Who is Burke Construction Group, Inc.
Building Client Visions since 1984 – Burke Construction Group is an award-winning general contracting firm headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada with regional offices located in North Dakota. Licensed / registered in 26 states, Burke is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of a geographically diverse marketplace. Providing comprehensive preconstruction, construction management, LEED® and sustainable building services under a variety of project delivery methods, Burke affords customized solutions and support to clients and partners.
Building in both public and private sectors, Burke’s diverse expertise covers various market sectors – including: Educational, Cultural & Religious, Federal/Public Works, Financial, Healthcare, Hospitality/Entertainment, Mission Critical/ Redundant Systems, Office/Industrial, Remote Sites, Retail, Senior Care/Affordable Living/Multi-family, and Tenant Improvements.
LONGEVITY / PROVEN EXPERIENCE: Exceeding Client Expectations since 1984, we are honored as the multiple recipient of the NAIOP General Contracting Firm of the Year Award and the AGC Contractor of the Year Award.
GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada – with a regional office located in North Dakota. Now licensed / registered in 26 states, Burke is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of a geographically diverse marketplace.
CAPABILITY: An AB General Engineering / General Building Company with unlimited building license classifications, anchored with substantial bonding and insurance capabilities.
COMMITMENT: Burke’s approach to constructing projects is unparalleled and has earned our organization an industry-wide reputation as a relationship-based general contractor. With our principals engaged in every phase of every construction project, we remain accessible to our clients long after projects are completed.
CLIENT / PROJECT MULTIPLICITY: Valued clients include: PIRCH, Vadatech, Cashman Equipment Company, Asurion, Barclaycard, Solar City, Cobalt Data Centers, Marnell Properties, Walmart, MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Peccole Nevada, Focus Commercial Group and the Clark County School District.
PROJECT PORTFOLIO: Educational, Cultural & Religious; Federal / Public Works; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Hospitality / Gaming; Mission Critical / Redundant Systems; Office / Industrial; Retail; Remote Sites; Senior Care / Affordable Living / Multi-family; Tenant Improvements.
Leadership - Setting the Standard
President & CEO
Kevin Burke earned his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in business management from Kansas State University. Since joining the company in 1989, Mr. Burke has held various leadership positions within the organization, culminating into his appointment as President & CEO in 2001. Kevin lends his industry knowledge through his membership on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Contractors Association (NCA), the Board of Trustees for the Kansas State University Foundation, and as Strategic Advisor for PIRCH – an experiential retailer. Previously the Governor-appointed Chairman from 2009 – 2012, Mr. Burke continues to serve on the Nevada State Contractor’s Board. Additionally, he is a member of several professional organizations, including NAIOP, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO-Gold), and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. Serving Southern Nevada since 1984, Burke Construction Group currently holds licenses / registrations in 26 states. Recognized in 2016 as one of the Top 4 Local Commercial General Contractors, some of Burke Construction Group’s notable clients include: PIRCH, Walmart, Cashman Equipment Company, Barclaycard, SolarCity, Marnell Properties, MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Peccole Nevada, Focus Commercial and the Clark County School District.
Your choice of a general contractor represents more than the first step in the building process. It determines the time frame in which your project is completed, its overall cost, the quality of the end product as well as your peace of mind during the entire construction process.
At Burke Construction Group, that’s something we take very seriously. We know there are other general contractors that can provide a complete range of services, but it takes a different kind of company to deliver those services within the context of your specific requirements. Every job is different. Every client is different. For us, that’s what makes the job interesting and challenging. For our clients, this perspective is what makes us their contractor of choice.
During this period of economic transition, Burke continues to offer stability in the marketplace. Our stability is reflected in our substantial bond and insurance capabilities while holding ‘unlimited’ building license classifications, which is of vital importance to the development community we build for. As the economy continues to recover, we remain optimistic about the future and will continue to invest in the growth of our industry.
