Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
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Gillis Gilkerson Completes Renovations to Choptank Transport in Easton

exterior of choptank building

SALISBURY, MD – March 3, 2022 – The principals of Gillis Gilkerson (GGI) recently announced the firm’s completion of renovations to Choptank Transport, a logistics firm located at 8338 Elliott Road in Easton, Maryland. The intensive +/- 24,000 square foot remodel was initiated to satisfy the rapidly growing firm’s need for a larger, more versatile office space.

“We needed to expand, so we bought a new building, gutted it and started from scratch,” said Geoff Turner, president, Choptank Transport. “Our line of business requires us to communicate with each other all day long, so we decided on an open floor plan. Gillis Gilkerson did an excellent job building out the space. The artificial turf, putting green and corn hole area in the break room was a bonus for our hard-working staff.”

Led by Project Manager Don Murray and Superintendent Dale Reinhold, Gillis Gilkerson’s construction team completed the renovation alongside Fisher Architecture within a 10-month time frame. The firm’s scope of work encompassed both interior and exterior renovations, including the installation of brand-new mechanical and electrical systems. The team also removed several solid brick walls in effort to create space for over thirty new windows and doors that span the façade of the building.

“It’s pretty spectacular what they did,” added Turner. “There is so much natural light inside the building that there almost isn’t a need for any artificial light.”

“When we earn the business from a new customer like Choptank Transport because of a referral, it makes us proud and solidifies our commitment to our work even more,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “We congratulate Geoff and his team on their expansion and appreciate the relationship we have built with them throughout this project.”

About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 38th 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

“Gillis Gilkerson has been extremely accommodating to work with. As an out-of-town developer we face the challenge not knowing how things work in a different market. Dwight Miller has been forth coming with the information needed and is always accessible. We made some demands throughout the project thus far that he has continuously met to our standards. It is great to work with a general contractor that is always available and makes our job as developers easier.”

~ Jerry Passaro,
Jamestown Development Group.

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

Our fire headquarters is an outstanding example of the kind of work that Gillis Gilkerson can accomplish. They were a partner in ensuring that the space was a perfect fit for the Salisbury Fire Department

~Jim Ireton
Former Mayor, City of Salisbury

“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

“I have had the good fortune to work with Gillis Gilkerson on construction projects over the past six years. These projects were both on and off-site and ranged from small renovations to multi-million dollar projects. All of the projects have been successful and completed within budget.”

~ John O. Carothers,
Facilities Manager,
Nanticoke Health Services

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