Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
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Amazon Grows Presence on Delmarva Peninsula with New Distribution Facility in Sussex County

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SALISBURY, MARYLAND – March 22, 2021 – In partnership with the City of Seaford, Principal Brad Gillis of Gillis Gilkerson and NAI Coastal recently brokered a lease bringing Amazon, one of the world’s largest, most innovative companies, to the Delmarva Peninsula. Beginning in May 2021, the ‘Big Five’ corporation will occupy +/- 104,000 square feet and 12-acres of commercial land at 1700 Dulaney Street in Seaford, Delaware.

Prior to leasing, Gillis negotiated the sale of the Dulaney Street property on behalf of Gillis Gilkerson’s development team, a group well-known for their ability to maximize the value of underutilized buildings. In a matter of months, the team transformed the vacant +/- 208,000 square foot warehouse into an industrial asset.

“Sussex County is in the midst of experiencing rapid, widespread residential and commercial growth,” said Gillis. “Amazon’s establishment of a physical presence on the Delmarva Peninsula signals the community’s continued development alongside its population.”

Delivery stations like the one planned for Dulaney Street allow Amazon to provide fast and efficient delivery for customers, as well as countless jobs to communities nationwide.

“We are very happy Amazon chose Seaford,” said Mayor David Genshaw. “The creation of new jobs is a huge win for our City and beyond. We look forward to working with them in their efforts to better serve their customers here on Delmarva.”

Upon completion of renovations, the new Amazon facility is expected to bring hundreds of full and part-time jobs starting at $15 per hour to the City of Seaford. With parking for 550+ vehicles and convenient access to interstates leading to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and Wilmington, the Dulaney Street property is positioned to become one of the Eastern Shore’s leading distribution centers.

“As the world’s largest online marketplace and one of the country’s top private employers, Amazon is a lucrative addition to our regional economy.” added Gillis.

For more information, contact Brad Gillis at brad@ggibuilds.com or call 410-543-5115.


About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 38th year of building and real estate development on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management and general contracting firms on the Peninsula. From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail, schools and more. Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease, and lease/purchase options. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors, and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.


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“Our interest was to find a company who could maintain the historic accuracy of the artifact installation, while being code compliant with confidence in the durability of the job done. Gillis Gilkerson met all three requirements and got the job done. We were very demanding from the beginning. We knew what we wanted and the Gillis team, led by Don Murray, was patient with us and delivered everything we wanted. It has been a very positive experience.”

~Jackie Noller,
Interim Vice President,
Choptank River Lighthouse Society

“The building is 100 years old and has continued to deteriorate for the last 40 years. To be honest, I wasn’t very positive about trying to save the building in the beginning.I thought it was a waste of time and money. When Gillis Gilkerson started working with our engineers and demonstrated experience with this type of project, I was relieved to say the least. They had contractors lined up and everything went according to plan. I would be tickled to work on another project with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Bob Donnelly,
Snow Hill Public Works Director

“The Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

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~ Diana Patille,
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EDiS Company

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Superintendent of Transit
Wicomico Transit

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