Harker News

August 30, 2023

Veterans Go Outdoors – Golf Fundraiser

Harker’s very own, Chris Yarrison is co-founder of Veterans Go Outdoors (VGO), local non-profit that takes our military veterans and active service members of all skill levels on all expense paid fly fishing trips throughout the country. The goal of VGO is to provide our veterans with a healthy and effective way to combat the unique stressors that our nation’s heroes face on a day-to-day basis, while building relationships with other Veterans. To be able […]
August 28, 2023

Goodwill Belmont Grand Opening

Congratulations Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont for the Grand Opening of their Goodwill store in Belmont! We adapted this older building and renovated it to serve as the retail store for Goodwill, just like they help people repurpose and reuse their items to help the community. We loved being a part of this team and project!
August 17, 2023

Invest: Charlotte 2022-2023

Our Owner and Founder, David Harker, was interviewed for the Invest: Charlotte 2022-2023 publication. He discusses navigating today’s environment with construction and the growth happening in the Charlotte area. Check it out in your digital or printed publication of Invest: Charlotte: 2022-2023.
June 30, 2023

South End Clean-Up

Being Engaged in the Community is one of our Core Values. These summer interns have been interning with Superintendents in the field and learned how important it is to keep the job site clean and safe. This past week, they experienced how we keep our community clean by participating in a South End Clean-Up. Thank you to everyone who came to pick up trash around the community!
March 27, 2023


Staying engaged in the community is important to us at Harker. We appreciate all the team members who volunteered their time Friday at MedAssist to organize over-the-counter medications for those in need. We loved giving back to the medical community that does so much for us. Thank you MedAssist for all you do for North Carolina!
January 16, 2023

Habitat for Humanity 2023

On Friday, some of our team members volunteered their time and knowledge with Habitat for Humanity to help complete construction tasks for a house for a low-income family. Our volunteers took off work on Friday to help add trim and quarter-round to the new home in Grier Heights for a well-deserving family. One of our core values is to be engaged in the community; we achieve this by having team members participate in nonprofit activities. […]
November 17, 2022

Heavy Hitters 2022

Heavy Hitters Top Space Build-Out Project ——— Congratulations to both project teams, as well as Credit Karma & American Tire Distributors for being finalists in Charlotte Business Journal’s 2022 Heavy Hitters! Great teams make great projects & we’re proud to be a part of these!
July 18, 2022

CFO of the Year Finalist

Harker is proud to extend congratulations to Season West! Season was named one of Charlotte’s CFOs of the Year in the Charlotte Business Journal. Check out Friday’s edition to read more! Additionally, Season was recently named CFMA Member of the Year and asked to sit on the board as VP of Programs. We are beyond excited for Season in her recent accomplishments that are each just a glimpse of the hard work and value she […]
July 6, 2022

Engaged in Our Community

We recently completed The Relatives On Ramp Resource Center in the fast-growing Wesley Heights neighborhood. The Relatives is an organization in our city that provides resources for children and families seeking safety and shelter. The On Ramp Resource Center provides young adults with support and opportunities that lead to independence. Engaged in Our Community is one of our Core Values and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Strata Project Management Group and […]
December 23, 2021

Veterans Go Outdoors

In honor of Veteran’s Day this year, the Harker Team raised money for Veterans Go Outdoors. VGO is a is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by one of our own team members, Chris Yarrison, to take Veterans to the outdoors to aid in their recovery from military service related stress. Each year, VGO takes fly fishing trips that include lodging, equipment, and food –  free of charge to the participating Veterans. We exceeded our goal […]
December 6, 2021

Best Places to Work 2021

Thank you to our team for making Harker one of Charlotte’s Best Places to Work for the fifth year in a row! We are excited to be #3 of Large Companies in Charlotte. Our Core Values drive all that we do and how we do it. Our team’s commitment to Our Core Values each day is what makes Harker one of the Best Places to Work!
November 2, 2021

2021 Harker Golf Tournament

“Have Fun” is one of the Core Values of Harker and it is an important piece of what we do. Our team got out of the office and off the jobsite to get together for a round of golf last Friday. Congratulations to our winners James, Rich, Jeff, and Tripp, as well as our “longest drive” winners, TJ and Joseph and our “closest to the pin” winner, Doug!
November 1, 2021

