Ran: San Diego Business Journal - Monday, July 7, 2003

Barnhart Group Wins School District Contract

PinnacleOne/Barnhart, a joint venture between San Diego-based Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. and Tempe, Ariz.-based PinnacleOne, was selected as the program and construction manager for $251 million worth of projects in the Poway Unified School District.

The joint venture will oversee repairs, renovations, and expansions at 24 of the district's schools. Last year, voters approved Proposition U, which contributed $198 million to the construction effort.

The construction program will replace aging portable classrooms, upgrade inadequate plumbing and electrical systems, install energy-efficient mechanical systems, make schools compliant with safety and access codes, and build new permanent classrooms to relieve overcrowding.
NTD Architects of San Diego is the architect for the first five projects. Construction on the first four projects is expected to start in the summer of 2004.

PinnacleOne/Barnhart is managing a similar program for the Oceanside Unified School District with $125 million in bond funding.