Diversity is the cornerstone of Burling Builders, Inc. We are a Minority Owned General Contractor, 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 Builders 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.
Burling Builders, Inc is a proud participating sponsor of Construct, an 11-week program offering over 60 students the training, information and guidance needed to compete for entry-level construction related jobs. This program has successfully to increased the pool of qualified minority candidates for construction jobs in Illinois.
Burling Builders, Inc recently completed the ComEd Chicago Training Center, where we obtained a minority participation percentage that once seemed impossible. Although this participation percentage came with a premium cost, ComEd knew it had to be done and Burling was there to deliver. It was agreed upon that the construction of the facility should reflect the community and surrounding communities in which it was being built. Originally the project participation goal was 25%, but by the completion of the project we obtained 90% total minority participation, which was then broken down by spends (African American, Hispanic and Women).
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.