Funkin’ Pumpkin

Harker’s annual Funkin’ Pumpkin was a success! Our office team gathered on our patio for a pumpkin carving contest judged by Amy Johnson of Strata Project Management and James Thorp of Lincoln Harris. We are committed to Our Core Values and continuing to find safe and fun ways to spend time together as a team. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to our judges!
October 15, 2021

Good Morning America – The Batch Maker

As Harker continues building over at Station West, a mixed-purpose adaptive reuse project in the FreeMoreWest neighborhood, tenants have begun to occupy spaces and open to the public. Last Saturday, October ninth, The Batch House held a grand “reopening” after losing their previous location to a flood in 2020. Harker is proud to work with Redline Design Group to bring The Batch House back to Charlotte. Check out this week’s feature on Good Morning America.
September 29, 2021

The Relatives Project Kick Off

Harker, alongside WGM Design and Strata Project Management, kicked off The Relatives’ On Ramp Resource Center Expansion. See how the project will support our community: “We have BIG news to share! Our On Ramp Resource Center is expanding to meet the needs of young adults in our community. On Ramp was created in 2010 to help 16-24 year-olds who lacked support to become independent. What began as a single room in the Children and Family […]
July 23, 2021

Summer Community Engagement

This summer, our team has had the opportunity to serve our community in a variety of ways. The Harker Team has continued quarterly trash clean-ups in our South End neighborhood. Additionally, we hosted a book drive for Promising Pages through which our team members donated books for children in the Charlotte area. Lastly, Habitat for Humanity hosted a dedication of a home in the Grier Heights neighborhood that the Harker Team participated in building. “Engaged […]
June 2, 2021

Cheers to 11 Years!

Tuesday, June 1st, marked eleven years of Harker, and there is so much to celebrate. Last year, we reflected heavily on the past decade, but this year, it is easy to glance at the past twelve months and recognize all of the change and growth we have had as a company. This year, we celebrate many successful projects, our trusted partners, a great community in Charlotte, a strong and adaptable team, and good health as […]
March 3, 2021

Krispy Kreme Charlotte HQ – Top 25 Most Popular Offices of 2020

One of our recent projects, Krispy Kreme’s Charlotte Headquarters, was awarded one of the Top 25 Most Popular Offices in 2020 by Office Snapshots. The project placed number 17 in the world and 3rd in the United States. We are honored to have one of our projects recognized among many other extraordinary projects. Kudos to our project team and OKW Architects on a successful project.
January 25, 2021

Core Values Award Recipients 2020

Each year, two team members are presented with our Core Values Award. Congratulations to Becca and Tony, our 2020 recipients! Despite the challenges we faced during the pandemic, they stayed committed to Our Core Values and were integral members in our day to day operation.
December 21, 2020

Roof Above Welcome Home Kits

The boxes were packed, trucks were loaded, and they headed off to Roof Above to be distributed to many members of community! Roof Above provides Welcome Home Kits filled with basic items to members of our Charlotte community who are moving into housing after experiencing long term homelessness. These items are intended to ease this transition. Our team was proud to partner with Roof Above to serve our neighbors during this exciting transition.
December 7, 2020

Do What it Takes

2020 has put up a good fight, but we are committed to doing what it takes to operate by Our Core Values. With events such as a company-wide pool tournament, Funkin’ Pumpkin, and the South End Clean Up, we have pivoted to find ways to still be together in a safe way. With two separate shifts and ongoing pool matches, our office feels a little bit back to normal as there is always something going […]
November 20, 2020

Harker – Best Places to Work 2020

We are proud to be one of Charlotte’s Best Places to Work four years running. We are honored to be recognized in the Charlotte Business Journal among many of our clients and industry partners. Harker could not be one of the best without our team’s commitment to our core values in all that we do. View CBJ Feature
November 13, 2020

Thank You, Atrium Health!

