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The team at Durkin Inc. has the knowledge and experience to create beautiful, and more importantly, livable homes. Our combined strengths give us a thorough understanding of architectural design and construction, resulting in extraordinary outcomes for clients


Chris Durkin

President & CEO

Chris, a seasoned professional with 23+ years of experience in design and real estate development. As a former structural engineer, he contributed to major commercial and residential projects. In the past 12 years as principal, he's successfully acquired and developed projects totaling more than $300MM and currently manages a portfolio of over $500MM in new developments.

Chris is a multifaceted expert involved in every aspect of his projects, including acquisition, financing, entitlements, design, permitting, and construction. He handles immense responsibility in executing complex and distinctive projects.

With a background in large commercial endeavors, ranging from $50MM to $100MM per building, Chris brings a holistic perspective to crafting exquisite and high-profile residential properties in the Bay Area and other key markets.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Structural Engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, and Professional Engineering and General Contracting Licenses.


Brad Phillips

Project Manager

For 23 years Brad has worked in the construction industry— beginning as an Ironworker rehabilitating bridges throughout the Northeastern United States. With a desire to expand his skills and abilities further, he accepted a leadership role as Director of Operations at a civil construction firm in upstate NY where he helped guide the team towards success.

Prior to joining Durkin Inc, Brad worked for one of the largest employee-owned construction firms in the US with an annual revenue exceeding $750MM. During his time with the firm, he managed projects for clients such as US Navy, Maine DOT, PENN DOT, and New York State Thruway among others.

Brad believes in dignity, hard work, honesty, and respect. He brings these values to Durkin, Inc. where he strives to deliver a quality construction project that is safe and on time.


Alex Bracht

Field Superintendent

Alex began his career in 1997 at his family-owned property management firm. Among other services, the company performed complete remodels of multifamily rental properties. He then transitioned to working with experienced General Contractors throughout San Francisco including Jeff King, Peter Bull, Clayton Timbrell, Danny Bernardini, and Kevin Wallace.

Alex has been involved in over 40 projects in the Bay Area ranging from $500K to $20MM and has had the fortune of completing projects with many of the region’s finest architects and designers including Eric Dumican and Paul Wiseman. 

With a desire to grow his skills and abilities further, Alex joined Durkin, Inc in 2018. He brings integrity, a strong work ethic, and reliability to his position as Superintendent. Being part of an exceptional team where safety, honesty and creativity are at the core of the Company is especially a point of pride for him. Alex is multilingual and holds a General Contractor License.


Meredith Phillips

Project Coordinator

Meredith brings 25+ years of administrative and managerial experience to her role at Durkin Incorporated. Having worked in both the public and private sectors has given her a wealth of knowledge. She is depended upon to navigate the daily challenges of the office and does so with great skill.  She is a passionate team player who brings a sense of hard work and dependability to all she does. 


Meredith is exceptionally detail-oriented, allowing her to conduct deep-level data analysis of multiple aspects of each project. She is proficient in juggling several roles while maintaining a high level of professionalism and efficiency.  Her goal is to deliver outstanding service acting as the liaison between both clients and vendors.


Meredith is an alumnus of Marist College, receiving her Paralegal Certification, Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and her Master’s in Public Administration.

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