14th Annual MPA Wild Ride: The University of Arizona, an Economic Engine Written by: Alice Templeton and Peter Dourlein


On April 12, 2018, the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) and title sponsor Meritage Homes will present the 14th Annual MPA 2018 Wild Ride. This year, the Wild Ride’s theme is The University of Arizona, An Economic  Engine.  The  theme  of  the  event  recognizes  the  huge  positive  economic  impact  directly and indirectly generated by the University of […]



Dependable, respectful, positive, flexible-  all words that characterize Angel Alvarez. Angel has been a carpenter here the last four years. Being one of the most reliable employees we have, he is described as someone who takes great pride in his work and would be there for you when no one else is. Angel is well-respected […]

BCI Volunteer Day at Caridad Community Kitchen


A handful of the BCI team got together yesterday to volunteer at Caridad Community Kitchen to prepare food for seniors…. Posted by Barker Contracting, Inc. on Friday, March 9, 2018

BCI Pillar Award — Recognizing Our Own — 4th Quarter 2017


There is always that one employee who flies under the radar and plugs away to get the job done. Doing whatever it takes to get the coverage we need for each job is demanding, challenging and a crucial piece to our success. She does not require constant praise for her work (but will accept chocolate […]

Vector Announces Selection of Construction Team, Begins Production of First Orbital Vehicle Holladay Properties, Barker Contracting and Swaim Associates LTD Chosen to Spearhead Project in Tucson


TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, today announced it has selected a final construction team to build its state-of-the-art launch vehicle manufacturing facility in Tucson, Ariz. Vector selected Holladay Properties […]

Southern Arizona Food Drive


Help us to collect food for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona this holiday season by dropping off your donations at our office now through December 8, 2017. Happy Holidays!!!

BCI Pillar Award — Recognizing Our Own — 3rd Quarter 2017


Not all heroes wear capes… With a great work ethic under his tool belt, JC is busy traveling from job site to job site across the U.S. Maintaining his contagious smile and can-do attitude, JC has displayed the BCI core values that any employer would be proud of by offering excellent customer service, being easy […]

Capitalizing on Recent Successes, a Growing Barker Contracting, Inc. Adds Alice Templeton as Business Development Director


TUCSON, Ariz. – Barker Contracting, Inc. (BCI) is excited to announce the hiring of Alice Templeton as Business Development Director. The company is bringing Ms. Templeton on at a time when they are positioned for growth and expanding upon recent successes including the completion of the new headquarters for World View, a space exploration company in […]

Barker Contracting, Inc. Announces Return to Original Company Name


TUCSON, Ariz. –  In a freshening of its brand that recalls its origin and is reminiscent of its tagline – Strong Foundations, the company is formally announcing a name change to Barker Contracting, Inc. “Last year we went through an adjustment in ownership but didn’t change the name. With this action, we are completing the […]

Construction Reality Check- Written by: Megan Magee


According to forecasts, 2017 should be an exceptional year for construction in Tucson. As statistics have clearly proven, Tucson was one of the slowest cities in the nation to recover from the recession leaving huge holes in the local manpower pool. This problem is two-fold. Quality subcontractors have limited crews. The true craftsmen of their […]