Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-749-4821 - Fax: 410-749-7934

Gillis Gilkerson Completes Tru by Hilton—Ocean City’s Newest Bayside Hotel

Ocean City's Newest Bayfront Hotel - Hilton by Tru

President Dwight Miller of Gillis Gilkerson recently announced the company’s completion of the new Hilton Tru Hotel at 3401 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland, former home to Planet Maze and Lost Galaxy Golf.

“Project Manager Greg Ennis and Superintendents Bruce West and Chris Deinlein were committed to providing solutions to each challenge they faced amid COVID as the build continued through the summer season in Ocean City,” said Miller.  “The completion of a construction project of this scale and magnitude is no small feat, especially during a pandemic.”

“We worked through a number of surprises in the process.  Some COVID related and others that were normal in a project of this scope,” said Mike Meoli, Hilton Tru, co-owner.  “We were grateful we didn’t have to shut the site down.  Gillis Gilkerson was professional in every way and thanks to them we have a wonderful hotel that is now open for business.”

The 53,000 square foot hotel includes five floors with 105 rooms, 104 parking spaces and a designated bus shelter.  The Hilton Tru enterprise brand is targeted as an affordable option for millennial travelers that offers smaller, more cost-efficient rooms, an indoor pool and larger community space.  The lobby is broken up into quadrants which include pods for workspace, a traditional breakfast area, a gaming section and a social lounge with couches.

“Gillis Gilkerson was great to work with,” said Keith Martin, Hilton Tru, co-owner.  “Their communication and follow up was outstanding and the construction timelines were spot on.”


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

“Only in knowing of the years of frustration and disappointment in our futile attempts at relocation, expansion and renovation can one understand my elation in seeing a long sought out dream brought to fruition by the professional and caring team at Gillis Gilkerson.”

“Gillis Gilkerson not only wanted our project but also performed it to our exact specifications within our extremely tight time frame – 20 working days!  If asked again, I would build with Gillis Gilkerson – in a heartbeat!”

~ Robert F. Morris,
President,
Delmarva Gymnastics Academy Inc.,
Salisbury, MD

“Throughout the construction phase of this project it was necessary to page a representative from Gillis Gilkerson on a daily basis. I would estimate the average response time for a response was about three minutes. The team was always eager to address any questions or concerns that I had, and when any small problem did arise, they were always fixed quickly and efficiently. In short, there was little disruption of my busy practice and loss of income due to time spent working with the contractor.”

~ John Burkett,
Burkett and Burkett, D.D.S., P.A.

“We are truly grateful for the care and concern Gillis Gilkerson demonstrated during the entire construction process from the groundbreaking in May 2017 through to our celebratory dedication in April of 2018. We are especially pleased with the leadership and coordination of Don Murray and the day to day attention and care we received from Charles Morris. They, along with the other GGI team members and your many able subcontractors, are to be commended for their outstanding services. They should all be proud of their work.”

~ Tom Shuster,
Project Manager,
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea

“I want to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding job you have done despite many obstacles you faced (regulating authorities, weather, architectural nuances) … You managed to complete the project in time, on budget and with superior quality and elegance … You should know that your contributions are highly valued and praised.”

~ Nick Kypreos,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Salisbury School

“I want to commend and thank (Gillis Gilkerson) for your firm’s cooperation and commitment to the construction of the City’s new fire stations and headquarters facility … There’s no doubt in my mind that you have indeed established your credibility as a desirable vendor for future City projects. I would recommend your firm to anyone … ”

~ David B. See,
Chief,
City of Salisbury Fire Department

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