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

Testimonials


“We are very happy to have Gillis Gilkerson as the contractor for our new service center. As a cooperative we understand the value of working with local businesses. Locally owned and operated, Gillis Gilkerson has been serving the Delmarva region for over 30 years. We know they will produce a quality structure that will serve the employees and members of Choptank Electric for many years.”

~ Bob Behlke,
Vice President of Member Services
Choptank Electric

“Throughout the construction phase of this project it was necessary to page a representative from Gillis Gilkerson on a daily basis. I would estimate the average response time for a response was about three minutes. The team was always eager to address any questions or concerns that I had, and when any small problem did arise, they were always fixed quickly and efficiently. In short, there was little disruption of my busy practice and loss of income due to time spent working with the contractor.”

~ John Burkett,
Burkett and Burkett, D.D.S., P.A.

“Throughout the pre-construction phase, Gillis Gilkerson’s influence provided us with a comfortable budget and timeline that met our scope of work and financing demands for this project. Over the next several months we look forward to working with Gillis Gilkerson, putting the finishing touches on the rehabilitation of Samuel Chase Apartments and preserving this valuable affordable housing asset to continue serving the Somerset County community.”

~Tom Ayd,
Property Owner and Developer,
Green Street Housing

“Dwight Miller’s … knowledge of pricing and quality gave us one of the nicest office structures in Salisbury. Thank you Gillis Gilkerson!”

~ Edward J. Williams,
CEO,
Peninsula Cardiology Associates, P.A.

“We are very excited to be open.  This was definitely not an “off the shelf” type hotel, it was a custom design to maximize our guest’s experiences. There is nothing like this anywhere in our market area. Gillis Gilkerson did a great job, and the quality and craftsmanship is second to none.”

~ Christian Hudson,
Hudson Management Group

“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

“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

“Our experience working with Gillis Gilkerson has been great. Between relocating our well, prepping the ground for the addition and assisting in researching our boundary lines, they didn’t waste any time in getting the project moving.”

~ Jennifer Small,
Managing Director,
Maryland Food Bank, Eastern Shore 

“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

“We are truly grateful for the care and concern Gillis Gilkerson demonstrated during the entire construction process from the groundbreaking in May 2017 through to our celebratory dedication in April of 2018. We are especially pleased with the leadership and coordination of Don Murray and the day to day attention and care we received from Charles Morris. They, along with the other GGI team members and your many able subcontractors, are to be commended for their outstanding services. They should all be proud of their work.”

~ Tom Shuster,
Project Manager,
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea

“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

“I am happy with the improvements being made by Gillis Gilkerson. Quality performance is a priority and they have exceeded our expectations even under a tight schedule. One would never know the units are thirty years old with the like-new reconditioned interiors.”

~ Tom Ayd,
Green Street Housing

“Gillis Gilkerson does good work. This is the second building they have done for me and again delivered a quality product on time and on budget.”

~ Don Hall,
Owner,
Maryland General Square

“We travel all over the country and build relationships with many different contractors. I have been very impressed with Tyler Barnes. He is very personable and responsive. We are very optimistic about this project and working with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Gary Brill,
Newman Group

“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

“Gillis Gilkerson has an exceptionally positive culture with everyone at all levels working toward a common end, each with his or her eye on the best possible outcome for the customer.”

~ Peter Jackson,
Eden, Maryland

“We were in a bit of an emergency situation with a leaky roof. The team from Gillis Gilkerson responded to our time crunch and got the job done on time. We were very happy with the end result because it allowed us to get back to business in a timely fashion.”

~ Robert G. Duer,
Exmore Town Manager

“Gillis Gilkerson has completed three major projects on the Wor-Wic Community College campus since 2006 … We are extremely pleased with and proud of these buildings … beautiful facilities that function as planned … (and we) would be delighted to work with them again.”

~ Murray K. Hoy,
President,
Wor-Wic Community College

“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

“Your private commitments as well as the public contributions continue to be fine examples for all businesses in Salisbury to follow. Your accomplishments throughout town and especially in the downtown plaza are the envy of many business leaders.

