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

Perdue Farms Corporate Headquarters

Salisbury, MD

PERDUE FARMS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

This $10.5 million project was a complete renovation of the poultry company’s headquarters in Salisbury, Md. The building received LEED© Platinum certification – the highest possible rating – from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification program, the first such designation on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The 94,000-square-foot facility, which houses 570 employees, incorporated many elements to meet that certification including an energy efficient HVAC system that will reduce the building’s energy expense by 25 percent.

Aspects of the corporate office that earned LEED recognition include:

  • Reused 99.6 percent of existing building envelope
  • Diverted 97 percent – 631 tons – of construction waste from landfill
  • 42.3 percent water reduction through low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Reused 12.7 percent of total resources
  • 24.3 percent of materials content manufactured using recycled materials
  • 40.1 percent of building materials manufactured within 500 miles
  • 72.8 percent of wood-based products harvested from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests
  • Up to 95 percent of the energy demand for the Corporate Office is generated by the solar field during occupied daytime hours and, on average, the solar field supplies up to 40 percent of the total energy demand (daytime and nighttime hours combined).
  • Integrated carbon dioxide sensors and rooftop fresh air handlers help exceed minimum air quality standards by 30 percent (Source: American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • Nearly 40 percent reduction in utility demand through energy efficient HVAC, lighting and on-demand hot water heaters.
  • Bicycle racks encourage alternative transportation
  • Preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Previous patio pavers prevent storm water runoff

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What Our Clients Say

“We have met a milestone with the help of the Gillis Gilkerson team.  Our vision is now a reality and we couldn’t be happier.”

~ Bob Shockley,
Building Committee Member,
Spence Baptist Church

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

“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.

“We are so grateful to Palmer Gillis and to a team of local business professionals who are helping us make this award a meaningful and important honor.”

~ Hayley Gallagher,
Former Executive Director of MCE

“Gillis Gilkerson does good work. This is the second building they have done for me and again delivered a quality product on time and on budget.”

~ Don Hall,
Owner,
Maryland General Square

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