Built on Years of History


72 years isn't just a number

Our years of success are the legacy that drives us

From our first building to our future

  • 1946

    The home of the Burkey Construction team

    In 1946, Grant Burkey begins a start-up construction company to design and build homes in the Berks County community.
  • 1950s

    Expanding beyond Burkey’s residential bedrock

    It isn’t long before he has an opportunity to enter the commercial construction market near Reading, PA. This alteration marks Burkey Construction’s evolution into one of the Reading and Berks County area’s leading construction firms.
  • 1960s (early)

    Laying foundations for lasting relationships

    Larger and more significant projects are completed, with Burkey Construction working primarily as a general contractor. The relationships that are established with brands such as FOX Theaters, Albright College, and Boscov’s Department Store will endure for generations.
  • 1960s (mid-late)

    Evolving alongside a developing Berks County

    As the Reading and Berks County economies grow, Burkey Construction plays an important part completing projects for some of the areas most notable and emerging companies such as Western Electric, Gilbert Associates, and Met-Ed.
  • 1969

    Growing the business beyond a single generation

    In 1969, after graduating from Lehigh University and completing military service, Rick Burkey joins the firm so that father and son can work together to expand the company’s construction capabilities to a higher level.
  • 1970s

    Building landmarks of greater scope with the same integrity

    The 70’s prove to be a decade of distinction for Burkey Construction, as the company completes buildings of increasing scale for companies like Penske and institutions such as Albright College and the Reading Public Museum’s Planetarium.
  • 1980s

    Scaling capabilities to match a growing community

    To further support their growing client base, the company’s services expand to include construction management, design-build and real estate development. The Reading Airport business complex is completed and decades long relationships with clients such as Deka Batteries and Wells Fargo begin.
  • 1990s

    The challenge of the 90s

    Burkey powered through the 90s despite a difficult recession and Rick Burkey’s deployment during the first Iraq war. As a direct result of their customer service, quality construction and dedication to their community, Burkey Construction becomes one of the leading contractors in the Reading and Berks County areas.
  • 2000s

    Continuing to be engaged and conscientious

    As active members of their community, Burkey Construction seeks ways to build environmentally conscious and people-focused structures in their area. In the 2000’s the company completes its first LEED certified structure, as well as Sovereign Plaza, a mainstay of the Reading, PA area.
  • 2004

    Incorporating a third generation with enthusiasm

    As Burkey Construction carries on into the future, the excitement, energy and dedication are still as pertinent to the company as when Grant Burkey drafted his first contract. Especially gratifying is to see Eric Burkey, the third generation, joining the firm to carry on the record of quality work and on-time delivery. With six years of experience as part of a major, national, contracting firm, Eric is integral for securing Burkey’s future.
  • Today

    A company you can rely on for years to come

    As a local, family-owned business, Burkey Construction is proud to serve Berks and surrounding counties. We pledge to always be passionate about and dedicated to providing quality craftsmanship in serving our clients and community.