WHO WE ARE
Barker Contracting is an award-winning, Tucson-based company founded in 2004. BCI follows the principle of creating long-term business relationships with a diverse clientele base. We employ a group of professionals that offer years of management experience in virtually all areas of commercial construction, including community/municipal, education, industrial/manufacturing, medical, office, restaurant, retail and solar projects.
We are committed to value engineering at the front end of the project, in order to meet our clients’ needs from preconstruction through project build and final occupancy. We are a leader in providing both design and construction services under one contract. This approach offers many advantages over traditional project delivery methods: design and construction alternatives and costs are addressed as the design progresses; unanticipated costs and delays are eliminated; and construction can be started prior to the completion of design, allowing for accelerated delivery.
We offer respect, honesty, transparency and accountability to those we work with. Integrity is at the core of our success!
Our team has been able to build long-term Relationships with clients, architects, subcontractors and suppliers based on our integrity as individuals and our ability to work as a team- building an experience worth repeating!
BCI leads with Excellence by offering a positive company culture that fuels employee confidence, brings about general happiness, enhances employee retention and encourages collaboration.
MEET OUR TEAM
Known for his straight talk and participative leadership style, Brian has been a key part of the construction community for over 35 years. A strong believer in integrated project delivery, Brian mentors and encourages every member of the Barker team to focus on collaboration to optimize project results and maximize efficiency. He is a strong supporter of organizations like ABA that promote and improve the industry, as well as organizations that work to improve the health and welfare of the region.
Over the 25+ years he has been working in construction, Brian’s calm, professional and dedicated nature has translated into quality results his clients appreciate. He meets and often exceeds project needs, including frequently demanding standards in quality, specifications and budget adherence. He has completed numerous projects with fast-track schedules. Brian’s experience is commercial and varied, including medical, industrial, manufacturing and retail facilities.
Riley packs a large amount of experience into 19+ years in the construction industry. He is known for his ability to meet aggressive schedules while staying on budget and going above and beyond to meet client expectations. He is collaborative and cost-conscious, performing extremely well in challenging environments. He studied construction management at Brigham Young University for two years, then graduated with honors from the University of Washington, earning a bachelor’s degree in urban development. Riley has successfully delivered high-profile, high-stake projects for both government and commercial clients.
Alice has decades of experience in enhancing business practices and communications on behalf of the A/E/C industry. A Tucson native, she brings long-standing relationships and a solid understanding of our community to every effort she pursues. As a former president and current board member of the Metropolitan Pima Alliance, Alice offers insight and knowledge of the real estate development community, enabling her to bring diverse interests together to find common ground solutions. Alice is equally at ease working with all sectors of the public, whether government staff, developers, businesses or neighborhoods. She is a dynamic speaker who has presented at regional and national conferences on a variety of subjects, including client relations and project management.
Beginning his construction career as a laborer, Kevin has acquired experience with every trade. His rise to the role of project manager is the result of his persistence and determination in overcoming construction challenges and obstacles. Working in multiple cities and environments has also provided him with experience in dealing with all types of situations- including those that are weather-related or the result of differing economic factors such as labor costs and government regulations. Kevin places a high value on maintaining good relationships with his clients and subcontractors.
With over 15 years of Project Management experience in multiple sectors, Jon brings a well-rounded approach to the Barker Team. His field experience and diverse background enable him to overcome the toughest challenges a project can present. Jon is passionate about budget adherence, meeting timelines and building long-lasting relationships with his clients; exhibiting professionalism, clear communication and attention to detail on all his projects.
Starting out as an electrical apprentice over 30 years ago, Rodney worked his way into construction management. His foundation of knowledge stemming from the electrical industry, brings an additional value to Rodney’s well-rounded experience in all types of residential and commercial construction. His outstanding coordination and communication skills produce successful projects and promote lasting relationships with clients and subcontractors.
Marshall Smith is a highly experienced and versatile project manager for Barker’s Life Science Division. He has a wide-ranging background of practical engineering knowledge spanning all basic building technologies. He has managed a wide variety of projects including large ground ups, commercial tenant improvement projects, commercial solar installations, and lots of federal government construction projects including most recently a mental health and sleep lab in San Francisco. He also worked for several years as a forensic evaluator including performing construction cost evaluation and expert cost estimating for the health insurance industry and FEMA.
Tyler earned his seat as a project manager after working his way up from a laborer to one of our top superintendents. Having completed some of our largest projects as a superintendent, he has gained experience that makes him adept at developing realistic schedules and maintaining budget control, while his responsiveness to clients makes him a favorite partner. Tyler has a holistic and practical project management approach. At the onset of any project, Tyler prioritizes getting to know and understand his client’s goals so that he can resolve issues and take care of challenges that arise efficiently, and to their satisfaction.
Assistant Project Manager
Alicia is a motivated self-starter responsible for aiding and supporting the project manager and superintendent on her assigned projects. She is detail-oriented, analytical, flexible, organized, persistent and productive. Alicia builds strong work relationships by delivering exceptional customer service and demonstrating a strong talent for anticipating the needs of her team. She organizes and controls project elements while maintaining superb communications with everyone associated with her projects. Her ability to thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment makes Alicia an important asset to BCI.
Steve has over 20 years’ experience overseeing all phases of commercial and residential development and construction. His portfolio of successfully completed projects illustrates the extensive experience he has gained over the years. His strong leadership style and excellent technical and communications skills are a large part of Barker Contracting’s success. He is responsible for ensuring field personnel have the resources necessary to complete the highest quality work, while adhering to safety requirements.
Known for his integrity and intelligence, Victor is a dedicated, hard-working, and well-respected project manager. With more than 34 years of experience, he is well-versed in management, design, construction document and construction administration services. As a registered architect, Victor brings an additional and valuable perspective to his construction projects ensuring the project is both designed and built well. His experience is varied and includes performing reviews of existing facilities and facility assessments- assignments which require a high level of expertise and attention to detail.
Glen’s passion for construction began as a teenager, working as a laborer. After high school he spent 6 years in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Specialist, 2nd Class Diver and Rescue Swimmer during the Persian Gulf War, where he gained a strong foundation of teamwork and leadership skills. Since then Glen has continued to build his construction resume, reflecting nearly 40 years of collective construction experience between residential, commercial and national retail big-box store projects.