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

“Over the past 15 years, I have been responsible for three construction projects completed by Gillis Gilkerson. All three have been completed on time and within budget. . . I would not hesitate to contract with them again.”

~ Spicer Bell,
President (retired),
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

“I have not seen anyone as professional and great to deal with than your company and the people work for it, from you [Palmer] to the that person who’s a laborer. I’ll share that from my heart with our community.


~ Tony Taphipour
Owner of Pure Fitness

“Palmer and Dwight personally came to see me to talk about the development. I am very comfortable working with Dwight and know that Gillis Gilkerson has a reputation for getting things done and getting them done on time.”

~ Todd Ferrente,
Park Place Plaza

“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.

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

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