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

Fire Department Headquarters

Salisbury, MD

In 2008, Gillis Gilkerson was hired by the City of Salisbury to complete the ground-up construction of their new, 41,000 square foot Fire Department Headquarters. The $8 million design-and-build project challenged the Gillis Gilkerson team to meet a variety of needs for the department, including the strategic combination of office space, large equipment storage, living and recreational areas for on-duty personnel, and a training facility for new recruits.

Throughout the design process, Gillis Gilkerson worked closely with the City’s Fire Department officials. Understanding how the building’s layout correlates to emergency response time was key in successfully delivering a feasible design. Upon completion, Gillis Gilkerson delivered a state-of-the-art, brick building with enough floor space for 15 fire and emergency response vehicles. The building also features a five-story concrete tower used to simulate high-rise firefighting in training exercises.


“Our fire headquarters is an outstanding example of the kind of work that Gillis Gilkerson can accomplish. They were a partner in ensuring that the space was a perfect fit for the Salisbury Fire Department.”

Jim Ireton | Former Mayor of Salisbury, Maryland

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What Our Clients Say

The project is a major win for the community, and the market is really responding well. I was happy with the way Gillis Gilkerson handled the delivery of this project in a time of disruption. COVID presented manpower and procedural issues but their onsite staff was attentive and pushed through to deliver the final project

~Tom Ayd
Green Street Housing

“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

“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

“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 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

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