Thursday, September 18, 2014

Burris Becomes A United States Masters Swimming National Champion

Moorestown, NJ (September 18, 2014) – In August, Moorestown resident William Burris, III, became a United States Masters Swimming National Champion by winning the 50-meter freestyle event at the Marriott USMS Summer National Championship in College Park, Maryland. More than 1,000 swimmers competed in events during the five-day master’s swim meet that was held at the University of Maryland. Burris also placed fourth in the 50-meter backstroke. 

This was the icing on the cake for Burris this summer. In addition to the national championship, just days before the event he and his wife Katherine welcomed their first child; a son named Charlie. Also, in early 2014 Burris was promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Burris Construction Company, a Moorestown-based design/build firm founded by his grandfather, William G. Burris.

Burris has spent much of his life in the water. Growing up, he swam for the Woodstream Barracudas in Marlton, NJ. He trained in the off-season at Jersey Wahoos, with the Hurricanes and at GCIT. In high school he represented Moorestown Friends School at state meets. Burris also swam varsity during his four years at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, twice winning Most Valuable Player honors. Burris is currently training with the master’s team at Jersey Wahoos and at Velocity Sports in Cherry Hill.

About Burris Construction Company, Inc. 
Burris Construction Company is headquartered in Moorestown, NJ and specializes in the design-build of healthcare facilities. With an analytical approach and a mix of operations, Burris ensures maximum efficiency through all phases. For more information visit

For more information about this release and to arrange a media interview, contact Diane Pilla at or (856) 642-0007, ext. 202.

Friday, April 25, 2014

June 17 Charity Event to benefit Burlington County Animal Shelter

Burris Construction Company’s 4th Annual Charity Event will benefit the Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter. Come enjoy the Phillies game broadcast, BBQ, beer, wine, and enter a raffle for a chance to win a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Enter to win a 2014 Harley Davidson "Fat Boy" — Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only a limited number of tickets are being sold!

When: 5—11 PM | Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Where: 8 E. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Cost: $50.00 tax-deductible donation per person (and kids 12 and under are free)

Click here for more information, to RSVP and make donation, or buy a raffle ticket.

For more info contact Nick Keenan at 856-439-6666.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Burris Family Makes Second Donation To Swedes Run Barn Restoration

When Moorestown business owner William G. Burris and his wife Linda Burris see a community need, they don’t hesitate to step forward and help even when help has been given in the past.

Swedes Run Barn Restoration Project is one such example.  Last November when Bill Burris read in the “Moorestown Sun” that $5,000 was needed to complete the restoration of Swedes Run Barn the Burris family made a donation in that amount.  When Burris recently read in “From the Front Porch,” the newsletter of the Historical Society of Moorestown, that an additional $5,000 was needed he didn’t hesitate to match his donation from last year.

The additional money is needed to satisfy the outstanding balance for the revitalization of the roof.  As the project progressed, it was discovered that the remaining rafters were badly deteriorated and their need for replacement doubled the original expected cost.

Julie Maravich of the historical society stated, “Bill Burris is a wonderful philanthropist whose generosity and concern for historic preservation has benefitted Moorestown not only through his donations to Swedes Run Barn Restoration but other historical projects as well.”

According to Maravich, custom doorjambs and doors are final touches that are in the works. Help is still needed, however, for the construction of a small landing inside the door. The landing is needed for safety purposes.

For more information regarding the Swedes Run Barn Restoration Project and to make a donation, please visit For additional press information regarding the Burris Family, please contact Diane Pilla at or 856-642-0007, ext. 202

Monday, October 28, 2013

Haute Cuisine comes to Main Street Moorestown

William G. Burris, shown with architectural model and
exterior elevation, announces plans for Gusteau.
Moorestown, NJ – Downtown Moorestown will soon welcome its first French restaurant.

