Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
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Devreco Partners with Gillis Gilkerson to Complete the New Johnny Janosik Store in Dover, Delaware

SALISBURY, MD – June 14, 2017 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted construction management and general contracting firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of the new 60,000 square foot Johnny Janosik World of Furniture Store at 4719 South Dupont Highway in Dover, Delaware. 

“We were fortunate to have the opportunity to work with both team Devreco and the Janosik family on the growth and expansion of their businesses in the Delaware market,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “It is a great feeling to be a part of something that is helping a long standing family legacy continue to flourish and serve the community.”

The Gillis Gilkerson team, led by project manager Matt Esham, built the 1-story, 60,000 square foot structure to include natural stacked stone veneer and wood siding, metal panels and glass curtain walls. 

 “It is fascinating to watch the time lapse video we captured of the Gillis Gilkerson team building the new store,” said Joey Gilkerson with Devreco.  “No matter what Mother Nature threw at them, they did an exceptional job at building a state-of-the-art retail showroom for Johnny Janosik.”      

In 2015, Janosik stakeholders chose to consolidate two Dover store locations into one first class, contemporary furniture store. Through David Wilk at SVN Miller Commercial Real Estate, Devreco, a locally owned and operated full service development firm, approached the business and spent several months negotiating a lease from the Janosik family. 

The development team signed a sale leaseback agreement to purchase seven acres of land along Rt. 13 in Dover from the Janosik family to build the new store for Johnny Janosik World of Furniture. 

“The Johnny Janosik family made the business decision that their capital is better utilized to purchase furniture than to purchase real estate,” said Brad Gillis, Devreco.  “We stepped in and provided a comprehensive real estate solution.  From start to finish, we worked through the entire planning, approval and construction process on behalf of Johnny Janosik”

“The Devreco team was a tremendous resource during this process,” said David Koehler, CEO, Johnny Janosik.  “They did all of the heavy lifting in regards to the development of our new store so we could focus on our core business; selling furniture.”

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.


What Our Clients Say

“Only in knowing of the years of frustration and disappointment in our futile attempts at relocation, expansion and renovation can one understand my elation in seeing a long sought out dream brought to fruition by the professional and caring team at Gillis Gilkerson.”

“Gillis Gilkerson not only wanted our project but also performed it to our exact specifications within our extremely tight time frame – 20 working days!  If asked again, I would build with Gillis Gilkerson – in a heartbeat!”

~ Robert F. Morris,
Delmarva Gymnastics Academy Inc.,
Salisbury, MD

“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

“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

“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.

“If it wasn’t for the help from Gillis Gilkerson, I wouldn’t be able to get out of my house. From the wheelchair ramp to the handrail, the company made it possible for me to walk outside my home. I can’t thank them enough for their time, effort and patience.”

~ Elizabeth Anderson,
Salisbury Resident

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