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Salisbury Elks Hires Gillis Gilkerson to Renovate Lodge


SALISBURY, MD – March 28, 2018 – Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted construction management and general contracting firms on Delmarva, announced it has been hired to renovate the Salisbury Elks Lodge at 401 Church Hill Avenue in Salisbury, Maryland.

“What a great opportunity to help an organization that has given back so much to our local community,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson.  “We are excited to work with the Elks to update and make the needed renovations that will allow them to utilize more space to attract new members and ultimately grow their charitable efforts.”   

Renovations include transforming a former multi-purpose dining area into a newly designed dining area and bar with a dance floor. The project also includes renovating the existing entry vestibule.   

 “Gillis Gilkerson has been a pleasure to work with, especially with the amount of work they have completed in such a short time,” said Bob Hussey, Trustee at Elks Club.  “They are very helpful and make sure to keep us up to date on the project with weekly progress meetings.  The construction site is always top notch and kept very clean which makes it easy to fundraise by selling the project.”

Funding for the renovation project came from fundraising efforts by its members.  Elks Lodge members also raise millions of dollars to support local programs and organizations such as little leagues, school groups, the Salvation Army, local veteran organizations and homeless shelters.  The Salisbury Elks Lodge opened in 1949 and currently has more than 1,000 members. 

According to project manager Colby Bounds, renovations for this phase of the project is scheduled for completion in May 2018.


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.


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“The Gillis Gilkerson team should be commended for attention to detail and determination to produce a job done right. Whenever there was a question of the requirements, it was approached reasonably, rationally and resolved quickly.”

~ W. Frank Brady,
4Site Manager,
Design Atlantic

“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,
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“Peninsula Regional Health System is committed to bringing care into the community, with the same great outcomes and at the greatest value. Gillis Gilkerson has been an integral partner over the last 25 years, building on a foundation of trust, honor and integrity to make our vision a reality.”

~ Steve Leonard, MMBA, FACHE
President/CEO
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Peninsula Regional Medical Center

“Palmer and Dwight personally came to see me to talk about the development. I am very comfortable working with Dwight and know that Gillis Gilkerson has a reputation for getting things done and getting them done on time.”

~ Todd Ferrente,
Developer,
Park Place Plaza

“We are so grateful to Palmer Gillis and to a team of local business professionals who are helping us make this award a meaningful and important honor.”

~ Hayley Gallagher,
Former Executive Director of MCE

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