Harker News

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 7, 2021

Summer Interns

Welcome, Summer Interns! The Harker Team is excited to welcome Adam, Jake, Claire, and Makenzie. They will each be working in the field this summer, gaining hands-on experience on a few projects. We look forward to all they will bring to our team this summer!
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 26, 2021

Harker Year in Review 2020

Harker Year in Review 2020
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 27, 2019

Harker & Habitat for Humanity Team Up

A group of Harker Team Members spent the day working with other volunteers to help build a new Habitat Charlotte house. Harker is always looking to exemplify our core values in any way that we can. Visit our About page to learn more about what we value.  
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 12, 2018

Harker Open House

Harker clients, team and friends gathered to enjoy a tailgate style pig pickin’ and Bluegrass on the patio. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!
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