Green Country Companies, Projects Dominate ABC Construction Awards

Forty-five Oklahoma commercial construction entries received awards in the 2007 Excellence in Construction Program, an annual statewide event sponsored by the Oklahoma Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.
Winners were honored at ceremonies held at Tulsa’s Greenwood Cultural Center.
Three projects were awarded multiple honors that recognized the individual contributions of contractors and specialty subcontractors. The Oklahoma State University Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center garnered four awards. The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Medical Research Clinic and the Cherokee Casino Resort Parking Garage each received two.
Recipients of Excellence in Construction awards from the Oklahoma competition are eligible to compete at the national level against category winners from the organization’s other 80 chapters. Tulsa-based Flintco Inc. was honored with national ABC awards in 2006 EIC competition.
Oklahoma Excellence in Construction award winners, construction categories and winning projects for 2007 were:
Rupe Building Co., 2745 E Skelly Drive, was honored in the Commercial – Under $1 million division for the Med Center, 1623 S. Utica Ave., a new 4,100-SF structure connected to an existing 2,500-SF building. Rupe was also honored in the Commercial – $2 to $5 million, for the Trinity Restoration project, 8324 E. 97th St., a 25,600-SF automobile facility.
Fleming Building Co., 1110 W. Tenkiller, Catoosa, was honored in the Commercial – $1 to $2 million division for the Catoosa Bank of the Lakes, 650 S. Cherokee St., a 15,000-SF single story facility with an “impressions in stone” fa?ade installed over structural steel.
Flintco, 1624 W. 21st St., was honored in the Commercial – $10 to $25 million division for a multi-phase project that included major renovations and additions to the main clubhouse at Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club, 2636 E 61st St., in preparation for the 2007 PGA Championship Golf Tournament.
Construction included the indoor tennis facility, dining patio, fitness facility, pool complex, 500-person ballroom, offices, storage, mechanical/electrical rooms, member entrance, locker room upgrades, kitchen expansion and men’s grille and bar area.
Flintco won the Institutional – $1 to $2 million division for the Union Intermediate High School Classroom Addition, a 6,500-SF addition that included eight classrooms, and in the Institutional – Over $25 million division, for the Oklahoma State University Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center.
The Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, a project partially funded by Tulsa’s Vision 2025 Bond Issue, is a 123,000-SF, three-story building with a brick and composite aluminum exterior and a standing seam roof. The interior features stainless steel elements and wood surfaces and includes a variety of specialized laboratories and lecture rooms.
The company was also honored in the Healthcare – $5 to $15 million division for a 42,700-SF renovation to the Hillcrest Medical Center-Orthopedic and Spine Center, which included the construction of a new 154-foot skywalk, and in the Other General Construction division for the five-level, 500,000-SF Cherokee Casino Resort parking garage.
Oakridge Builders Inc., 1602 W. 21st St., won in the Institutional – $2 to $5 million division for the three-story, 42,000-SF Carl Albert State College Center for Academic Excellence in Poteau.
Crossland Construction Co. Inc., 14149 E. Admiral Place, was honored in the Institutional – $5 to $10 million, for the Jenks Health and Fitness Center, a three-story, 36,000-SF facility that sits on a one-acre site just nine feet off the north end of the Trojan football field.
Crossland was also honored in the Pre-Engineered Building – $2 to $10 million division for the Skiatook Multipurpose Activity Center, which included an arena with seating for 4,500, lockerrooms, practice areas, and weight and cardio rooms, and in the Industrial – $5 to $15 million division for the 225,000-SF First Wave project.
L.D. Kerns Contractors Inc., 1124 W. Main St., Jenks, won in the Renovation – Under $1 million division for a remodel and expansion project at 18th Street and Boulder Ave. The project, located in a 100-year flood plain, preserved the historic original Texaco service station structure, while constructing a new two-story, 3,000-SF office building tied to the original structure.
Magnum Construction Inc., 904 S. Main St., Broken Arrow, was honored in the Renovation – $1 to $5 million division for improvement work performed on the baggage claim, arrival walkway bridges, concourse, restrooms and service areas of Tulsa International Airport Terminal.
