The Bale Group

P.J. Bale Jr has always known what customers value. He started P.J.'s Lawn Service for friends and neighbors in 1978, and later changed the name to First State Landscaping since his services had grown far beyond lawns. By 1987, P.J. incorporated and launched First State Inc. In the mid 90's, he created a construction division targeting residential renovation and construction projects. Today, P.J. maintains the Construction and Development Division under the name of First State, Inc and has active projects throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.

From renovations to new construction, P.J. has consistently exhibited a passion for quality and an eye for detail. With well over 200 new home and renovation projects in Delaware and Pennsylvania, P.J.'s customers say that it's commitment and follow-through that define this energetic developer/builder.

His understanding of the importance of the whole picture is what living in a First State home is all about. P.J. creates an entire living style by surrounding the homeowner with pleasant visual and tactile experiences. From select hardwoods to uncommon marble surfaces, to a textured groundcover complementing a stone pattern - every detail is considered a choice. With all of P.J.'s communities, details make the difference!

Now at the Historic Village of Phillips Mill, P.J. Bale has created a remarkable example of modern historic living with its own unique point of view. read the story of Phillips Mill



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New World Style

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First State Inc.