WHO WE ARE

A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Dave Zurbuch, the owner and founder of Zurbuch Construction, is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Dave, whose father also was a builder, began his career as an engineer for a bridge builder, a path he followed for 11 years. When he started his family, he wanted more flexibility and for his life to work better for a growing family. At the same time, he wanted to keep the hands-on aspect of the work and the sense of accomplishment that came with building. In 2005, he started Zurbuch Construction.

From the first screened porch to a new, custom home, Dave relies not only on his engineering and building background, but the skills he has developed as the father of five. According to Dave, “It takes a lot of scheduling and a lot of managing.”

In his spare time, Dave is an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and is a member and volunteer coach at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. He enjoys having fun with his family, hiking, skiing, and just being outdoors.

Dave is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

THE ZURBUCH TEAM

In addition to Dave, the Zurbuch Construction leadership team includes Office Manager Ashley Drury, Superintendent Juan Palacios, and Superintendent Dave Willow. Together, they have nearly 100 years of construction, building and engineering experience. Our team and sub-contractors are among the best in the business.

NOTABLE PROJECTS

Bull Durham House

Bull Durham House @ 911 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701. ©Google Maps.

The first project Zurbuch Construction was contracted to complete was a 550-square foot screened porch. Start to finish, it took less than two months, with a small crew.

While that may be a humble beginning, the experience paid off later when Dave and the team were hired to renovate the screened porch for a house in Durham, locally referred to as “the Bull Durham House.” Located at 911 Mangum Street, it was the home of Annie Savoy, played by Susan Sarandon, in Ron Shelton’s movie “Bull Durham,” also starring Kevin Costner. The homeowners hired Zurbuch to complete the work on what is more commonly known as the James Manning House, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1880. It is currently listed with the Durham Historic Preservation Commission.

Over the years, projects have included room additions, garages, outdoor spaces, room remodels and renovations, as well as structural repairs. The largest project Zurbuch Construction has done is a whole house renovation.

OUR COMMITMENT

We approach all our projects—from the smallest to the largest—just the same: Let’s do this work as if we are going to live here.

  • We want your home to work for you.
  • We’ll provide thoughts, ideas, and inspiration.
  • We’ll treat your home even better than we treat our own.
  • We’ll listen and learn from you.
  • We’ll work hard.
  • We’ll clean up every day.
  • We’ll do what we say we will do when we say we’ll do it.
  • We want you to be proud of your home when the work is complete.