Delmarva Veteran Builders Hired to Build New Sussex County EMS Station

SALISBURY, Md. – September 20, 2016 – Delmarva Veteran Builders, the region’s only commercial construction firm dedicated to bringing employment to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, announced it has been hired to build the new Sussex County Medic Unit 104/EMS 100 Station at 19255 Plantation Road in Rehoboth, Delaware. The 5,000 square foot building will include 2,000 square feet for office and living space and an additional 3,000 square feet for ambulance bays. The facility will serve as an office for the Eastern District Supervisor. 

“Every time Delmarva Veteran Builders has the opportunity to build something for first responders, we take pride in the job and the mission at hand,” said Chris Eccleston, Delmarva Veteran Builders. “We fully support the dedication and commitment the Sussex County EMS team delivers to ensure the safety and well-being of our local community.” 

The combined station will house two EMS trucks, two duplicate trucks and will serve as the main EMS training station in Sussex County. Crews will respond to the Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey and Milton communities. This is the first EMS station with drive-thru bays and will be the first one the county invested in an architectural plan and hired an engineering firm prior to the construction phase. 

“We had the opportunity to sit down and say, here’s what we want which meant we got better pricing and the end result will be more specific to our needs,” said Bobby Schoonover, division manager, Sussex County EMS. “We are located on Rt. 1 where it is very congested. The location of the new station will give us back access to Lewes and then direct on Rt. 1 to Rehoboth and Dewey. The lot of land is three acres in size which allows for more room to grow.” 

The $1 Million project will get underway in October, 2016 and has a completion date of April, 2017. For more information, visit 

Jenny Kerr Schroen