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Palmer and Brad Gillis Recognized by Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council As 2015 Lower Eastern Shore Distinguished Citizens

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SALISBURY, MD – May 29, 2015 – Devreco, a locally owned and operated full service development firm, announced father and son, Palmer and Brad Gillis were honored at the 2015 Lower Eastern Shore Distinguished Award Dinner on May 28, 2015 at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The event was hosted by Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council.

“We had a selection committee of past honorees and a few other key leaders in the community who selected them as our honorees this year,” said Kevin LesCallette, Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council.  “We began our selection with this in mind:

Recipients are selected for their outstanding service as evidenced by their leadership to many worthwhile organizations, as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their colleagues.

In recognizing both Palmer and Brad this year, we felt this was a great opportunity to honor both of them for their tremendous gifts of leadership and commitment to their communities and to tell the local Scouting story to a multi-generational audience.”

 “I am flattered to receive recognition from such a worthwhile organization as the Boy Scouts of America,” said Brad Gillis.  “The event provided me with the opportunity to celebrate with the people who are committed to the future of our youth and growth and success of our community.  I look forward to introducing my 1 year old son Jackson to Boy Scouts in the future and strive to instill in him the same values and knowledge he will need to become a leader in our community.”

“It says right in the Boy Scout promise…“to do my best to help others at all times.”  “I’m sure the world would be a better place if we all abided by this oath,” said Palmer Gillis.  “The true honorees of the evening are the men and women within the Scouting organization who are helping to guide and mold the future of our country. 

Past recipients include Ron Alessi Sr., Bob Cook, Charles R. “Chip” Dashiell Jr., Richard Hazel, Richard Hensen, Jim Perdue and Tony Sarbanes.

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

“(Gillis Gilkerson) made the entire construction process amazingly simple for us. They handled all the phases of the process … (and) there was always a construction foreman on site providing supervision. The best part of all was the final result – a well-designed, quality built office building.”

~ William R. McCain,
MBC – W.R. McCain & Associates, Inc.

“I want to take the opportunity to thank you and your staff for the outstanding job you have done despite many obstacles you faced (regulating authorities, weather, architectural nuances) … You managed to complete the project in time, on budget and with superior quality and elegance … You should know that your contributions are highly valued and praised.”

~ Nick Kypreos,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Salisbury School

“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,

“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

“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

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