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...

Deal 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...

"I was looking for office space in Salisbury to relocate. I knew I wanted to be downtown because it is close to home and I like the environment. The Gillis Gilkerson property was the answer. As soon as I walked in the door – I was sold. Brad and Joey went above and beyond with keeping a historic face on an old property while renovating and freshening up the interior. I feel right in this space and connected with a thriving community."

"We as the States Attorney’s office wanted to make a statement to the community and our citizens with taking a run-down building in the heart of downtown Salisbury. We had reports that this building prior to our occupancy had criminal activities and we wanted to help fight blight in our own community that we serve. The building facade is something that our employees, visitors, and citizens can all be proud of."

"When treating children who are victims of trauma you can’t have a sterile atmosphere. We were given the opportunity to give input on the space and share our needs. They listened and now we have a kid-friendly space that is calming for the children and their families. We now have space for all advocates to come together to help these kids tell their story. It is a dream come true."

"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."