About Burling

About
Burling

Burling is a Chicago based, African American owned
construction company founded by Elzie Higginbottom.

We specialize in Commercial and Multi-Unit Residential construction
projects, and for over 40 years we’ve been the trusted builder
for hundreds of organizations in the Chicagoland area.

Burling is a Chicago based, African American owned construction company founded by Elzie Higginbottom.

We specialize in Commercial and Multi-Unit Residential construction projects, and for over 40 years we’ve been the trusted builder for hundreds of
organizations in the Chicagoland area.

Burling is a Chicago based, African
American owned construction company founded by
Elzie Higginbottom.

We specialize in Commercial
and Multi-Unit Residential construction projects, and for
over 40 years we’ve been the trusted builder for hundreds
of organizations in the
Chicagoland area.

Our Mission

Burling continues to build on the trust we have developed with our clients for over three decades, by providing high-quality construction services and professional team collaboration that goes beyond simply constructing projects.

We believe that every commercial property, educational facility, health care site or housing development must meet the unique needs of those who live, work or play there.

Our Values

  • Safe Work Environment
  • Attention to Detail & Quality
  • Sustainable & Innovative Practices
  • Diverse Partnerships
  • Strategic Project Team Implementation
  • Professional Growth

Our Values

  • Safe Work Environment
  • Attention to Detail & Quality
  • Sustainable & Innovative Practices
  • Diverse Partnerships
  • Strategic Project Team Implementation
  • Professional Growth

Diversity

Diversity is the cornerstone of Burling. We are a Minority Owned construction company, certified through the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, and our workforce is equally diverse.

Whether compliance goals are mandatory on a project or not, Burling makes a practice of implementing a diverse workforce as well as inclusive opportunities for all subcontractors. Burling’s subcontractor database is made up of 50% minority/women owned firms per trade division. Not only does BBI reach out to MBE/WBE subcontractors directly, we also send all ITB’s to their council to ensure awareness of upcoming project opportunities.

We routinely work with Black Contractors United, HACIA, Federation of Women Contractors and the Minority Business Development Agency.

Leadership

ELZIE HIGGINBOTTOM

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

JOHN GIRZADAS

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

KIM WALKER

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

JOE TARGETT

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Testimonials

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

Awards

COMED 2016 PRESIDENTS AWARD

Burling is the proud recipient of the 2016 Presidents Award from ComEd. Burling was recognized for this special award for the successful completion of the Chicago Training Center and our commitment to diversity and community involvement during this project. By obtaining 90% minority spend on the Chicago Training Center, Burling has raised the bar in establishing and maintaining partnerships with diverse subcontractors. Whether compliance goals are mandatory on a given project, Burling Builders, Inc makes a practice of implementing a diverse workforce as well as inclusive opportunities for all subcontractors. Not only do we meet goals, we exceed them.

2016 Contractor of the Year

Burling was honored to have received the 2016 Contractor of the Year award from the Hispanic American Construction Industry (HACIA).

Burling was nominated and awarded this award by our esteemed construction peers. This recognition is held in high regard—HACIA’s awards banquet is consistently recognized as the largest construction industry event in the Midwest.

Contact

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44 West 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
773.241.6810
info@burlingbuilders.com

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