Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
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Gillis Gilkerson Starts Phase II of Renovation/Expansion Work on Richard A. Henson Family YMCA


DSCN2085SALISBURY, MD – October 28, 2015 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced work has initiated on phase II of the Richard A. Henson YMCA expansion project at 715 South Schumaker Drive in Salisbury, Maryland.  Gillis Gilkerson is serving in a construction management role on the job that consists of major layout changes to the health and wellness center.

Phase II includes a 13,500 square foot building expansion and 70,000 square foot parking lot.  The projects also includes a new natatorium to house a new 3,900 square foot pool area and the installation of a 5’ deep pool.  A new entry to the natatorium will include a 1,700 square foot space with a vestibule, lobby and gallery with additional seating and congregation space.       

Gillis Gilkerson removed tennis courts, an open pavilion structure and a masonry concession area in order to make room for the expanded parking lot and addition.    

“This renovation and expansion project is ultimately enhancing a space for community members to spend quality time with their family and friends,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “The YMCA is one of the only facilities in Salisbury with an in-ground indoor pool for people to train and offer swim instruction to local children.  This is a life-saving skill that is necessary especially since we live so close to waterways.  The new amenities and additional parking will elevate our local YMCA to a whole new level of service to the community.”    

Phase I of the 44,000 square foot renovation project included the installation of new sports flooring, state-of-the-art internet wired fitness equipment, new restrooms, a basketball center and group cycling and exercise areas.  Another phase of the project included a new child care and youth exercise area and additional work will be done to renovate the lobby, check in area and locker rooms. 


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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“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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~ Dennis Silicato,
Silicato Development

“I was able to get a hold of my friend, who works for Gillis Gilkerson while I was in Africa when I found out my house flooded. When I got home in June, Gillis Gilkerson told me what went wrong and what needed to be fixed. They did a complete interior remodel by November so I was back in my home for the holidays. I never had to worry. I knew they would do a quality job and they did.”

~ Denny Dempsey,
Salisbury Resident

“Our interest was to find a company who could maintain the historic accuracy of the artifact installation, while being code compliant with confidence in the durability of the job done. Gillis Gilkerson met all three requirements and got the job done. We were very demanding from the beginning. We knew what we wanted and the Gillis team, led by Don Murray, was patient with us and delivered everything we wanted. It has been a very positive experience.”

~Jackie Noller,
Interim Vice President,
Choptank River Lighthouse Society

“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

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