Throughout the pandemic, Atrium Health has committed to serving our community through their care and leadership. We are proud to partner with Atrium in building health care spaces throughout the Charlotte area. Thank you to the Atrium Health team for your dedication to our city! View CBJ Feature
October 19, 2020

Harker is proud to be pink

We are proud to support American Cancer Society in their commitment to leading the fight against breast cancer through prevention, early detection, and treatment. Check out the Charlotte Business Journal’s Pink Edition released on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 to learn more about the American Cancer Society and the work they do in North Carolina and nationwide to educate and provide testing options for men and women. We are proud to be among the many businesses […]
October 15, 2020

Harker Provides Connectivity for CMS Students

“Gives back to the community” is one of Our Core Values that we operate by and it is apparent that there are many urgent needs around the city as we continue to navigate this pandemic. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools opened this fall on a remote learning plan and are beginning to migrate to a hybrid plan of in-person and remote learning. When schools opened in August, there were an estimated 16,000 households with CMS students that […]
October 7, 2020

Retirement Celebration – David Whitlock

With the celebration of ten years of Harker, we also had the opportunity to celebrate our first retiree, David Whitlock, this year. David has been with Harker since the beginning and we could not miss the opportunity to honor a remarkable career. Our team lined up for a retirement parade to commemorate his hard work and commitment to Harker over the last decade. Thank you, David, for the impact you had on Harker in ten […]
August 7, 2020

Inaugural Watermelon Eating Race

Over the last few months, our team has really missed being all together. Virtual meetings have been a great back-up, but it’s just not the same without our typical office antics and healthy competition in games of HORSE, putt-putt, and whatever else the team seems to come up with. One of our Core Values that we operate by is “have fun,” something our team members are very good at, but as we have in all […]
July 12, 2020

We Wouldn’t Be Celebrating Without You!

Established June 2010, Harker LLC is celebrating its 10th anniversary and successful transition from an emerging startup to an established industry leader with a strong history of successful project deliveries. We wouldn’t be able to celebrate a decade of success without the trusted partnerships we have built with our subcontractors. We understand that our subcontractors do more than merely perform their trade on a project. They play an essential role, beginning in preconstruction by providing […]
April 20, 2020

Harker Team has pivoted its approach

As the news of COVID-19 has progressed over the past few weeks, the Harker Team has pivoted our approach through the lens of Our Core Values. As a team and community, our roles have begun to look different in some ways as we do what it takes to support our team internally, as well as continuing to create wow experiences for our clients.   The office team has shifted to working remotely and Mecklenburg County has deemed […]
February 24, 2020

Harker Celebrates 10 Years

Harker LLC, a commercial construction firm headquartered in Charlotte, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the industry. Check out what Harker’s Owner and President, David Harker shared in the business anniversaries edition of the Charlotte Business Journal. What is the primary mission of your company? Our mission is to build exceptional corporate and medical work spaces, keep things simple, and have fun, while creating WOW experiences for our clients, team and families. What sets your business […]
November 8, 2019

Harker Recognized as a 2019 Best Place to Work

We’re excited to be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the Charlotte Business Journal 3 years in a row. The awards program is based off employee surveys, which help shed light on which local companies offer the best places to work across the Charlotte area. With the help of employee-feedback software company Quantum Workplace, the surveys cover such topics as workplace trust and management experience to goal development. https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/11/10/photos-rankings-revealed-as-cbj-tees-off.html  
September 26, 2019

Harker Recognized as Bronze Superstar

Harker was recognized as a Bronze Superstar winner by Classroom Central for the number of supplies collected during the Harker School Tool supply drive.  We reached our original goal of 500 items so fast that our community involvement committee increased the goal to 1000!  We finished strong with a donation of 1826 items donated to Classroom Central We are thankful to all that contributed to the Harker School Tool Campaign in helping us create a WOW experience […]
September 12, 2019

Annual Harker Open House & Tailgate

Clients, team and friends were treated to a tailgate style pig pickin’, live music on the patio and cold beverages served by Sonny the beer burro. Thank you to everyone who contributed to another successful year at Harker, and to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!  
May 9, 2019

Harker Sponsors Six on Six Volleyball Team

Harker was proud to sponsor team Cushman & Wakefield in the 12th Annual Six on Six Volleyball Classic, hosted by Childress Klein and Beacon Partners. The event joined teams from the Charlotte commercial real estate industry in a head-to-head competition that promotes camaraderie and networking while raising awareness and support for local charities. This year’s Classic was proud to contribute its proceeds, $195,000 (25% increase from 2018) to Freedom School Partners. Freedom School Partners promotes […]
April 27, 2019

