Firms in Focus | Barker Morrissey Contracting, 2127 E. Speedway, Ste. 101, Tucson
President: Kevin Morrissey
Border Health: The firm is currently working on a 9,000-sq-ft addition and 2,500-sq-ft remodel to the Copper Queen Community Hospital in Douglas, Ariz., a border town south of Tucson.
George W. Hammond Director and Research Professor
University of Arizona, Eller College of Management "After a 50% decline during the Great Recession, construction jobs in Tucson have fluctuated in a narrow range during the past four years," Hammond says. "This reflected the relatively slow growth of the local economy as well as the modest rebound in new housing activity. Overall, the Tucson economy continues to expand, but the pace of growth remains disappointing. In part, this has been driven by the negative impact of federal fiscal drag on the local economy."