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Gillis Gilkerson Breaks Ground on Multi-Purpose Building for Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill, Maryland


Jim Keitt consultant for Gillis Gilkerson, Robert Shockley Building Committee Chairman, and Committee members Lisa Lawrence, Keith Berdan, Dwayne Shockley, Billy Heiser Jr, and Pastor Ken Elligson.

SALISBURY, MD – July 19, 2016 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the ground breaking for a new multi-purpose recreational building for Spence Baptist Church in Snow Hill, Maryland. The 7,600 square foot building will be built by the Gillis Gilkerson team on church property at 4824 Paw Paw Creek Road, Snow Hill, MD

“The partnership we established with Spence Baptist Church allows us to help the congregation foster future growth with the youth of the congregation,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “We look forward to completion of the building and the opportunities it provides for the church community.”

The one-story fellowship facility will include a multipurpose banquet hall, a youth game room, kitchen, storage and amenities.  The facility will be a pre-engineered steel frame building system with a concrete foundation and reinforced monolithic floor slab. The project will include a new parking lot, landscaping and storm water management system.

“The Gillis Gilkerson team has been instrumental in helping our congregation reach this milestone,” said Bob Shockley, Spence Baptist Church building committee member. “Our vision is finally becoming a reality. We are very excited about the offerings and opportunities this project will bring our church community and the youth of our congregation.”

According to Project Manager, Tyler Barnes, weather permitting, the project is scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2017.


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

“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

“Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Gillis Gilkerson for more than 20 years … Honesty and integrity are very evident with this company and I wholeheartedly recommend them …”

~ Bruce W. Patterson,
Executive Director,
Facilities and Properties,
PRMC

“We travel all over the country and build relationships with many different contractors. I have been very impressed with Tyler Barnes. He is very personable and responsive. We are very optimistic about this project and working with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Gary Brill,
Newman Group

The project is a major win for the community, and the market is really responding well. I was happy with the way Gillis Gilkerson handled the delivery of this project in a time of disruption. COVID presented manpower and procedural issues but their onsite staff was attentive and pushed through to deliver the final project

~Tom Ayd
Green Street Housing

“I was able to get a hold of my friend, who works for Gillis Gilkerson while I was in Africa when I found out my house flooded. When I got home in June, Gillis Gilkerson told me what went wrong and what needed to be fixed. They did a complete interior remodel by November so I was back in my home for the holidays. I never had to worry. I knew they would do a quality job and they did.”

~ Denny Dempsey,
Salisbury Resident

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