Harker & RBA Interiors CANstruction Competition

Harker and RBA Interiors partnered to compete in the 2019 AIA Charlotte CANstruction design/ build competition to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. We are “PINING for GOLD” for those in need. In the heart of South End lies the Gold District. Beneath this special footprint in Charlotte lies abandoned Gold Mines that proved to be very fruitful in the 1800’s. Miners flocked to this area in hopes of striking Gold. Although the […]
April 6, 2019

Harker Sponsors 6th Annual Know Your Craft 5K

We are excited to be a Platinum Sponsor for Triple C Brewing’s 6th Annual Know Your Craft 5k, benefiting  the Urban Ministry Center. The Urban Ministry Center is an interfaith organization whose mission ultimately depends upon the support of others. We’re unyielding in helping our most vulnerable homeless neighbors. We pursue this passion with the dedication of our volunteers and gifts from throughout the community. Harker strives to participate in events that bring us closer […]
November 23, 2018

Harker Recognized as a Best Place to Work

For a second year, Harker was recognized as a company whose benefits, policies and practices are among the Charlotte area’s best. The awards program is based off employee surveys, which help shed light on which local companies offer the best places to work across the Charlotte area. With the help of employee-feedback software company Quantum Workplace, the surveys cover such topics as workplace trust and management experience to goal development.    
November 18, 2018

True Blessings Luncheon

Team Harker attended the Annual True Blessings Luncheon, a fundraiser for the Urban Ministry Center, as we do each year. The Urban Ministry Center not only provides a daily lunch, counseling and other vital resources for the homeless community, but also works tirelessly to get them housed and support them through that transition.      
November 1, 2018

DentsplySirona Takes Top Space Build-out

Congratulations DentsplySirona Project Team | Winner of Top Space Build-out 2018 Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards-The Charlotte Business Journal and Bank OZK  presented the 2018 Heavy Hitters Commercial Real Estate Awards, recognizing the best developments substantially completed from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, in the Greater Charlotte region. DentsplySirona, a global manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, needed a new home it could smile about. The dental products manufacturer traded a […]
September 8, 2018

Harker Partners with Tuckaseegee Elementary School for a Second Year

Harker is proud to be partnering with CMS and Tuckaseegee Elementary to improve education in our community for the second year! We are committed to embracing our community in a way that fosters empathy, advances knowledge and builds foundational relationships. We strive to use our core values and available resources to provide tangible support within our community in order to make a difference in the lives of others. This school year, the school had a […]
April 16, 2018

Harker Partners with CMS Book Buddies Program

Harker Partners with CMS Book Buddies Program Harker is grateful to have the opportunity to invest in the lives of children in our community. In partnership with CMS, Harker team members travel to Tuckaseegee Elementary on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month to read with 1st graders in the Book Buddies program. This program fosters a love of the written word and a chance for individual children to improve their reading skills. We […]
April 1, 2018

Harker Participates in 5k

Triple C – Know Your Craft 5k    We are so excited to be a 2018 Platinum Sponsor for Triple C Brewing’s Know Your Craft 5k, benefitting Project2Heal! Not only does Triple C Brewing create a fun and welcoming environment, Project2Heal is truly a special cause. Patience, effort and much love goes into training service dogs for Veterans who live with physical or emotional trauma. Harker strives to participate in events that bring us closer […]
March 14, 2018

Harker Rolls Out Wellness Initiative

Health & Wellness It’s about you. The whole you. Harker recognizes our ability to achieve our objectives successfully depends on the well-being of our team members. We acknowledge that the key elements of workplace wellness include the physical and cultural environments, as well as the policies, practices and procedures that guide our work. Harker is dedicated to providing a healthy workplace that values and enhances the health and well-being of all team members by implementing […]
May 1, 2017

Harker & Little Diversified Team Up

Taking the Sting Out of Hunger receives Honorable Mention!! April 2017 | Charlotte Convention Center – HarkerDoerre & Little Diversified join forces to compete against eleven other teams in the 2017 CANstruction design/build competition. Special Thank You to the following companies for their generous contributions to our structure. McKenneys Absolute Fire Control Precision Plumbing Warco Construction Landscaping Technology & Maintenance Binswanger Glass