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 Modernizes Somerset Animal Hospital in Princess Anne

SALISBURY, MARYLAND – May 19, 2023 – President Tyler Barnes of Gillis Gilkerson (GGI) is pleased to announce the firm’s completion of a large-scale renovation and addition project for Somerset Animal Hospital, am established veterinary clinic actively serving the Somerset County region. Upon recent completion, Gillis Gilkerson’s diligence resulted in the creation of a state-of-the-art clinic designed to provide exceptional care for animals throughout its community.

In early 2023, Somerset Animal Hospital enlisted the expertise of GGI to undertake a comprehensive renovation and expansion project at their location on 11279 Stewart Neck Road in Princess Anne, Maryland. The transformed facility now boasts a spacious waiting room, four private offices, an employee lounge, five exam rooms, a central treatment room, and advanced x-ray and operating rooms. The now +/- 5,000 square foot building is a testament to the vision and collaboration between the two organizations.

President of Gillis Gilkerson, Tyler Barnes, expressed his enthusiasm about the project: “We worked closely with Somerset Animal Hospital’s leadership team to create a well-thought-out space that enables them to provide the best possible care to their patients. Our construction team capitalized on the existing features of the building during the extensive renovation process. We effectively doubled the size of the old building and modernized the workspace. This new facility is truly top of the line. Ownership even prioritized employee comfort, incorporating designated lounges and ample space for continued growth.”

The exterior of the building features an attractive combination of vinyl siding and stonework, while ensuring the safety of all animals with a fully fenced yard area. Under the guidance of Project Manager Jared King and Superintendent Steve Eshleman, the original building was demolished, making way for the enhanced veterinary clinic that stands today. Somerset Animal Hospital is now well-positioned to serve the community for many years to come.

Co-owner Al Rayne expressed his excitement about the newly transformed facility, stating, “We are ecstatic over our new facility. The updated interior features and overall expansion ensure that we have plenty of room for our team to grow.”

About Gillis Gilkerson

As award-winning Gillis Gilkerson approaches its 40th year in business on Delmarva, the firm has established a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management, general contracting and real estate development firms on the Peninsula. The team offers a broad and deep understanding of all commercial asset types, including medical, general office, industrial, hospitality, mercantile, restaurants, retail and more. As a collective of creative problem solvers, Gillis Gilkerson is capable of stepping beyond the call of duty of traditional contractor to assist with more in-depth development tasks, including land purchase, building program development and turnkey project and property management. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, and leasing agents to manage the process of both development and construction from concept to completion.


What Our Clients Say

“I am happy with the improvements being made by Gillis Gilkerson. Quality performance is a priority and they have exceeded our expectations even under a tight schedule. One would never know the units are thirty years old with the like-new reconditioned interiors.”

~ Tom Ayd,
Green Street Housing

“For a design/build project it is unusual for the initial cost estimates and timing to be maintained and in this case the project was completed on time and the costs were held to the contract level. In going into a design/build project like this, one always wonders if the right decision was made on the contractor selected. Now that the project has been completed, I can say that I know we made the right decision with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Norman S. Grubb,
Assistant to the President,
USAir Express

“Your private commitments as well as the public contributions continue to be fine examples for all businesses in Salisbury to follow. Your accomplishments throughout town and especially in the downtown plaza are the envy of many business leaders.

~ W. Ron Morgan, AIA,
Becker Morgan Group

“I want to commend and thank (Gillis Gilkerson) for your firm’s cooperation and commitment to the construction of the City’s new fire stations and headquarters facility … There’s no doubt in my mind that you have indeed established your credibility as a desirable vendor for future City projects. I would recommend your firm to anyone … ”

~ David B. See,
City of Salisbury Fire Department

“Throughout the construction phase of this project it was necessary to page a representative from Gillis Gilkerson on a daily basis. I would estimate the average response time for a response was about three minutes. The team was always eager to address any questions or concerns that I had, and when any small problem did arise, they were always fixed quickly and efficiently. In short, there was little disruption of my busy practice and loss of income due to time spent working with the contractor.”

~ John Burkett,
Burkett and Burkett, D.D.S., P.A.

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