Burgess Carey, born in 1965, is married to Sarah and has three daughters.
Burgess attended The Lawrenceville High School in Lawrenceville , NJ. the University of Kentucky , and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1998 with a BA. in Developmental Economics and History. Burgess then went to study environmental science at the University of Utah, N.O.L.S. in Baja Mexico , and in Kenya.
In 1989, Burgess cofounded Carey Technologies Inc, a construction management and recycling company promoting the beneficial re-use of organic biosolids for reclamation and soil maintenance in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia . This included recycling facilities in BowlingGreen, Lexington, Louisville,KY and Jeffersonville Indiana.
In 1992, Burgess founded CTP, LLC, a real estate company in Jessamine County, KY and began construction on Crestview Center, a 65 acre Commercial and Industrial development between Nicholasville and Lexington KY. CTP eventually comprised of over 150,000 sqft of Retail as well as hotel, commercial parking, warehousing and office properties.
In 1993, Burgess founded Safe Storage Inc. (safestorage.com) eventually consisting of 5 self storage and truck rental facilities with a total of over 350,000 sq. ft. and 2 flex space facilities totalling over 160,000 sq ft.In 1994, he founded Boone Creek Properties LLC and purchased the former Jolly Rodger Truck stop and Restaurant Site.
In 1995 Burgess cofounded GBC OIL, LLC, Shell Oil Products marketer with a 9500 sq. ft. co- branded convenience store in 1995 which is now operated under a lease agreement.
In 2002, Boone Creek Properties opened its lodging and fishing club under the name Boone Creek Anglers Club.
In 2016 BCP opened Boone Creek Outdoors a world class Zipline Canopy Tour after pioneering zoning solution innovation for the Lexington Fayette County KY MSA.
In 2003, Burgess founded 720 S. Main LLC focusing on Multi Family Housing units in Nicholasville,KY.
In 2015 the majority of the Safe Storage portfolio was sold for over $34m.
In 2016 Mr Carey formed Local Storage (www.localstorgaelex.com)and began therehabilitation and redevelopment of a 28,500 sq ft facility in Lexington, which has recently expanded to 53,000 sq ft in phase two of its redevelopment.
In his local region, Burgess is a past member of the Kentucky Recycling Association, Bluegrass Tomorrow, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, advisory board of First Southern Bank, Sierra Club, Trout Unlimited, Bluegrass Wildwater Association, Clays Ferry Neighborhood Association, Lexington Opera House Fund and a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lexington Public Library.