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Brent Burton is a Managing Partner at Burton Energy Group. Brent founded the company to experience the peaks and valleys of leading, and growing, a full services energy consulting firm. When not immersed in the daily operations of the company and working on behalf of clients, he derives much pleasure from spending family time with his wife Kimberly, son Micah and four-legged boxer Rufus. Brent also enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, exercising, and attending almost any sporting event known to man, especially Mississippi State athletics (Hail State!).

Holiday Reflections

Most will agree that 2020 has been a year unlike any other. Who could have imagined we would be living through a global pandemic, and one that has impacted the US as much, if not more, than any other country? With that… Continue Reading →

Burton Holiday Traditions

We all look forward to the various holidays that are scattered throughout the year. Usually that means spending time with family and friends. At Burton that also includes having fun with colleagues, and on some occasions their families. Kay Kern… Continue Reading →

Higher Education: 30 Years of Progress

Dr. Melissa Moore, Head of Marketing, Quantitative Analysis, and Business Law at Mississippi State University, contacted me recently and asked if I would be interested in sitting on the College of Business Marketing Advisory Board. While honored and humbled with… Continue Reading →

New Beginnings… Again

We moved into our new office recently, the fifth such space we’ve occupied and the third move for our company over the past five years.  Thankfully this relocation, like all of the previous ones, was precipitated by our growth and… Continue Reading →

Burton Energy Group is Moving to a New Office!

Burton Energy Group is growing and moving to a new office!! We need more space to expand and are moving north to new offices just off Old Milton Parkway. As of September 1, 2016 our new address will be: Burton… Continue Reading →

Another Successful Atlanta RMHC Burton Visit!

We are so grateful to our Burton employees who volunteered their time and energy to prepare a meal for the families at the Ronald McDonald House at Atlanta’s Scottish Rite Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Thanks to Brett, Suzanne, Margie,… Continue Reading →

Kennedy’s Cause: Let Your Inner Beauty SHINE

One of the perks of my job is that I have the opportunity to attend a variety of client functions and charitable events, and none are more meaningful than Kennedy’s Cause.  The foundation’s namesake, Kennedy Hubbard, is the daughter of… Continue Reading →

Best Companies to Work for: Burton Energy Group

Our company was recently recognized as one of the best companies to work for, based on a survey by TINYpulse of employees at over 500 companies from around the world with the goal of measuring workforce happiness. While we’re not… Continue Reading →

Giving Back at Atlanta Ronald McDonald House

A number of my colleagues and other Friends of Burton made the trek to the Atlanta RMHC recently to prepare dinner for families residing at the facility.  While none of us will be mistaken for graduates of Le Cordon Bleu,… Continue Reading →

Move Over Wolfgang Puck

The three Managing Partners at Burton Energy Group – Brent Burton, Mark Breuker and George Plattenburg – and their bosses (wives), recently participated in a cooking class at Sur La Table. Entitled Date Night: A Taste of Spain, our “el… Continue Reading →

Burton Bowl-A-Rama

The Burton team enjoyed a few hours out of the office leading into Labor Day weekend. After a productive company meeting, we assembled at Main Event and slipped on multi-colored, slick-soled shoes before going in search of the perfect bowling… Continue Reading →

EPA 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

We received word in February from the EPA that our company had been awarded as a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence.   We are really excited to be honored as such for the third consecutive year. … Continue Reading →

Mardi GrAutism V: Holidaze

In 2012 the Burton Team was privileged to join with FelCor Lodging Trust at the 4th Annual “Mardi GrAutism” benefit held at the Westin Park Central in Dallas. The event was themed “On Broadway” and included elaborate Mardi Gras style… Continue Reading →

A Day, and Year, to Remember

Our company was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Even more significant, we were the only new winner in the Service & Product Provider Category. Our Burton team is honored… Continue Reading →

Reflections on Growth

As I write this on November 1st, 2012, it marks the four year anniversary of when my friend and fellow Managing Partner Mark Breuker joined Burton Energy Group (and officially doubled our employee count from 1 to 2 people). Yes,… Continue Reading →

The Trail Starts Here…

I’m incredibly excited about our new blog, The Energy Trail.  Our VP of Operations, Jason Hamby, submitted the winning entry in our “Name That Blog” contest. When I heard Jason suggest The Energy Trail, I knew we had the perfect… Continue Reading →

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