The votes have been counted, the results are in, and for one Tulsa-based company, the end result looks particularly good.
Thirty-four commercial construction projects received awards in forty-four separate categories in the 2008 Excellence in Construction Awards Program, an annual statewide event of Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma. Of those, The Flintco Companies Inc., the largest American Indian-owned construction company and parent company of Flintco Inc. and Oakridge Builders Inc., took home 15 awards for construction excellence. Also notable are Manhattan Construction’s five awards, including one for the renovation of the Tulsa Ballet. Both companies received recognition for their joint effort as Tulsa Vision Builders on the Tulsa BOK Center.
According to ABC chapter president and CEO, Carl Williams, this year’s competition included historical renovation, medical, educational, commercial office, performing arts, and financial industry and infrastructure projects. A panel of judges from another ABC chapter selected the category winners, designed to recognize the “Best of the Best” in commercial and industrial construction, by ABC of Oklahoma members.
Oklahoma Excellence in Construction award winners, construction categories and winning projects for 2008 are as follows:
uFlintco Inc. – Commercial Under $1 Million for the Tulsa Zoo Eagle Exhibit Renovation, a three-month, $135,000 project that nearly doubled the facility in both square footage and height, allowing additional room for flight and avian activity.
uOakridge Builders Inc. SEnD Commercial $1-2 Million for the First Fidelity Midtown Tulsa Branch, a wood frame structure with cast stone and masonry walls and a combination asphalt shingle and copper roof. The building was designed to blend with the residential development located next to the facility.
uOakridge Builders Inc. SEnD Commercial $2-5 Million for the 10,000-SF Buddy LaFortune Community Center and the Herman & Kate Kaiser Library. The library includes a meeting room, shelving for 50,000 books, sixteen public computers, lounge seating and children and teen areas. The 14,000-SF community center is housed in the same building and features two concave radius areas with storefront glass.
uFlintco Inc. – Commercial $5-10 Million for the 44,069-SF W. L. Hutcherson Family YMCA, a new two-story building that includes a gymnasium, strength and conditioning mezzanine, workout room, aerobics room, indoor pool, daycare, classrooms and an outdoor play area. The exterior is constructed of insulated metal panels and split-face concrete masonry units.
uFleming Building Co. – Commercial $10-25 Million for the Regal Plaza Convention Center, a multi-use facility encompassing an entire city block in Bixby. Seventy-foot-high “vista walls” span 200 feet of the main Spirit Bank Event Center and are the focal point of a diversified courtyard style retail center and parking garage. The project was completed in three phases.
uTulsa Vision Builders – Commercial Over $25 Million for the Tulsa BOK Center, a 550,000-SF multipurpose entertainment venue with seating for up to 18,000. The flexible design by world-renowned architect Cesar Pellii accommodates sports, performing arts, and other large public gatherings. The center features seven local restaurants, terrazzo flooring, thirty luxury suites, the iconic glass wall and one of the most advanced scoreboards in the country.
uOil Capital Electric LLC – Electrical Commercial Over $10 Million. The BOK Center project required approximately 4,000 light fixtures, 300 miles of electrical conductors, 1,300 alarm detection devices, 300 house speakers and two 4,000 KVA primary service feeders. Laser lighting illuminates the icon wall with vibrant colors and provides a nighttime identity to the facility.
uAdvantage Glass Inc. – Specialty Construction Glass $1-5 Million. The contractor’s BOK Center work included aluminum entryways, ticket booths, division glass in the VIP areas and the ribbon windows around the exterior. The ribbon windows included a custom design framing system with high-impact glazing. No two pieces are the same and each is fully silicone sealed inside and out. The entryways included unique ADA door openers with high-impact glazing.
uAmerican Glass Inc. – Specialty Construction Glass $5-10 Million, for the BOK Center 600-foot-long, 103-foot-tall, 912,000-lb. icon wall with roughly 1,600 glass panels varying in size. The wall serves as a curtain-wall, but is constructed on a slope and leans in five degrees at the top. This contractor created a $2.5 million dollar savings by providing engineering, design and installation of the curtain-wall’s vertical supporting superstructure.
