Kirlin Builders provides general contracting services that encompass the design, build, repair, construction, renovation and revision of facilities. Our projects include facilities across the United States and in Europe. We create world-class buildings for government and civilian clients. It is our pride. It is our endeavor. We strengthen our relationships with our clients by outperforming our competition. We honor our commitments.



We are a principled, respected leader in the design and construction industry.  We have a passion for making a difference for customers, partners and end users of the diverse medical and commercial facilities we create.  While building cool stuff and meeting our financial goals, we maintain a strong moral compass and ethically deliver on our promises to all stakeholders.

We work shoulder to shoulder with our stakeholders to create success for all involved in our projects.

We foster a culture of…


Our company started from an idea hatched by the late CEO of The Kirlin Group, Wayne Day. The idea was to pursue Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contracts from the United States Government. Specifically, our company was formed to provide an “indefinite quantity of services for a fixed time,” and to target medical repair and renewal facilities. Thus began John J. Kirlin, Inc. – Special Projects Division. Our first project, a simple pharmacy repair at Fort Benning, GA was our initiation into the world of repair and renewal construction services. From that project, our work has evolved throughout the years to more than 1000 projects and over 5 million square feet of building properties and construction projects completed throughout the US and Europe. Today, through our ever-expanding project portfolio that now extends well beyond medical, we are known as Kirlin Builders.

Kirlin Builders has gained a sterling reputation over the years as a General Contractor performing Design/Build services. What began as construction services to government medical facilities has grown into a company that embraces innovation and design/build construction practices with projects in government, research, laboratory, dental, administrative, educational, institutional and recreational facilities from coast to coast, and in Europe.

Along our way, we’ve broadened our knowledge of construction, design/build and facilities management. We’ve sought opportunities that have honed our skills. And we’ve built processes into our capabilities that provide the best quality, top-notch safety standards and customer service that can’t be matched. We exceed our client’s expectations.



Quality is emphasized in every activity we perform – From conception, to design, to collaboration, to finished project. The Kirlin Builders’ team only strives for quality output. Our culture of Quality means not just doing the best, but thinking forward and looking at the overall view of the project with a plan to exceed client expectations.


We recognize and acknowledge the need for safety in our industry. It is paramount. But we do more. We are proactive in our safety – initiating, implementing, monitoring and practicing our award-winning Safety Program. We believe that Safety supports our company, our customer, our community and your expectations.


It is the core value of every employee at Kirlin Builders to serve our customers well. We put our customers and your needs first. We work with you through every step, giving impeccable attention to every detail. We communicate frequently and transparently. We earn your satisfaction and trust.


Kirlin Builders is a proud member of the following industry-recognized institutions:



Lupus Walk

It was a rainy, cold day in our nation’s capital April 2nd, but members of the Kirlin Builders team showed out wearing the purple to participate in Lupus Walk 2016 at the Lincoln and World War II Memorial. The walk, which raised money to help fund Lupus Research, was great fun, and together Kirlin Builders raised through the generous donations of our walkers’ friend and family more than $1,000 towards Lupus Research. Thanks to everyone who show up to walk, and especially those who donated to support those walkers!


Kirlin Builders’ mission and purpose is synonymous with supporting our military and helping maintain their health and well being. However, we too often forget about those who have long since served and their well-being, as well. Service is a lifetime commitment. In 2015, Kirlin Builders and Joint Venture partner Donley Construction teamed up to assist a veteran family in need. Their house, ravaged by lead contamination, was unknown to them endangering the health of them and their family, and without anywhere else to turn, the DKJV team came in to lend a big hand.


Work Study

On April 19th, students from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Atlanta, GA presented at BMH Engineering to summarize their experience in their Corporate Work Study Program. These inner-city based students, each arriving to BMH’s office every morning, participated as part of a 4-member team. With each being assigned a mentor, these students worked in an employee capacity, performing office tasks and learning AutoCAD to help with design tasks on projects. Said BMH President Jeff Hildreth: “We’ve been surprised and thrilled by the commitment of these students, and look forward to continuing the program next year.” Great job to the students and the BMH Staff for their efforts to give back in the Atlanta community!


Charles O. Burlew, Jr., CPA

has 29 years’ experience in construction, contract administration, and cost accounting. He has been with Kirlin Builders for over 20 years, and has extensive experience in federal regulation, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Mr. Burlew believes that experience counts – that proven processes, execution, safety programs, excellent communication skills and delivery of accuracy – are important to successful turn-key design/build solutions.

Walter T. Berrett, Jr., EIT

has been with Kirlin for 22 years. Mr. Berrett’s management process begins with design stage through project completion. He is well versed in the design/build process and all required building codes and standards pertinent to building construction. A former U.S. Army Reserve Captain, Mr. Berrett oversees Construction and Project Management operations in support of the President and is a strong proponent of a collaborative design/build environment.

Gerald R. Lemons

has over 34 years of construction experience and 19 years dedicated to the design/build acquisition process. Mr. Lemons has spent the last 17 years with Kirlin Builders and has become an expert in the area of required building codes and standards. His work includes a vast amount of experience within occupied facilities. As his primary focus is to oversee the general managing of our Regional off–ices and Construction Managers, Mr. Lemons is dedicated to delivering complex projects on schedule, on budget and with complete customer satisfaction.

Steven J. Rohlfs

has been with Kirlin Builders for over 22 years. With over 38 years’ construction experience, Mr. Rohlfs has a thorough understanding of general construction, including building envelopes, HVAC, plumbing, mechanical systems and infrastructure, medical gas, electrical, fire suppression, and building security systems. He values cost e–ffective solutions – and implementing the right solution for your needs. His onsite expertise includes an extensive knowledge of OSHA, HIPPA, Joint Commission, ADA, and UFC criteria. Steve holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland College Park.

Robert Miller

is a LEED® Accredited Professional BD+C and has been part of Kirlin Builders since 2009. Rob brings over 20 years of experience in Building Systems Engineering, Construction Management, and Sustainable Building Practices. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in Healthcare and Medical Research Facility construction as well as the design and construction of commercial office, high-rise buildings and higher educational institutions. He oversees Kirlin Builders’ Preconstruction Group of Estimators and Design Managers. Rob is a graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.

Jeffrey C. Hildreth, PE

has more than 33 years of experience in the medical design and construction industry and is dedicated to creating productive environments for our clients that are energy efficient, sustainable, and maintainable.  He is licensed in 21 states, is a LEED® Accredited Professional, a member of both the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Code Council (ICC,) and holds a BSEE from North Carolina State University.

Jeffrey A. Harris, PE

is a licensed professional engineer in 14 states and his work experience includes over 32 years in medical design and construction.  He is familiar with work in and around occupied medical facilities, Joint Commission requirements, and is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  Mr. Harris oversees mechanical design for BMH Engineering with special emphasis on constructability and systems integration. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.