Berks Nature

September 20th was a great day as Berks Nature celebrated the official ribbon cutting of their new facility that we helped to build. This LEED certified building will allow Berks Nature to serve our area in even greater ways as they head into the future and we are thrilled we were able to partner with […]


Reading Hospital

Burkey Construction was awarded the cast-in-place concrete package for the construction of Reading Health System’s 7th Avenue Clinical Building at their Reading Hospital West Reading campus.  Burkey’s work on the seven-story $354 million facility is scheduled to start in Spring 2014 and continue on for approximately 12 months.  This phase of the work includes footings, […]


All Star Distributing

Burkey Construction is working with All Star Distributing in Muhlenberg Township as Design-Builder of a 62,000 square foot addition to their current warehouse facility.  The addition will consist of load-bearing pre-cast tilt-up structural concrete wall panels, with structural steel interior columns, steel roof joists and deck.  High-bay racking will be installed to facilitate the owner’s […]


Greater Berks Food Bank

Burkey Construction is the Construction Manager for the renovation work to the Greater Berks Food Bank’s recently-purchased facility in Spring Township.  The renovation of the 48,000 square foot warehouse will include a racking system and new 6,000 square foot cooler and freezer.  The 5,400 square foot office will be renovated to meet the needs of […]


Mary’s Shelter

Burkey Construction is the Construction Manager for the conversion of the Naval & Marine Reserve Center on Kenhorst Blvd. in Reading into a residential facility for Mary’s Shelter, a non-profit organization providing services for pregnant women and women with newborns.  The plan calls for ten bedrooms to be completed in each of the first two phases, […]


Penske Truck Leasing Co.

Burkey is continuing to provide services to Penske Truck Leasing Co.  In March, work began on the renovation of 6,800 square feet in the Penske Race Shop building in Reading to create new office space and training facilities for truck servicing.  The work includes drywall and tile ceiling replacement to accommodate office reconfiguration, renovation of […]


GoggleWorks Apartments

Construction of the $17.4 million apartment building at 135 Washington Street in downtown Reading is complete.



St. Catharine’s Senior Apartments

St. Catharine’s Senior Apartments has been completed. The 41,472 square foot facility at 2000 Perkiomen Avenue in Mount Penn consists of 35 one-bedroom accessible apartment units. The $5.4 million project is a four-story facility with an at-grade under-building parking garage. Also included are ancillary spaces consisting of management offices, elevator, community room, laundry, computer room, […]


Carpenter Technology Corp.

Throughout 2012 Burkey Construction completed several projects for Carpenter Technology Corp. totaling $6.6 million. The $1,061,00 Building 84 North addition was constructed to house additional furnaces, locker rooms, and electrical distribution and was completed in June. Also completed this summer in August was a 41,000 sq. ft. addition to Building 118. This building was an […]


The Reading Hospital & Medical Center E2 – E3 Renovation

Burkey Construction has completed the renovation of the second and third floors of The Reading Hospital & Medical Center’s “E” Building. Each floor is approximately 4,000 square feet and includes selective demolition, miscellaneous carpentry, custom casework, new flooring and lighting in the corridors and nurses’ stations, new staff locker room, and renovation of patient bathrooms and […]


Penske Truck Leasing Co.

Burkey Construction has been contracted by Penske Truck Leasing to help run and manage their small facility maintenance work throughout Northeastern United States. Work includes small additions, interior renovations, and maintenance work. Burkey is currently working on an addition to the Dayton, NJ facility. Work has also been completed in Bensalem, Allentown, New Stanton, Bristol, […]


Reading Phillies

The $10 million First Energy Stadium renovation project for the Reading Phillies was completed in time for opening day. The renovations under the main grandstand included a complete overhaul of the home locker room, visiting locker room, front office area and main electric room as well as the construction of a new Team Store and […]


Berks County Community Foundation 

The Berks County Community Foundation’s headquarters project earned the LEED-platinum certification, the highest level available to environmentally sustainable or “green” buildings. LEED certification is bestowed by the U.S. Green Building Council based on a rating system that measures a building’s environmental impact. Projects earn LEED points based on items such as site selection, the management […]


Hershey Medical Center Centerview Parking Garage

Burkey Construction recently completed the concrete foundations for the Centerview Parking Garage at the Hershey Medical Center. Burkey worked with Alexander Building Construction on this Penn-State University-owned facility.