uOakridge Builders Inc. – Specialty Construction Cast-in-Place Concrete $4-8 Million, for the bent columns constructed of 13,800 cubic yards of concrete containing #11 reinforcing bars. These massive columns were designed to support a 500,000 lb. cantilevered steel beam and glass wall, the grand stairwell and cast-in-place stairs. Portions of the columns are exposed in the BOK Center with an architectural finish to compliment the terrazzo flooring, carpet and ceiling finishes.
uTulsa Dynaspan Inc. – Specialty Construction Precast Concrete Under $4 Million, for the risers within the BOK Center that serve as a backdrop to the flashing lights and beauty of this unique structure, as well as adding security to safety in the seating areas. The project contained 24 rectangular beams, 348 walls and 694 risers. Delivery and erection of pre-cast panels often occurred at night to minimize the interruption of work being performed by other crafts and traffic flow within the city.
uFlintco Inc. – Institutional $2-5 Million, for the 26,000-SF Rosa Parks Early Childhood Development Center, a four-module building project consisting of a pre-engineered steel structure with masonry and EIFS (exterior insulated finishing system) exteriors. The structure includes 12 classrooms with a shared area of toilets, a multi-purpose room, a warming kitchen and outdoor play areas.
uFlintco Inc. – Institutional $5-10 Million, for the Christ the King Early Childhood Development Center and Chapel. This two- part project, situated on a campus that dates back to 1918, includes a new building for pre-kindergartners of the Marquette School as well as the addition of a chapel into the existing sanctuary. The 21,000-SF school contains four classrooms, a gym and central room for presentations and activities. The 2,000-SF chapel is octagonal with a brick veneer interior and exterior to match the existing structure.
uManhattan Construction Company – Institutional $10-15 Million, for the Our Lady of Clear Creek Monastery, Phase II that includes the Residence and Gate House. Combined with Phase I, this facility includes over 50,000 SF of monastery living quarters, guest quarters, bookstore, library, chapter room, meeting rooms, kitchen and dining rooms in a structure engineered and designed to last 1,000 years. A unique aspect of the project is the use of red and white oak harvested from the monastery’s 1,200-acre property.
uCrossland Construction Company Inc. – Industrial $15-25 Million, for the Warren Cat facility, a combination of functional facilities providing space for the operation of sales, rentals and maintenance. The project, sitting on 25 acres in northern Tulsa County, includes four buildings totaling 109,500 SF. Included are a main building housing office personnel, main sales and a service warehouse; a utility building for removing and repairing equipment trucks, a wash building and a rental building to accommodate rental business and services.
uFlincto Inc. – Industrial Over $25 Million, for the U.S. Postal Service Oklahoma City Processing & Distribution Center, a $77.4 million local processing, regional distribution center and vehicle maintenance facility. The three-building facility includes an 816,500-SF distribution center, 23,000-SF vehicle maintenance building, and a 12,200-SF storage warehouse. There was a requirement that all products be “Made in the USA.” A helicopter was used to airlift and set 59 large rooftop heating and air-conditioning units.
uFlintco Inc. – Healthcare $2-5 Million. Three hospitals (Duncan Regional, Comanche County Memorial and Jackson County Hospital) created Southwest Oklahoma Cancer Centers LLC in order to provide cancer care services closer to the patients in their region. The Cancer Centers of Southwest Oklahoma project located in Altus is the first of the three projects. The facility is approximately 10,000 SF, and will provide medical oncology spaces and radiation therapy with new linear accelerator vaults, exam rooms, lab draw station and support spaces. Chemotherapy cubicles feature divided glass doors with cubicle curtains offering the option of patient interaction or privacy.
uManhattan Construction Company – Healthcare $5-15 Million, for the OU/Tulsa Cancer/Diabetes Center, a $7 million, 25,000-SF, two-level addition constructed of poured-in-place concrete with a brick, cast stone and curtain wall fa√?ade. The north elevation is an 81-foot radius and the east elevation is complemented by a rotunda towering above the roofline. The roof also incorporates a terrace and garden area for patient relaxation.
