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Gillis Gilkerson Hired to Build Hilton Tru in Ocean City, Maryland

Gillis Gilkerson Hired to Build Hilton Tru in Ocean City, Maryland

SALISBURY, MD – June 10, 2019 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted Construction Management, General Contracting and Development firms on Delmarva, today announced the start of construction on the new Hilton Tru Hotel at 3401 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Maryland, former home to Planet Maze and Lost Galaxy Golf.

“It’s exciting to be a part of the team that is introducing a new Hilton brand to Ocean City,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Deep Blue Hospitality and building a comfortable and cost-efficient space for millennial visitors to enjoy.”    

The 53,000 square foot hotel will include five floors with 105 rooms, 104 parking spots and additional space designated as a 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 social area with sofa and couches.

“We are on track to open by late April / early May of 2020,” Mike Meoli, Deep Blue Hospitality, LLC.  “Our experience working with the Gillis Gilkerson team has been positive and we look forward to seeing the hotel come to fruition in the near future as we can continue to build through the summer season in Ocean City.”

Gillis Gilkerson project manager Greg Ennis and superintendents Bruce West and Chris Deinlein are making progress on the hotel’s foundation and are on schedule to complete the 15-month project on time and on budget for the client.



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

“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

“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

“We were in a bit of an emergency situation with a leaky roof. The team from Gillis Gilkerson responded to our time crunch and got the job done on time. We were very happy with the end result because it allowed us to get back to business in a timely fashion.”

~ Robert G. Duer,
Exmore Town Manager

“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.

“We want to express our appreciation for the completion of the apartments at Jefferson II in time to get the residents back in their homes. We believe this was made possible by the quality site supervision provided by Dale Reinhold. Dale’s masterful control of the site, the suppliers and the subcontractors was like a conductor directing an unruly orchestra. On site progress was consistent and organized. When problems were encountered, Dale professionally provided solutions. Dale’s quality site supervision made the Jefferson II project a success.”

~ Arthur W. Edwards, Jr.
The Severn Companies

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