Distinguished Excellence 

Gilbert + Burke is an industry leading design-build firm known for our signature designs and distinguished excellence. Our ability to consistently deliver flawless communication and impeccable project management, alongside an award-winning cast of designers, artisans, and craftsmen, make Gilbert + Burke the go-to choice for discerning clientele seeking to build elite lifestyle spaces.

Randy Burke

Randy Burke

President + CEO

Cathy Burke

Cathy Burke

Vice President + CFO

Brian Gilbert

Brian Gilbert

Partner + Operations Manager

Nathan Willems


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Jaidyn Kim

Project Developer

Emily Johnston-Hartin

Emily Johnston-Hartin

Administrative Manager

Peter Groza

Senior Designer

Larry Swalm

Sales/Project Developer

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Rebecca Farnsworth

Interior Designer/Decorator


The Gilbert + Burke story



At Gilbert + Burke, we are taking our commitment to quality home design and construction to new heights. We don’t take short cuts and we are dedicated to designing and building exceptional lifestyle spaces; we always deliver.

Randy and Cathy Burke founded the company in 2000, and after years of healthy expansion, realized it was time to bring in another dedicated individual to help grow the company. Joining them in ownership was award-winning project manager, Brian Gilbert.

In 2015, Gilbert + Burke acquired one of the biggest names in upscale cottage country design: Evergreen Homes and pre-eminent Muskokan designer Peter Groza. This exclusive partnership comes after many years of respect for Peter’s accomplishments, and a reciprocated appreciation for the methodologies and goals of our company: a vision for environmentally-conscious, well-crafted custom home design and builds with a premium on client communication. 

Gilbert + Burke's design and construction services have been highly sought after in the Muskokas, Kawartha Lakes, and GTA areas for many years.  

Gilbert + Burke is registered with Tarion, with certification in Energy Star home building, and is a member of the Canadian Home Building Association, Renomark, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and the Kawartha Lakes and Orillia Chambers of Commerce.