Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-749-4821 - Fax: 410-749-7934

Meredith Mears - Chief Development Officer


Meredith Mears Chief Development Officer of Devreco Development Real Estate Company and Gillis Gilkerson

Meredith Mears is the Chief Development Officer of Gillis Gilkerson, and is an Advisor with Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, Maryland. Mears has more than 15 years of experience in economic, real estate and community development, and internal organizational/company growth. Sharing a passion for real estate development & building communities in ways that will ultimately benefit economic modernization, Mears remains involved in initiatives that support growth of businesses and social well-being of communities. She has structured a variety of business transactions with the commitment to move deals forward, and has served in several leadership capacities to grow the organizations and companies she serves.

Mears is former director of economic development for Worcester County, Maryland, providing leadership for business attraction, expansion & retention efforts while executing job creation strategy in the County. Mears has also served as the workforce division director for the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, where she oversaw a $1 million budget for workforce development services in the region.

As a member of Leadership Maryland, Mears is among a selected group of Maryland’s best and brightest leaders enlisted to create actionable, positive change in their communities. She has held seats on several Boards of Directors including the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), the MEDA Foundation and Maryland Capital Enterprises. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing from Salisbury University.


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What Our Clients Say

“The original roof was only seven years old so finding out that we needed a whole new roof – the hard way – was disappointing. The team from Gillis Gilkerson addressed every single concern we had from the very beginning. They even called me on July 4th when we had bad storms in the area and asked if they could get inside the church to make sure everything was safe and secure. Now that’s commitment.”

~ Bruce Glisson,
Executive Pastor,
Allen Memorial Baptist Church

“Throughout my 17 years engaging on these types of projects, I can honestly say that Mike (Truitt) was one of the best contractors that I have ever worked with. Throughout the process, Mike provided superior customer service and his communication far exceeded my expectations. Most importantly, he delivered the building on time and with the exact specifications that were discussed. In addition to customer service, Mike and his company provided high-level workmanship. It was clear that Mike took pride in every phase of the project and that pride showed in the final product. Every part of the build out was delivered flawless. Both the interior and exterior of the building are beautiful!”

~ John Strzegowski,
Executive Director,
Mid-Atlantic Region – Catapult Learning

“We chose Gillis Gilkerson based on dependability, service, quality and costs. Dwight Miller was responsible for pricing and the quality of materials we could get for the best price. His knowledge allowed us to meet our timetables and deadlines and gave us one of the nicest office structures in Salisbury.”

~ Edward J. Williams,
Peninsula Cardiology Associates, P.A.

“Gillis Gilkerson is a first class operation and we look forward to working with their team again on the new Millsboro branch. The area is a growing and attractive community that lends itself to investment opportunities. We studied twenty different locations across the Lower Eastern Shore and Millsboro, Delaware consistently ranked near the top for growth in population, banking services, real estate transfers and traffic count.”

~ Marty Neat,
President and CEO,
First Shore Federal

“The best compliment is repeat business. Dwight Miller has earned all of our business over the last 20 years and is always trustworthy and gets things done. If a problem or challenge arises, he will always take care of it.”

~ Dennis Silicato,
Silicato Development

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