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

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity

Georgetown, DE


This unique project was completed – with the help of Habitat volunteers – in December of 2009. The 3,500 square-foot one-story building, which was designed by George, Miles and Buhr, houses the main offices for the organization. With seven offices, a conference room, and flex space for cubicles, the building also offers another 1,000 square feet of space that Habitat is currently renting to another non-profit.

Working with the group to discover ways to lower costs, Gillis Gilkerson supervised and coordinated volunteers who helped to frame the structure, install vinyl siding and work on other projects to reduce the costs to Habitat.

Giving back to the community is one of the company’s core principles, and this project showcased that dedication.

“One of the great things about working with Gillis Gilkerson was they understood Habitat and who we were,” said Sussex County Habitat Executive Director Kevin Gilmore. “While we build houses, it’s a different language when you talk about a commercial building. They were really able to bridge the conversation with us as the client, and the architect and the funder. They helped everything move forward. And they allowed us to bring in volunteers to help control our costs. A lot of companies that bid on the project were not open to that. But right out of the gate they said “We understand what you do and we’re willing to work with you.”

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What Our Clients Say

“(Gillis Gilkerson) made the entire construction process amazingly simple for us. They handled all the phases of the process … (and) there was always a construction foreman on site providing supervision. The best part of all was the final result – a well-designed, quality built office building.”

~ William R. McCain,
MBC – W.R. McCain & Associates, Inc.

“I have had the good fortune to work with Gillis Gilkerson on construction projects over the past six years. These projects were both on and off-site and ranged from small renovations to multi-million dollar projects. All of the projects have been successful and completed within budget.”

~ John O. Carothers,
Facilities Manager,
Nanticoke Health Services

“Dwight Miller’s … knowledge of pricing and quality gave us one of the nicest office structures in Salisbury. Thank you Gillis Gilkerson!”

~ Edward J. Williams,
Peninsula Cardiology Associates, P.A.

“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.

“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 

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