Jim & Marc Burkholder featured in The Builder's Journal Northwest Michigan Edition in June 2007
Constructing high-performance homes is easy, if you understand a few fundamentals.
Burkholder Construction’s “Up North” home features include custom doors made from Brazilian cherry, maple and mahogany, a completely integrated “smart-house system” with computerized controls for temperature, lighting, audio and video throughout the home. Photo by Williamson Photography ©.
The Tools of The Trade at Burkholder Construction: Trust, Communication, and a Half-century of Experience
By Keith Gave
Before even thinking about putting a shovel in the ground to build one of those spectacular homes out on the Old Mission Peninsula, or any of the myriad commercial buildings that have been constructed around the Traverse City area, the folks at Burkholder Construction first set out to build a relationship. “It’s important that there is good communication – and trust,” said Jim Burkholder, the second of three generations of this industrious family owned company. “Trust is the key factor. From the time of the initial contact to the finished product, we are spending approximately a year to a year and a half with a client.”
“When we build a home, we are also building a lasting relationship,” said Marc Burkholder, Jim’s son, the
company’s vice president for sales and operations. “And as long as the owners live in their house, we will be taking care of it. We take that very seriously.”