Videos

Community Conversations

Matt Drew, founder of local bike advocacy group Bike SBY joins us to discuss the opportunities available to make Salisbury...
Matt Drew continues the conversation about the growing support for biking in Salisbury, including the possibility of future bike lanes...
Matt Drew discusses the barriers for local bikers and the solutions he has in mind, including dedicated bike paths and...
In the first video of our Community Conversations series, we discuss The Gallery Building & Downtown Salisbury with Salisbury University...
The conversation continues with Dr. Janet about the relationship between the City of Salisbury and the University, including initiatives to...
As we wrap up the conversation with Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, we learn about the future plans for Salisbury University and...

Success Stories

207 West Main Street was the home and headquarters of Hess Apparel Inc, a regional woman’s clothing outfit. Devreco purchased...
A 19th century historic landmark – the old Feldman’s Furniture building sat vacant for decades as a hidden gem in...
Devreco recently built a brand new state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot showroom in Dover, DE for Johnny Janosik. Their services included...
Devreco saw an opportunity to accommodate many mid-shore medical practices around the area in one building by re-purposing and redeveloping...
After sitting vacant for years, Devreco purchased the Hess Building, located at 207 W. Main Street, and redeveloped it to...
Devreco Founders Tony Gilkerson & Palmer Gillis share some insider knowledge about the development of the building and Dr. Janet...
Home to Fire Station 16 until it moved almost a decade ago, 115 South Division St. sat vacant until 2013....
Woodbrooke Medical Center on the East Side of Salisbury, MD was originally a proposed residential community that was developed into...
After Wicomico County issued a RFP for the office relocation of the State’s Attorney’s Office, Devreco was selected to redevelop...
Early in their development careers, founders Tony Gilkerson and Palmer Gillis made a shift from their medical roots to develop...
Built in 1900, this historic downtown building sat mostly vacant for the past couple decades. Devreco purchased it in 2013,...
Devreco renovated what was 10,000 square feet of vacant space into a vibrant 100% occupied building anchored by Salisbury University....

Downtown Business Series

In this episode, we talk with Melissa Malone, the Owner of the Olde Towne Deli on North Division Street. Sponsored...
In this episode, we talk (and hula-hoop) with Laura Kordzikowski, Business Development Specialist with the City of Salisbury.
In this episode, we talk with Susan Patt of Cake Art, a cupcake shop & bakery on N. Division St....
In this episode, we talk with Alex Scott of The Brick Room, a classy little bar on North Division Street....

Founders Series

Devreco Founder Palmer Gillis and Imagineer Tom Becker sit down to discuss the difference between a developer and a builder.
In the 2nd video of the series, Palmer Gillis & Tom Becker discuss why it’s best to use a developer...
Palmer & Tom discuss what trends they’re seeing in the development world, including the impact of millennials.
Palmer and Tom discuss the role of the City of Salisbury as a developer and how that impacts Lot 1...
Palmer and Tom discuss the risk of being a developer and comment on some of their past failures.

Insights

Devreco Founder Palmer Gillis sits down with Principals Joey Gilkerson, Bradley Gillis and Chris Gilkerson to discuss why they got...
Devreco Founder Palmer Gillis sits down with Principals Joey Gilkerson, Bradley Gillis and Chris Gilkerson to discuss what the development...
A word from our clients...

"Through our shared network we discovered the Naylor Mill property was going to become available and when we learned Gillis Gilkerson could bring in Zoetis, we wanted to be a part of the deal. This opportunity was advantageous for the customer, Gillis Gilkerson, the bank and the community."

"Back then I owned Mangles, a women’s clothing store and Gumby’s Galleria next door. I needed a builder – I was just a real estate guy. I sold it to Palmer Gillis and he made it look beautiful. We re-did the whole site and transformed it into a functional space that contributed to the energy and activity on The Plaza."

"Gillis Gilkerson saved us, that’s for sure!  We have a great working relationship and consider Gillis Gilkerson business partners because they listen to our needs, provide solutions and have helped us grow over the years.  We are looking at expanding again soon and won’t hesitate to turn to Gillis Gilkerson for help."

"The thing we respect the most is how Gillis Gilkerson creates an atmosphere in which everyone feels a part of the “team.” It is refreshing to do a project in which pricing is competitive, the schedule is aggressive and yet the atmosphere on the job remains professional and cordial. Such a situation is few and far between in the construction industry."

"I am writing to express our thanks and appreciation regarding Headquarters Live. The building looks fantastic and Bayside Fire Protection was proud to be associated with the project. The project was as well run as any we did last year. Chris Gilkerson’s involvement with fire sprinkler issues began prior to design to the end of the project with the accelerated occupancy permit issue. It is rare that an owner/developer/general contractor immediately addresses problems and makes decisions."