LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! If you agree that location is the most important criterion when selecting a building, you've found your way to the right place! Eadeh Enterprises properties are concentrated along the Main Line's desirable Rt. 30 corridor and other hot locations in key surrounding counties and communities. And if Location is Number One, then an experienced, capable and respected property management team might well be the second most important consideration. With more than 1,000,000 square feet of space in more than 90 buildings, Eadeh Enterprises has the experience, the expertise and the wherewithal to provide you with not only the right space but also the support that your business needs to thrive.
To enhance your success and ours, our goal is to maintain and nurture the cooperative environment we've created between our staff and our tenants. Toward that goal, we maintain 24/7 emergency and message access so you can expect a personal and prompt response to every inquiry.
Because we own the buildings we manage, we have a vested interest in your success and happiness in our properties. We go to great lengths to understand your business so we can brainstorm every option and make intelligent, effective suggestions based on how your needs relate to our currently available properties and also to those properties in our portfolio that may become available in the future. When possible, we purchase surrounding properties to expand parking for the use of our tenants and their customers.
Because of our excellent relationships with local municipalities and their governing officials, we can often help to expedite approvals that you will need to get your business open and your cash flow flowing. Frequently we assist new commercial tenants in securing the necessary permits that are required by local municipalities for Use and Occupancy, Signage, Building and Alterations and Zoning.
We have a host of resources to help new and existing businesses connect with business professionals for everything from insurance and signage to supplies and contractors to better fit out, equip and protect your investment.
We can also assist with your space planning and interior design services at no charge or, when appropriate, we can refer you to several local design professionals who specialize in more complex layouts. And yes, because of our history in the rug business, we are still somewhat connected to wholesale suppliers for commercial carpeting and flooring and can pass that savings along to you.
After completing his MBA at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ernest Eadeh got his start in business by working in his family’s rug business. The Eadeh Rug Company, founded in 1939, originally operated as a retail carpet store in Wayne PA, selling Oriental and broadloom carpets and providing installation and cleaning services.
In the early 70’s Ernest Eadeh entered the commercial carpeting arena and within a few years had developed one of the area’s largest commercial and retail flooring operations in the Philadelphia region with 20 union and non-union crews. Contracts during that time included the Philadelphia International Airport and the Prudential Headquarters.
In 1969, with an eye toward expanding his retail presence and satisfying the warehousing needs of The Eadeh Rug Co., Ernest bought his first commercial building, which at the time consisted primarily of light industrial flex-type space. He expanded his real estate holdings quickly, buying strip centers and offices and concentrating on highly visible buildings with development potential and plenty of parking along the Rt. 30 (Lancaster Ave.) corridor.
In recent years, Ernest took a special interest in restoring historic or otherwise significant buildings, working with design professionals to retain the historic character and charm of these 19th- and early 20th-century buildings while modernizing the systems, structural integrity and code requirements.
Today, Eadeh Enterprises owns and manages a balanced portfolio of more than 100 properties, comprised of retail, office, flex-space and apartments, primarily along the Main Line and in the surrounding suburban Philadelphia counties, but also including vacation rentals and investment properties in Key West, Florida.
Located in the center of Berwyn as part of the Bronze Building, the Eadeh offices feature exposed ductwork and painted beams, a bright southwestern color scheme and walls hung with dozens of interesting maps, historic photos and artwork.
Eadeh Enterprises is committed to giving back to the community and is actively involved with a number of selected charities in the Main Line area as well as other locations including Key West, Florida. Eadeh staff and crews participate in many of these projects and are encouraged to be volunteers.
Ernest Eadeh worked annually with Valley Forge National Park (VFNP) and its superintendent and historic architect in planning and orchestrating the historic restoration of buildings with volunteers from Rotary Clubs, Prudential Preferred Real Estate Volunteer Days, and Penn State Alumni Groups.
With the VFNP contacts, he helped determine which buildings were to be slated for restoration, often donating his own employees’ time to prepare the buildings and cooperating with various volunteer groups to paint and finish the projects. He was instrumental in developing a volunteer supply fund for the park to which local banks and businesses can donate supplies and money to help with the restoration efforts.
He was an avid supporter of Pennsylvania Home of the Sparrow, a non-profit organization that provides housing for abused women and their children, and helps them to become self-supporting. He consulted with them on projects, worked on renovation projects for their group homes and supported many fundraisers.
Ernest was active with both Wayne and Key West Rotary Clubs since the 70’s, attending meetings and actively participating in numerous community projects through these Clubs.
Each year in December, Ernest would become one of Santa’s Elves as he worked with David and Karen Horan as Santa and his Helpers for Gomez All-Age School in Great Harbor, Bahamas. This group purchases gifts for each child in the school, collects and donates computers and equipment for the school’s use and flies all these items with Santa to the school. A photograph is taken of each student with Santa, and each child receives a gift.
Ernest supported arts programs including sponsorship of the mural displayed on the side of John Thomas Barber Shop which depicts historic Berwyn buildings and many local business owners and other citizens who are active in the community.
He participated and supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walks in honor of Rob Ballard, a Cystic Fibrosis adult and close family friend.
Over the years, Ernest personally sponsored disadvantaged students, helping with or paying in full their tuition as well as providing books and school supplies.
Ernest worked for many years with Richard Streeter at Paoli Presbyterian Church through donations made to a Ministers Discretionary Fund to help families in need.
Ernest purchased and has developed the Coleman Artist Studios In Phoenixville, a 16,000-square-foot building in which artists can have professional, clean, community work or shows.
He volunteered regularly for work days with Habitat For Humanity in Key West, Florida.
Ernest also served on The Board of Directors of several banks, as well as The Upper Mainline YMCA, the American Red Cross and also for a number of community organizations in the area.
Ernest was elected to the Easttown-Tredyffrin School Board where he served as President and along with Gary Stabley was instrumental in developing a capital funds programs to help keep property taxes from dramatically rising at that time.
The Eadeh family continues to actively support the outreach projects to which Ernest was so passionately committed.
These two wandering rogues were featured in our 2009 Main Line Historic Buildings Calendar, and later in a light-hearted ad that appeared in several local publications. A contrived "newspaper clipping" tells the story of how a youthful Ernest Eadeh and his Pal Keith Martin ran afoul of the law when they hijacked a horse-drawn grocery delivery wagon.
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