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Gillis Gilkerson Hired for Site Improvements & Façade Renovations to 600 Glen Avenue in Salisbury

Gillis Gilkerson Hired for Site Improvements & Façade Renovations to 600 Glen Avenue in Salisbury

Redevelopment will improve aesthetics and performance of building for new occupant

SALISBURY, MD – September 26, 2018 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted Construction Management and General Contracting firms on Delmarva, today announced it has been hired for site improvements and exterior renovations to the former site of Labinal Power Systems, a 160,000 square foot building on 12-acres at 600 Glen Avenue in Salisbury, Maryland.

Phase one of the project will cover 60,000 square feet and phase two, the additional 100,000 square feet.  Gillis Gilkerson will work from a new site plan with landscaping and parking and provide all new exterior renovations including storefront windows and doors along the front face of the building.

Who’s moving in? 

Pure Family Fitness, a new family athletic club, will occupy 60,000 square feet of the building.  Owners say it will be the first family fitness facility of its size on the Eastern Shore.

“We will have a seven lane pool, racquetball court, basketball court, golf simulator, two weight room floors, a turf area, juice bar and tanning beds,” said Tony Taghipour, owner.  “We are designating 1,500 square feet of space to a kid’s area because we know the challenges of working families and making time to get into the gym.”

Project manager Colby Bounds and superintendent Dan Horseman are on schedule to complete the renovations in four months.    

“This redevelopment will breathe new life into 600 Glen Ave, a prime location,” said Chris Gilkerson, Gillis Gilkerson developer.  “Not only will it attract new business and economic development to Salisbury, it also provides an opportunity for us as developers to identify uses for the property that can serve the needs of our community.”

An additional 100,000 square feet of space is currently available for Lease and/or Sale to prospective users. Please contact Brad Gillis for leasing information (410) 543-2440,

About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 35th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted Construction Management and General Contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, market property, purchase, lease and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


What Our Clients Say

“I have had the good fortune to work with Gillis Gilkerson on construction projects over the past six years. These projects were both on and off-site and ranged from small renovations to multi-million dollar projects. All of the projects have been successful and completed within budget.”

~ John O. Carothers,
Facilities Manager,
Nanticoke Health Services

“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

“Throughout my 17 years engaging on these types of projects, I can honestly say that Mike (Truitt) was one of the best contractors that I have ever worked with. Throughout the process, Mike provided superior customer service and his communication far exceeded my expectations. Most importantly, he delivered the building on time and with the exact specifications that were discussed. In addition to customer service, Mike and his company provided high-level workmanship. It was clear that Mike took pride in every phase of the project and that pride showed in the final product. Every part of the build out was delivered flawless. Both the interior and exterior of the building are beautiful!”

~ John Strzegowski,
Executive Director,
Mid-Atlantic Region – Catapult Learning

“At every stage of the project, everyone was concerned about our needs and listened to our comments. More than that, every effort was made to accommodate us whenever we had a need or made a suggestion.”

~ Ford Waggoner III,
Director of Services,
Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore Inc.

“Gillis Gilkerson is a first class operation and we look forward to working with their team again on the new Millsboro branch. The area is a growing and attractive community that lends itself to investment opportunities. We studied twenty different locations across the Lower Eastern Shore and Millsboro, Delaware consistently ranked near the top for growth in population, banking services, real estate transfers and traffic count.”

~ Marty Neat,
President and CEO,
First Shore Federal

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