Shohola Man Receives Williamson’s Distinguished Alumnus Award


Shohola, PA – Edward S. Nikles, of Shohola, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades, in Media, Pa., recently.

Nikles, a 1962 carpentry graduate, is the semi-retired owner of Ed Nikles Custom Builders, Inc., the leading custom homebuilder of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Nikles helped found the Pike County Builders Association and served several times as president, and held numerous offices in the Pennsylvania Builders Association and the National Association of Homebuilders.

He wrote the Policy and Procedures Manual for Trade Contractors, which became a national standard, and the publication, Trade Contractor Relations for NAHB.

His numerous civic memberships include the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, the Pike County Scenic Rural Preservation Board, Bon Secours Hospital’s board, and St. Ann’s Parish’s council. He has served over 37 years on the Delaware Valley School District’s Vocational Board.

His numerous awards include NAHB’s National Custom Homebuilder of the Year, PBA’s Builder of the Year and Distinguished Builder, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, the Pocono’s Choice Award as the Leader in Home Building, and several awards from the Pike County Builders Association.