Burkett was instrumental in the formation of the Preferred Builder Program by Big Canoe Developer Bill Byrne in 1993. Projects for the Big Canoe POA include the renovation of the Canoe Lodge (currently the POA offices) and the Sconti Club Veranda. He has specialized in custom home construction and land development business for over 24 years and has constructed over 300 homes in the state of Georgia and Texas. His projects include designing and constructing homes and serving as general contractor for several commercial projects, such as a new business offices, restaurants, retail strip center as well as residential and commercial land development. A graduate of Texas A&M, Burkett has been building in Big Canoe since 1993, specializing in mountain home construction using a unique recognizable brand in the Big Canoe Community.
Bruce has designed, remodeled and or built approximately 280 to 300 homes in Big Canoe over the past 22 years as well as several projects for the Big Canoe POA, including the Tennis Center renovation, new Front Gate House, Black Bear Pub renovation, Black Bear Pub Stone patio and Sconti Club Pavilion along with Burkett. He started his building career in San Antonio, Tex. with Centex Homes and attributes his success to God-given talent, passion and a love of creating and building. His designs have been featured in several national publications such as “Log Home Living” and “Timber Home Illustrated”.