uOakridge Builders Inc. – Healthcare $15- 25 Million, for the Muskogee Regional Medical Center West Side Expansion. The project features eight new operating rooms, same day surgery suites, MRI, CT scan, a cancer treatment center (with both nuclear medicine and radiation), sterile processing, decontamination rooms and support systems such as admitting, lobby and gift shops. The exterior is of structural steel metal studding with brick veneer for the three above ground floors. Construction was accomplished while the hospital remained in normal operation.%9
uManhattan Construction Company – Healthcare Over $25 Million, for the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, a state-of–the-art $52 million, 104 bed facility that includes a pediatric intensive care unit, radiology, CT scan, recovery, procedure, oncology and cardiology rooms. The project consists of nine floors, totaling 228,000 SF.
uCantera Concrete Company LLC – Specialty Construction Cast-in-Place Concrete Over $8 Million, for the foundation system for the Children’s Hospital consisting of 4,000 feet of piers, 1,400 feet of grade beams, and over 32,000 SF of building walls ranging from eight inches to 1 foot 6 inches thick. The piers range in size from three feet to five feet 6 inches in diameter and up to thirty feet deep.
uMarrs Electric – Electrical Commercial $5-10 Million, for the Children’s Hospital electrical work. The complex is serviced by two 15-kilovolt services with two generators paralleled together. The exterior has two lighted fountains, lighting around the perimeter of building and a beam of light shining skyward.
uFlintco Inc. – Renovation Under $2 Million, for the Tulsa County Courthouse first floor remodel consisting of a complete renovation of two courtrooms, two judge’s chambers, clerk’s offices, a reception area, and corridor. The renovation included demolition with asbestos treatment, installation of a new HVAC system, data and electrical systems, a video arraignment system and updated ceilings and floors.
uL.D. Kerns Contractors Inc. – Renovation $2-5 Million, for the Brown Mackie College of Tulsa. This project consisted of the complete demolition of all plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems and replacement with new state-of-the-art equipment. The project included five medical labs, four computer labs, three classrooms, seven new bathrooms, a bookstore, offices and common areas.
uManhattan Construction Company – Renovation $5-10 Million, for the Tulsa Ballet. This project included a 16,000-SF addition plus interior renovation to an existing 38,000 SF. A new a loading dock entrance was constructed, new geothermal heating and cooling system installed and the parking lot reconstructed. The facility remained occupied during the full 18-month construction period, making it necessary to complete the project in three phases.
uCrossland Construction Company Inc. – Renovation Over $10 Million, for the three-phase Owasso High School project that included 115,000 SF of new construction with an additional 100,000 SF of renovated space. Phase One included 17 classrooms, band rooms, vocal arts room, driveways and parking. Phase Two included a media center, library, and 72,000 SF of administrative offices. Phase Three included a new wresting facility with offices, locker rooms, referee rooms and a training room.
uMagnum Construction Inc. – Historical Renovation Under $1 Million, for the Broken Arrow Historical Society Log Cabin Preservation. This project consisted of dismantling, storing and reconstructing a 172-year old log cabin. The cabin was built in 1836 by Napoleon Bonaparte Childers and later became the boyhood home of Broken Arrow’s late Lt. Col. Ernest Childers, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Each log and stone in the cabin was carefully removed and numbered for the reconstruction that took place almost two years later when the cabin was erected on the second floor gallery of the Broken Arrow Historical Museum.
uFlintco Inc. – Historical Restoration $1-2 Million, for the 1,600-SF addition to the 1920 Travis Mansion and the restoration of the existing 11,000-SF structure. The mansion was restored to the look of a residence with several existing features retained including the hardwood floors, fireplaces and the paneled library with its hard-cast plaster ceiling. Retrofitting mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems into a building built in 1919 offered many major challenges.