Manhattan Construction Co., 5601 S. 122nd East Ave., won its first of five honors in the Renovation – $5 to $10 million division for work performed on St. John Medical Center, 1923 S. Utica Ave. The project included the complete demolition and build-back of the north building, first-floor radiology department.
Manhattan won in the Renovation – Over $10 million division for renovations to the St. John Medical Center surgery department and in the Historical Restoration – $1 to $2 million division, for the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 322 N. Greenwood Ave.
The St. John Medical Center surgery department project included a multi-phase, 48,000-SF renovation with new operating rooms, intensive care units, physicians lounge and locker rooms. The Jazz Hall of Fame project included demolition and renovation of the historic Tulsa Union Depot originally built by Manhattan in 1931.
Manhattan was honored in the Healthcare – Under $2 million division for renovations to the Saint Francis Hospital cath lab, a project which called for the demolition and re-construction of two cath labs and the remodeling of a locker areas, a lounge, computer lab and sleeping rooms. The company also won in the Healthcare – $2 to $5 million division for the St. John Medical Center North Building Seventh Floor Critical Care Unit Renovation and in the Healthcare – Over $25 million division for the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Medical Research Clinic.
The three-story Schusterman Clinic is a cast-in-place, pre-tensioned concrete structure totaling 100,000 SF. The construction included more than 100 drilled piers, an atrium with round concrete columns and 10,000-SF of “Centennial Pattern” sidewalks.
Tri-Star Construction LLC, 651 W. Ramm Rd., Claremore, was honored in the Other Specialty Construction – Cast In-Place Concrete Under $2 Million division for the E911 Call Center in Tulsa and in the Public Works – Environmental division for the Bixby North Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The award in the Other Specialty Construction – Cast In-Place Concrete Over $2 million went to Cantera Concrete Co. LLC, 5601 S. 122nd East Ave., for its work on the OU Schusterman Center Research and Medical Clinic.
Advantage Glass, 5018 E. Archer St., was honored in the Other Specialty Construction – Glass division for its installation of glass and glazing in the OSU-Advanced Technology Research Center.
Fadco Inc., 1021 N. Columbia Place, was honored in the Other Specialty Construction – Millwork division for its work on the 700-seat, 24,000-SF Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center, 2520 S. Yorktown Ave.
Oil Capital Electric LLC, 12718 E. 55th St., was a multiple award recipient as they were honored in the Electrical – Industrial $1 to $2 million division for the Fayetteville Noland Wastewater Treatment Plant; in the Electrical – Industrial $2 to $10 million division for improvements to the Oklahoma City Water Treatment Facility; in the Electrical – Commercial Under $1 million for electrical work on the University of Tulsa Collins Hall project; and in the Electrical – Commercial $2 to $10 million division for work performed on the 180,000-SF Tyson Foods Discovery Center, which includes a 60,000-SF kitchen.
Cherokee Builders Inc., 2005 N. 167th East Ave., was honored in the Sitework – Landscape division for its work on the United States Shooting Academy in Tulsa.
Central Electric Company of Tulsa was honored in the Electrical – Commercial $1 to $2 million division for the newly remodeled Coca Cola Enterprises Call Center that contains a custom-designed 2,000-amp main distribution panel with a 1,000 kilo-volt back-up generator, a parallel controlling enclosure and an inline uninterrupted power source system.
Omni-2 Mechanical Services, 5918 S. 129th East Ave., won in the Mechanical – Commercial $2 to $4 million division for Tulsa’s Utica Place Tower/Garage Shell project, a 12-story office and residential building project which includes more than 83,000 SF of office space, 40,000 SF of residential living area and more than 300 parking spaces on multiple levels. Omni was also honored in the Mechanical – Commercial Over $4 million division for the HVAC system in the OSU Helmerich Research Center.
Green Country Interiors Inc. garnered honors in the Interior Contractor – Over $1 million division for its work on the OSU Helmerich Research Center and in Exterior Finish for the Cherokee Casino Resort Parking Garage.



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