The Burgess family has been immersed in craftsmanship and building since childhood. Our grandfather was a millwright, a trim carpenter, and was in the Corps of Engineers in WWII. He would describe in detail and show us how they made spiral chutes out of wood for flour mills in Kansas or how they hung and installed 8 doors a day for new houses in Denver. The foreman would run a nickel around the door to check the gap. If it was wrong, you did it over. It was all done precisely, one at a time, with hand tools. He taught us to appreciate a job well done.
Gentry started his career in carpentry and building at age 10 with 4-H classes, built his first house at age 17 and has been a builder and remodeler ever since, from 1983-1988 in Twin Falls, Idaho and from 1988 to present in Kirkland, Washington.
Elaine has a BA in Fine Art and appreciates time to paint watercolors, draw and create in various mediums. She also enjoys designing furniture and cabinetry as well as working with clients and suppliers to provide suggestions or fulfill customers design selections.
Ours is a small company that takes great pride in our personal relationship with each and every client. Let us use our talents and abilities to create a well designed home or remdel for you.
The following are some of the values we try to instill in our company and employees and that we look for in vendors and subcontractors:
- Make yourself useful, valuable.
- Stand behind your work.
- Have a high degree of respect for a customers property and family.
- Be a problem solver.
- Consider the end product in questions of design and quality.
- Pursue efficiency, be aware of how you are spending your time.
- Be reliable, conscientious, and accountable.
- Listen to what the customer wants.
- Be clear and prompt in your communication.
- Be versatile, do what needs to be done.
- Be trustworthy with money, save, pay bills on time.
- Keep your person, vehicle, jobsite, and equipment clean.
- Work safely and consider the safety of others.
- Focus on the job while you are on the job.
- Be punctual, be punctual, be punctual.
- Be thoughtful in your choice of language, attire, and radio station.
- Stay on the task until it is done.
- Take an interest in your work and continually educate yourself.
Testimonials From Our Clients
The GR Burgess Co. built my current residence. The level of quality and craftsmanship is truly incredible. No detail was left untouched. The GR Burgess Co. is meticulous and I would highly recommend this builder to anyone looking for a well built, high quality luxury home. - A. Kinney
Gentry is without a doubt, the best contractor we have ever known. From the planning stages to the finished project, he is very professional. Gentry is an excellent builder and never cuts corners. He always gives you the highest quality craftsmanship and leaves you with a finish you are very happy with. Gentry is a very honest builder, he gives true estimates that rarely ever change during the work and keeps his projects on schedule. - T. Hohl
We've hired GR Burgess Co., Inc. for several remodeling projects and will continue to hire them in the future. The owner of the company, who is the general contractor, is extremely conscientious and shows up on time. We have always remained within the amount of the initial bid for the work and have always been pleased with the quality of the work. - C. Mayhall
Gentry and his team of well chosen craftsmen are exactly what you want from a contractor. Gentry is a kind and fair contractor who is a carpenter by training. His work is excellent and well priced. He is a trustworthy family man who takes pride in his work. - J. Ross
Gentry has done 3 large remodels on our house, including a beautiful kitchen remodel. He is a true craftsman, incredibly honest and meticulous about details. He is a true partner in the process, providing suggestions when needed and steering us away from a few potentially bad decisions. - T. Cast