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

“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

“Gillis Gilkerson was far and away the most accommodating and skillful contractor I have ever dealt with in the building profession. They finished the job on time and under budget with absolute minimum disruption to our services.”

On behalf of Don Kelly, supervisor of the new addition to the 10th Street Medical Office in Ocean City, MD

~ Stephen Waters,
Medical Director,
Atlantic General Health System

It has been 16-months since a fire totaled our clubhouse and we are now getting ready to open the doors to our new building and begin a new era at the Wicomico Yacht Club. The Gillis Gilkerson team was professional, constantly communicating with us and sticking to their very accurate timeline. We thank them for a job well done

Commodore Peter Hanulak
Head Officer, Wicomico Yacht Club Command Staff

“Only in knowing of the years of frustration and disappointment in our futile attempts at relocation, expansion and renovation can one understand my elation in seeing a long sought out dream brought to fruition by the professional and caring team at Gillis Gilkerson.”

“Gillis Gilkerson not only wanted our project but also performed it to our exact specifications within our extremely tight time frame – 20 working days!  If asked again, I would build with Gillis Gilkerson – in a heartbeat!”

~ Robert F. Morris,
Delmarva Gymnastics Academy Inc.,
Salisbury, MD

“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

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