Gillis Gilkerson Wraps Up Samuel Chase Apartments Renovation & New Community Center
SALISBURY, MD – December 08, 2014 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the commencement of the Samuel Chase Apartments renovation project at 12354 Somerset Avenue, Princess Anne, Maryland. The sixty unit renovation project covers 50,000 square feet with an additional 1,800 square foot new community center that Gillis Gilkerson is building for Green Street Housing.
“Gillis Gilkerson, in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development and Green Street Housing, is working to rehabilitate residential space to provide safe and affordable housing for community members in Somerset County,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.
The wholesale renovation project 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.
“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,” said Tom Ayd, property owner and developer with Green Street Housing. “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.”
According to Project Manager, Jason Rudd, interior renovations and new siding is currently being installed to the exterior of the buildings to bring the original structure up to date.
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.