Larry Brinker, Jr., president of Detroit-based L.S. Brinker Company, is building a legacy and helping to create jobs and careers for Detroiters in collaboration with Olympia Development of Michigan. His company, founded by his father Larry Brinker, Sr. in 1989, includes several business units related to skilled trades. To date, the firm has contributed significant work to major projects in The District Detroit, including the innovative Little Caesars Arena, the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University, and the new Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion.
Brinker, in a joint venture with The Christman Company, is currently managing historic renovation of the former Women’s City Club building and the mixed-used building at 2715 Woodward Avenue, located between Little Caesars Arena and the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. Brinker business unit, Edgewood Electric, is also performing work at the former, historic Hotel Eddystone building near Little Caesars Arena.
Skilled trade professionals and apprentices who worked on Olympia Development-related Brinker projects have gone on to work at other significant Brinker projects, including the Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Central Train project in Corktown, LinkedIn’s new Detroit office on Woodward Avenue and the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center.