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With so much competition within the construction business
according to DataBase USA, there are 1,500 construction companies
in Berks County alone the company has always found ways to set
itself apart from others in the construction field.

" We've never set ourselves in a special niche where we only do
a certain type of construction, such as multifamily residential,
manufacturing or warehousing. We've done a very wide range of
projects, and I think that really has helped us be flexible especially
when the economy changes, " Eric said.
The company's slate of past experiences illustrates its diversity of
work. It has been involved in a myriad of projects, to name a few,
from the GoggleWorks Apartments and The Reading Museum to
Alvernia University's PLEX.
In addition to those projects, Burkey Construction has worked
with local company Penske Truck Leasing for generations. Eric said
his grandfather worked on the first Penske location in Berks County,
and he himself has been working on Penske projects for the last 15
years. Personally meeting Roger Penske during a walk-through at
one of the Penske locations was a highlight for Eric.
" He's just such a business icon out there and to have that interaction
with him was such a neat opportunity ... actually during the walk
-through I had an old picture of my grandfather and Roger and he
(Roger) looked like he was in his twenties or thirties. He looked so
young, and so that was a neat connection to have with him, " Eric
said.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has altered aspects of the
business, Eric says it won't stop the company from celebrating the
milestone anniversary in the new year when it is safe to do so.
" We consider ourselves a family of people here in the company, so
we'd love to get everyone back together and celebrate it - just see
everybody without having to worry about masking up and staying
six feet apart, " he said.
Not only is this momentous milestone worth celebrating, but it
also speaks highly of the business the Burkey family has created.
" Having a company run for 75 years usually does tell a story,
especially in construction, because we build buildings where people
work and live. We really have a part in, not only their lives, but
also the landscape. I love the history of Reading. ... there's all these
different threads of businesses that we've been tied to. It's a neat
experience, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it, and be part of
that history, " he said.

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