(Aug. 30, 2019) Gillis Gilkerson, construction management, general contracting and development firm, announced the start of construction for the new Precious Paws Animal Hospital at 11843 Ocean Gateway in West Ocean City.
“What a great opportunity to help a local business expand and double their space to meet customer needs,” said Dwight Miller, president, Gillis Gilkerson. “Our team is dedicated to making the process as easy as possible so the client can focus on their patients and make a seamless transition into their new space upon completion.”
The 4,800-square-foot, one-story building will have stone and vinyl siding.
The new space will have four exam rooms, a comfort room, two surgery suites, a lobby and two waiting rooms, one for cats and one for dogs.
Project manager Don Murray and superintendent Tim Swift expect to have the new veterinary hospital completed by the end of 2019.
“We outgrew our space and with our current location being over 50 years old, it was time to expand,” said Brenda Maniatty, Precious Paws Amal Hospital owner. “Gillis Gilkerson has been great to work with. They are handling everything so we can continue to serve our customers.
“We knew they had veterinary experience because of the work they did for Pets ER and therefore have the foresight to think the project through to meet the needs of our staff and the animals we care for,” she continued.
From new commercial construction to renovation, the company’s construction managers offer broad and deep experience in diverse industries, including medical, industrial, manufacturing, hotels, multi-family housing, houses of worship, restaurants, retail and schools.
Its full-service real estate development expertise offers custom solutions for land purchase, building program development, turnkey project management, obtaining permits and approvals, property management, property marketing, purchase, lease and lease/purchase options.
The team works in conjunction with architects, government planners, engineers, surveyors, inspectors, contractors and leasing agents to manage the development process from concept to completion.