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 Completes Bay Terrace Affordable Housing Community



SALISBURY, MD – June 20, 2017 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted construction management and general contracting firms on Delmarva, announced it has completed the renovation of Bay Terrace affordable housing community at 517 Bay Street in Berlin, Maryland.

“This project gave us the opportunity to be a part of rejuvenating a community for its residents and their families,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “A vote of confidence from a returning customer indicates we are delivering a quality product which meets their needs and makes me very proud of our team.”

The project included the rehabilitation of thirty-two apartment units consisting of one, two, three and four bedroom units in three, two-story wood framed buildings.  Selective exterior and interior demolition of existing materials and finishes was initiated along with renovations to concrete, wood framing, wood roof trusses, shingles, siding and trim. 

The team also replaced windows, interior doors and interior finishes including sheet vinyl, vinyl plank and kitchen and bathroom cabinetry.  New plumbing fixtures, lighting and electrical equipment were also installed.  A single story wood-framed building was also rehabilitated for a new community center which includes a community room equipped with computers and an outdoor playground.   

“The owner was very satisfied with the performance of Gillis Gilkerson,” said Tim Barila, vice president, Severn Development Company.  “The residents are thrilled with the renovations.  You can’t believe the transformation that took place.  You honestly wouldn’t recognize it as the same community.  We have a history of successful projects with Gillis Gilkerson and look forward to the next project.”   

This was one of several projects Gillis Gilkerson was hired to complete for Severn Development Company.  Others include Jefferson Apartments in Lewes, Delaware, Victoria Estates in Berlin and Federalsburg Square Apartments in Denton, Maryland.

The Gillis Gilkerson managing team that delivered the project on time, included project manager, Robin Steininger, operations manager Wayne Porter and superintendent’s Mike Funk and Dale Reinhold.

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.


What Our Clients Say

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

“We recommend your people to all of our associates, and we thank you.”

~ Neil Bayne,
Vice President of Operations,
Peninsula Cancer Care Center

“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

“I am happy with the improvements being made by Gillis Gilkerson. Quality performance is a priority and they have exceeded our expectations even under a tight schedule. One would never know the units are thirty years old with the like-new reconditioned interiors.”

~ Tom Ayd,
Green Street Housing

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