In 1958, armed with just an old truck and some hand built machinery, Irvin Brown decided to go into business for himself . So, after selling his beautiful 1957 Chevy and replacing it with an old car and a well-worn pick-up truck, Delmarva Electric Motors became a reality. With a business philosophy of "You Don't Work for People....You Work with People", Brownie and his wife Betty worked day and night in those early days to write the first chapters of a long success story that continues to this day.
Beginning in an old barn near Salisbury, Md., the business quickly outgrew the limited space within the first year. In 1959 Delmarva Electric Motors moved to a new location on Wilson Street in Salisbury and expanded with new equipment and two additional men. In 1968 a new, larger facility was built next door to accommodate the ever expanding business.
In 1971 Delmarva Electric Motors expanded again with the opening of a machine shop along with a generator and welder repair department. This was accomplished by the acquisition of the old shop which had been leased to another firm since 1968.
1979 saw Demco move into a new modern 22,000 square foot facility on Gordy Road in Salisbury. In February of 1980 Irvin Brown retired and his son Gary assumed the role of Owner and President of Demco. During the past few years, Gary's son Spencer has come on board to continue to proud Demco tradition.