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R. K. Barker Inc. (2000 to 2016) was originally founded and started in 1986 by Rodney Barker and his father William Green Barker under the name Buffalo Security Products—DBA Buffalo Custom Building and Remodeling. In brief the company manufactured two home security products invented and patented by Rodney and his father William: the Metalwood Security Door Jamb and the Adjust-a-Jamb. The Security Jamb was distributed nationally to major do-it-yourself centers.

Rodney and his father’s heart’s desire was construction.The construction division of their company started out doing minor Residential and Commercial Handyman and Home Improvement projects. The company expanded over the years to included Commercial, Government, and major Historical and Residential projects.

Rodney did not just start off in business. He was brought up in it helping his grandfather during the summer in San Antonio, Canyon Lake, and Marble Falls, Texas. His Great Grandmother (Big Grannie) taught him how to hold a paint brush and paint a straight line when he was 12 years old. He started working as a carpenter helper at the age of 17 and worked on projects ranging from framing and trim to punch out carpentry for local and out of town contractors in Houston, and Corpus Christi. He attended a three-year Carpenter Apprentice School back in the 1970s. During the 70s and early 80s Rodney began working on Commercial, Residential and Historical Construction projects for banks, a brewery, hospitals, schools, and retail space finish outs. Remodeling became Rodney’s expertise and passion, and the constant challenges and obstacles still intrigue him today.

So that takes us back 25 years to 1986 and the start of a business journey that started with a dream, a Bended Knee Prayer, and a loving father. The rest has just been hard work, fun with integrity, and the desire of a son to make his father proud. It has turned out to be the icing on a beautiful cake. We love the construction business!

“In God we trust with all of our affairs 1986-2016”

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