Gillis Gilkerson Breaks Ground for New YMCA Donnie Williams Aquatics Center
SALISBURY, MD – February 26, 2018 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted construction management and general contracting firms on Delmarva, announced it has broken ground for the new Donnie Williams Aquatics Center for the YMCA at 715 South Schumaker Drive in Salisbury, Maryland.
“The natatorium is another exciting phase of the work we are doing for the YMCA, said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “We look forward to helping the organization provide more opportunities for the community in the new aquatics center that will cater to families and seniors.”
The 13,500 square foot building will include bathrooms with lockers and showers and a corridor that will connect it to the lobby of the existing building. The indoor pool with have a surface area of 4,335 square feet and will be equipped with a zero depth entry level to make it more accessible for families with small children. The water will be set at a warmer temperature than the other lap pool to cater to senior citizens. The pool will also include play features such as slides, buckets and sprinklers.
“We’re excited to work with Gillis Gilkerson on the construction of the Donnie Williams Aquatics Center,” said Robbie Gill, chief executive officer, YMCA of the Chesapeake. “They’ve been a wonderful partner to the YMCA and did a wonderful job with our renovation project.”
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.