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

Johnny Janosik

Dover, DE

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Johnny Janosik World of Furniture is a familiar, reputable business on the Eastern Shore. Since its origination in 1953, the company has grown and expanded to be the largest independent retailer in the Delmarva region, and is amongst the top 100 furniture stores in the United States.

Upon deciding to consolidate two of their Delaware locations, Johnny Janosik ownership entered in a sale-leaseback agreement with Gillis Gilkerson’s development team—GGI purchased seven acres of commercial land fronting Route 13 in Dover, Delaware for the sole purpose of constructing a new, contemporary Johnny Janosik furniture showroom and facility. From there, Gillis Gilkerson’s construction team delivered a brand new, 60,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building that now serves as the main Johnny Janosik location.

The construction portion of the project was led by Project Manager Matt Esham. The single-story structure includes natural stacked stone veneer and wood siding as well as metal panels and glass curtain walls.

“The Johnny Janosik family decided that their capital was better utilized purchasing furniture rather than real estate. Gillis Gilkerson stepped in and provided a comprehensive real estate solution,” said Gillis Gilkerson Principal Brad Gillis. “From start to finish, we worked through the entire planning, approval and construction process on behalf of Johnny Janosik with the goal of making an otherwise complex process very simple for our client.”

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What Our Clients Say

“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 

“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.

“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,
Park Place Plaza

“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

“Peninsula Regional Health System is committed to bringing care into the community, with the same great outcomes and at the greatest value. Gillis Gilkerson has been an integral partner over the last 25 years, building on a foundation of trust, honor and integrity to make our vision a reality.”

~ Steve Leonard, MMBA, FACHE
Peninsula Regional Health System
Peninsula Regional Medical Center

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