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 Launches New Website & 30th Anniversary Logo

SALISBURY, MD – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, today announced the launch of its new website ( and an updated logo highlighting the company’s 30th anniversary.

“We are very proud to be celebrating 30 years of service and the completion of more than 1,300 projects across the Peninsula,” said Dwight Miller, president of the firm. “As we developed the website it was very exciting to review the scope and breadth of our work on Delmarva. It was a great opportunity to look back at what we have completed and to see where we are going.”

The website offers information about the company, its leadership, and community service, as well as a selection of case studies highlighting Gillis Gilkerson’s expertise in a variety of commercial real estate categories such as office, industrial, houses of worship, education, hospitals and healthcare.

Numerous testimonials, from companies and organizations such as PRMC, Draper Holdings/WBOC-TV, The Salisbury School, The United Way of the Eastern Shore and many others attest the company’s long-term impact on the region.

Gillis Gilkerson also unveiled its newly revised logo on the site. The highly recognizable blue rectangle logo, designed to the proportions of a cinder block – the “foundation” of many a project – now boasts a new yellow ribbon highlighting “Celebrating 30 Years.”

“When we launched the company in August of 1983, it was impossible to know for sure whether we’d be successful,” recalls company founder, Palmer Gillis, who today serves as chairman and CEO. “I am from Delmarva and I really wanted to serve this region, so we worked really hard and here we are, 30 years later, with a team of great people and a long list of completed and in-process projects. It’s been an enormously gratifying experience.”

In 1986, Gillis brought on Dwight Miller as an assistant estimator and construction coordinator; Miller is now president of the company. About the same time Gillis brought in James “J.B.” Barnes as a superintendent; today he serves as vice president. Original partner Tony Gilkerson, who joined Gillis in 1985, retired a few years ago.

The company has many projects currently underway, including the major expansion of Jubilant Cadista’s manufacturing and R&D facility in Salisbury, a New Marriot Fairfield Inn in Rehoboth Beach, Patsy’s Bridal Store in Downtown Salisbury (repurposing the old Ethan Allen Building), the new Animal Health Facility for the Salisbury Zoo (designed to achieve LEED certification,) and the renovation and expansion of the Henson Family YMCA.

The website was written and designed by a team from a.s.a.p.r. integrated marketing, Two Rider Design and Spotlight Web Design, all of Salisbury, MD.

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.


What Our Clients Say

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

“On behalf of the members and friends of Trinity United Methodist Church we want to thank you for your fine work over the past few months.”

~ Rev. George R. Patterson,
MDiv. Senior Pastor,
Trinity United Methodist Church

“Throughout my 17 years engaging on these types of projects, I can honestly say that Mike (Truitt) was one of the best contractors that I have ever worked with. Throughout the process, Mike provided superior customer service and his communication far exceeded my expectations. Most importantly, he delivered the building on time and with the exact specifications that were discussed. In addition to customer service, Mike and his company provided high-level workmanship. It was clear that Mike took pride in every phase of the project and that pride showed in the final product. Every part of the build out was delivered flawless. Both the interior and exterior of the building are beautiful!”

~ John Strzegowski,
Executive Director,
Mid-Atlantic Region – Catapult Learning

“Over the years Gillis Gilkerson has handled a variety of jobs for Cato Gas & Oil ranging from new construction of convenience stores to remodeling of office buildings. I have always been satisfied with the timelines of the work, quality of construction, and ability to stay on budget.”

~ Michael Abercrombie Jr.,
Cato Gas & Oil

“We are very excited to be open.  This was definitely not an “off the shelf” type hotel, it was a custom design to maximize our guest’s experiences. There is nothing like this anywhere in our market area. Gillis Gilkerson did a great job, and the quality and craftsmanship is second to none.”

~ Christian Hudson,
Hudson Management Group

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