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

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Georgetown, DE


This unique project was completed – with the help of Habitat volunteers – in December of 2009. The 3,500 square-foot one-story building, which was designed by George, Miles and Buhr, houses the main offices for the organization. With seven offices, a conference room, and flex space for cubicles, the building also offers another 1,000 square feet of space that Habitat is currently renting to another non-profit.

Working with the group to discover ways to lower costs, Gillis Gilkerson supervised and coordinated volunteers who helped to frame the structure, install vinyl siding and work on other projects to reduce the costs to Habitat.

Giving back to the community is one of the company’s core principles, and this project showcased that dedication.

“One of the great things about working with Gillis Gilkerson was they understood Habitat and who we were,” said Sussex County Habitat Executive Director Kevin Gilmore. “While we build houses, it’s a different language when you talk about a commercial building. They were really able to bridge the conversation with us as the client, and the architect and the funder. They helped everything move forward. And they allowed us to bring in volunteers to help control our costs. A lot of companies that bid on the project were not open to that. But right out of the gate they said “We understand what you do and we’re willing to work with you.”

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What Our Clients Say

“I was able to get a hold of my friend, who works for Gillis Gilkerson while I was in Africa when I found out my house flooded. When I got home in June, Gillis Gilkerson told me what went wrong and what needed to be fixed. They did a complete interior remodel by November so I was back in my home for the holidays. I never had to worry. I knew they would do a quality job and they did.”

~ Denny Dempsey,
Salisbury Resident

“The best compliment is repeat business. Dwight Miller has earned all of our business over the last 20 years and is always trustworthy and gets things done. If a problem or challenge arises, he will always take care of it.”

~ Dennis Silicato,
Silicato Development

“The building is 100 years old and has continued to deteriorate for the last 40 years. To be honest, I wasn’t very positive about trying to save the building in the beginning.I thought it was a waste of time and money. When Gillis Gilkerson started working with our engineers and demonstrated experience with this type of project, I was relieved to say the least. They had contractors lined up and everything went according to plan. I would be tickled to work on another project with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Bob Donnelly,
Snow Hill Public Works Director

“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

“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

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