About Us



Ed Burton
  • John Edward Burton, Sr. and partners opens J. E. Burton Construction Company
  • Concentrates on building supply sales, residential and light commercial construction.


Ed Burton

  • Constructs first consolidated public High School in Halifax County, Virginia
  • Refocuses its expertise on the commercial, industrial and institutional construction
  • Grows its reach throughout southern Virginia and central North Carolina


Ed Burton

  • Focuses on textile and wood manufacturing industry
  • Competes successfully for new school projects throughout Virginia
  • Establishing long-term clients that continue into today

Ed Burton

  • John “Johnny” Burton, Jr. becomes the second generation President


Ed Burton

  • Constructs first food processing facility in Southside Virginia
  • Continues serving southern Virginia and central North Carolina clients involved in:
    • Hospital/Healthcare
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Institutional:  Schools, Religious & Public


Ed Burton

  • Adapts to manufacturing and healthcare explosion


Ed Burton

  • Continues support for changes in healthcare technology
  • Focuses on industrial technology


technology construction and leeds registered commercial construction

  • Adopts new project delivery methods including Design/Build services
  • Enters Technology Market and is selected to construct Riverstone One
  • Completes first LEED registered project in Southside Virginia at the H.E.F. Innovation Center (American Tobacco Warehouse)