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

Gillis Gilkerson Plows Ahead to Stay on Schedule with 94 Guest Room Hotel in Rehoboth – April, 2014


3-21-14 progress photoGillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, today announced the timely progress, despite what Mother Nature has delivered, on the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in Rehoboth, Delaware.

“Our team has been diligent and determined to stay the course on this project,” said Michael Truitt, project manager, Gillis Gilkerson.   “A little winter weather is not going to stand in the way of meeting our   late summer, 2014 completion date.”

 The four-story, 60,300 square foot structure, owned by Colonial Oaks Hotel, LLC, includes 94 guest rooms, meeting space, an indoor pool and  fitness room, a basement bar and lobby equipped to serve hot breakfast to guests.   The exterior is cladded with a combination of cementitious siding and EIFS to provide exterior walls with an effective insulated finished surface and waterproofing.    

    “Working with Gillis Gilkerson has been a wonderful experience,” said Christian Hudson, Hudson Management Group.  “The highly knowledgeable team has provided excellent service and is spot-on with the timeline and pricing for each phase of the project.”  

The Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites is the first hotel the Hudson Management Group will own and manage.  It is also the first time the Marriott brand will have a presence in Southern Delaware.  This particular franchise requires all bidding contractors be vetted and final approval given on the winning bid before ground is broken. 

“When Marriott representatives found out we were looking to hire Gillis Gilkerson for the job, they gave their approval – no questions asked,” added Hudson.


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 building construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries, including medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, retail and schools. Gillis Gilkerson’s full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turn-key project management, permitting and approvals, property management, marketing, purchase, leasing 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.


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What Our Clients Say

“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

“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

“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,
President,
Delmarva Gymnastics Academy Inc.,
Salisbury, MD

“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

“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your recent generosity of providing the services for the installation of a wheelchair ramp for Ms. Anderson.  This ramp will allow her accessibility to the Wicomico Transit van needed for transportation to Deer’s Head Center where she undergoes kidney dialysis three times a week.”

~ Bill Brill,
Superintendent of Transit
Wicomico Transit

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