Award-Winning Work, Built by a Diverse Workforce

Who we are

Burling Builders, Inc is an African American owned Full Service General Contracting Company, founded March 11, 1980 by Mr. Elzie Higginbottom. With over 38 years of construction experience Burling Builders, Inc has a diversified project portfolio. Burling understands the unique needs of our clients and that’s is why we strategically assemble our project teams, matching each of our experienced professionals according to the scope of each project.

38 years

construction experience


  • I’ve worked with Burling Builders for twenty years. They have a strong history of being able to do all types of project work from substantial rehab to adaptive reuse to new construction. The one-stop shopping including self-perform capabilities is a big plus.

    Ron Piekarz
    Piekarz Associates, P.C. Principal Architect
  • I’ve had an outstanding relationship with Burling Builders for over 10 years. We have always finished a project on time and within our budget. I have the highest regard for their creativity, commitment and ability to achieve the best possible product with the resources available.

    Anthony J. Fusco, Jr.
    President, Chicago Community Development Corporation


Interested in becoming a vendor or subcontractor? Burling Builders, Inc values the partner relationships we have built and continue to develop with skilled subcontractors and vendors.


Interested in joining a team that has a passion for construction and success? Burling Builders, Inc is rapidly growing and always seeking experienced staff to join our team.