While fairly young in terms of years since its launch, the history and inspiration behind BM&K Construction and Engineering dates all the way back to 1945. There’s a very good reason company founder, Don Clerici is as comfortable on a construction site as he is in the boardroom. This third generation contractor comes from a long line of craftsmen and entrepreneurs who taught him the value of hard work and imbued him with the sense that it isn’t enough to merely perform a craft trade, but to strive to do it better than anyone else. As a young boy, he would accompany his father to jobs – not just because he enjoyed the opportunity to spend time together, but also because he loved watching things being built from the ground up.
Don officially got his start in construction at the age of 15 as summer labor on job sites. He quickly worked his way up to carpenter’s helper – where he learned the importance of “measure twice, cut once” and started honing his skill as a perfectionist. In all of the years since, his attention-to-detail and commitment to owner satisfaction have been integral to his success in construction, engineering, and land acquisitions & appraisals. In 2007, he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, father and uncle by creating his own company – BM&K Construction and Engineering.
Although Don represents more than 20 years experience of his own, he has assembled a team of skilled and seasoned industry professionals who embrace his corporate culture of uncompromised customer service, quality craftsmanship and community involvement. Today, BM&K’s private and public sector clients run the gamut from world-class resorts such as Chateau Élan, Southern municipalities that include the City of Holly Springs and Town of Braselton, and government entities like the Georgia Department of Transportation. Regardless of the stature of the client or size of the project, Don hopes that every job ends with a happy owner who enjoyed the process, is completely satisfied with the product delivered, believed their thoughts and ideas were incorporated in the end-result, and felt BM&K was always accessible, genuine and professional.
Community involvement is extremely important to Don. He encourages his team members to engage with local charities and programs on a personal level. From a company standpoint, BM&K is proud to support a wide variety of non-profit organizations, local schools and sports programs. When not working, you are likely to find Don on the ball field, where he has coached fast-pitch softball for nearly a decade. As a devoted father to three girls, he enjoys being active in his daughters’ lives. In return, they play a very important role in the business – each of their first initials (BM&K) was used to inspire the company name.