Black-Owned Brinker Group Focuses On Building A Quality Reputation
Published by: Crain's Detroit
Visit any of the various sections of Detroit and chances are you’ll see work done by Corktown-based Brinker Group.
Brinker Group — a Black-owned business comprising five companies that do everything from construction management, glass and metal work, electrical work, carpet and flooring, and exterior and interior carpentry work — has worked on some of the biggest projects in the city. That includes the $85 million Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center and Little Caesars Arena. Brinker construction management property L.S. Brinker is also one of the managers on Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Central Station project in a joint venture with Detroit-based Christman company.
Larry Brinker Sr., who established the business in 1989 in Detroit after working in construction and as a truck driver, is proud of what he’s built. And he’s still building, expanding business to another state.
“We’ve had to make ourselves more attractive as a company to attract some of the best talent possible, which has allowed us to do more complicated jobs and be a part of more projects,” the 65-year-old businessman told Crain’s.