Chris Burns


Chris Burns started in the construction industry in 1989 and has worked as a laborer, carpenter, project manager, Chief Estimator and division manager. He is responsible for the strategic planning and continued expansion of our construction services.  Chris’ goals include providing sites free of incidents and injuries, inclusion of small and disadvantaged businesses, and partnerships with local communities and trade partners.

Words to live by:

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

– Mahatma Gandhi


Sports movies filmed in my hometown


Miles I ran, biked, or hiked last year


Passionate, loving, intelligent children

Q&A session with: Chris Burns

Why do you love what you do?

I initially loved the sense of accomplishment and the craftsmanship that goes into building. In the second stage of my career, I have grown to love building a high performance team and watching them build and provide an experience that creates value for all stakeholders.

What inspires you?

My daughter who runs cross country without regard to her asthma; my son who has crossed the country three times to chase his dreams; and my oldest daughter who packed her bags and moved 1,800 miles to pursue an education in the field in which she is most passionate.

What do you hope  your legacy in the construction industry will be?

There are physical monuments that will outlast my years in the industry. Each will represent the wonderful experiences I have had with clients, architects, engineers, Trade Partners, craft workers, and associates. These will be lasting tributes to a life of relationships that met and exceeded the challenges of our built environment.

What problems do you enjoy solving?

Working alongside the project owners, designers, and engineers in collaboration. It’s a great sense of accomplishment to be part of a team that can use each other’s skillsets to come up with innovations that bring value to serve the project’s mission.

Contact Us

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 200
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333
1400 W. 10th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
750 Communications Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Recent News

Welty Building Company Releases Bowery Project Economic Impact Report
Welty Building Company Releases Bowery Project Economic Impact Report: $245 Million and more than 2,000 Jobs in Summit County over 20 years September 19, 2019 – Akron, OH – Welty Building Company, the City of Akron, and ...
Akron's Downtown Bowery restoration taking shape with new apartments, retail space
Jim Mackinnon  Akron Beacon Journal When Don Taylor, head of Welty Building Co., envisions the late fall completion of the $42 million Bowery redevelopment in downtown Akron, he’s not quite sure which metaphor he should use. It will ...