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 Fast Tracks Salisbury Planet Fitness Project to Complete Before Eight Week Deadline


 Planet FitnessSALISBURY, MD – June 6, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted  general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the  completion of the custom fit out of the 17,500 square foot Planet Fitness gym in the  College  Square Shopping Center at 125 West College Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland.    The project was  fast tracked to meet an eight week timeline. Interior work was  complete in a little over seven  weeks and the fitness center doors opened for business  in November, 2013.  The Gillis  Gilkerson team recently added the final touches with the  installation of a handicap ramp  leading to the front entrance of the Fitness Center, to  enhance the entrance for all. 

  “When a franchise business purchases a property, we are at the mercy of their  timetable,”  said Don Murray, Gillis Gilkerson Project Manager.  “We knew the tenant  wanted the facility  operational within eight weeks so we committed the time and manpower necessary to deliver  the end product in less than the time allotted.”   

 The Gillis Gilkerson team reconfigured the front end of the building by installing steel beams and custom designed openings.  The complete interior fit out for the new fitness center included new HVAC systems, electrical and lighting systems, which included the installation of LED lighting, shower areas, relaxation areas and multiple audio video systems.  The building is also equipped with motion detectors and designated tanning rooms. 

“We are grateful to Gillis Gilkerson for a very successful project at our Salisbury facility,” said Jerry Woods, GoldLeaf Associates, LLC.  “The project was professionally managed and completed before schedule and within budget. It was a pleasure working with the team and hope to partner on another facility in the future.


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

“We chose Gillis Gilkerson based on dependability, service, quality and costs. Dwight Miller was responsible for pricing and the quality of materials we could get for the best price. His knowledge allowed us to meet our timetables and deadlines and gave us one of the nicest office structures in Salisbury.”

~ Edward J. Williams,
Peninsula Cardiology Associates, P.A.

“For a design/build project it is unusual for the initial cost estimates and timing to be maintained and in this case the project was completed on time and the costs were held to the contract level. In going into a design/build project like this, one always wonders if the right decision was made on the contractor selected. Now that the project has been completed, I can say that I know we made the right decision with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Norman S. Grubb,
Assistant to the President,
USAir Express

“I was able to get a hold of my friend, who works for Gillis Gilkerson while I was in Africa when I found out my house flooded. When I got home in June, Gillis Gilkerson told me what went wrong and what needed to be fixed. They did a complete interior remodel by November so I was back in my home for the holidays. I never had to worry. I knew they would do a quality job and they did.”

~ Denny Dempsey,
Salisbury Resident

“(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,
MAI,
MBC – W.R. McCain & Associates, Inc.

“Gillis Gilkerson was far and away the most accommodating and skillful contractor I have ever dealt with in the building profession. They finished the job on time and under budget with absolute minimum disruption to our services.”

On behalf of Don Kelly, supervisor of the new addition to the 10th Street Medical Office in Ocean City, MD

~ Stephen Waters,
Medical Director,
Atlantic General Health System

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