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:
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
Blue Water Fishing Tackle Co.
Bluestone Communications, Inc.
Bobs Appliance And Hvac Repairs
Brian's Home Improvements
Brookhaven Acquisition, Lp
Chaz’s Tree Service
Christian Alliance Contractors Incorporated
Cider Mill Services
Clementi And Associates, Ltd
Compaction Grouting Services, Inc.
Connor Electrical Services Llc
Corcoran Drilling Co., Inc.
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
Equipment Trade Service Co. Inc
Executive Tree Care
Express Employment Professionals
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.
Key Flagging Llc
Kiss From A Rose Floral & Balloon Design
Kyle Painting Llc
L. J. Stephens & Son, Inc.
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
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
O’Donnell Roofing Company
Oncourse Systems For Education, Llc
One Media Place Associates Lp
Peak Beam Systems Inc
Phasic Technologies, Inc.
Philadelphia Electrical Equipment Co
Philips Brothers Electrical
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
Spirit Specialty Solutions
Springside Pools, Llc
Strath Haven Contractors
Stuart Dean Pa
Subsurface Technologies, Inc.
Superior Glass And Mirror Inc.
Synergy Glass And Door Services
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-state Training & Safety Consulting
Trinity Subsurface Engineering, Llc
Ultimate Hearing Solutions Ii Llc Dba Miracle Ear
Uzman Engineering, Llc
Versalus Health, Llc
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