Bukacek Construction announces third-generation ownership
Andrea Bukacek is also first female owner

Freeman Staff

Sept. 18, 2019

Andrea Bukacek and Jim Cairns. Buckacek will replace Cairns as the first female owner of Bukacek Construction and a third-generation Bukacek family member. Cairns is now president of the company.
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RACINE — Bukacek Construction is continuing on its family legacy. The company, one of southeastern Wisconsin’s regional construction managers and general contractors for more than 56 years, announced Tuesday that it has been acquired by the third generation of the Bukacek family.

Andrea Bukacek, granddaughter of the company’s founder, acquired the company and is the new CEO. The shareholder vote was unanimous and the sale was finalized on Aug. 30. With this acquisition, Andrea Bukacek becomes the first female owner of the company.

“It was my father’s dream to have the company remain in the family, so I am proud to carry on the family legacy,” said Bukacek in a statement. “The timing was right, and I’ve always wanted to do something on my own. I’m excited to work with the employees to help grow my family’s business.”

Bukacek grew up with her grandfather and father’s business and worked at the family company during summers in high school. Bukacek has 12 years of background in commercial real estate and commercial banking and has plans to grow the business.

The company’s former CEO, Jim Cairns, is now president, and the daily operations will remain unchanged for the company’s 25-40 employees and numerous customers. Cairns is staying on in a similar capacity, working as a team with Bukacek.

“I know that Jim and Nick would be so proud to see Andrea take this business over,” Cairns said.

Bukacek Construction is a regional construction manager and general contractor based in Racine that works throughout the Midwest in commercial/industrial, retail, health care and education.

Bukacek Construction has worked on projects such as Milwaukee-based Kriete Truck Centers, Sturtevant-based Andis Company, Racine Dental Group, Whole Foods Market Upper East Side Milwaukee and Educator’s Credit Union.