If your business has expanded in its current location, acquired a new space, or simply in need of cosmetic improvements, BERCON is the choice for commercial interior renovations. Renovating an occupied business demands transparency, proper planning, accurate scheduling, and open communication. Our clients benefit from our solution oriented approach to renovating. Through our experiences transforming commercial spaces we can offer accurate estimation, realistic scheduling, and focused project management.
With over 300 dwelling units completed, our experienced staff is the choice to perform the needed work while the units are in between residents. Our refurbishments typically include transformation of interior finishes, reconfiguration of space, accessibility upgrades, and provisions for aging in place tailored to the needs of each resident.
In the midst of a recession and hard hit construction industry, Donny Berini made the decision to start a company. The year was 2009 and construction work was scarce. Once the decision was made, he converted a spare bedroom into a home office and got to work.
In 2010, BERCON incorporated as a licensed general contractor in the State of North Carolina. In the beginning, Donny was the only employee with nothing more than an old truck, a toolbox full of tools, and years of experiences. His approach was simple - be honest, be on time, be accountable, and do what you said you will do. A lot has changed since then except for the approach. Today, we are proud of our 15 employees as we continue to experience growth and success in the commercial construction industry.
Our one room home office is now a 3,000 square foot office building located in the heart of Northern Durham.
We are proud to recognize a sampling of our recently completed projects and team partners in success.
Initial consultation with project team members
Project feasibility study
Consult with local municipalities
Establishment of project budgets
Identify the process with project team
Collaborate with design team
Establishment of project schedule
Single source responsibility for Owner
Unified team decisions
Collaborative thinking, ideas, and solutions
Architectural and engineering design
Establish budgets around design parameters
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Versed in compliance of ADA standards
Public restrooms and plumbing facilities
Egress and life safety
Aging in place
Collaboration with local AHJ for compliance
COUNTIES, TOWNS, AND CITIES WORKED IN NORTH CAROLINA
Donny Berini President
Donny is a Durham native whose family roots date back to the early 1900’s. He had a great grandfather who was a stone mason, a grandfather who was a brick mason, and his father was a custom home builder. Donny and his family through four generations have contributed to helping build Durham over the past 100 years. At an early age, his passion for building was rooted deep while watching his father and frequently visiting jobsites. At age 16, Donny began working as a laborer and carpenter for his father’s company while attending high school. In 1992, he graduated from Northern Durham High School. From there he attended East Carolina University and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a Concentration in Construction Management. From 1996 through 2002, Donny completed projects in NC, SC, and Georgia as a project manager for two difference construction companies. During this period, Donny met his wife of 20 years, Leigh Anne, in Charleston, SC. The have two boys together - JC and Louis. Currently, JC is attending UNC-Wilmington and Louis is attending Queens University of Charlotte. From 2002-2010 Donny returned back home to Durham and worked in the family business as a project superintendent. In 2010, his dream of owning his company became a reality when he started BERCON. Outside of work, Donny spends a lot of his time on baseball fields either watching his son, area high schools, or colleges. He loves his UNC Tar Heels, he is a NY Yankees fan, and a NFL fantasy football guru.
Craig Jackson Sr Project Manager
Craig is a Durham native and was in the first graduating class of Riverside High School in 1993 . He graduated from NC State University with Bachelor of Science in Textile Management in 1997, and upon graduation he worked in the textiles industry for three years where he briefly lived in Franklin, NC. It was at this point Craig decided to leave textiles and utilize the construction experience he received from working in high school and college. In 2000, he accepted a position as a Project Engineer with an Industrial Mechanical Contractor. He was also project manager for a general contractor overseeing multi-family painting and wood replacement projects. Craig joined BERCON in 2013 as a project manager overseeing various residential, commercial, and multifamily projects. Currently he is a Senior Project Manager where he primarily focuses on the management of refurbishment projects in retirement communities. Craig resides with his wife Laura in Hillsborough, NC and they have one son, Kyle. Outside of work, Craig enjoys hunting, fishing, and shooting.
Leigh Anne Berini Office Manager
Joe Larson Sr Project Manager
Joe is a Durham native and in the first graduating class at Riverside High School. After high school, he attended NC State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Management with a Marketing Concentration. Married to his wife, Michelle, for over 20 years they share a dog named Jerricho also known as “82” for his namesake NC State wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery. Joe and Michelle also have a cat named Sophie. His hobbies include hunting, golf, and trying new foods and restaurants with his wife. Joe’s love for Wolfpack sports finds him following NC State football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball. When he is not following the Wolfpack, Joe is a Durham Bulls, Atlanta Braves, and Tampa Bay Rays fan. Joe is a proud uncle of a nephew and niece in the Army National Guard and 5 more nieces and nephews in elementary school and preschool who he loves spending time with. As a senior project manager, his responsibilities include the sales, estimating, and management of our exterior property maintenance projects.
Rusty Kiddoo Project Manager
Rusty was born in Aledo, Illinois and has lived in Washington, Arizona, Colorado, and North Carolina. Rusty played NCAA Division II basketball at Pfeiffer University while receiving his BA in Sports Management in 2006. Prior to pursuing his career in the construction industry, he was a high school Health and PE teacher for 10 years at Freedom High School. During this time Rusty was the assistant men’s basketball coach helping lead the team to a NCHSSA 3A State Championship in 2014. Rusty is married and shares his home with his dog and cat – Grace and Jessica. In his free time, Rusty enjoys camping in his RV in various locations across our State. Rusty is in his 5th year with the company where he has moved up the ladder from Project Coordinator to Project Superintendent; and most recently promoted to Project Manager where his responsibilities are the management and oversight of our commercial interior renovations.