Gillis Gilkerson Partners with Chadco Builders to Construct Frito Lay Distribution Centers

Gillis Gilkerson Partners with Chadco Builders to Construct Frito Lay Distribution Centers

SALISBURY, MARYLAND – November 29, 2022 – Gillis Gilkerson’s development team is pleased to announce their recent completion of two industrial warehouse buildings in North Carolina; both projects were completed on behalf of repeat client, Frito Lay. As lead developer, Gillis Gilkerson partnered with Chadco Builders, a contractor local to the Roxboro and Burlington areas.

Principal Chris Gilkerson led Frito Lay throughout the development process from site selection and architectural design to engineering approvals and construction oversight. Together, the two product exchange (distribution) centers total 12,000+ square feet.

“This project was particularly exciting to lead as it involved expanding into a completely new territory,” said Gilkerson. “We have a longstanding history on Maryland and Delaware’s eastern shore, so it was fresh and humbling to lead a project of this scale in North Carolina.”

The pre-engineered metal buildings each feature class-A office and warehouse space with exterior fencing and paved surfaces to accommodate tractor trailer access. The completion of these builds marks Gillis Gilkerson’s delivery of a third Frito Lay project. In the coming months, the development team will break ground on their fourth in Dover, Delaware.

“We’re gearing up for our fourth project with Frito Lay in Dover where we will be building another distribution center,” said Gilkerson. “We expect to begin construction in December 2022.”

To learn more about Gillis Gilkerson’s partnership with Frito Lay and Chadco Builders, contact or call (410) 749-4821.

About Gillis Gilkerson

As award-winning Gillis Gilkerson enters its fifth decade 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.