Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
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Gillis Gilkerson Completes Construction of New Taylor Bank in Onley, Virginia

Vice President Tyler Barnes of Gillis Gilkerson today announced the company’s completion of construction on the new Taylor Bank facility in Onley, Virginia. The full-service bank branch is now open for business on the corner of Main Street and Shore Parkway, a prime location within the Accomack County community.

“We value the relationship we have with Taylor Bank,” said Barnes. “We’ve completed a number of renovations for them in the past and were excited to have the opportunity to build their newest branch on the Eastern Shore from the ground, up.”

The +/- 3,694 square foot single-story, wooden framed building houses the bank’s Onley Loan Production Office and features teller pods and three drive-up lanes, including one that allows for ATM access. In light of COVID, walk-in customers of the branch will be met by a greeter to help regulate traffic inside the building and direct them towards the appropriate entrance and exit points.

“This was another great collaboration between Gillis Gilkerson and Taylor Bank, and our first new construction project together,” said Ray Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Bank. “It has been a fantastic experience and we are excited about the organic growth opportunity to serve the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia, all the way down to the Bay Bridge Tunnel. The trust that we have in Gillis Gilkerson allowed us to use an architect from out of the area whose access to the jobsite was limited even more so by the hit of COVID. By the end of the project, the Ohio-based firm echoed our trust in the Gillis Gilkerson team.”

Barnes led the project’s management alongside Superintendent Steve Eshleman. The team completed the build, parking lot and landscaping installation within the requested budget and timeframe.

About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 36th 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.


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

“Gillis Gilkerson is awesome. They built the building so they knew it better than anyone else. We know they have a great reputation in the area and that’s why we decided to go with them for the renovation.”

~ Rocky Green,
Directory of Operations,
Peninsula Imaging

We appreciate the work that Gillis Gilkerson has put into the Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore Branch as part of our Food First Capital Campaign. In addition to revitalizing our office space, Gillis Gilkerson has bolstered our facility to include a cold sort room that will not only enhance our volunteer program experience, but expand our distribution efforts, thus enabling us to improve the lives of even more food-insecure Marylanders on the Eastern Shore

~ Jennifer Small,
Managing Director, Maryland Food Bank, Eastern Shore 

“(Gillis Gilkerson) made the entire construction process amazingly simple for us. They handled all the phases of the process … (and) there was always a construction foreman on site providing supervision. The best part of all was the final result – a well-designed, quality built office building.”

~ William R. McCain,
MAI,
MBC – W.R. McCain & Associates, Inc.

“If it wasn’t for the help from Gillis Gilkerson, I wouldn’t be able to get out of my house. From the wheelchair ramp to the handrail, the company made it possible for me to walk outside my home. I can’t thank them enough for their time, effort and patience.”

~ Elizabeth Anderson,
Salisbury Resident

“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

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