Aiming for a late Spring 2014 opening is Gusteau, a French bistro and bakery to be located on the former site of Friendly’s on Main Street. Gusteau is the vision of William G. Burris, Chairman and CEO of Burris Construction Company, a design-build group headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. The restaurant’s ambiance and skillfully prepared French fare are designed to attract more people to the center of town by enhancing dining options within the community. “Moorestown is excited to welcome Gusteau to the great list of dining experiences available on Main Street,” states Moorestown Mayor Stacey Farias Jordan.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the restaurant’s 120 in-house seating plan includes the bistro’s relaxed main room and offers traditional bistro fare. The 24-seat Crystal Room accommodates patrons wishing a classic French cuisine experience. Seating options also include a private outdoor garden setting and sidewalk café. In addition, Gusteau’s bakery will offer classic French confections.

Burris is working in association with the prestigious Maîtres Cuisiniers de France for Gusteau’s Executive Chef…Master Chef Olivier Desaintmartin, a Food Network “Chopped Champion” formerly of New York’s Le Bernardin and who has two acclaimed Philadelphia Bistros, Caribou Café and Zinc Bar, is corroborating with Burris on all of the exciting details. The Association is dedicated to the preservation of French culinary arts and assists the professional development of chefs in the training of French cuisine.

Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week the Bistro offers the home-town convenience of early breakfast meetings for business leaders who reside in town as well as that special place for those wishing late evening camaraderie over a treat of Fondue or crème caramel.

No stranger to this business, Burris is also the owner/developer of the Black Whale Bar & Fish
House in Beach Haven, NJ, now in its 9th year as one of the most successful restaurants on Long Beach Island.

Location:                                 232 W. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
Projected Opening:                 Late Spring 2014
Square Feet:                            3,800

Monday, October 21, 2013

Burris Construction Corporate Gift Helps Moorestown Students in Need

Moorestown, NJ – When William G. Burris, CEO of Burris Construction Company, first learned of MooreKids, a Moorestown, NJ organization that addresses the needs of its low-income student population, he did not hesitate to donate $5,000. The donation is the largest corporate gift received by the nonprofit, now in its second year of operation. 
MooreKids is an affiliated organization of the Moorestown Township Public Schools. Comprised solely of volunteers, MooreKids works closely with MTPS staff to develop and implement programs tailored to meet the specific needs of each school and its students of families facing financial hardship. To date MooreKids has provided scholarships, assisted students to attend their proms as well as participate in sports and extra curricular activities. Among other initiatives are its Summer Food Collection and Breakfast Program. 
Burris Construction Company is a design-build group headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. An industry leader since 1973, Burris maintains an outstanding history of construction and development in the tri-state area.

Friday, September 13, 2013


Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) has signed a lease with Burris Construction Company, D.B.A. Burris Post Acute Network (Burris) to allow Burris to develop a short stay private rehabilitation facility on RWJ Hamilton’s campus. Once construction is complete, the post acute rehabilitation center will be operated and managed by Genesis HealthCare.
“Our relationship with Burris will continue to grow and strengthen the future of healthcare in our region and in New Jersey,” said Anthony “Skip” Cimino, president and CEO of RWJ Hamilton. Cimino also stated, “We know from past experience that Burris can get the job done.”

The development of this new rehabilitation center will create over 150 jobs, stimulate the Hamilton economy, and provide exciting opportunities for collaboration between Genesis HealthCare and RWJ Hamilton. The facility will be designed and constructed by Burris Post Acute Network and contain 110 private suites to be constructed in two phases, and offer the latest services in post acute rehabilitation.

Burris Chairman and CEO, William G. Burris stated, “The focus is on patient comfort and convenience coupled with the most energy-efficient building.” With more than 30 years of experience, Burris maintains an outstanding history of construction and development throughout the Northeast and is no stranger to the Hamilton Area. Burris added, “We are grateful for the opportunity as provided by RWJ Hamilton and are excited to get to work.”

Burris is a proud member of both The Health Care Association of New Jersey (HCANJ) and New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA).