Eastern States Group began as a construction company in 1953. Now managed by the third generation of the family that began the business, Eastern States Group has established itself as a leader in the home building, leasing, self storage, construction and development industries in Delaware and the surrounding area.
Gene Julian launches Eastern States Construction Company as a public works construction company based in Wilmington, Delaware
Eastern States buys its first piece of land for development in New Castle County
Eastern States buys its first commercial building in downtown Wilmington and begins leasing to tenants
Eastern States Construction purchases its first asphalt paver and expands its services to include road construction
As the environment comes more into focus, Eastern States Construction adds eco projects and restorations to its expertise
Benchmark begins building active adult neighborhoods, which has become Benchmark’s signature business
Eastern States Group turns a floodplain next to First State Boulevard into First State Golf Center
Eastern States Construction wins DuPont Contractor of the Year for Facilities Services Sites
Sentinel Self Storage expands across state lines for the first time, building and opening a facility Elkton, Maryland
Eastern States Development Company begins long-range planning for The Town of Whitehall, the region’s first master planned community
Sentinel Self Storage enters the New Jersey market with the acquisition of a facility in Carneys Point
Sentinel Self Storage enters the Pennsylvania market with the acquisition of a facility in Spring City
Eastern States Construction wins 2016 Delaware Contractor’s Association Construction Excellence Award for Smart Growth, affirming their continued commitment to sustainability
Eastern States Construction wins 2017 Delaware Contractor’s Association Construction Excellence Award for Infrastructure Construction. The Cecilton to Pearce Creek Water Main Transmission project met the clean water needs of an expanding population. The project team was focused, aggressively completing the project on time and under budget by almost half a million dollars.
Eastern States Construction wins 2017 DuPont Contractor Safety Excellence Award for outstanding safety, health and environmental performance.