P.J. Callaghan is a fourth generation construction company that provides services for commercial and industrial construction projects across the state of Florida. We pride ourselves on being a relationship-based company. It’s through effective communication with our clients, employees, subcontractors, and vendors that we ensure that every project is successful. Working this way leads to a high retention rate among our customers; some of whom have been with us for decades.

P.J. Callaghan was founded in 1948 by Pete “P.J.” Callaghan and John C. Burket, Sr., and was originally called Burket & Callaghan Construction. In those early days, the focus was on building residential homes in St. Petersburg. The name changed to P.J. Callaghan after the passing of co-founder John Burket, Sr. in 1952. We shifted our focus from residential homes to commercial projects in 1967 when we became an authorized builder for Star Building Systems.

Mr. Callaghan wrote about a range of topics in his personal memoirs, but primarily he covered best practices for doing business. Among those best practices, he stressed the importance of working hard and pushing to get the most out of a full day’s work. Decades later, we still follow his strong work ethic and attribute it to our continued success.

Founded: 1948
Employees: 48
Geographic focus: Florida and Southeastern US
Completed projects: 2,900 projects and counting…
What we do: We are a relationship based company that believes in clear communication, integrity, customer service and quality work. The majority of our work is repeat clients which has been achieved thru hard work, creative thinking, and problem solving.