Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
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Gillis Gilkerson Completes 94 Guest Room Hotel in Rehoboth, Delaware


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REHOBOTH, DE – April, 2015 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, has announced the completion of the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites at 19113 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on time and on budget.

 “Our team was diligent and determined to stay the course on this project,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.   “A little winter weather threw the team a curve ball but they rose to the occasion and worked persistently to finish the hotel on time and on budget.”     

 The four-story, 60,300 square foot structure, owned by Colonial Oaks Hotel, LLC, includes 94 guest rooms, meeting space, an indoor pool and  fitness room, a basement bar and lobby equipped to serve hot breakfast to guests.   The exterior is cladded with a combination of cementitious siding and exterior insulated finish system to provide exterior walls with an effective insulated finished surface and waterproofing.    

“We are very excited to be open,” said Christian Hudson, Hudson Management Group.  “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.”

“It has been a fun and challenging journey from conceiving the idea of a new hotel years ago, to designing, planning, constructing and finally completing the hotel,” said Jamin Hudson, Hudson Management Group.  “We are very grateful for everyone’s hard work along the way who have helped our vision become a reality and we are really excited to see our plans and hard work finally come to fruition.”

The Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites is the first hotel the Hudson Management Group owns and manages.  It is also the first time the Marriott brand will have a presence in Southern Delaware.  The Hudson’s booked their very first room from a walk in during their opening ceremony.


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 Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

“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

“Throughout the pre-construction phase, Gillis Gilkerson’s influence provided us with a comfortable budget and timeline that met our scope of work and financing demands for this project. Over the next several months we look forward to working with Gillis Gilkerson, putting the finishing touches on the rehabilitation of Samuel Chase Apartments and preserving this valuable affordable housing asset to continue serving the Somerset County community.”

~Tom Ayd,
Property Owner and Developer,
Green Street Housing

“Your generosity of time, energy, employees and community service has enabled our patient to have safe, reliable access in and out of her home to continue dialysis three times a week. The ramp also provides an exit for the patient in the event of an emergency.”

~ Thelma Price,
Social Worker,
Deer’s Head Center Kidney Dialysis Unit

“Without the professionalism and know-how of the Gillis Gilkerson team, all of our fundraising efforts would not have given us the final result of a beautiful symbol of our maritime heritage on the shores of the Choptank. The project’s unique design required an expertise and adaptation to construction in a maritime environment that Gillis Gilkerson was able to deliver.”

~ Jackalyn A. Noeller,
President,
Choptank River Lighthouse, Cambridge, MD

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