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Meet Rick Burke

While growing up and attending public schools in Westport, Rick Burke experienced the true virtues of Fairfield county. He and his wife Hilda, both engineers, decided Westport was the right place to raise their family. Their two daughters both attended the same schools that Rick attended.
Rick began his career in construction back in 1972, working for a local Westport general contracting company throughout his education.  In 1985, Rick started his own company and began putting his experience to work. The 1980's brought a wave of multi-family development enabling  Rick to complete nearly one hundred residences while honing his craft. Then, in the 1990's, Rick began to focus on single family homes. The marketplace drove Rick's homes larger and larger, until regional economics scaled local dream homes back down to manageable sizes. As the marketplace has changed, so have customers' motivations. Additions and renovations have once again become popular vehicles toward making that home a more perfect fit. For over thirty years, Burke Construction has been evolving with Fairfield County's changing face. 

Burke Construction built its first commercial building along Westport's route 1 back in 1986. Since then, we've been actively involved in the progress of Fairfield County. We routinely perform building face lifts and tenant fit-ups. Some of our past commercial customers include Geico Insurance, American Express, Johnson Electric North America, Classic Shine Auto Fitness, Riverside Marina, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Swiss Cleaners, and


Rick listens to your ideas and wants to be your partner. His "can do" approach makes your dreams become reality. Whether you are building a new home, renovating, or adding on, Rick knows that there is a perfect design solution that is unique to each customer. Rick personally supervises the entire construction process. Whenever possible, the on-site work is completed by Rick's own experienced crew. Rick's customers quickly get to know his crew, who become like part of the family. Rick understands that not only does your home become his work place, but his work place is also your home.   

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