Fun in the (not-so-much) Sun

By Megan Frohman, in culture

Hoping the storm will miss us

Last Friday was the company beach day at Gordon’s Pond, what a blast it was. Despite the weather forecast of scattered thunderstorms, the company still decided to go forth with the event.

Two Jolly Trolley’s picked us up from the Schell Brother’s offices. We then made our way to the Delaware State Park and walked nothing short of half a mile to our designated site. What a sight it was. Music blasting, games scattered across the beach, and numerous coolers filled with… refreshments. After everyone was settled, there was just enough time for the opening ceremony, and then the storm clouds came rolling in. Still, the storm did not rain on our parade. Once we found shelter, we continued to party on.

Luckily enough, the weather lightened up and we were able to continue the festivities back on the beach. There, we played corn hole, volleyball, horseshoes and much more. In addition, Wes, one of Echelon’s Superintendents, coordinated relay races, which consisted of surfboards, swimming in the ocean, and puzzles. As much fun as it was partaking in the games, it was even more enjoyable laughing at everybody else participating. There were too many trials and groups to keep track of who actually won, but one thing is for sure, how much fun everybody had.

The day came to a close when the torrential downpour began, yet again.
There wasn’t a single person who didn’t get caught in the rain. We then marched back to the Trolley, getting our exercise in for the day, and headed home in perfect timing for beach traffic. Thankfully, our driver had the kahunas to risk driving in the bus lane. We then arrived safely, but mostly quickly, to our destination.

In the end, it was yet another successful Schell Brothers Companies event, bad weather and all.  If this is what they call work, I never want to retire.

Until next time!

The Real World Experience Starring Megan Frohman

By Megan Frohman, in culture


Hello all, my name is Megan Frohman. I am currently interning with the design team for Echelon Custom Homes and am having the time of my life.

I’m originally from Rehoboth Beach, yes there are actually people who live here year round. Growing up, with my mother being an elementary school art teacher and my father owning an art gallery, my life revolved around art. It goes without saying that my interest in visual arts has more or less been embedded in my genes. Though I began my college education at Delaware Technical Community College, I am now enrolled at Drexel University in Philadelphia. There, I am studying Interior Design in the urban setting I have always dreamed of, second to Manhattan of course. Learning about interior design in classes has been beneficial, however, the internship at Echelon has offered me the real world experience I was looking for.

I was lucky enough to intern with an extremely good-looking design team headed by Matty Adler, along with Ivana, Kim, and Justine. Matty is extraordinary at what he does. I am extremely fortunate to have him as my mentor. Someday, I can only hope to strive to accomplish all that he has. The girls are exceptionally smart, kind, and are great role models. I couldn’t imagine a better design team if I had hand picked them myself. The parent company, Schell Brothers, aims to please their employees in order to create a positive working environment for everyone. That’s exactly what they’ve done.

Most importantly, what I am truly grateful for is the respect I have been given. Going into this internship I was expecting to be running coffee errands, picking up dry cleaning, and if I was lucky enough, fluffing models. Since I’ve been here, I have visited ongoing and completed job sites, learned about materials, given reference catalogs for school, as well as sat in on client selections where I was able to voice my opinion. Even though I am only an intern and the youngest of the company, I am always included in the group making me always eager to come to work. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity I have been given. Interning at Echelon has been a dream. I am overjoyed to be here and look forward to finishing out my remaining term.

Until next time!