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Burke Architectural Millwork (BAM) is a custom architectural millwork manufacturer and interior finish contractor based in Metro Detroit serving markets throughout North America. We provide millwork to clients for large, medium and small-scale projects from production to installation. BAM was founded on quality craftsmanship, dedicated customer service and completing jobs on schedule within budget. We are committed to superior workmanship and exacting results.
BAM’s 9,000-square-foot technologically-advanced facility is a one-stop shop for all types of wood, metal, plastic and stone fabrications. We have invested in leading-edge fabrication machines, including a CNC machine, an edge bander and a spray booth for finishing.
Our facilities are always open to those who wish to see the progress of their project, and to those wishing to work with us in the future. We ensure the project meets our clients’ standards every step of the way.
Majority Owner / CEO
Kelly Victor-Burke is an entrepreneur, woodwork manufacturing advocate & professor emeritus who taught for 30-years at Eastern Michigan University as co-director of the Geotourism & Historic Preservation Bachelor of Science Program until her retirement in April 2020 to concentrate on her growing woodwork manufacturing business, Burke Architectural Millwork (BAM).
Kelly and her husband/business partner Barry founded BAM in 2016 to disrupt the status quo in the woodwork industry and bring positive recognition to the field of architectural millwork manufacturing. BAM is Michigan’s first and only WBENC Certified WBE in custom architectural millwork. While Kelly spends the majority of her time on administrative tasks & sales and is the company’s social media guru, she really loves being on the shop floor working on projects.
As a woodwork manufacturing advocate & public speaker, Kelly conceived of and lead a team of dedicated innovative business owners, educational partners and industry organizations to create the first 21st century approved Department of Labor registered apprenticeship in woodworking, “Woodwork Manufacturing Specialist”. She drafted the initial framework to address the employment gap in the wood products industry through cross-training and upskilling new and existing employees in a combination of CAD, mechatronics (like CNC), wood processing including cabinet building, coatings, estimating and project management. After serving as a panelist on many webinars, Kelly looks forward to traveling the country advocating for apprenticeships in the wood industry.
A proud alum of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, Kelly was also named a “Notable Women in Manufacturing” by Crain’s Detroit Business. She serves on the City of Livonia’s Historic Preservation Commission and on the Mechatronics Advisory Board at the Advanced Technology Academy in Dearborn Michigan.
Owner / President
The owner and president of Burke Architectural Millwork, Barry thrives as an entrepreneur constantly innovating fabrication techniques, mentoring employees, and growing the company’s expanding client base. Barry is the head of client relations, estimating and project management. Barry is also a hands-on owner, as he helps build every project that leaves our shop. Clients know and appreciate Barry’s meticulous attention to detail.
A native of the Galway City in the Republic of Ireland, Barry has been working in the architectural millwork industry for more than 25 years. Barry learned his trade from the best craftsmen in the Woodlawn Area of the Bronx: O’Brien Millwork, Grace Ryan & Magnus Millwork and Hi-Tech Interiors. He worked on many high-end projects throughout New York City and Connecticut before moving to Michigan. Now based in Metro Detroit, his work merges old world craftsmanship with the most up-to-date, efficient millworking techniques.
Barry is a licensed general contractor. In the shop setting, Barry worked his way up from working on a bench (his passion) — to estimator — to project manager overseeing large scale commercial projects across the United States. Establishing his own architectural millwork company has been a life-long pursuit. Barry’s leadership and industry knowledge are paramount in the running of the company.