Entertainment Loading... Beyond Bread Blanco El Pollo Loco Restaurant Five Guys Burgers and Fries Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Highlands at Dove Mountain KVOA Expansion MOD Pizza Mountain Oyster Club Kitchen Remodel Native Grill & Wings Pei Wei Plaza Palomino Roadhouse Cinemas Expansion Smashburger Tanque Verde Guest Ranch Event Center Tilted Kilt Wilmot Plaza Zinburger Loading... Beyond BreadThis Beyond Bread project modified an old Blockbuster retail space into a new Beyond Bread Bakery and Restaurant. Modifications included constructing a new enclosed patio seating area, custom-built patio windows, new kitchen, new service and delivery area, new restrooms, specialty lighting, vinyl plank flooring and custom metal fabrications. Key Features: • Enclosed patio seating with custom-built patio windows • Specialty lighting BlancoThe Blanco project was a remodel for a Sam Fox restaurant at La Encantada. The project included shell building modifications and constructing operable roll-up doors to allow for an indoor/outdoor dining experience. Interior modifications included constructing a new kitchen area, complete interior finish package, construction of a new bar, new restroom cores, an innovative lighting package and high-end wood decor. Key Features: • Roll-up doors for indoor/outdoor dining Caridad Community Kitchen ExpansionProviding more than a free meal to those in need, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona’s Caridad Community Kitchen offers a culinary training program and full catering service that help thousands of people a year. With the growth of these programs, Caridad required more space to serve our community. Steps were taken and funds were raised to expand the kitchen another 5,000 square feet. Barker Contracting and SBBL Architecture were selected as the design team to create a functional space that would tie into the original building, seamlessly. Throughout construction, Caridad and the Community Food Bank continued to serve meals to those in need. With this expansion, Caridad will be able to produce 360,000 MORE meals per year to disburse to homebound seniors and senior centers. El Con MallAfter a demolition of the El Con Mall, projects ranged from renovation of a former department store to a new ground-up construction designed for restaurants and retail. The project included a drive-through for Panda Express; a 14,000 SF PetSmart, which included an animal clinic; fast-track completion of the 100,000 SF Burlington Coat Factory to meet the spring sales season; and a 13,000 SF Shoe Carnival. Design elements included metal deck roof, patio with planters and concrete seating, and entries with decorative stone and tile column wraps. El Pollo Loco RestaurantWork on this project included the demolition of an existing restaurant building and construction of a new one-story building restaurant with a drive thru, awnings and drive thru trellis. Additional work included re-work of the trash yard and front curb area. Five Guys Burgers and FriesThese tenant improvements involved multiple Tucson locations for Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Work varied by location and ranged from demolition and renovation of existing retail space to build-out of new shell buildings. These projects represent an ongoing partnership with this popular gourmet burger chain with locations in the U.S., UK and Canada. Key Features: • Lasting partnership with international franchise • Fast-track project Freddy’s Frozen Custard & SteakburgersThis ground-up 3,893 SF, steel-stud shell building and tenant improvement included partition walls, glazing, doors, frames, electrical power and lighting, HVAC, restrooms, accessories and plumbing. Green Valley Recreation CenterThis project was a 10,000 SF expansion of the existing Green Valley Las Campanas Recreation Center. Work included a new entry and lobby, three meeting rooms, a game room, new restrooms, a large dividable ballroom and new kitchen. An exterior patio was constructed and the new site parking lot developed to the east and south of the building. Key Features: • Dividable ballroom • New kitchen • New parking lot Highlands at Dove MountainRemodel and expansion of the dining room and bar, including covered exterior patio seating. Additionally we constructed a new venue patio complete with shade canopies and an outdoor grill/kitchen. KVOA ExpansionWork for KVOA was completed while the building remained operational. Care was taken during demolition and construction as not to disrupt ongoing live newscasts, which occurred several times per day. This renovation/addition included a total of 14,000 SF. The outdated news room was demolished and replaced with a state-of-the-art news room, including several reporting work stations, monitors, a police-scanning station, a new audio editing room, offices and conference rooms. In addition, the front half