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Gillis Gilkerson Unveils 12 Completed Units in the Newly Renovated Samuel Chase Apartment Complex in Somerset County, Maryland

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SALISBURY, MD – January 27, 2015 

Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of twelve renovated units in the Samuel Chase Apartment Complex at 12354 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne, Maryland. 

“We are very pleased with the progress being made on this project,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.   “The Gillis team continues to turn over three units every ten days and is finishing up the community center.  At this rate we are looking at an on time delivery on a project deadline that delivers safe and affordable housing for community members in Somerset County.”

“I am happy with the improvements being made by Gillis Gilkerson,” said Tom Ayd, property owner and developer with Green Street Housing.  “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.”

The project is a joint effort between Gillis Gilkerson, the Department of Housing and Community Development and Green Street Housing.  The partners are working to rehabilitate residential space to provide safe and affordable housing for community members in Somerset County.

The wholesale renovation provides for a complete restoration of the entire building complex.  Gillis Gilkerson, also provided pre-construction expertise at the front end of the project when developers were looking for financing to support the renovations.  Upgrades included the installation of new walls, flooring, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens and HVAC units.  Gillis Gilkerson is also building a new community center equipped with laundry services and maintenance space.  When possible or specified Energy Star certified products were used.   

According to Project Manager, Jason Rudd, the remaining 28 units and new 1,800 square foot community center is scheduled for a June 2015.

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

“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

“We travel all over the country and build relationships with many different contractors. I have been very impressed with Tyler Barnes. He is very personable and responsive. We are very optimistic about this project and working with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Gary Brill,
Newman Group

“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

“Gillis Gilkerson has completed three major projects on the Wor-Wic Community College campus since 2006 … We are extremely pleased with and proud of these buildings … beautiful facilities that function as planned … (and we) would be delighted to work with them again.”

~ Murray K. Hoy,
Wor-Wic Community College

“Gillis Gilkerson was far and away the most accommodating and skillful contractor I have ever dealt with in the building profession. They finished the job on time and under budget with absolute minimum disruption to our services.”

On behalf of Don Kelly, supervisor of the new addition to the 10th Street Medical Office in Ocean City, MD

~ Stephen Waters,
Medical Director,
Atlantic General Health System

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