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

Wayne Porter - Field Operations Manager


James “J.B.” Barnes Vice President Gillis Gilkerson

Wayne Porter has over thirty-six years of construction experience and has been a valuable asset to Gillis Gilkerson since he joined the team in 2012. Mr. Porter is experienced in personnel management, contractor coordination, material procurement/expediting, scheduling, quality control, job costing, field purchasing, submittal review, design/build and owner relations as well as safety and first aid. He has the strong ability to manage all aspects of a project including running weekly safety meetings on the jobsite. Wayne’s extensive back- ground in commercial construction gives him an overall understanding of how to improve client satisfaction and ensure that our construction schedules are met in a timely manner.

Wayne graduated from North Caroline High School in Ridgley, Maryland in 1976. His continued education achievements include OSHA Certification, ABC Forman Development Classes, ABC Blue Print Reading Classes, ABC Safety Instructor Classes, State of Maryland Sediment and Erosion Control and State of Delaware Sediment and Erosion Control.


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What Our Clients Say

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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