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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Burke is one of the original founding partners of Burke Construction Group. He has served as the CEO since 1997. Mr. Burke’s primary focus is on developing and maintaining client relations. He works closely on the preconstruction services, preparation of project estimates and oversees contract negotiations.
Mr. Burke started his career in the construction industry as a field engineer over thirty years ago. Prior to founding Burke Construction, Mr. Burke was the founder of The Tower Group which he owned and managed for twelve years prior to selling the firm to an international company. Under Burke’s leadership Tower grew to over 250 employees and 185 million in annual revenues. Prior to founding the Tower Group, Burke worked for ten years with a prominent local Florida developer serving as President of their Construction Division where he designed and constructed more than 4.2 million square feet of commercial space. Mr. Burke graduated from Indiana State University with a B.S. in Construction Management in 1982. In addition to his leadership role with the entities stated above, he was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the State of Florida’s Construction Industry Licensing Board and presently serves as an advisor to his church board. Mr. Burke is a State Certified General Contractor.
Partner/Chief Financial Officer
David W. Martinez began his career twenty-eight years ago as a staff accountant and local municipality’s auditor. In 1987, Mr. Martinez joined the CPA firm of Muskat, Simon & Kolber, one of South Florida’s top 50 accounting firms. There, he worked his way up from staff accountant to senior staff manager and in 1992 he opened his own CPA firm. His experience includes tax, financial, audit and consulting services, with a heavy concentration in the construction industry. Mr. Martinez has also been highly recognized as an expert witness for numerous court cases dealing with multi-million dollar claims. His knowledge of management, accounting and financial matters enabled him to detect, calculate and report on several frauds and mismanagement claims.
In September 2000 Mr. Martinez became Chief Financial Officer and Partner of The Tower Group, Inc. He was responsible for overseeing the accounting staff, securing adequate bonding, insurance, and credit, as well as, controlling the overall financial stability of the corporation. He works closely on the preparation of all financial reports, project budgets, managing of assets and the implementation of the internal control and computer systems. In 2007, Mr. Martinez, along with Anthony Burke, launched Burke Construction Group, Inc. Together these two have completed over $1.7 billion of construction projects throughout the state of Florida in just the last 17 years. Education: University of Central Florida, Associates Degree Florida International University Miami, FL – 1987 Bachelor of Accounting, College of Business Administration Registrations: Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member of the Construction Financial Management Association, Member of the FIU Construction Industry Advisory Board and University of Miami Master of Construction Management Advisory Board.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Galmin started his career in the construction industry in 1982 working as a Plumber, HVAC installation Mechanic, Painter, Draftsmen’s and Estimator while attending college. After graduation Mr. Galmin worked for several contractors in the following construction industries: HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Water/Wastewater Treatment and Commercial/Residential. Mr. Galmin’s primary focus as the Vice President of Operations for Burke Construction Group, Inc., is developing/maintaining existing and new client relationships, risk management/safety, strategic planning & development for growth in new office regions, construction team development & leadership with focus on the successful completion of projects on time within budget with a satisfied client.
Education: Kean University, BS Industrial Technology/Mechanical Contracting Professional Licenses: Certified Construction Manager, State of Florida Certified General Contractor, State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor, State of Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor, State of Florida Certified Underground Utility/Excavation Contractor, State of Florida Certified Pollutant Storage Systems Contractor, State of Florida Protection System Contractor V License, State of Florida Notary Public, Medical Gas Certification, State of Georgia Utility Foreman License, State of Georgia Utility Manager License, State of New Jersey Master Plumber License, State of New Jersey Underground Storage Tank Licesnse, NASCLA Certification, Georgia GC License, Virginia GC License, Plumber License, State of New Jersey Underground Storage Tank License.