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 Under Development on 50-Unit Student Housing Project

SALISBURY, MD – December 16, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced construction is underway on The Gathering at Salisbury, a 50-unit student housing project at 1405 South Division Street, Salisbury, MD 21804.

“We look forward to bringing something different to local students said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “This project provides the opportunity to meet a community need and allows Salisbury to grow with the college which is a vital part of our local economy.”

“Our development team looks for schools with good growth patterns and ones that have a need for off campus housing, said Jerry Passaro, developer, Jamestown Development Group.  “Salisbury University fit the mold.  Market demographics revealed all the right signs and signals for this project in the area and we found a good piece of property in close proximity to the University.”

Upon completion, The Gathering at Salisbury will offer 50 units (4 beds per unit, 200 beds total), exterior patios for each unit, bus stop, a club house, pool, exercise area and computer lab.

“Gillis Gilkerson has been extremely accommodating to work with,” said Jerry Passaro, developer, Jamestown Development Group.  “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.”

According to Project Manager, Jason Rudd, the units will be move-in ready by early August, 2015.

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

“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,
City of Salisbury Fire Department

“Over the past 15 years, I have been responsible for three construction projects completed by Gillis Gilkerson. All three have been completed on time and within budget. . . I would not hesitate to contract with them again.”

~ Spicer Bell,
President (retired),
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

“I am happy with the improvements being made by Gillis Gilkerson. Quality performance is a priority and they have exceeded our expectations even under a tight schedule. One would never know the units are thirty years old with the like-new reconditioned interiors.”

~ Tom Ayd,
Green Street Housing

“The Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

“(Gillis Gilkerson) made the entire construction process amazingly simple for us. They handled all the phases of the process … (and) there was always a construction foreman on site providing supervision. The best part of all was the final result – a well-designed, quality built office building.”

~ William R. McCain,
MBC – W.R. McCain & Associates, Inc.

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