PJ Callaghan Construction

Posted On 02/08/2016 by St. Pete Chamber
Founded in 1948, PJ Callaghan Construction is multi-generational, family-run general contracting firm focused on commercial construction. PJ Callaghan specializes in commercial construction, general contracting, including design-build, construction management, architecture and facility maintenance.

The company prides ourselves on being a relationship-based company, and they prove it with a deep roster of clients, subcontractors and vendors that have been with PJ Callaghan for decades. They help execute and oversee all construction, renovation maintenance processes for clients big and small. With a long established for metal and industrial work, they have expanded to serve a range of industries for several years.

​​PJ Callaghan is grateful to have maintained a successful family business for almost 80 years. The team has diversified it’s workload and services and is proud to say that many of their executives sit on several local boards and committees working in a variety of local causes to better St. Petersburg.

Business owners include President John C. Burket, grandson of one of the company’s founders. John’s leadership team includes son Tom Burket, SVP of Business Development; and son-in-law Tobin Robeck, SVP of Operations.

Founded in 1948 by Pete “P.J.” Callaghan and John C. Burket, Sr., the company was originally named Burket & Callaghan Construction. In the early days, residentials homes in St. Petersburg were the main focus. The name changed to PJ Callaghan after the passing of the co-founder John Burket Sr. (the first of four Burket generations. The company became an authorized builder for Star Builder Systems in 1967, which led to the company’s now long-held focus on commercial construction.

While PJ Callaghan is based in Clearwater, the team of 32 spends a bulk of time in St. Pete – living, working and playing. PJ Callaghan has completed well over 2,000 projects all around Tampa Bay, throughout Florida and beyond.

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