Tyler Barnes Celebrates 19 Years in Construction
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.