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

“Only in knowing of the years of frustration and disappointment in our futile attempts at relocation, expansion and renovation can one understand my elation in seeing a long sought out dream brought to fruition by the professional and caring team at Gillis Gilkerson.”

“Gillis Gilkerson not only wanted our project but also performed it to our exact specifications within our extremely tight time frame – 20 working days!  If asked again, I would build with Gillis Gilkerson – in a heartbeat!”

~ Robert F. Morris,
Delmarva Gymnastics Academy Inc.,
Salisbury, MD

“Our interest was to find a company who could maintain the historic accuracy of the artifact installation, while being code compliant with confidence in the durability of the job done. Gillis Gilkerson met all three requirements and got the job done. We were very demanding from the beginning. We knew what we wanted and the Gillis team, led by Don Murray, was patient with us and delivered everything we wanted. It has been a very positive experience.”

~Jackie Noller,
Interim Vice President,
Choptank River Lighthouse Society

“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

“We have met a milestone with the help of the Gillis Gilkerson team.  Our vision is now a reality and we couldn’t be happier.”

~ Bob Shockley,
Building Committee Member,
Spence Baptist Church

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