uTrigon General Contractors & Construction Managers – Historical Restoration $2-10 Million, for the historic St. Joseph Monastery in Tulsa. The project consisted of the interior renovation; exterior restoration; construction of a new parking structure, a new bell tower, new exterior lighting, paving and parking, and irrigation and landscaping. New construction and renovations were designed to preserve the charm and historical aspects of the building and grounds, which is the home of the Sisters of Benedictine Community.
uFleming Building Co. – Pre-Engineered Building $2-10 Million, for the Tulsa Saturn project, a 60,000-SF building and office space featuring tilt walls sprayed a distinctive finish with a contrasting accent stripe. Included was approximately 120,000 SF of parking to accommodate 150 cars, truck parking and dock areas, and a secure reception area, all enhanced with innovative outdoor signage.
uManhattan Construction Company – Pre-Engineered Building Over $10 Million. Located near Newkirk, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe’s First Council Casino is a 54,000-SF facility that offers Las Vegas style gaming on the plains of Oklahoma. In addition to the gaming area, the facility accommodates a restaurant, players club, gift shop and management offices for the tribe’s operations.
uFlintco Inc. – Other General Construction, for the Glenpool Centennial Park. The centennial landmark, an eight-foot tall modern replica of an oil derrick, symbolizes Oklahoma’s rich history. The concrete base is clad with imported granite panels. Actual photos and newspaper clippings were replicated on the granite.
uAdvantage Glass Inc. – Specialty Construction, Glass Under $1 Million, for the Glenpool Centennial Park glasswork. The derrick utilizes trapezoid shaped glass individually measured with templates to ensure a perfect fit. A J-Mold aluminum track was mitered to fit and attached to the steel structure supporting the glass. They were removed to begin glazing and each piece was then set into the J-Mold track and wet sealed. Coordination of this project was crucial with limited space to allow all trades to work.
uFlintco Inc. – Infrastructure, Heavy $5-10 Million, for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Parking Facility. The four-story, 288,000-SF parking structure provides for 858 parking spaces in the heart of the OMRF campus in Oklahoma City. The site also allows for the structure’s west end to have 20-foot high permanent shoring. So as not to overpower a nearby neighborhood, most of the first level was below grade.
uCoreSlab Structures (Okla.) Inc. – Specialty Construction, Pre-Cast Concrete Over $4 Million. Constructed on a sloping site, the pre-cast, pre-stressed OMRF structure was functionally designed to permit auto access on two levels. The design allows for a future pedestrian bridge to the main building.
uContera Concrete Company LLC – Specialty Construction, Cast-in-Place Concrete Under $4 Million, for the Mattison, Southwest and Riverside Power Stations project that consisted of constructing foundations at plant locations in Tontitown, Ark., and Jenks and Anadarko, Okla.. Over 7,000 cubic yards of concrete were placed, with all foundations being monolithic pours. All gas turbine foundations contained over 625 cubic yards of concrete, double mats of reinforcing, 35 to 40 various diameter conduits, as well as almost 200 anchor bolts and embedded plates.
uBuilding & Earth Sciences Inc. – Specialty Construction, Engineering, for the quality control and special inspections for earthwork, reinforcing, concrete, structural steel, masonry and asphalt on the Mercy Hospital Systems of Northwest Arkansas project. The project is a 350,000-SF seven-story hospital, one of the most technologically advanced healing care facilities in the nation.
uYork Electronic Systems Inc. – Specialty Construction, Low Voltage, for the Bordertown Bingo and Casino Surveillance System Retrofit project. The Bordertown Casino is an Eastern Shawnee Tribe gaming establishment located in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. After experiencing multiple system failures and downtime with their existing system, the client selected this contractor to redesign and/or replace all surveillance equipment. The result was a conversion to a state-of -the-art enterprise level network video management system. Installation was scheduled to avoid interruption to gaming activities. %9
uGreen Country Interiors Inc. – Interior Finish, for the Quapaw Tribe, Downstream Casino Resort, a Las Vegas style destination resort. This beautiful facility includes a 70,000-SF casino and a twelve-story hotel with 222 rooms and fifteen luxury suites. The specialty contractor provided metal studs, drywall and interior insulation.
