ACECO New Equipment and Technology: The Brokk 170

Our Latest and Greatest Demolition Machine: The Brokk 170

ACECO is pleased to announce the addition of a new model of BROKK Robotic Demolition Machines to our existing extensive fleet of these powerful and innovative tools.

The BROKK 170 Remote-Controlled Electric/Hydraulic Robotic Demolition Machine increases ACECO’s capabilities and further separates us from our competitors in many ways.

The BROKK 170 RDM  is one of four new models of next generation BROKK machines that started being released in 2018 and 2019, and which all feature the BROKK proprietary SmartConcept system, which consists of the combination of SmartPower, SmartDesign, and SmartRemote technology to improve performance and increase uptime.

So, you have an existing commercial building and wonder what the best and most profitable use for it may be-

There are many decisions to be made, and many pitfalls you’ll want to avoid along the way.  In this two-part series, we’ll explore some of the basic core issues you will need to factor into your plans.

Location and Best Use

Do you have an existing multi-story office building in a desirable location that would be ideally suited for conversion to residential use?  Do you have an industrial or warehouse building that would be ideally converted to mixed-use or lifestyle (gym, health club, etc.) use?  Do you have an outdated looking building that could be totally transformed with...

Exploring Benefits of Historic Restoration

Have you ever seen a building and been in awe by its architecture? Who doesn't love strolling around the nation’s capital and wondering about old buildings' pasts? It's more than fascinating. There are benefits to commercial historical restoration through well-planned and executed demolition.

What Is Commercial Historical Restoration (CHR)?

CHR is the process of restoring or rehabilitating old buildings. Existing buildings can either be restored to their former glory or they can be repurposed to support new needs. Buildings that undergo adaptive reuse are completely transformed to prolong their building life and provide a positive update in the community. Like how an old mill can become a building full of restaurant space and a historical building can be restored...

ACECO’s Primary Services

ACECO is a fourth-generation family-owned business providing excellent customer service and offering unmatched quality in demolition and hazardous material abatement services. As award-winning members of multiple contracting associations, you can find our projects all around the Mid-Atlantic region. Interested in our services? Read on to learn more about the services we can offer you.


We pride ourselves in the safest, most comprehensive, well-planned, and sequenced state-of-the-art demolition approaches and methods. We also work to recycle over 95% of the materials resulting from our work. A highly-trained and professional staff with the best available and most efficient equipment makes all the difference in how variables are controlled on the worksite. 

  • Building demolition and razing 
  • Interior and exterior architectural demolition 
  • Heavy mechanical,...

Doing Our Part For The Environment

Environmentally-Friendly Demolition

What does a demolition contractor have in common with an environmentalist?  Sounds like the set-up for a joke, right? However, they have more in common than you might imagine, especially if that demolition contractor is ACECO, LLC.

For starters, we all want to ensure that we cause as little environmental harm as possible in all of our operations. Wherever possible, we create a positive impact by encouraging and enabling re-use, re-purposing, and recycling.

Green From The Get-Go

When we are first awarded a project, we determine if there are any architectural or historical components that can or should be preserved or maintained.  We then follow a series of steps to determine the best course...

Make Safety a Priority During Your Demolition Project

When most people hear about demolition projects, they immediately think of movie scenes where a tall concrete building implodes amid a ball of explosive dust. Although our expert demolition teams at ACECO certainly raze multi-story structures, we also specialize in services such as historic demolitions and renovations, hazardous material abatement, and facade removal or retention. With every project we take on, we make safety our top priority, and you should too.

Focus on Safety

Whatever demolition, renovation, or abatement requirements you may have for your commercial property, your first priority should always center on the safety of everyone involved, including employees, an engineer, inspection personnel, and demolition and cleanup crews. Nearby vehicles and pedestrians must also be kept safe.