Gillis Gilkerson Welcomes Matt Esham and Jason Rudd to the Project Management Team
SALISBURY, MD – May 27, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the addition of project manager’s Matt Esham (August, 2012) and Jason Rudd ( January, 2014) to the company in the first quarter of 2014.
As project managers, Esham and Rudd are responsible for estimating, business development and overall project management of new and current construction projects. Both have joined the team with experience in construction planning, management and design.
“At the base of every project, from renovating a small office to building a large hotel, is a construction project manager,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “We look for professionals with wide-ranging experience, qualifications and a healthy portfolio. But more importantly, the role of project manager requires individuals who are devoted to customer satisfaction, schedule & budget on every project from beginning to end. We found this quality in both Mr. Esham and Mr. Rudd.”
Matt Esham brings experience in pre-construction services, feasibility analysis, budget oversight, bid proposal, cost estimating/control, architect and engineer interface and total quality management. Esham graduated from University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management and a minor in Engineering Technology. Prior to 1993 he earned his Associates in Arts Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design in Architecture and Engineering from Catonsville Community College.
Esham’s work experience includes project management for Willow Construction, Mervin L. Blades & Son, Inc., Perdue Farms and Davis Bowen and Friedel. He also worked as a CADD Designer for Davis Bowen and Friedel, Inc.. His recent portfolio includes over a dozen new construction projects including Ron Jon Surf Shop, Ocean City Fire Station #4, Dolle’s Candy Land and 67th Street Town Center in Ocean City Maryland; the addition to the new Fire Training Center in Accomack County, Virginia; and Cadista Pharmaceuticals 2014 facility expansion in Salisbury Maryland.
Esham is an Associate member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Certified Building Inspector and Plans Review and is preparing to take the LEED Green Associate Examination.
Jason Rudd graduated from University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management. He has over fifteen years of experience in construction planning, estimating and job costing, coordinating field activities with design changes and scheduling and site quality assurance.
Rudd is certified as a NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Level 1 Geotechnical Engineer and Lab Engineer, WACEL (Washington Area Council of Engineering Laboratories) Level 1 Foundation, Concrete and Soils Inspector, MDE (Maryland Department of the Environment) Green Card Certified and 30 Hour OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) trained.
Rudd’s work experience includes renovation, roofing, design, inspection and new construction across Delaware and Maryland. His project list includes new construction of additions for Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD, design and inspections for B.J. Wholesale in Millsboro, Delaware and design and inspections for ten Rite Aid stores across Delmarva.
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.