Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
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Gillis Gilkerson Stays On Schedule with First Shore Federal Construction


SALISBURY, MD – October 15, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the timely progress on the construction of the newest branch of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan.  The two-story, 4,700 square foot brick building is located at 220 Washington Street in Millsboro, Delaware.

Gillis Gilkerson broke ground on the ninth First Shore Federal branch in July, 2014.  The team being led by Superintendent Charles Morris and Project Manager Mike Truitt is currently working on the vinyl siding, interior furnishings, and installation of Energy Star/LED light fixtures.

“When something is done right, you keep going back for more,” said Marty Neat, president and CEO, First Shore Federal.  “This is the fourth branch Gillis Gilkerson has built for us in addition to three renovation projects they finished for the bank.  The crews are consistent in their work, dependable and always manage each job efficiently and effectively.”  

“It is always nice when our team gets to see familiar faces on a job,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “Productivity is always at its best when the working relationships are solid – as in the case with First Shore Federal.”

 “We are on time and scheduled to have the branch open the first quarter of 2015,” said Michael Truitt, project manager, Gillis Gilkerson.  “I have had the pleasure of working with the same team of people on each build and value the working relationship we have with the bank”.  


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

“The original roof was only seven years old so finding out that we needed a whole new roof – the hard way – was disappointing. The team from Gillis Gilkerson addressed every single concern we had from the very beginning. They even called me on July 4th when we had bad storms in the area and asked if they could get inside the church to make sure everything was safe and secure. Now that’s commitment.”

~ Bruce Glisson,
Executive Pastor,
Allen Memorial Baptist Church

“Gillis Gilkerson is awesome. They built the building so they knew it better than anyone else. We know they have a great reputation in the area and that’s why we decided to go with them for the renovation.”

~ Rocky Green,
Directory of Operations,
Peninsula Imaging

“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

“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 

“The Gillis Gilkerson organization has an exceptionally positive culture with everyone at all levels working toward a common end, each with his or her eye on the best possible outcome for the customer.”

~ Peter Jackson,
Eden, Maryland

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