Gillis Gilkerson Fast Tracks Salisbury Planet Fitness Project to Complete Before Eight Week Deadline
SALISBURY, 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.