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Gillis Gilkerson Completes Renovation of Jefferson I Apartments in Lewes, Delaware


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SALISBURY, MD – April 27, 2016 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, today announced the completion of the renovation of Jefferson I Apartments located at 825 Kings Highway in Lewes, Delaware. 

“It was great to have the opportunity to continue to build our relationship with The Severn Companies, said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “This is the fourth affordable housing community we have partnered on and know that the renovations will add quality of life for the tenants and the surrounding community.” 

Jefferson Apartments is a 41,050 square foot affordable housing community with 39 units in five 2-story buildings and a rental office.  The community was first built in 1981.  The renovation included the installation of new windows, doors, roofing, siding, flooring, appliances and HVAC systems.

“We have worked with Gillis Gilkerson before on other projects such as Hollybrook Apartments in Laurel, Dunbarton Apartments in Georgetown and Seaford Apartments in Seaford, Delaware,” said Jib Edwards, Jefferson Apartments, owner and president, The Severn Companies.  “We keep going back because they are on time and on budget.  When times were tough, Gillis Gilkerson helped us out.” 


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

“I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your recent generosity of providing the services for the installation of a wheelchair ramp for Ms. Anderson.  This ramp will allow her accessibility to the Wicomico Transit van needed for transportation to Deer’s Head Center where she undergoes kidney dialysis three times a week.”

~ Bill Brill,
Superintendent of Transit
Wicomico Transit

“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,
Developer,
Park Place Plaza

“EDiS Company has worked with Gillis Gilkerson on many projects. They consistently deliver on time, on budget and successful projects for our clients. The Camp Raider Team did an excellent job on this very fast-paced, budget-driven contract.”

~ Diana Patille,
Senior Project Manager,
EDiS Company

“We are very excited to be open.  This was definitely not an “off the shelf” type hotel, it was a custom design to maximize our guest’s experiences. There is nothing like this anywhere in our market area. Gillis Gilkerson did a great job, and the quality and craftsmanship is second to none.”

~ Christian Hudson,
Hudson Management Group

The project is a major win for the community, and the market is really responding well. I was happy with the way Gillis Gilkerson handled the delivery of this project in a time of disruption. COVID presented manpower and procedural issues but their onsite staff was attentive and pushed through to deliver the final project

~Tom Ayd
Green Street Housing

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