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

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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 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

“The Salisbury Zoo is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Gillis Gilkerson on its Animal Health Clinic project. Successful completion of the Clinic project was an essential component of the continued growth and professional accreditation of the Zoo. Additionally the project represented an active partnership between the Zoo, the City of Salisbury, the State of Maryland, and the Delmarva Zoological Society and the regional philanthropic community. All these factors made it imperative that the project be completed in a timely and budgetarily consistent fashion.”

“Gillis Gilkerson seamlessly made the transition from outside contractor to partner in the Animal Health Clinic project. They were proactive about reviewing the plan documents and specifications early in the construction process to make sure there were no problems as the work started. The team made every effort to stay ahead of the curve and even worked on marginal weather days in order to keep the project moving and on schedule. Gillis Gilkerson was just as invested in the success of this project as the Zoo, the City, and the rest of the project team.”

“The Salisbury Zoo would be happy to once again partner with Gillis Gilkerson on future endeavors.”

~ Ralph Piland,
Salisbury Zoo Director

“Gillis Gilkerson has completed three major projects on the Wor-Wic Community College campus since 2006 … We are extremely pleased with and proud of these buildings … beautiful facilities that function as planned … (and we) would be delighted to work with them again.”

~ Murray K. Hoy,
President,
Wor-Wic Community College

“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 are very excited to be open.  This was definitely not an “off the shelf” type hotel, it was a custom design to maximize our guest’s experiences. There is nothing like this anywhere in our market area. Gillis Gilkerson did a great job, and the quality and craftsmanship is second to none.”

~ Christian Hudson,
Hudson Management Group

Our fire headquarters is an outstanding example of the kind of work that Gillis Gilkerson can accomplish. They were a partner in ensuring that the space was a perfect fit for the Salisbury Fire Department

~Jim Ireton
Former Mayor, City of Salisbury

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