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 Demolition Underway on Former Hostess Bakery Outlet

IMG_0973Renovations for River Park Center Professional Office Building Scheduled to Begin in April

SALISBURY, MD – March 30, 2016 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced demolition is underway on the former Hostess Bakery Outlet building at 601 East Main Street in Salisbury, Maryland.  Gillis Gilkerson was hired to complete the interior build out and renovations to transform the building into a professional business center.    

“This Main Street corridor that connects downtown to the City Park is an important part of the redevelopment of Salisbury,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “We are excited to have the opportunity to be a part of a project that will bring value to its tenants, the community and bring energy and life to a tired part of Salisbury’s Main Street.”

Dennis Silicato of Silicato Development is redeveloping the 21,000 square foot space into River Park Center, a professional office complex.  Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) will move into the east side of the building to occupy 12,670 square feet of space.  The remaining 9,189 square foot space on the west side of the building is still available for lease. 

The best compliment is repeat business,” said Dennis Silicato of Silicato Development.  “Dwight Miller has earned all of our business over the last 20 years and is always trustworthy and gets things done.  If a problem or challenge arises, he will always take care of it.”

DBF designed the interior and a conservatory-style façade for the new building.  Renovations will include a new roof, an overhaul of the buildings mechanical and electrical systems and the installation of new stormwater management systems and new landscaping.  The existing parking lot will also be demolished and replaced.

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.


What Our Clients Say

“The global expertise in all aspects of the building construction and access to various sub-contractors was a blessing given the number of technical details that needed to be attended to while we obtained certification from the state health care officials.” 

~ Genesh Balu,
Regional Enterprises, LLC,
Seaford Specialty Surgery Center

“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,
Delmarva Gymnastics Academy Inc.,
Salisbury, MD

“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

“At every stage of the project, everyone was concerned about our needs and listened to our comments. More than that, every effort was made to accommodate us whenever we had a need or made a suggestion.”

~ Ford Waggoner III,
Director of Services,
Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore Inc.

“Much thanks to Gillis Gilkerson for giving our building such a beautiful facelift.  They truly succeeded in bringing our vision to life” 

~ Dr. Vincent Perrotta, MD,
Peninsula Plastic Surgery

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