Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
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Wine’ing Butcher’ Celebrates Grand Opening in West Ocean City

exterior of the Wine'ing Butcher shop

SALISBURY, MARYLAND –November 9, 2021 – President Dwight Miller of Gillis Gilkerson is pleased to announce the construction and development firm’s completion of West Ocean City’s ‘Wine’ing Butcher’, a brand new gourmet market located at 12911 Ocean Gateway in Ocean City, Maryland. Featuring a full-service meat market, fresh produce, a deli offering Boar’s Head products, and a sophisticated selection of wine and artisan cheeses, the Wine’ing Butcher has introduced a new dining and retail concept to the Worcester County community.

“The Gillis Gilkerson team was awesome to work with,” said Dion Ho, Wine’ing Butcher partner. “Usability is important when it comes to the flow of daily operations. We ended up making some changes along the way and Gillis Gilkerson and all their subcontractors were fluid, quick and responsive throughout the whole process. They got us to the finish line.”

Gillis Gilkerson’s scope of work included the complete interior build out of +/- 2,894 square feet. The space now features a commercial kitchen with walk-in coolers and freezers, a cold processing room, food preparation area, retail space, and a deli and bakery. Led by Project Manager Matt Esham with onsite support provided by Superintendent Chris Deinlein, the firm completed the build in time for the peak of Ocean City’s tourist season.

“Gillis Gilkerson jumped in with their feet on fire and held to the original timeline,” said Andrew Arguin, Wine’ing Butcher owner. “We are excited to be open for business and anticipate a successful summer season. The world is opening back up and people are ready to hit the beach, throw backyard barbeques, and have an appetite for some good food and fun.”

“We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Andrew and Dion to bring a new business model to the Ocean City area,” said Esham. “We wish them the best of luck and look forward to their future growth here on the Delmarva Peninsula.”

To learn more about the Wine’ing Butcher and its culinary offerings, visit

About Gillis Gilkerson

In its 38th 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

“When the Lower Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross’s office was broken into, we immediately called Gillis Gilkerson. They responded immediately and made all of the necessary repairs at no charge. It looked better than ever!”

~ Alan Lee,
Executive Director,
Lower Shore Red Cross

“I am happy with the improvements being made by Gillis Gilkerson. Quality performance is a priority and they have exceeded our expectations even under a tight schedule. One would never know the units are thirty years old with the like-new reconditioned interiors.”

~ Tom Ayd,
Green Street Housing

“The global expertise in all aspects of the building construction and access to various sub-contractors was a blessing given the number of technical details that needed to be attended to while we obtained certification from the state health care officials.” 

~ Genesh Balu,
Regional Enterprises, LLC,
Seaford Specialty Surgery Center

“The Salisbury Zoo is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Gillis Gilkerson on its Animal Health Clinic project. Successful completion of the Clinic project was an essential component of the continued growth and professional accreditation of the Zoo. Additionally the project represented an active partnership between the Zoo, the City of Salisbury, the State of Maryland, and the Delmarva Zoological Society and the regional philanthropic community. All these factors made it imperative that the project be completed in a timely and budgetarily consistent fashion.”

“Gillis Gilkerson seamlessly made the transition from outside contractor to partner in the Animal Health Clinic project. They were proactive about reviewing the plan documents and specifications early in the construction process to make sure there were no problems as the work started. The team made every effort to stay ahead of the curve and even worked on marginal weather days in order to keep the project moving and on schedule. Gillis Gilkerson was just as invested in the success of this project as the Zoo, the City, and the rest of the project team.”

“The Salisbury Zoo would be happy to once again partner with Gillis Gilkerson on future endeavors.”

~ Ralph Piland,
Salisbury Zoo Director

“Without the professionalism and know-how of the Gillis Gilkerson team, all of our fundraising efforts would not have given us the final result of a beautiful symbol of our maritime heritage on the shores of the Choptank. The project’s unique design required an expertise and adaptation to construction in a maritime environment that Gillis Gilkerson was able to deliver.”

~ Jackalyn A. Noeller,
Choptank River Lighthouse, Cambridge, MD

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