Gillis Gilkerson Completes Choptank Electric Regional Service Center
SALISBURY, MD – July 14, 2016 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of the new Choptank Electric Cooperative Regional Service Center building at 6520 Walston Switch Road in Salisbury, Maryland.
The facility, built across from Wor-Wic Community College combines the Salisbury and Berlin Choptank district offices and houses a redundant systems control room, member service center and additional departments for the company to utilize in preparation for the region’s future growth.
“In today’s economy, businesses are continuously looking for ways to efficiently expand services and maintain their competitive edge,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “Gillis Gilkerson is here to help prepare Choptank Electric and other area businesses for future growth in the regions they serve.”
Gillis Gilkerson was contracted to build the center with architectural plans designed by Davis, Bowen, and Friedel, Inc., also of Salisbury, Maryland. The Cooperative is also seeking LEED Silver Certification and will have a solar field to help provide energy for the building. Building plans include energy and water efficiency technologies, renewable, recycled and low-emitting materials and a construction waste management program. The new facility also includes an on-site lineman training facility to provide ongoing training opportunities for line crews.
“We were very pleased to have Gillis Gilkerson as the contractor for our new service center,” said Bob Behlke, Vice President of Member Services. “As a cooperative we understand the value of working with local businesses. Locally owned and operated, Gillis Gilkerson has been serving the Delmarva region for over 30 years. We knew they would produce a quality structure to serve the employees and members of Choptank Electric for many years.”
According to Project Manager, Jason Rudd and Superintendent, Dan Disharoon, the building opened for business on June 20, 2016.
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.