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

Tyler Barnes Celebrates 19 Years in Construction

Tyler Barnes VP Gillis Gilkerson

This year, Vice President Tyler Barnes celebrates his 19th year in the construction industry. As a second-generation Gillis Gilkerson leader with experience in project management, business development, cost estimation, and quality control, Barnes plays an integral role in mapping out the future of the construction and development firm.

“In 2016 when I moved back to the area, River Park Center, the professional office complex where Davis, Bowen & Friedel is now located, was my homecoming project,” said Barnes. “I will always remember it because I had the opportunity to dive into project management and I really enjoyed it.”

In his role as vice president, Barnes routinely collaborates with Gillis Gilkerson’s newest generation of leadership. Principals Bradley Gillis, Joey Gilkerson, and Chris Gilkerson spearhead the company’s development efforts while Barnes prepares to lead construction.

“Growing in spite of adversities is the truest test of leadership,” added Barnes. “I have been fortunate to learn from the experience of our founding principals’ and am very excited about the new energy Chris, Brad, Joey, and I have created to lead the company in new directions.”

Tyler’s passion for his work will always be connected to working directly with customers.

“I love working with people to make their dreams a reality,” said Barnes. “Seeing how much happiness a completed project can bring to our community is what keeps me motivated.”

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.


What Our Clients Say

“Throughout the pre-construction phase, Gillis Gilkerson’s influence provided us with a comfortable budget and timeline that met our scope of work and financing demands for this project. Over the next several months we look forward to working with Gillis Gilkerson, putting the finishing touches on the rehabilitation of Samuel Chase Apartments and preserving this valuable affordable housing asset to continue serving the Somerset County community.”

~Tom Ayd,
Property Owner and Developer,
Green Street Housing

“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

“We are truly grateful for the care and concern Gillis Gilkerson demonstrated during the entire construction process from the groundbreaking in May 2017 through to our celebratory dedication in April of 2018. We are especially pleased with the leadership and coordination of Don Murray and the day to day attention and care we received from Charles Morris. They, along with the other GGI team members and your many able subcontractors, are to be commended for their outstanding services. They should all be proud of their work.”

~ Tom Shuster,
Project Manager,
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea

“The craftsmanship and skill demonstrated by the Gillis Gilkerson team was truly reflected in the finished project! I have had countless compliments on the outcome of the office, both from staff and clients.”

~ William C. Fisher,
Bay Area Receivables, Inc.

“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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