James W. Pinkard Sr. founded Pinkard Construction Co. in 1962 with the idea that if you work hard, treat people with honesty and fairness, and strive for excellence in everything, you can’t help but have amazing results.
Today, Pinkard is led by a group of individuals who work every day with this proud legacy in mind. James W. Pinkard's son, along with a handful of Pinkard-grown people are guiding Pinkard into its second half-century. These officers are a diverse group with many different skill-sets, but they all have one thing in common: they love to build.
Our flat organizational structure allows our other senior-level managers to be involved directly with their projects from start to finish giving you the benefit of their years of experience. They maintain direct contact with clients to make sure we get feedback on our team and can make changes as needed. Understanding your goals up front and checking in as they change throughout the course of the project allows us to provide a whole new level of client satisfaction.
Tony Burke, President
A Pinkard employee since 1999, Tony has continually distinguished himself as a value-added contributor for Pinkard and our clients in all phases of his career. Starting as a project engineer, Tony has moved through the ranks as senior engineer, project manager, senior project manager, and construction manager.
Tony has a passion for client development and a hands-on approach to everything he does. Tony’s strong relationship skills and ability to totally immerse himself in a project has led one client to say ”...the way he conducts himself; the stuff he remembers and looks out for is just amazing....”
Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management from Purdue University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Jeff Barnes, Chief Operating Officer
Jeff joined Pinkard Construction in 2000 following several years with other commercial contractors in Colorado and Arizona.
In the construction business since 1973, Jeff has hands-on experience as a superintendent, project manager, senior project manager and operations manager. He is a problem solver who excels at team building, communication, and financial management.
Jeff oversees all business directly relating to construction and preconstruction, including the director of preconstruction, construction managers, warranty, field management, and self performance.
Odette Bent-Buckles, Chief Financial Officer
Odette joined Pinkard Construction as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from UCCS and a CMA® Certified Management Accountant credential.
Odette oversees Pinkard’s accounting, human resources and information technology departments. She has been in the construction industry since 1994, and previously held controllership positions at two Colorado commercial construction companies.
Odette’s professional affiliations include Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
Jim Pinkard, Chief Executive Officer
Jim started his career with Pinkard Construction in high school, working as a laborer, carpenter, and field engineer. While attending the University of Colorado, Jim studied engineering and architecture. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management at the University of Northern Colorado, and also studied architecture and art history.
Jim joined the PInkard Construction full-time in 1978, and worked as an estimator, project manager, marketing director and assistant general manager. Jim was appointed president and general manager in 1988, and CEO in 2015.
Jim serves as chairman of the Spring Ranch architectural control committee; is a past board member of The Action Center and the Columbine Memorial.