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Gillis Gilkerson Hired to Upgrade Three Campgrounds for Blue Water Development Corporation


SALISBURY, MD – March 15, 2018 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted construction management and general contracting firms on Delmarva, announced it has been hired by Blue Water Development Corporation to make multiple upgrades to three campgrounds to convert them to Kampgrounds of America (KOA) status. 

“We needed a commercial builder in our market footprint with a great reputation and history,” said Todd Burbage, VP of Blue Water Development Corporation.  “We trust Gillis Gilkerson’ s experience and look forward to working with the new leadership of the company on larger scope projects in the future.  Gillis Gilkerson has the capacity to build anything.”

Chincoteague Islans KOA, Chincoteague, Virginia

Gillis Gilkerson will be installing a new wastewater treatment system to support the new Maui Jack’s water park. They will also provide miscellaneous site improvements to include a new group pavilion, safari tents, fencing, communal fire pit and patio, and multiple deluxe patios site for RV’s.

Massey’s Landing, Millsboro, Delaware

At Massey’s Landing GGI will install additional safari tents and deluxe patio sites, renovate the interior office and store and add a volleyball court, sidewalk, fire pit and patio. 

Sunset Beach Resort, Cape Charles, Virginia

At the Sunset Beach Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia, Gillis Gilkerson has been hired to install deluxe patio sites, fire pits and patios, safari tents, interior renovations, and other miscellaneous site improvements. 

“We are very excited to be working with Blue Water Development to help make their vision a reality for the upcoming season,” said Tyler Barnes, vice president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “KOA isn’t just a franchise.  “Making the upgrades to these three campgrounds will allow Blue Water to market the sites KOA quality, customer service, amenities and accommodations and the ultimate camping experience which is exactly what people are looking for.”


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

“Our experience working with Gillis Gilkerson has been great. Between relocating our well, prepping the ground for the addition and assisting in researching our boundary lines, they didn’t waste any time in getting the project moving.”

~ Jennifer Small,
Managing Director,
Maryland Food Bank, Eastern Shore 

“Your generosity of time, energy, employees and community service has enabled our patient to have safe, reliable access in and out of her home to continue dialysis three times a week. The ramp also provides an exit for the patient in the event of an emergency.”

~ Thelma Price,
Social Worker,
Deer’s Head Center Kidney Dialysis Unit

“We travel all over the country and build relationships with many different contractors. I have been very impressed with Tyler Barnes. He is very personable and responsive. We are very optimistic about this project and working with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Gary Brill,
Newman Group

“We recommend your people to all of our associates, and we thank you.”

~ Neil Bayne,
Vice President of Operations,
Peninsula Cancer Care Center

“The building is 100 years old and has continued to deteriorate for the last 40 years. To be honest, I wasn’t very positive about trying to save the building in the beginning.I thought it was a waste of time and money. When Gillis Gilkerson started working with our engineers and demonstrated experience with this type of project, I was relieved to say the least. They had contractors lined up and everything went according to plan. I would be tickled to work on another project with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Bob Donnelly,
Snow Hill Public Works Director

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