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


Dover, Delaware

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In February 2021, Gillis Gilkerson announced the completion of renovations to the Arby’s fast food restaurant located at 1200 Forrest Avenue in Dover, Delaware. In as little as three weeks, GGI’s construction team upgraded the +/- 3,197 square foot space, modernizing both the interior and exterior of the building.

“Gillis Gilkerson did a great job with the project,” said Mike Abercrombie, owner of the property. “They developed an accurate budget with quality contractors who completed timely work.”

Project Manager Robin Steininger led the firm’s efforts based on her extensive experience in working with Abercrombie on fast food restaurant renovations. In recent years, Steininger has successfully revamped the Popeye’s in Salisbury, Maryland, and the Arby’s in Denton, Maryland, Selbyville, Delaware and Woodside, Delaware.

“These types of projects tend to be fast moving. We understand that every day the business is closed, revenue is lost,” said Steininger. “I credit the hard work and dedication of Superintendent Ivan Jackson and our subcontractors with pushing this project across the finish line under a tight timeline.”

GGI’s scope of work encompassed the installation of a new exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) in addition to a number of interior and exterior aesthetic updates. The restaurant is now open and in full-operation with a fresh façade, dining room, and bathrooms.

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What Our Clients Say

“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 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

“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.

“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

“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

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