GGI Insights: A Breath of Fresh Air in Remembrance of Dot Reeder
Around lunchtime, you would often find Dot Reeder, Gillis Gilkerson’s former Accounts Payable Manager, heading out the door in search of some fresh air. In remembrance of Dot, who passed away last June, the Gillis Gilkerson team has followed her lead by taking weekly walks to reflect and share in good conversation with one another. The team fondly dubbed the outings, “Dot’s Dash” in her memory.
The Reeder family has deep roots planted within Gillis Gilkerson—Dot’s husband, Kevin (Senior Estimator), and daughter, Kelly Delano (Receptionist), often participate in the walks alongside her friends and colleagues. As a team, GGI is committed to honoring and remembering Dot— not simply as a member of the staff, but as a member of the company’s ‘family’.
“This is such a great way to honor my mom. She loved her walks and every bit of time that she got to spend with everyone at the office,” said Delano. “My dad and I both appreciate the support and look forward to the walks every week.”
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.