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.
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