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Gillis Gilkerson Hired to Renovate Bay Terrace Garden Apartments in Berlin, Maryland


SALISBURY, MD – February 24, 2016 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced it has been hired to renovate Bay Terrace Garden Apartments, an affordable housing community located at 517 Bay Street in Berlin, Maryland.  The project is a joint venture between Severn Development Company, based in Annapolis and Berlin Community Housing Corporation, a local nonprofit based in Berlin, Maryland. 

During the gut rehab, Gillis Gilkerson will strip each unit down to the bare walls.  The three buildings (32 units total) will be renovated to include new siding, roofs, stairs, flooring, HVAC, windows, drywall, plumbing and paint.  New appliances and cabinets will also be installed. The community building will be renovated to include a manager’s office, kitchenette and communal space equipped with computers for resident’s use.     

The project will also extend the ends of each building by ten feet which will make the units larger and provide more secure entry points and stairwells.  Bay Terrace Garden Apartments are being renovated in accordance with Enterprise Green Communities Certification Standards.           

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Severn Development Company again,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “Especially on a project that will enhance the quality of life for its residents.  After our team is done with the gut rehab, community members won’t even recognize their homes as they will look brand new.”   

“We enjoy working with Gillis Gilkerson,” said Tim Barila, Severn Development Company.  “We have worked with them previously and know they have a reputation for delivering quality work in a timely manner and on budget.  We look forward to this next venture.”

Gillis Gilkerson Project Manager, Jason Rudd and Superintendent, Charlie Morris are scheduled to complete the renovation within the year.


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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