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

Emmanuel Wesleyan Church

Salisbury, MD

EMMANUEL WESLEYAN CHURCH

When Gillis Gilkerson was selected to build the largest worship center on the Delmarva Peninsula, they knew that building a 2,500 seat church would challenge their team.

The first challenge was not made of bricks and mortar: it was funding, as the church couldn’t build it all at one time. In response, the Gillis Gilkerson team broke the project into smaller, more manageable pieces, allowing the church to raise money over several phases.

The $6.5 million project was an addition to an existing structure, and everything was built with acoustics in mind. The large angled ceiling which slants up as it goes, allows the sound to travel all the way back to the rear of the facility where it gets absorbed by sound panels. The building also houses rooms for child care, Sunday school, administrative offices and more.


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What Our Clients Say

“For a design/build project it is unusual for the initial cost estimates and timing to be maintained and in this case the project was completed on time and the costs were held to the contract level. In going into a design/build project like this, one always wonders if the right decision was made on the contractor selected. Now that the project has been completed, I can say that I know we made the right decision with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Norman S. Grubb,
Assistant to the President,
USAir Express

“I have had the good fortune to work with Gillis Gilkerson on construction projects over the past six years. These projects were both on and off-site and ranged from small renovations to multi-million dollar projects. All of the projects have been successful and completed within budget.”

~ John O. Carothers,
Facilities Manager,
Nanticoke Health Services

“The Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

“Congratulations on receiving the Small Business of the Year award from the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. After my interview with you, I was convinced more than ever that your organization was most deserving of this recognition. Your tireless dedication to promoting the entire Salisbury area is without equal.”

~ John H. Ebelein,
Executive Board Member,
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce

“Our experience working with Gillis Gilkerson has been great. Between relocating our well, prepping the ground for the addition and assisting in researching our boundary lines, they didn’t waste any time in getting the project moving.”

~ Jennifer Small,
Managing Director,
Maryland Food Bank, Eastern Shore 

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