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

Truitt Street Community Center

Salisbury, MD

grey building surrounded by trees

The closing of Calloway Street Gym placed the status of several Salisbury based community programs in question. In their search for a solution to this problem, the City of Salisbury engaged Gillis Gilkerson’s development team.

“Mayor Day was looking for a building to renovate so the kids and programs wouldn’t be displaced,” said Kevin Lindsay, Neighborhood Relations Manager for the City of Salisbury.

Gillis Gilkerson developers identified 319 Truitt Street, a vacant +/- 5,000 square foot warehouse, as a potential location for a new community center. After purchasing and completing extensive renovations, the developer leased the building to the City of Salisbury. Truitt Street Community Center features new gym flooring, two basketball hoops, soccer goals and open space suitable for table activities and meetings.

Over 100 children ranging in age from 10 to 18 frequent the center regularly to attend after-school tutoring programs and life skill seminars. The center also hosts local basketball leagues and offers a complete dance studio. Truitt Street Community Center is the first of four community centers planned for under-served neighborhoods in Salisbury. The portion building is shared with Chesapeake Health Care.

“When the City reached out, we knew we could help in a way that would prevent them from having to secure a bond to relocate the community center,” said Joey Gilkerson, Principal of Gillis Gilkerson. “It’s pretty cool to see the building hosting so many different community events. From women’s conferences to hip-hop dance classes… the opportunities provided by this space are endless.”

“Working with Joey has been great. When the heater died, he was on it. He is always on top of things and he understands the importance of what we are doing here.”

Kevin Lindsay, Neighborhood Relations Manager

Quick Facts:

  • Community Asset
  • 5,000 Square Feet
  • Warehouse Redevelopment
  • Municipal Solution
  • Adaptive Reuse

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What Our Clients Say

“When the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross’s office was broken into, we immediately called Gillis Gilkerson. They responded immediately and made all of the necessary repairs at no charge. It looked better than ever!”

~ Alan Lee,
Executive Director,
Lower Shore Red Cross

“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

“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

“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

“Over the past 15 years, I have been responsible for three construction projects completed by Gillis Gilkerson. All three have been completed on time and within budget. . . I would not hesitate to contract with them again.”

~ Spicer Bell,
President (retired),
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

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