A Week In Business – June 26, 2020

Home Awards Presented

LEWES, Del. – Capstone Homes, a Lewes-based custom home building company, won one of the few coveted Regal Awards for Custom Home Builder of the Year for Sussex County. The company also took home three more Regals for Best Affordable Custom Home up to 2,000 square feet, Best Multifamily Community Home up to 2,000 square feet, and Best Single-Family Custom Home for 2,001–3,000 square feet. Also, six Capstone Homes sales associates – Jon Louden, Jessica Mattioni, Sarah Mushrush, Kevin Parmenter, Emily Schlater, and Mark Williams — were inducted into the Million Dollar Club for their high annual sales.

“To be recognized as the Sussex County Custom Homebuilder of the year is especially rewarding,” said Capstone Homes President and Managing Partner Jake Booth. “We are thankful to our terrific trade partners and suppliers who are instrumental in our success and focused on creating the best experience possible for our customers. Our team, including our sales people, take an amazing amount of pride in each and every home we build and we all love what we do”.


Company Adds Personnel

SALISBURY – The principals of Gillis Gilkerson (GGI) are pleased to announce the growth of their team with the addition of Tori Brown as director of marketing and Kathy Shubert as development associate.

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Tori Brown

“Tori and Kathy bring a level of sophistication and efficiency to our team,” said Dwight Miller, president of Gillis Gilkerson. “In their new positions, both will play an instrumental role in elevating our operations and outreach as we continue to expand our footprint throughout the Delmarva region.”

As director of marketing, Brown will utilize her background in strategic communications to lead GGI’s marketing and branding initiatives. She is responsible for coordinating the company’s advertising and public relations while also spearheading the branding of select development projects. In addition to her role within Gillis Gilkerson, Brown will remain the director of marketing and operations for NAI Coastal where she is also a licensed commercial real estate advisor.

“I am both excited and honored to be a part of the Gillis Gilkerson team,” said Brown. “I am looking forward to growing in this role and learning the construction and development industries as I help to promote the company’s work on the Shore. Gillis Gilkerson has completed some pretty transformative projects and it’s great to now be an official part of their process.”

Shubert has been working alongside GGI’s development team since October of 2019. She is responsible for assisting in the management of active development projects in addition to maintaining the office’s database and

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Kathy Shubert

assisting in company outreach. Shubert uses her well-established research and prospecting skills to source development opportunity on the Shore. The administrative support that she provides has become vital to daily operations.

“Working alongside the development team has been awesome,” said Shubert. “I feel lucky to be a part of such a dynamic team and am eager to assist as they grow and continue taking on new projects that truly enhance communities throughout Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.”


Advisor Welcomed

SALISBURY — Rick Tilghman, managing director of SVN | Miller Commercial Real Estate, recently welcomed Allison Conick, an advisor who will specialize in land, farm and agriculture operations.

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Allison Conick

Conick’s career has been focused around our local agriculture community since 2008. She began working as a financial advisor to local farmers and business owners in the commercial banking industry. She then transitioned to the Farm Credit System, a nationwide lending network that specializes in serving the Agricultural community. It was there that Allie saw a need for a locally dedicated real estate specialist for land and farms.

Conick received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount St Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Having grown up in Salisbury her whole life, she returned to the area for her love of everything Eastern Shore living has to offer. She has been a top and leading producer throughout her financial lending career and because of that she is well known in our community. She has been influential in the success of our Agricultural Community with overseeing the distribution of more than 150 million agricultural loans funded locally throughout her career.


Pharmacy Offers Self Testing

SALISBURY — Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned and operated Healthmart pharmacy serving the community for over 40 years, announce it is a COVID-19 self-testing collection site for community members of all ages. The testing and collection are free but offered by appointment only. Results are posted within three to five days on a portal hosted at doineedacovid19test.com, the same site where individuals go to register for an appointment.

“The self-test is quick, easy and free,” said Tish Withers, marketing director for Apple Discount Drugs. “You don’t even get out of your vehicle. We approach your window to give you the testing kit and coach you through the self-testing process. It literally takes no more than ten minutes and then you are driving off.”

Steps in the process include testing locations are drive-thru and by appointment only; register for an appointment at doineedacovid19test.com; print and bring your test voucher with you on the day of your test; there is no out-of-pocket cost for the test; testing locations use a self-administered nasal swab test that allows you to swab your own nose while in your vehicle, supervised by trained medical volunteers; and results are delivered within 3-5 days. You will receive an email notification when results are available. Once you receive the email, return to doineedacovid19test.com and logon to view and print your lab report.

“We have always cared about the health and well-being of our community and that’s why we knew it was important to be a part of an initiative that will give people piece of mind during a time when there are still many unknowns,” said Jeff Sherr, president of Apple Discount Drugs. “The self-testing process is safe and can offer comfort to those who are in fear of going out and being exposed to others in a public setting.”