Gillis Gilkerson, one of the most stable and trusted general contracting and construction management firms on Delmarva, announced the completion of the new Choptank Electric Cooperative Regional Service Center building at 6520 Walston Switch Road in Salisbury, Maryland.
The facility, built across from Wor-Wic Community College combines the Salisbury and Berlin Choptank district offices and houses a redundant systems control room, member service center and additional departments for the company to utilize in preparation for the region’s future growth.
“In today’s economy, businesses are continuously looking for ways to efficiently expand services and maintain their competitive edge,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “Gillis Gilkerson is here to help prepare Choptank Electric and other area businesses for future growth in the regions they serve.”
Gillis Gilkerson was contracted to build the center with architectural plans designed by Davis, Bowen, and Friedel, Inc., also of Salisbury, Maryland. The Cooperative is also seeking LEED Silver Certification and will have a solar field to help provide energy for the building. Building plans include energy and water efficiency technologies, renewable, recycled and low-emitting materials and a construction waste management program. The new facility also includes an on-site lineman training facility to provide ongoing training opportunities for line crews.
“We were very pleased to have Gillis Gilkerson as the contractor for our new service center,” said Bob Behlke, Vice President of Member Services. “Even when we were faced with challenges throughout the project, the team from Gillis Gilkerson stepped up and made sure everything was completed to our satisfaction. They finished the project on budget and now we have a great asset that is beneficial to the co-op and its members.”
According to Project Manager, Jason Rudd and Superintendent, Dan Disharoon, the building opened for business on June 20, 2016.
About Gillis Gilkerson
In their 33rd year of building on Delmarva, award-winning Gillis Gilkerson has built a reputation as one of the most trusted general contracting and construction management firms on the Peninsula. From new construction to renovation, the company offers broad and deep experience in diverse industries such as medical, manufacturing, hotels and condominiums, houses of worship, retail, schools and more. For more information, visit www.gillisgilkerson.com.