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Gillis Gilkerson Wraps Up Renovation Work on Richard A. Henson Family YMCA


SALISBURY, MD –  August 13, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the near completion of phase two of a three phase 44,000 square foot renovation project on the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA at 715 South Schumaker Drive in Salisbury, Maryland. 

Gillis Gilkerson served in a construction management role on the job that consisted of major layout changes to the community center.  Renovations included the installation of new rubberized sports flooring, state-of-the-art internet wired fitness equipment, new restrooms, a basketball center and group cycling and exercise areas.  Another phase of the project includes a new child care and youth exercise area and additional work will be done to renovate the lobby, check in area and locker rooms.

“Our organization recently embarked on a substantial renovation project of one of our major YMCA facilities,” said Robbie Gill, CEO, YMCA of the Chesapeake.  “We needed a general contractor that could work on a tight schedule, would accommodate for ongoing operations and provide flexibility when needed. We made the right choice in selecting Gillis Gilkerson as our general contractor for this project. Their professional approach and commitment to working as a team set the tone for a very successful renovation that will positively impact the Salisbury community for decades to come.”

Members will also see changes to the face of the building when the construction team builds a new walkway leading up to the front doors of the facility.  A new pool will also be installed.

“This renovation is giving members of the community a new space to spend time with their families and friends on their health and fitness,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “The scope of this renovation focused on what the organization wanted to offer its members.  The new amenities will elevate our local YMCA to a whole new level of service to the community.”

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

“Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has enjoyed a very successful relationship with Gillis Gilkerson for more than 20 years … Honesty and integrity are very evident with this company and I wholeheartedly recommend them …”

~ Bruce W. Patterson,
Executive Director,
Facilities and Properties,

“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

“Throughout the pre-construction phase, Gillis Gilkerson’s influence provided us with a comfortable budget and timeline that met our scope of work and financing demands for this project. Over the next several months we look forward to working with Gillis Gilkerson, putting the finishing touches on the rehabilitation of Samuel Chase Apartments and preserving this valuable affordable housing asset to continue serving the Somerset County community.”

~Tom Ayd,
Property Owner and Developer,
Green Street Housing

“On behalf of the members and friends of Trinity United Methodist Church we want to thank you for your fine work over the past few months.”

~ Rev. George R. Patterson,
MDiv. Senior Pastor,
Trinity United Methodist Church

“Throughout the construction phase of this project it was necessary to page a representative from Gillis Gilkerson on a daily basis. I would estimate the average response time for a response was about three minutes. The team was always eager to address any questions or concerns that I had, and when any small problem did arise, they were always fixed quickly and efficiently. In short, there was little disruption of my busy practice and loss of income due to time spent working with the contractor.”

~ John Burkett,
Burkett and Burkett, D.D.S., P.A.

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