Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
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Gillis Gilkerson Unveils 60 Completed Units in the Newly Renovated Samuel Chase Apartment Complex in Somerset County, Maryland

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SALISBURY, MD – October 21, 2015 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of sixty renovated units in the Samuel Chase Apartment Complex at 12354 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne, Maryland.

Gillis Gilkerson completed interior and exterior work on nine of the buildings, constructed a new community building and laundry area. Interior renovations consisted of the installation of new HVAC units, hot water heaters, kitchen cabinets, appliances, bathrooms, carpet, sheet vinyl and painting.. Exterior building renovations consisted of the installation of new vinyl siding, windows, doors and roofing. Other site improvements included new concrete sidewalks, asphalt parking lots, landscaping and a community playground. When possible or specified Energy Star certified products were used.   

“We are thrilled with the timeliness of the Samuel Chase apartment complex,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “Gillis Gilkerson values the affordable housing market and is happy to be a part of a project that is delivering safe and affordable housing for our community members in Somerset County.”

“As the developer, we had a unique opportunity to expand upon what was in the original scope of work and significantly change and enhance the exterior of the properties,” said Tom Ayd, property owner and developer with Green Street Housing.  “We were able to replace parking lots, all sidewalks and added substantially to the landscaping.  I am happy with the job Gillis Gilkerson did and excited that we are able to revitalize and enhance the curb appeal in this area of the Somerset community.”    

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.

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 have not seen anyone as professional and great to deal with than your company and the people work for it, from you [Palmer] to the that person who’s a laborer. I’ll share that from my heart with our community.


~ Tony Taphipour
Owner of Pure Fitness

“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

It has been 16-months since a fire totaled our clubhouse and we are now getting ready to open the doors to our new building and begin a new era at the Wicomico Yacht Club. The Gillis Gilkerson team was professional, constantly communicating with us and sticking to their very accurate timeline. We thank them for a job well done

Commodore Peter Hanulak
Head Officer, Wicomico Yacht Club Command Staff

“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,

“With the help we received from Gillis Gilkerson we were able to reduce the number of errors, assure compliance of engineering specifications, expedite construction and obtain competitive bids.  We appreciate the team’s patience, loyalty to the job and the integrity shown throughout this project.”

~ Jerry Lyster,
Purchasing Director,
Kosher Empire Poultry, Mifflintown, PA

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