~ W. Ron Morgan, AIA,
President,
Becker Morgan Group

“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.

“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

“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

“I want to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding job you have done despite many obstacles you faced (regulating authorities, weather, architectural nuances) … You managed to complete the project in time, on budget and with superior quality and elegance … You should know that your contributions are highly valued and praised.”

~ Nick Kypreos,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Salisbury School

“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 original roof was only seven years old so finding out that we needed a whole new roof – the hard way – was disappointing. The team from Gillis Gilkerson addressed every single concern we had from the very beginning. They even called me on July 4th when we had bad storms in the area and asked if they could get inside the church to make sure everything was safe and secure. Now that’s commitment.”

~ Bruce Glisson,
Executive Pastor,
Allen Memorial Baptist Church

“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

“The global expertise in all aspects of the building construction and access to various sub-contractors was a blessing given the number of technical details that needed to be attended to while we obtained certification from the state health care officials.” 

~ Genesh Balu,
Regional Enterprises, LLC,
Seaford Specialty Surgery Center

“Over the years Gillis Gilkerson has handled a variety of jobs for Cato Gas & Oil ranging from new construction of convenience stores to remodeling of office buildings. I have always been satisfied with the timelines of the work, quality of construction, and ability to stay on budget.”

~ Michael Abercrombie Jr.,
President,
Cato Gas & Oil

“(Gillis Gilkerson) made the entire construction process amazingly simple for us. They handled all the phases of the process … (and) there was always a construction foreman on site providing supervision. The best part of all was the final result – a well-designed, quality built office building.”

~ William R. McCain,
MAI,
MBC – W.R. McCain & Associates, Inc.

“Gillis Gilkerson is always a pleasure to work with. They assisted with the permitting process from the beginning and have a great reputation for being on time and on budget while delivering a quality product. Delaware is growing and Rt. 113 is a hot spot making Millsboro the crossroads of Delmarva. We are excited to build a new business for locals and travelers alike.”

~ Michael Abercrombie,
Kitchen Owner,
Popeyes Louisiana

“We embarked on a journey to create a state of the art high definition television studio and have completed that mission. The expertise from Gillis Gilkerson in all aspects of the building construction was a blessing as this project has numerous technical and on-air related projects that held the attention of our own staff. Thank you for going the extra step in making this complicated project a complete success for Draper Holdings and the entire Delmarva viewing audience.”

~ John A. Hopkins III,
Project Manager,
WBOC TV-16

“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 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.

“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

“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,
Developer,
Park Place Plaza

“When the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross’s office was broken into, we immediately called Gillis Gilkerson. They responded immediately and made all of the necessary repairs at no charge. It looked better than ever!”

~ Alan Lee,
Executive Director,
Lower Shore Red Cross

“We want to express our appreciation for the completion of the apartments at Jefferson II in time to get the residents back in their homes. We believe this was made possible by the quality site supervision provided by Dale Reinhold. Dale’s masterful control of the site, the suppliers and the subcontractors was like a conductor directing an unruly orchestra. On site progress was consistent and organized. When problems were encountered, Dale professionally provided solutions. Dale’s quality site supervision made the Jefferson II project a success.”

~ Arthur W. Edwards, Jr.
The Severn Companies

“EDiS Company has worked with Gillis Gilkerson on many projects. They consistently deliver on time, on budget and successful projects for our clients. The Camp Raider Team did an excellent job on this very fast-paced, budget-driven contract.”

~ Diana Patille,
Senior Project Manager,
EDiS Company

“The Salisbury Zoo is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Gillis Gilkerson on its Animal Health Clinic project. Successful completion of the Clinic project was an essential component of the continued growth and professional accreditation of the Zoo. Additionally the project represented an active partnership between the Zoo, the City of Salisbury, the State of Maryland, and the Delmarva Zoological Society and the regional philanthropic community. All these factors made it imperative that the project be completed in a timely and budgetarily consistent fashion.”

