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Construction Completed on Grasonville Affordable Housing Project

aerial view of townhouse units and apartments with parking spaces

SALISBURY, MD – June 30, 2020 – Gillis Gilkerson (GGI) today announced the completion of The Village at Slippery Hill affordable housing project on Nesbit Road in Grasonville, Maryland.  The project received certification from Energy Star and National Green Building Standard. 

“This was our sixth successful affordable housing project with Green Street Housing,” said GGI President, Dwight Miller.  “We understand the demand for affordable housing across our nation and in this local market.  It is great that hundreds of applications have already been submitted for units.  We are proud of our team for overcoming multiple new challenges and providing solutions to get the project to the finish line.”  

Phase one of four includes 32 townhouse units and 34 apartments with over 10,000 square feet of commercial space. It covers close to 88,000 square feet between four buildings, each with three to four floors, brick veneer, Hardie plank exterior cladding and shingle roofing. 

The second phase will add a 51-unit senior living center equipped with an elevator, followed by the addition of 68 townhouse units in phase three and a 4,800 square foot freestanding commercial building fronting Nesbit Road in phase four.  The commercial building will feature units of varying sizes with custom buildout options available.

“The project is a major win for the community, and the market is really responding well,” said Tom Ayd of Green Street Housing.  “I was happy with the way Gillis Gilkerson handled the delivery of this project in a time of disruption.  COVID presented manpower and procedural issues but their onsite staff was attentive and pushed through to deliver the final project.” 

The onsite GGI team included Project Manager Mike Truitt, Assistant Project Manager Daniel Ash, and Superintendent Bill Shaivo. 

Green Street Housing partnered with TM Associates for site development and management. This project received a 2018 allocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.  Debt and equity capital are being provided through Bank of America and Hudson Housing Capital. 

All commercial space is listed for lease by NAI Coastal.  For commercial leasing opportunities, please contact Advisor Meredith Mears at merry@naicoastal.com or 410-543-5115.


About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 37th 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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What Our Clients Say

“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

“Throughout my 17 years engaging on these types of projects, I can honestly say that Mike (Truitt) was one of the best contractors that I have ever worked with. Throughout the process, Mike provided superior customer service and his communication far exceeded my expectations. Most importantly, he delivered the building on time and with the exact specifications that were discussed. In addition to customer service, Mike and his company provided high-level workmanship. It was clear that Mike took pride in every phase of the project and that pride showed in the final product. Every part of the build out was delivered flawless. Both the interior and exterior of the building are beautiful!”

~ John Strzegowski,
Executive Director,
Mid-Atlantic Region – Catapult Learning

“I want to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding job you have done despite many obstacles you faced (regulating authorities, weather, architectural nuances) … You managed to complete the project in time, on budget and with superior quality and elegance … You should know that your contributions are highly valued and praised.”

~ Nick Kypreos,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Salisbury School

“We were in a bit of an emergency situation with a leaky roof. The team from Gillis Gilkerson responded to our time crunch and got the job done on time. We were very happy with the end result because it allowed us to get back to business in a timely fashion.”

~ Robert G. Duer,
Exmore Town Manager

“The Gillis Gilkerson organization has an exceptionally positive culture with everyone at all levels working toward a common end, each with his or her eye on the best possible outcome for the customer.”

~ Peter Jackson,
Eden, Maryland

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