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Gillis Gilkerson Starts Renovations to Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore

SALISBURY, MD – October 27, 2017 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted Construction Management and General Contracting firms on Delmarva, today announced the start of Phase 1 construction for renovations to the Maryland Food Bank at 28500 Owens Branch Road in Salisbury, Maryland.

“Nearly 45,000 individuals on the Eastern Shore are food insecure and 15,000 of them are children,” said Jennifer Small, Managing director, Maryland Food Bank, Eastern Shore.  “This expansion and renovation is essential for the future of the food bank and its mission to meet the needs of the community.  It will allow us to more efficiently store and move food and enhance our volunteer experience as we look to grow another 30-50% over the next three to five years.”

“Any time we have an opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life of others, we don’t take it lightly,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “This renovation and expansion will help our local food bank provide more meals to meet the needs of our community.  Our team will deliver a quality product with minimal disruptions to the client’s daily operating flow.”   

The project covers 16,316 square feet and is broken up into three phases.  Phase 1 is the addition of a new cold storage facility with insulated panels and refrigeration that will be located behind the original Food Bank facility.  Phase 2 is an interior office renovation that will reconfigure and enhance the offices with new flooring, ceilings and walls.  Phase 3 will include updates to the warehouse including new doors and other miscellaneous repairs.       

“Our experience working with Gillis Gilkerson has been great,” added Small.  “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.”

Gillis Gilkerson project manager Tyler Barnes and superintendent Danny Disharoon are scheduled for completion of Phase 1 by Mid-December, 2017.

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

“The Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

“We embarked on a journey to create a state of the art high definition television studio and have completed that mission. The expertise from Gillis Gilkerson in all aspects of the building construction was a blessing as this project has numerous technical and on-air related projects that held the attention of our own staff. Thank you for going the extra step in making this complicated project a complete success for Draper Holdings and the entire Delmarva viewing audience.”

~ John A. Hopkins III,
Project Manager,

“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

“Palmer and Dwight personally came to see me to talk about the development. I am very comfortable working with Dwight and know that Gillis Gilkerson has a reputation for getting things done and getting them done on time.”

~ Todd Ferrente,
Park Place Plaza

“I want to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding job you have done despite many obstacles you faced (regulating authorities, weather, architectural nuances) … You managed to complete the project in time, on budget and with superior quality and elegance … You should know that your contributions are highly valued and praised.”

~ Nick Kypreos,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Salisbury School

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