uGreen Country Interiors Inc. – Exterior Finish, for the intricate exterior finish (EFIS) work on the above project.
uCentral Electric Company of Tulsa – Electrical, Commercial Under $1 Million, for the electrical work on the Gold’s Gym and Retail Center (Tulsa). This project included an Olympic sized swimming pool requiring strict design for a safe electrical installation as well as an intricately designed lighting package that required fixtures purchased from around the world. The building’s 2,600-amp service was completely reconstructed to meet the needs of the split-use facility.
uOil Capital Electric LLC – Electrical, Commercial $1-2 Million. for electrical work on the OU Memorial Stadium and Switzer – Stoops Office Renovation, a fast-track project scheduled for completion prior to the 2008 season opener. Included were nine new concession stands and two restroom improvements, new stadium lighting and office renovations. Existing office service was reused with new fixtures and dimming controls to accentuate the woodwork and new white boards in the training rooms.
uColburn Electric – Electric, Commercial $2-5 Million, for electric work on the Utica Place project, the first high-rise multi-use building to be built in Tulsa for over twenty years. It encompasses parking, commercial and residential space. Redesign of the electrical requirements for the building was required after the project began in order to verify the layout of all post tension slabs in the facility and ensure that the historical nature of the design was achieved.
uOil Capital Electric LLC – Electrical, Industrial $2-10 Million, for electrical work on the Harry D. Mattison Power Project, located in Tonitown, Arkansas, a power generation facility consisting of four gas turbine generator units capable of producing 356 megawatts of electricity. In addition to the installation of the generator units, the project involved support facilities including a new Control Building, Electric Building and Water Demineralization Building.
OKC Gets Greener
Building on its long record as the market leader in building innovation, Ideal Homes recently completed Oklahoma’s first gold-level Green Certified Home. The home meets Model Green Building Guidelines developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and endorsed by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, and is one of fewer than 50 built across the nation since the program started. Only 17 of those homes have achieved gold-level certification.
Steve Shoemaker, director of marketing for Ideal Homes, said the green home was a natural progression for the company.
“We’ve been headed down the road of high efficiency homes for a long time,” Shoemaker said. “When the Energy Star program first rolled out, we were the first company in America to build an Energy Star certified home for under $150,000. We also built a zero-energy home and a healthy house certified by the American Lung Association.”
Ideal Homes treats each special project as a prototype home, learning from each experience.
“For years we’ve done test sites like this home,” said Todd Booze, Ideal’s president of construction. “We learn from every one of them and incorporate the best into the homes we build going forward.”
Guffey’s Warranty Deeds
The following are recent warranty deeds filed in the Tulsa area. Deeds are published as space becomes available. Information is listed as follows: Date; Type; Grantor; Grantee; Addr; City; Property Addr; Consideration.
$500,000 to $1 Million
10/31/08, General Warranty Deed, Lynne M & Timothy Czapansky, Tulsa Tubular Inc, Kiefer, Tract In Part Of Sec 16-17-12, $795,000
10/31/08, Warranty Deed, Brett C & Susan Jackson, William R Lierman Jr, Tulsa, Lt 31 Blk 2 Waterstone Addn, $540,000