Burke has created and completed hundreds of projects of all types, sizes and magnitude. We have surpassed the expectations of an extremely satisfied clientele. Our professionalism, precision, and performance are unmatched in this industry. Please contact any of our clients, so you can hear from the people who know us best.
President & CEO
Robert W. Gittings, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Bob Gittings is an authority in the accounting world with over 30 years of financial experience. His current role as CFO confers responsibility for all financial operations at Burke Construction Group, which includes serving on the executive committee. Mr. Gittings relocated to Las Vegas in 2003 to be Chief Financial Officer for the Las Vegas division of SelectBuild Construction. Prior to SelectBuild, he spent 16 years with S.A.S. Rubber Company, (a subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Company) progressively advancing in the areas of finance and accounting, culminating in the position of treasurer/ controller. Mr. Gittings attended Cleveland State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in Economics and earned his CPA in 1987.
Vice President – Estimating / Principal
A 20 year construction executive, Dimitri Mihaloliakos is Vice President of Estimating for Burke Construction Group, Inc. Prior to his current position, Dimitri served as Chief Estimator. Before joining Burke Construction Group, Dimitri built a strong reputation in the construction industry working for firms such as Martin-Harris Construction and The Jaynes Corporation. Active in the commercial development community, Dimitri is a member of the Nevada Contractors Association (NCA), NAIOP and the leadership organization, Vistage. In 2010, Dimitri was honored as one of In Business Magazine’s 40 under 40 honorees. Previously, he has volunteered his time and knowledge as a visiting professor for the construction science program at UNLV. Dimitri studied at UNLV where he received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in Architectural Design.
John Travassos, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President – Operations
As Vice President of Operations, John Travassos brings over 30 years of construction experience to Burke Construction Group. Mr. Travassos joined Burke in 2006 and has held various leadership positions including Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Director of Operations for both Burke’s West/Southwest Division and Upper Midwest Division. Mr. Travassos is also a member of Burke’s Executive Committee. During his tenure at Burke, Mr. Travassos has supervised some of Southern Nevada’s largest and most notable construction projects. A LEED Accredited Professional, with an emphasis on Building Design and Construction, he shares his leadership as a member of Nevada Contractors Association (NCA), where he previously served as Chairman of the Permits and Inspections committee. Additionally, Mr. Travassos completed the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
Vice President – Corporate Services
A 35-year payroll, personnel specialist, and office management professional, Carol Cleveland-Thompson is the Vice President of Corporate Services for Burke Construction Group. Ms. Cleveland-Thompson is responsible for all aspects of the company’s administrative and human resources duties. Additionally, Carol manages all of Burke Construction Group’s information technology requirements. Ms. Cleveland-Thompson also is a member of the Burke Executive Committee, where she shares her extensive knowledge and experience. Ms. Cleveland-Thompson graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education & Human Resources and earned an AAS degree in Human Services from Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York.
Thad Lawrence, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President – Preconstruction Services / Principal
Thad Lawrence brings over 18 years of professional estimating and construction experience to the Burke Team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from the Westminster College and carries a B-100 Limited Commercial Building License. Thad is also a LEED® Accredited and OSHA 30-Hour Certified Professional. As a certified U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management specialist ,Thad provides expertise for Burke’s Federal Project Division, including top level support and commitment to our extensive quality assurance program and all other internal project management and implementation plans, policies and procedures.
Burke Special Projects – Managing Partner
Jim Colegrove brings more than 20 years of construction industry experience to Burke Construction Group. Mr. Colegrove is responsible for supervising and managing all phases of the construction and development process for Burke Special Projects. Possessing an extensive background in the construction industry, which includes knowledge of street improvements, Clark County Building Department codes, civil engineering and all facets of commercial construction, Mr. Colegrove is the recipient of Orange Coast College’s Construction Department Award of Merit. A graduate of the Rapport Leadership program and the Leadership Management Incorporated program, Mr. Colegrove is also recognized as a National Accredited Educator for the Associated Builders and Contractor’s Apprenticeship Program.