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

“We are so grateful to Palmer Gillis and to a team of local business professionals who are helping us make this award a meaningful and important honor.”

~ Hayley Gallagher,
Former Executive Director of MCE

“The Gillis Gilkerson organization has an exceptionally positive culture with everyone at all levels working toward a common end, each with his or her eye on the best possible outcome for the customer.”

~ Peter Jackson,
Eden, Maryland

“From start to finish, Gillis Gilkerson was phenomenal to work with. Through the bid process they were completely on target and with the timeline of the project. Tyler Barnes is hard working and a pleasure to work with. He pushed the project through the short timeline and really went above and beyond to meet our deadline.”

~ Jeffery Phillips,

“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 

“Your private commitments as well as the public contributions continue to be fine examples for all businesses in Salisbury to follow. Your accomplishments throughout town and especially in the downtown plaza are the envy of many business leaders.

~ W. Ron Morgan, AIA,
Becker Morgan Group

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