Gillis Gilkerson - Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

Gillis Gilkerson was awarded Best Commercial Builder for 2017 by Metropolitan Magazine. Palmer Gillis was awarded the Best of Winner 2017 for the Best Businessman category.

Gillis Gilkerson receives 2017 “Best Commercial Builder” award
from Metropolitan Magazine. Palmer Gillis receives 2017
“Best Businessman” from Coastal Style Magazine.

For three decades we have been driven to produce top quality construction projects across the Lower Shore. Our greatest satisfaction comes from a customer telling us it’s a job well done, but we also appreciate when our work is recognized by our industry and those we serve. During the last decade Gillis Gilkerson has been received “Best Of’ awards from Metropolitan Magazine and  Coastal Style Magazine; a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architecture, the “Vision” award from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the “Medium Business of the Year” award from the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spirit of the Shore Award from the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Maybe the greatest honor has been the establishment of Maryland Capital Enterprises’ Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Named for our founder, it recognizes a local entrepreneur who has “taken the risk of starting their own business, created jobs, and has a business plan for the future. The winner is someone who has a fighting spirit that refuses to give up. They are sleep deprived and worn down, but ready to take on the world.” For more information about applying for this award, please visit

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Salisbury Mayor, Jim Ireton proclaims August 25, 2014 “Gillis Gilkerson Day” in recognition of 30 years of service to the community.

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