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Gillis Gilkerson Completes Construction on Addition to St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City  

SALISBURY, MD – April 17, 2018 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted construction management and general contracting firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of construction of the Fellowship Commons, an addition to St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church at 302 North Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City, Maryland.  The 2,300 square foot, two-story addition was built to replace space lost from the destruction of the rectory in 2013 after a fire claimed two lives including that of Reverend David Dingwall, the Rector of the church. An accessible restroom in DeWees Hall, the parish’s community hall was also added during construction.    

“The completion of the Fellowship Commons is the culmination of a journey of faith that proves this Church and our members are truly a resurrection people,” said Father Matthew D’Amario, Rector.  “I am proud to have served on the Church Reconstruction Team that has made this beautiful improvement to our church campus a reality”, added Tom Shuster, Project Manager for the Church.  

“This marks a new beginning after a traumatic loss for the parish and surrounding Ocean City community,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “We are thankful to have the opportunity to help a time-honored and admired church rebuild to continue its mission of serving others.”  

The addition is equipped with a larger, more modern elevator, additional storage space, a new ground level lobby, gathering space at the sanctuary level, a meeting and conference space, a new driveway and additional restroom in the parish’s community hall.  The expansion fills the void left on the north side of the church created by the demolition of the rectory and has created a positive presence on Baltimore Avenue, facing downtown Ocean City.

The Dedication – The Right Rev’d Santosh Marray, Bishop of the Diocese of Easton and the Vestry Wardens of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will hold the Blessing of The Fellowship Commons on Saturday April 28 at 1pm at 302 North Baltimore Avenue, in Ocean City, Maryland.

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

“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

“Gillis Gilkerson does good work. This is the second building they have done for me and again delivered a quality product on time and on budget.”

~ Don Hall,
Maryland General Square

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 

“We have met a milestone with the help of the Gillis Gilkerson team.  Our vision is now a reality and we couldn’t be happier.”

~ Bob Shockley,
Building Committee Member,
Spence Baptist Church

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