Salisbury, MD – January 10, 2023 – The Principals of Gillis Gilkerson (GGI) are pleased to announce the promotion of Tyler Barnes to President of the firm’s construction operations. Backed by over 21-years of industry experience, Barnes is well versed in all facets of construction management, making him the natural successor to longtime leader Dwight Miller. His advancement in leadership occurs in conjunction with the start of a pivotal 40th anniversary year. With Barnes at the helm, Gillis Gilkerson is positioned to propel into its next decade with confidence.
“This is a milestone year for Gillis Gilkerson and it is an honor to step into the role of President at such an important time,” said Barnes. “I look forward to continuing our service to the Delmarva community with a renewed sense of perspective. For nearly twenty years, GGI has thrived under Dwight’s leadership, a tenure deserving of much appreciation and respect. In continuation of his efforts, I plan to grow the firm while honoring our longstanding commitment to quality and excellence in all that we do.”
Barnes assumed the position at the start of the 2023 year and works in collaboration with leaders of the firm’s development team, which include Brad Gillis, Principal, Joey Gilkerson, Principal, and Chris Gilkerson, Principal. Former president Dwight Miller is to remain onboard as an Executive Consultant for the newly established leadership team.
“Tyler has shown tremendous energy, clear vision, and refined leadership skills that will steer and motivate our company for many years to come,” said Miller.
About Gillis Gilkerson
As award-winning Gillis Gilkerson approaches its 40th year in business on Delmarva, the firm has established a reputation as one of the most trusted and stable construction management, general contracting and real estate development firms on the Peninsula. The team offers a broad and deep understanding of all commercial asset types, including medical, general office, industrial, hospitality, mercantile, restaurants, retail and more. As a collective of creative problem solvers, Gillis Gilkerson is capable of stepping beyond the call of duty of traditional contractor to assist with more in-depth development tasks, including land purchase, building program development and turnkey project and property management. The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, and leasing agents to manage the process of both development and construction from concept to completion.