Cowen Starts Medical Offices

Work is underway on a $1.3 million finish-out for four tenants in the St. John Medical Center medical office building in Owasso.
Tenants are Surgery Inc. (2,900 SF), an OB-GYN expansion (2,425 SF), a specialty clinic (1,600 SF) and Eastern Oklahoma Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (2,500 SF). Construction projected completion is August 15. Cowen Construction is handling the project.
TPCFCU Opens New Offices
The Tulsa Postal & Community Federal Credit Union opened offices at 1419 S. Denver Ave. April 23. The event was celebrated with a reception and tours of the new facility.
Walsh Associates Moves
Tulsa branding and communications firm Walsh Associates moved to its new address, 300 E. Brady.
The crew moved from its former space in the Brady District headquarters of Wallace Engineering to the 21,700-SF, one-story warehouse Wallace founder Tom Wallace renovated.
PCM Offers Mortgage Assurance Program
Northeast Oklahoma homebuilder PCM Homes announced its new Mortgage Assurance Program, which will pay up to $1,250 per month — equal to one half of the buyer’s mortgage payment — for up to six months if the buyer loses his or her job due to the economy.
“These are difficult times, and we want to give our buyers peace of mind when it comes to deciding on their home purchase,” said Steve Harris, president and founder of PCM Homes.
According to PCM, homebuyers state that “fear of job loss” is a top concern when deciding on whether or not to purchase a new home.
Tulsa Company Joins Ceco Building Systems
Steel Building Solutions joined the network of builders for Ceco Building Systems, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of metal buildings.
A division of Walker Communications Inc., Steel Building Solutions has provided general contractor services since 1999.
“We are pleased to have Steel Building Solutions join the Ceco family of authorized builders,” said Lynn Chesnut, VP of sales for Ceco Building Systems’ Midwest Region. “Their reputation as quality general contractors and their place in the community have earned them the respect of their clients and their industry.”
Ceco Building Systems, a division of NCI Building Systems Inc., designs and fabricates custom metal buildings.
NCI Building Systems is a manufacturer and marketer of metal building components and custom-designed metal building systems.
Airport Noise Program Completes 1,000th Home
Tulsa city and airport officials marked the completion of the 1,000th home in Tulsa International Airport’s Noise Mitigation Program.
The QuieterHome Program offers three options to eligible homeowners:
1. Easement acquisition — a one-time cash payment of $2,500.
2. Sales assistance — a financial payment to compensate for the difference between final sale price and fair market value of the property.
3. Residential sound attenuation program — installation of treatments to reduce the impact of noise.
The program is primarily funded by the FAA, with the Tulsa Airport Improvement Trust contributing five percent.
By the numbers:
1,698 — total eligible properties
$36,900 — typical per-home cost for sound attenuation
$80.5 million — projected total cost
6.8 percent chose $2500 cash
4.5 percent chose sales assistance
88.1 percent chose sound attenuation
Falling Materials Prices Good for Builders
Construction materials prices dipped 0.6 percent in March, according to the producer price index report by the U.S. Labor Department.
“Construction input prices have now slipped into negative territory on a year-over-year basis. This is significant because it provides potential relief to profit margins that continue to be squeezed by the weak economy and fierce pricing competition between firms,” said Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu. “For the first time in recent memory, bids on many publicly-financed projects are coming in below budgetary expectations, a reflection of retreating producer prices, as many firms search for revenues in the hope to rebuild their construction backlogs.”
Clarehouse Celebrates Topping Out
Clarehouse celebrated the progress of construction on its new 12,000-SF home on South Mingo Road with a topping out ceremony.
Because the new home used framing lumber rather than steel beams, workers put the final bolts in the exposed timber trusses and then removed the cross-bracing at the ceremony.
The Clarehouse Welcome Home Campaign was to run from July 2007 to July 2010 under the leadership of Robin Ballenger, past Clarehouse board president and capital campaign chair. The campaign was closed on Jan. 31, after reaching its $7.6 million goal 18 months earlier than expected.
Clarehouse provides a loving home and compassionate care giving to dying people and their families. This free service includes 24-hour personal care, living space, education and support.

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