UGI LNG, Inc. 

Burkey Construction was a subcontractor to CB&I for the construction of all the concrete foundations, finish grading, and the supply and erection of two stand-alone pre-engineered buildings for UGI’s LNG expansion project in Temple, PA. The scope included the supply and installation of the non-insulating layers of the LNG inner tank foundation, underground piping for […]


Southwest Fire Station

Burkey Construction acted as Construction Manager for the construction of the Southwest Fire Station for the City of Reading Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The project site is located at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Morgantown Road. The building is a 10,400 square foot masonry two-story structure and accommodates three fire trucks. KCBA […]


Bandshell Renovations

The renovation of the Volunteer Firemen’s Memorial Bandshell in City Park consists of the restoration of the bandshell exterior, pond restoration, renovation of existing features, site furnishings, lighting, and landscape plantings. Simone Collins Landscape Architect Inc. of Berwyn is responsible for the design.


Reading Police Firing Range

Construction of a 100 yard long firing range with 20 firing lanes and a 2,000 sq. ft. support building for the Reading Police Department. W2A Architects is responsible for the design.


Berks County Community Foundation

Construction of the new LEED-certified headquarters for the Berks County Community Foundation and Community Conference Center was completed in September 2009. The facility is located at the corner of Third and Court Streets in downtown Reading. The first floor is used as the Community Conference Center, the second floor is occupied by the Foundation, and […]


LEED Accredited Professional Designation

Joan Wolfe received the LEED Accredited Professional designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.  Wolfe joined Burkey Construction in 2001 and is a senior project manager. Burkey now has three LEED Accredited Professionals and is committed to building green.


Alvernia University

South Campus Stadium: Work is complete on a multi-purpose field and track area with stadium lighting providing soccer and lacrosse fields for both men’s and women’s sports at the university. An adjacent parking lot was constructed for team participants and spectators.


Angelica Ballfields

Work is complete on two ballfields for men’s and women’s baseball and softball. Each field includes a masonry press box, masonry dugouts, batting tunnels, and scoreboard.


Lancaster Laboratories Addition

Burkey Construction Co. recently completed construction of a 50,000 square foot, three-story building addition to Lancaster Laboratories’ South Campus facility in New Holland, PA. The building addition matches the existing building on the campus. Lancaster Labs is the largest contract lab in the country.


Construction Completed on R/C Theatres in Reading PA

Construction of the R/C Theatre, located at 30 N. Second Street in Downtown Reading, was completed in August 2008. The 11-screen movie complex, which includes an IMAX large-scale movie theater, is the largest theatre in Berks County. The 1,700-seat movie complex is equipped with digital sound and pictures.


Burkey Construction Awarded Five-Year Management Contract

2007 is proving to be a busy year. Burkey Construction has been awarded a five-year construction management contract by the City of Reading for various projects. This year’s major projects will involve the construction of two new firehouses and renovations to The Pagoda. Also underway is the construction of a Berkshire Bank branch in Exeter […]


Burkey Construction Completes Five Boscov’s Department Stores

Burkey Construction completed five Boscov’s Department Stores on a very tight schedule for this Reading-based department store chain. Four of the five projects consisted of interior renovation to existing buildings in Monroeville, South Hills, Lehigh Valley, and Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, each approximately 200,000 square feet. A new 200,000 square foot anchor store was constructed in the Logan […]


Burkey Construction Awarded the General Trades Package

Burkey Construction was recently awarded the general trades package for the additions and alterations to Governor Mifflin High School located in Shillington, Pennsylvania.  The project started in late June and consists of five additions and interior renovation of classrooms and corridors.  It is a multiple phased project and is expected to be completed in February 2008.