$250,000 to $500,000
10/30/08, Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, Kurt & Kathy Vomberg, Craig M & Sherry L Mickleberry, Tulsa, Lt 7 Blk 1 Frenchman’s Creek Addn, $490,000
10/30/08, Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, Charles Philip & Nancy Lee Tholen, Joey D & Sheila L Dills, Dallas, Lt 9 Blk 1 Southridge Ests 5th Addn, $450,000
10/31/08, Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, Cottages By Cobblestone Homes Inc, Mark A & Jennifer S Jones, Jenks, Lt 18 Blk 6 Southern Lakes Ests Addn To Jenks, $438,000
10/30/08, Warranty Deed, James C & Elizabeth J Dailey, Alan W & Myra Katherine Odgers, Tulsa, Lt 36 Blk 2 Hunter’s Pointe Addn, $400,000
10/30/08, Warranty Deed, John H & Annette M Gross, Cartus Financial Corp, Broken Arrow, Lt 12 Blk 2 Fairway Villas At The Greens Addn To BA, $387,500
10/30/08, Warranty Deed, Cartus Financial Corp, Ronald L Hensley, Broken Arrow, Lt 12 Blk 2 Fairway Villas At The Greens Addn To BA, $387,500
10/31/08, Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, Cottages By Cobblestone Homes Inc, Dallas Blaine & Jacquelyn Ann Parnell, Broken Arrow, Lt 20 Blk 4 Millicent Pond Addn To BA, $374,000
11/4/08, Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, David Phillip & Jennifer Louise Dunham, Vijaykumar S & Chitashree V Musuvathy, Tulsa, Lt 33 Blk 1 The Village At Legacy Addn Et Al, $327,000
11/4/08, General Warranty Deed, Somerset Properties Inc, Craig E & Lana Adams English, Glenpool, Lt 6 Blk 3 Glendale Acres II Addn, $310,000
10/31/08, General Warranty Deed, Lindsay Development LLC, Russell Miller, Tulsa, Lt 11 Blk 3 The Ests At Shenandoah Addn, $306,500
10/31/08, Warranty Deed, Roberta Sarvis, Deirdre J Smith, Tulsa, Lt 13 Blk 5 Southern Woods Ests Addn, $305,000
11/4/08, Warranty Deed, Jay C & Christi L Markham, Clay & Mary Rogers, , Lt 9 Blk 9 Twin Creeks II Addn To Bixby, $305,000
10/30/08, Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, Camelot Homes Inc, Michelle & Greg Burns, Tulsa, Lt 36 Blk 7 Trinity Creek II Addn, $297,500
11/4/08, General Warranty Deed, Landmark Homes LLC, Stephen A & Erica L Ellis, Owasso, Lt 7 Blk 7 Crossing At 86th Street Phase I Addn, $285,000
10/31/08, General Warranty Deed, Boos Builders Inc, Willard J & Patricia K Delcambre, , Lt 6 Blk 1 Prairie Ridge I At Lantana Ranch Addn To Skiatook, $284,500
10/31/08, General Warranty Deed, David Gibson Inc, Padmanabhan Rajendran, Broken Arrow, Lt 2 Blk 3 The Villages At Wood Creek III Addn To BA, $277,000
10/31/08, General Warranty Deed, Shaw Homes Inc, Robert L III & Kelly Ann Hawley, Broken Arrow, Lt 12 Blk 1 Belle Trace At Battle Creek Addn To BA, $275,500
11/4/08, General Warranty Deed, Christina A & James J Gilmartin, Afton Volner Et Al, Tulsa, Lt 26 Blk 2 Greenhills Addn, $275,000
10/30/08, General Warranty Deed, Douglass Mabry, Tserenpagma Chaoui, Tulsa, Lt 14 Blk 2 Woodward Park Addn, $269,000
10/31/08, General Warranty Deed, Shaw Homes Inc, Randy DC & Tonja S Meeks, Broken Arrow, Lt 8 Blk 7 Seven Oaks Addn To BA, $263,500
10/31/08, General Warranty Deed, Douglas Walker Companies Inc, Joseph L & Irma J Daubenspeck, Bixby, Lt 26 Blk 2 The Auberge Addn To Bixby, $262,000
10/31/08, Warranty Deed, Michael L & Katherine E Wanless, S Lloyd St Clair Jr Trust, Tulsa, Lt 23 Blk 3 Silverwood Addn To Bixby, $260,000
10/30/08, Warranty Deed, Peter I & Marian J Chipman, Nancy J Ruth, , Lt 3 Blk 8 Southern Hills Third Addn, $259,000
10/31/08, Joint Tenancy Warranty Deed, Randall J Schwers Homes Inc, Christopher J & Caroline S Farmer, Bixby, Lt 5 Blk 14 Providence Hills Addn To Bixby, $256,000
10/31/08, Warranty Deed, Mildred S Barnes Trust, Michael & Doreatha E Ary, Glenpool, Tract In Part Of Sec 14-17-12, $256,000