Gillis Gilkerson Completes Construction on Ocean City Beach Patrol Headquarters
SALISBURY, MD – July, 2015 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of the new Ocean City Beach Patrol headquarters in downtown Ocean City, Maryland.
The structure, strategically positioned on the corner of Talbot Street and South Philadelphia Avenue in downtown Ocean City, is the first permanent home for the Ocean City Beach Patrol since the 1930’s. The 3-story, 9,477 square foot building will house the Ocean City Beach Patrol, Junior Beach Patrol and Ocean City Police bike patrol. The first floor is dedicated to operations with the Ocean City Police Department bike room and front lobby, the second floor dedicated to training and third floor is for administrative services.
The new garage will be used for storage of jet skis, ATV’s and will also be used as a gym. The building can also be used as a public safety building in the case of an emergency.
“Gillis Gilkerson is proud to serve the Ocean City Beach Patrol with a new space to call home,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “As first responders, these men and women train hard to keep our community and visitor’s safe on the beach. They definitely deserve a permanent home.”
“Doing a project like this is a true team effort and we certainly couldn’t have accomplished our goal without the hard work and dedication of our employees and partners,” said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “This building is befitting of the professionalism of our citizens in Ocean City, from the beach patrol to our police department and beyond. Everyone who had a hand in this beautiful new home for our beach ambassadors should be very proud. It was long overdue and it was certainly worth the wait!”
Gillis Gilkerson worked with Becker Morgan Group Architects to guarantee the proper materials and methods were used to produce a quality building within budget and under the projected timeline.
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.