“Gillis Gilkerson seamlessly made the transition from outside contractor to partner in the Animal Health Clinic project. They were proactive about reviewing the plan documents and specifications early in the construction process to make sure there were no problems as the work started. The team made every effort to stay ahead of the curve and even worked on marginal weather days in order to keep the project moving and on schedule. Gillis Gilkerson was just as invested in the success of this project as the Zoo, the City, and the rest of the project team.”

“The Salisbury Zoo would be happy to once again partner with Gillis Gilkerson on future endeavors.”

~ Ralph Piland,
Salisbury Zoo 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

“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

“The Gillis Gilkerson organization has an exceptionally positive culture with everyone at all levels working toward a common end, each with his or her eye on the best possible outcome for the customer.”

~ Peter Jackson,
Eden, Maryland

“If it wasn’t for the help from Gillis Gilkerson, I wouldn’t be able to get out of my house. From the wheelchair ramp to the handrail, the company made it possible for me to walk outside my home. I can’t thank them enough for their time, effort and patience.”

~ Elizabeth Anderson,
Salisbury Resident

“We recommend your people to all of our associates, and we thank you.”

~ Neil Bayne,
Vice President of Operations,
Peninsula Cancer Care Center

“Without the professionalism and know-how of the Gillis Gilkerson team, all of our fundraising efforts would not have given us the final result of a beautiful symbol of our maritime heritage on the shores of the Choptank. The project’s unique design required an expertise and adaptation to construction in a maritime environment that Gillis Gilkerson was able to deliver.”

~ Jackalyn A. Noeller,
President,
Choptank River Lighthouse, Cambridge, MD

“Much thanks to Gillis Gilkerson for giving our building such a beautiful facelift.  They truly succeeded in bringing our vision to life” 

~ Dr. Vincent Perrotta, MD,
Peninsula Plastic Surgery

“We are so grateful to Palmer Gillis and to a team of local business professionals who are helping us make this award a meaningful and important honor.”

~ Hayley Gallagher,
Former Executive Director of MCE

“Peninsula Region Medical Center (PRMC) has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Gillis Gilkerson for more than 20 years … Honesty and integrity are very evident with this company and I wholeheartedly recommend them …”

~ Bruce W. Patterson,
Executive Director,
Facilities and Properties,
PRMC

“We chose Gillis Gilkerson based on dependability, service, quality and costs. Dwight Miller was responsible for pricing and the quality of materials we could get for the best price. His knowledge allowed us to meet our timetables and deadlines and gave us one of the nicest office structures in Salisbury.”

~ Edward J. Williams,
Peninsula Cardiology Associates, P.A.

“Congratulations on receiving the Small Business of the Year award from the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. After my interview with you, I was convinced more than ever that your organization was most deserving of this recognition. Your tireless dedication to promoting the entire Salisbury area is without equal.”

~ John H. Ebelein,
Executive Board Member,
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce

“From start to finish, Gillis Gilkerson was phenomenal to work with. Through the bid process they were completely on target and with the timeline of the project. Tyler Barnes is hard working and a pleasure to work with. He pushed the project through the short timeline and really went above and beyond to meet our deadline.”

~ Jeffery Phillips,
Developer

“Gillis Gilkerson has been extremely accommodating to work with. As an out-of-town developer we face the challenge not knowing how things work in a different market. Dwight Miller has been forth coming with the information needed and is always accessible. We made some demands throughout the project thus far that he has continuously met to our standards. It is great to work with a general contractor that is always available and makes our job as developers easier.”

~ Jerry Passaro,
Developer,
Jamestown Development Group.

“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

“Gillis Gilkerson is awesome. They built the building so they knew it better than anyone else. We know they have a great reputation in the area and that’s why we decided to go with them for the renovation.”

~ Rocky Green,
Directory of Operations,
Peninsula Imaging

“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

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

“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

“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

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