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

Holiday Inn & Suites

Ocean City, MD

Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn and Suites located on 17th Street in Ocean City, Maryland is a 14-story oceanfront hotel on the
Boardwalk. The massive building features 210 guest suites, each offering a full kitchen and luxury bathroom with
Jacuzzi bathtubs. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, a health and fitness center and
game room. Gillis Gilkerson constructed this hotel in three phases, overcoming a number of logistical challenges
along the way.

Prior to commencing Phase I’s vertical construction on the Holiday Inn & Suites, Gillis Gilkerson demolished one of the two former onsite hotels; the other was later demolished as a part of Phase II. The construction team’s ability to deliver on time and within the allotted budget allowed for a seamless transition between Phases I, II and III. In the final phase, Gillis Gilkerson delivered an indoor pool, two restaurants and multiple ocean-view hotel rooms.

Gillis Gilkerson mastered the scope and size of the overall build by relying on decades of experience in coastal construction. The challenges presented by tight lot lines and clearances were overcome and Phase III was completed while the hotel was in full operation. In its time, 17th Street’s Holiday Inn and Suites was the largest hotel to offer suite-style accommodations for families and travelers visiting the resort town, and currently stands as one of the largest of its like



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What Our Clients Say

“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 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

“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

“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

“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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