Brief history of the Firm

James L. Burke started J.L. Burke Contracting, Inc. over 35 years ago as the culmination of a personal dream. Realizing that a niche existed in the market for an organization that combined construction management expertise with the personal service available from a smaller company, J.L. Burke Contracting, Inc. was formed.

In the thirty plus years since its inception, J.L. Burke Contracting, Inc. has established itself as a leader in the Chicago area construction/development market, providing our clients with professional services, integrity and attention to detail. We emphasize hands-on, personalized oversight to achieve the cost-effective performance that gives our clients the results they expect. This client-focused methodology has allowed us to develop and maintain a steadfast relationship with our extensive roster of major corporate clients.

In 1996, son James T. Burke joined the firm in providing these core values to their clients and to the Chicago area market. James T. Burke, Vice President of Operations, makes it his mission to continue to on with our corporate philosophy. Leveraging the most current technology, we are able to provide our clients with a better-informed, more responsive team in the field, and enable our office staff by keeping them up to date on the status of each and every project and any requests from our clients. Through the use of technology, we have created a single, cohesive operation focused on the highest level of performance and customer service.