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

Salisbury School International Dormitory

Salisbury, MD


When The Salisbury School was planning to build a two-story dormitory to house foreign exchange students, it needed a contractor that could stick to a budget and meet critical deadlines. Gillis Gilkerson did all that and more on the $440,000 project.

The dormitory has six bedrooms on the second floor, and is semi-attached to the property’s original farmhouse that has been serving as the school’s living quarters.

The sustainable design by architect David Quillen matched the school’s philosophy of leading by example when it comes to renewable energy. The design for the 3,182 square-foot building called for a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) system as well as other features that allow for greater energy conservation and sustainability.

“Gillis Gilkerson’s job supervisor was very experienced and knowledgeable and was able to accomplish many difficult tasks and make sound decisions when changes needed to be made,” said Nick Kypreos, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Salisbury School.

“The management was always on hand to assist and support their on-site staff and in constant communication with the project manager, who oversaw the construction. The project was completed just in time and the students arrived and moved in two days later. And it was completed on budget,” Kypreos said.

“I would highly recommend Gillis Gilkerson to anyone who has difficult and specialized projects of any size of commercial and special purpose buildings,” he said.

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What Our Clients Say

“Throughout the construction phase of this project it was necessary to page a representative from Gillis Gilkerson on a daily basis. I would estimate the average response time for a response was about three minutes. The team was always eager to address any questions or concerns that I had, and when any small problem did arise, they were always fixed quickly and efficiently. In short, there was little disruption of my busy practice and loss of income due to time spent working with the contractor.”

~ John Burkett,
Burkett and Burkett, D.D.S., P.A.

“We travel all over the country and build relationships with many different contractors. I have been very impressed with Tyler Barnes. He is very personable and responsive. We are very optimistic about this project and working with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Gary Brill,
Newman Group

“Your generosity of time, energy, employees and community service has enabled our patient to have safe, reliable access in and out of her home to continue dialysis three times a week. The ramp also provides an exit for the patient in the event of an emergency.”

~ Thelma Price,
Social Worker,
Deer’s Head Center Kidney Dialysis Unit

“Gillis Gilkerson was far and away the most accommodating and skillful contractor I have ever dealt with in the building profession. They finished the job on time and under budget with absolute minimum disruption to our services.”

On behalf of Don Kelly, supervisor of the new addition to the 10th Street Medical Office in Ocean City, MD

~ Stephen Waters,
Medical Director,
Atlantic General Health System

“The Salisbury Zoo is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Gillis Gilkerson on its Animal Health Clinic project. Successful completion of the Clinic project was an essential component of the continued growth and professional accreditation of the Zoo. Additionally the project represented an active partnership between the Zoo, the City of Salisbury, the State of Maryland, and the Delmarva Zoological Society and the regional philanthropic community. All these factors made it imperative that the project be completed in a timely and budgetarily consistent fashion.”

“Gillis Gilkerson seamlessly made the transition from outside contractor to partner in the Animal Health Clinic project. They were proactive about reviewing the plan documents and specifications early in the construction process to make sure there were no problems as the work started. The team made every effort to stay ahead of the curve and even worked on marginal weather days in order to keep the project moving and on schedule. Gillis Gilkerson was just as invested in the success of this project as the Zoo, the City, and the rest of the project team.”

“The Salisbury Zoo would be happy to once again partner with Gillis Gilkerson on future endeavors.”

~ Ralph Piland,
Salisbury Zoo Director

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