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

Gillis Gilkerson Breaks Ground on Choptank Electric Regional Service Center


Groundbreaking for RSC 2014 019SALISBURY, MD – November 24, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the official groundbreaking for the new Choptank Electric Cooperative Regional Service Center building at 6520 Walston Switch Road in Salisbury, Maryland.

The facility, being built across from Wor-Wic Community College will combine the Salisbury and Berlin Choptank district offices and house a redundant systems control room, member service center and additional departments for the company to utilize in preparation for the region’s future growth. 

“In today’s economy, businesses are continuously looking for ways to efficiently expand services and maintain their competitive edge,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “Gillis Gilkerson is here to help prepare Choptank Electric and other area businesses for future growth in the regions they serve.”    

Gillis Gilkerson has been contracted to build the center with architectural plans designed by Davis, Bowen, and Friedel, Inc., also of Salisbury, Maryland. Upon completion, an application will be submitted for the distinction of LEED Silver Certification. Building plans include energy and water efficiency technologies, renewable, recycled and low-emitting materials and a construction waste management program.

“We are very happy to have Gillis Gilkerson as the contractor for our new service center,” said Bob Behlke, Vice President of Member Services.  “As a cooperative we understand the value of working with local businesses. Locally owned and operated, Gillis Gilkerson has been serving the Delmarva region for over 30 years. We know they will produce a quality structure that will serve the employees and members of Choptank Electric for many years.” 

According to Project Manager, Jason Rudd and Superintendent, Dan Disharoon, construction is underway and is scheduled to be complete by late fall, 2015.


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

“Much thanks to Gillis Gilkerson for giving our building such a beautiful facelift.  They truly succeeded in bringing our vision to life” 

~ Dr. Vincent Perrotta, MD,
Peninsula Plastic Surgery

“Palmer and Dwight personally came to see me to talk about the development. I am very comfortable working with Dwight and know that Gillis Gilkerson has a reputation for getting things done and getting them done on time.”

~ Todd Ferrente,
Developer,
Park Place Plaza

“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,
President,
Delmarva Gymnastics Academy Inc.,
Salisbury, MD

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

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