Our History

In August 1986, Herbie E. Burkes Sr. humbly started Burkes Mechanical with a helper and the vision of a better way to meet the needs of clients.  Little did he realize how big that need would truly become.  By treating employees with fairness and respect, he was able to assemble a team that could meet the needs of clients and exceed their expectations. In 2003, Herbie E. Burkes Jr. acquired the company.  While the ownership may have changed, the same family values continued: Integrity, safety, quality, and individual attention.

Today our operations span multiple states with a staff of over 900 employees serving clients like you in a host of industries. Burkes has become the essential partner for clients needing quick response and quality work. As this need has increased, we not only have grown in size, but in capabilities as well.

While Burkes may have begun as a primarily “mechanical” company, we have expanded our services to meet the needs of clients like you with the same commitment we started with.  Today our services include, but are not limited to, electrical, instrumentation, fabrication, and crane rental.

And yet our work is not done yet.  Burkes continues to build a roster of clients who see us as their dependable partner. By doing so, we’ve continued to build on our reputation as one of the best in the industry.  In this demanding environment, we realize that our reputation is only as good as your opinion of our last project.