of the building was demolished and rebuilt, adding approximately 1,800 SF. This renovation/addition offered a new open concept lobby, Executive Suite and Executive Assistant office, as well as new accounting and sales offices. La Paloma Country Club RemodelRemodel of the upscale country club, ballroom and exterior canopy. MOD PizzaMultiple locations throughout Southern Arizona, remodeling spaces to accommodate a rapid-growing pizza kitchen. Mountain Oyster Club Kitchen RemodelThis project consisted of renovating an existing kitchen and expanding it to accommodate a growing club membership. The new kitchen was built in a nearly 100 year old building which required Barker Contracting to maintain the historic look of the kitchen and dining area, while upgrading to a state of the art kitchen. A new electrical service was added, gas service and all new equipment was installed including a self-cleaning type one hood. The kitchen was built on an old wooden sub-floor that had to be removed, new footings were excavated and poured below the existing building and new sub floor was constructed. All this work happened while keeping the kitchen operational which required the set-up of a temporary exterior kitchen that could keep up with the demand. Native Grill & WingsThis project involved new construction of a Tucson location for this award-winning chain known for its signature wings and vibrant atmosphere. Work included a new 5,621 SF, steel-stud shell building and tenant improvement, including demising/partition walls, glazing, doors, frames, electrical power and lighting, HVAC, restrooms, accessories and plumbing. Pei WeiThis project was a new build for a Tucson location of Pei Wei, a popular Asian-inspired restaurant chain. This location involved a new 6,000 SF, ground-up masonry building constructed at Casas Adobes Shopping Center. Plaza PalominoThis project was a design-build effort to renovate the shopping center while ensuring that the businesses and offices remained open and customer access was maintained. Work included new storefronts, new deck surfaces, an exterior facade upgrade, a civil package of new drive entryways, paved walking areas, new restaurants and water features. Roadhouse Cinemas Expansion10,000 SF expansion and remodel of an existing movie theater which includes a full bar and kitchen. SmashburgerBarker Contracting built all four of the Smashburger locations in Tucson and Oro Valley, representing an ongoing partnership with the franchise. These were all fast-track projects, including complete gutting of the old spaces and new construction in place within 7-8 weeks. New grease traps, HVAC equipment, and other adjustments to the shell buildings were included in these short timeline projects. Key Features: • Lasting partnership with franchise • All fast-track projects Tanque Verde Guest Ranch Event CenterThis 16,700 SF building had to maintain the rustic character of the existing ranch structures. As the CMAR, our team was tasked with this challenge, causing us to think outside of the box to make this dream a reality– starting with sourcing large timbers from the hills of Colorado. Construction included very large, exposed timbers and wood plank ceilings, a large wooden dance floor, plank exterior siding and a full commercial kitchen. The project also required a new water main to be brought in through rigorous terrain from nearly a mile away, and an 180,000 gallon water tank was also constructed on the site. With tight budget constraints and the construction type, Barker Contracting located and consulted with contractors from the east coast, Texas and Colorado, in order to make this project a success for our client. Tilted KiltThis 6,000 SF restaurant tenant improvement for the Celtic-themed sports bar included custom millwork, granite countertops, new HVAC and new kitchen equipment. The Tucson location was completed in 39 days, a record completion time for the Tilted Kilt franchise, which has multiple locations across the U.S. Key Features: • Record completion time for the national franchise Wilmot PlazaComplete revamp of the northeast corner of Broadway and Wilmot in Tucson, Arizona. Work included all new utilities, landscape, demolition and replacement of the parking lot. Two shell CMU, ground-up buildings included one 50,000 SF and one 25,0000 SF building. Two shell metal stud buildings, ground-up, one 14,000 SF and another 7,000 SF. Constructed a facade remodel for a 60 year old building and provided tenant improvements for multiple tenants. ZinburgerThe Zinburger project involved remodeling an existing bistro restaurant and completely upgrading and changing the decor for an entirely new experience. Improvements included a complete remodel of the existing space – new flooring, ceilings, built-in seating, outdoor patio and seating-area improvements, restroom upgrades, new soffits, custom finishes and decorative murals.