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Burkholder Construction History

For more than a half century, Burkholder has been building customer satisfaction for families and businesses in Northern Michigan.

Building Customer Satisfaction

  • New custom homes
  • Commercial remodeling
  • Home remodeling and additions
  • Insurance restoration
  • New commercial buildings
  • Custom carpentry projects
  • Office buildouts

 

1955
Everett Burkholder launches Burkholder Roofing & Building Service.

1962
Company completes transition into a builder of custom homes and remodeling contractor.

1967
Jerry Stricker, current project manager, first joins Burkholder Construction.

1970
Phil Seitz, current field supervisor, first joins Burkholder Construction.

1973
Jim Burkholder leaves Army Corps of Engineers to assume leadership of Burkholder Construction.

1975
Burkholder completes largest custom home to-date: $125,000 home on Maitland Road in Acme.

1978
Commercial work expands for Burkholder Construction amounting to approximately half the annual workload throughout the next two decades.

The Company completes an array of office and retail centered projects, church, restaurant and multiple regional grocery chain projects.

1979
Max Strickland, project manager, first joins Burkholder Construction.

1981
Earth-sheltered educational center erected in partnership with the Au Sable Trails Institute for Environmental Studies in Blue Lake Township.
Company reaches $1 million in annual revenue.

1982-90
Burkholder completes more than ten stores in Cherryland Mall and restores several downtown Traverse City storefronts and interiors including Cunningham's Drugs into Elias Brothers' Big Boy, Stewart Zacks, The Stereo Shoppe, Kilwin's and several others.

Custom residential construction work expands into Leelanau and Antrim Counties.

1990s
Burkholder completes additions and alterations on seven Prevo Family Markets; assists in renovation and construction of two Oleson Food Stores; constructs 5 new dental office buildings; handles several projects in the new Grand Traverse Mall.

1995
Company completes Terra Energy building which, at 18,000 square feet, represents largest commercial office building project to-date.

Marc Burkholder joins company.

1996-2003
Custom home boom for Burkholder Construction.

1997
Burkholder Construction is featured in Builder/Architect magazine.

In cooperation with the American Lung Association, Burkholder builds Northern Michigan's first Health House, incorporating "green building" into all aspects of the process.

2004
Company completes its 25th custom home on Old Mission Peninsula.

2005
Marc Burkholder promoted to Vice President for Sales and Operations.

Burkholder Construction commemorates its 50th anniversary with a renewed commitment to "Building Customer Satisfaction."

2009

Marc Burkholder, third generation of the Burkholder family has assumed leadership as President of Burkholder Construction.  

Completed first USGBC LEED Certified Platinum Custom Home in Northern Michigan.