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

WBOC Digital Newsplex Addition

Salisbury, MD

WBOC DIGITAL NEWSPLEX ADDITION

WBOC hired Gillis Gilkerson to build a $13 million state-of-the art “Newsplex” that incorporated the latest high definition (HD) technology, a working newsroom and an active television set. The 11,340 square-foot building was constructed directly behind the WBOC main studio on Route 13 in Salisbury. The first broadcast from the new studios was in 2008.

Working with the architectural firm The Becker Morgan Group, one of the many challenges on this project was burying 10 miles of cable for the rotating anchor desk underneath removable flooring tiles. Traditional lighting also had to be reconfigured and was replaced with lighting that moved with the rotating set.

“Gillis Gilkerson did a wonderful job,” said Tom Draper, owner of WBOC. “They are honest, hard working, and we had a very good experience with them.” All of the challenges, including lighting and sound, were handled professionally, he added. “I would definitely recommend them as a commercial builder.”


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What Our Clients Say

“For a design/build project it is unusual for the initial cost estimates and timing to be maintained and in this case the project was completed on time and the costs were held to the contract level. In going into a design/build project like this, one always wonders if the right decision was made on the contractor selected. Now that the project has been completed, I can say that I know we made the right decision with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Norman S. Grubb,
Assistant to the President,
USAir Express

“On behalf of the members and friends of Trinity United Methodist Church we want to thank you for your fine work over the past few months.”

~ Rev. George R. Patterson,
MDiv. Senior Pastor,
Trinity United Methodist Church

“The craftsmanship and skill demonstrated by the Gillis Gilkerson team was truly reflected in the finished project! I have had countless compliments on the outcome of the office, both from staff and clients.”

~ William C. Fisher,
President,
Bay Area Receivables, Inc.

“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

“I want to commend and thank (Gillis Gilkerson) for your firm’s cooperation and commitment to the construction of the City’s new fire stations and headquarters facility … There’s no doubt in my mind that you have indeed established your credibility as a desirable vendor for future City projects. I would recommend your firm to anyone … ”

~ David B. See,
Chief,
City of Salisbury Fire Department

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