars Llc

  • Joseph P. Hoban Remodeling Inc.

  • Kallinen Rentals

  • Key Flagging Llc

  • Kiss From A Rose Floral & Balloon Design

  • Knight Corporation

  • Kyle Painting Llc

  • L. J. Stephens & Son, Inc.

  • L&M Geo-fabrics

  • Lambrecht Auction, Inc

  • Lane Sign Co. Llc

  • Level A Underground Solutions, Llc

  • Little Light Of Mine Electric

  • Logo Depot, Inc Dba Logowear House

  • Lou Curley's Chimney Service

  • M&M Industries, Inc.

  • Macwilliams Landscapes Llc

  • Marino Industrial Systems, Inc.

  • Mark's Landscaping Services, Inc. (Agriculture)

  • Master Locators A Gprs, Llc Company

  • Masterpieces Custom Framing

  • Mcgee Industries, Incorporated

  • Mclaughlin Home Improvements, Llc

  • Medical Gas Solutions, Inc

  • Mg Tree

  • Mistras Group, Inc.

  • Mj Bradley Co Inc

  • Mk Remodeling Inc

  • Municipal Resource Recovery Systems Llc

  • Navarro Spring Company

  • Nbr Group Llc

  • New Hudson Facades Llc

  • Newsham's Woodshop Inc

  • Novatec, Inc.

  • O’Donnell Roofing Company

  • Oncourse Systems For Education, Llc

  • One Media Place Associates Lp

  • Our Contracting

  • Peak Beam Systems Inc

  • Phasic Technologies, Inc.

  • Philadelphia Electrical Equipment Co

  • Philips Brothers Electrical

  • Pja Services

  • Premier Pointing, Llc

  • Primos Secane Westrook Park Fire Comapny

  • Production Systems Automation

  • Pyropure Inc Dba Pyromet

  • R. Mitchell & Sons

  • R.L.M Mech, Llc

  • React Environmental Profeesional Services Group Inc

  • Recovery Audit Solutions, Inc.

  • Regus Management Group, Llc

  • Rgs Machine Inc

  • Riggs Distler & Company, Inc.

  • Rockport Construction Company, Inc.

  • Ronald Menna Roofing

  • Scientific Equipment Co

  • Secure Door And Hardware

  • Sig Combibloc Inc

  • Sign Concepts, Inc.

  • Signarama Philadelphia Airport

  • Silvercare Nursing And Rehabilitation Campus

  • Sp Middletown Partners Lp C/O Mckee Builders Llc

  • Spacestor

  • Spirit Specialty Solutions

  • Springside Pools, Llc

  • Sproat Painting

  • Step-dri, Inc.

  • Strath Haven Contractors

  • Stuart Dean Pa

  • Subsurface Technologies, Inc.

  • Superior Glass And Mirror Inc.

  • Synergy Glass And Door Services

  • Taylor Geoservices

  • The Tri-m Group, Llc

  • The World Threadquarters

  • Thomas E. Hall And Associates, Inc.

  • Tmc Concrete & Paving Llc

  • Tonsa Fence, Llc

  • Top Notch Renovations

  • Tri-point Electric

  • Tri-state Training & Safety Consulting

  • Trinity Subsurface Engineering, Llc

  • Ultimate Hearing Solutions Ii Llc Dba Miracle Ear

  • Upland Pipe

  • Uzman Engineering, Llc

  • Versalus Health, Llc

  • Visual Sound

  • W.S. Cumby Construction

  • Wardius Painting Llc

  • Warfel Construction Company

  • Whitehill Mfg Corp

  • Wv-pp Towne Center

  • Wv-pp Towne Center, Lp

  • Yeadon Beauty Fashion & Beyond Inc

  • Your Vision For Life Psychological Services Llc

You can see the full list here.

This article originally appeared on the Media Patch