MacKenzie Contracting Company, LLC Selects Jim Burns as Project Manager

MacKenzie Contracting Company, a full-service general contracting company based in Lutherville, Maryland and part of The MacKenzie Companies, has selected Jim Burns as Project Manager. Burns, who brings more than 30 years of diversified construction management experience to this new position, formerly owned and operated MODCO Specialty Contracting.

Burns will oversee the day-to-day construction management activities for a wide range of projects currently underway by MacKenzie Contracting in the Mid-Atlantic region, with a focus in the healthcare and education industries. This includes overseeing the work of sub-contracting firms, acting as a liaison between MacKenzie Contracting and the end-user customer and managing or assisting with a diverse set of responsibilities including budgeting, estimating, change order management and on-site trouble-shooting.

While operating Howard County-based MODCO Specialty Contracting, Burns executed construction management activities for groups including the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Healthcare for the Homeless, John Hopkins Health System, Levendale Hospital, Prince George’s Hospital Center, Sinai Hospital, Towson University, University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore and UMBC. Prior to founding MODCO Specialty Contracting, Burns owned and managed a manufacturing and finishing company in New Jersey.

He earned a degree in Marketing and Management from Lehigh University.

“Jim brings an entrepreneurial approach to every construction management assignment and, based on his extremely impressive background, accomplishments and familiarity with the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. landscape, he represents the ideal professional for our company,” stated Marty Copsey, President/COO & Principal, MacKenzie Contracting Company. “Our continuing success in winning high-profile construction contracting projects prompted our search for a seasoned industry veteran with the proven ability to communicate and problem solve, and Jim will add tremendous value to our company.”

Since the start of the year, MacKenzie Contracting Company has now added three new professionals to its growing team.

MacKenzie Contracting Company is the construction arm of The MacKenzie Companies, which operates six full-service divisions addressing all real estate asset classes including MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC, MacKenzie Management Company, LLC, MacKenzie Capital, LLC, MacKenzie Investment Group, LLC and MacKenzie Multifamily Management, LLC. The company provides customized real estate solutions for institutional owners, investors, private companies and individuals. For additional information, visit