Member ProfileGrowing up on a North Carolina farm in Robeson County, William Barker moved to Raleigh in 1973 to attend N.C. State University. He began his career in real estate sales in 1979, and founded Barker Realty in 1984 as an investment and property management real estate company. William Barker began selling real estate in the Raleigh area in 1979 with Bacon and Company. In 1989, William began building custom homes under William T. Barker Construction. He later formed Barker and Lovette Construction Company, specializing in commercial building renovations and fit-ups. With the ever growing and changing construction market William decided to form the Barker Construction Group to better meet the needs of our residential and commercial clients.
During his vast experience, William has also been involved as managing partner in several companies specializing in land development. He has served on the NC Building Code Committee, is a member of the Wake County Home Builders Association, the National HBA, and the Raleigh Board of Realtors.
Bob Brooks is a long time Raleigh native and a graduate of NCSU. His vast experience includes numerous projects in the residential and commercial sectors. He joined the Barker Construction team in 2014 and is a great asset to this company. His current role includes:
John Ferguson has over 25 years of experience in both commercial and residential construction in the fields of project coordination and project management. He relocated to Raleigh in 2005 and joined BCG 2016. John is a member of the Barker Construction Group safety committee and serves on the first impressions team of the Summit Church. His current role includes:
Will Barker brings life to the designs and plans of your project by managing the details. Born and raised in the real estate development world, this Raleigh native brings knowledge that can only come through experience. He is experienced in managing projects in both the commercial and residential world, land development, custom home renovations and new construction. Will is married and the proud father of Abby and an energetic lab named Wyatt. He sits on the Wake County Board of Adjustments and actively participates in both church and para-church ministries throughout the community.
A Raleigh native, Mr. Zevenhuizen attended both the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Chapel Hill. A licensed real estate broker in North Carolina since 2000, his career has encompassed construction, renovation and development of commercial, industrial, historical and multi-family properties in the Research Triangle area. His current focus is in sales (Commercial and Residential) and leasing (Commercial). He enjoys serving his community through civic and charitable causes. He is married with two daughters.
Lauren Abbott joined the construction companies in 2013 and works as the Executive Assistant for W. T. Barker Construction and Barker & Lovette General Contractors. Lauren holds an Accounting 1 Degree from Hardbargers Business College. Her previous work experience includes positions in the banking industry in Mortgage Collections, Account Reconciliations, and Supervisor of Business Services Department at NCNB. Lauren is originally from Raleigh and has been married for 31 years to her hero, Jim. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys playing with her grandchildren, going to music festivals/concerts with her husband, trying out new restaurants, and drinking coffee. Life is Good!
Meredith joined the Barker team in February 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Meredith College, a Master of Arts in Christian Education, and over 10 years of experience in a variety of professional settings. Her training in design and her past experiences have allowed Meredith to bring a fresh perspective to the Barker marketing team. Meredith is the Marketing Specialist for Barker Realty, Barker Property Maintenance, Barker & Lovette and The Barker Construction Group where her role includes print material design, brand implementation, marketing collateral, web design, project photography, and marketing campaigns. Meredith has a love of travel and has traveled through Europe and Africa. These travel experiences have taught her that creativity, patience, and flexibility go a long way in any situation. Meredith also enjoys cooking with her husband Chris, painting, spending time with their new baby boy, and serving with her church.
Kim grew up in Raleigh after moving from Indiana at age 5. She received a BS in Psychology from Appalachian State University. After graduating, she lived in Jacksonville, NC for three years before returning to the Raleigh area. She worked in the construction and property management field as an office manager for two and a half years before joining Barker Realty in April of 2006.