At $3.5 trillion a year in spending – and growing – health care is one of the largest industries in the U.S. The rapid growth in the sector creates a high demand for construction and renovation of hospitals, medical offices and clinics.Read More
One of the many secrets of CMSWillowbrook’s success is our ability to self-perform some of the construction work on projects. We don’t use our Self Performance Team on every job, but it adds great value to our company. However, many people don’t really know what this specialized crew of 40 highly skilled craftsmen actually does.Read More
We recently celebrated two CMSWillowbrook employees who have been with us for 40 years – 10 times the national median employee tenure. Senior Superintendent Allen Neal and Project Superintendent Tommy Holt started working at the company in 1978, just five years after I founded CMSWillowbrook. Over the last four decades, the pair went from learning the ropes to leading the team.Read More
Women make up just 10 percent of the construction industry’s workforce. But there’s nothing average about CMSWillowbrook. At our firm, women comprise more than 18 percent of our employees – almost double the national average.Read More
CMSWillowbrook doesn’t use a crystal ball to see the future. Instead, we rely on our extensive experience in construction management to make a few predictions for 2019.Read More
I look at historic buildings as really big antiques. Restoring them comes with myriad challenges and opportunities.
CMSWillowbrook has completed many historical restoration projects, but my favorites are the ones we did for my alma mater, Oklahoma State University (OSU).Read More
Mixed-use developments combine residential, commercial, cultural, institutional and entertainment options in one place – creating a walkable, urban community. CMSWillowbrook gives a tour of the hottest new mixed-use development in Oklahoma City: West Village.Read More
Construction work is not for the faint of heart. But CMSWillowbrook is an expert construction management firm, so we easily handle all the thrills.Read More
Sticking to a budget is hard, whether constructing a multimillion-dollar building or managing household finances. Just as families decide what groceries they need and stick to the shopping list, construction estimators find ways to get project owners everything they want without spending too much.Read More
When CMSWillowbrook builds a school, we do our homework first. More than 65 percent of our projects are in the education industry, so we know what it takes to make the grade. Every educational client has different needs and goals. Treating each one the same would be like memorizing chemistry formulas for a geography test; the results will not be good.Read More
Imagine completing more than 50 percent of a building before the final design plans are even done. This is the reality at the new Ardmore Readiness Center, a modern training and deployment facility for the Army National Guard in Ardmore, Oklahoma.Read More
Whoever said you shouldn’t mix business with family never met a DeHart. We’ve been running successful, family-owned and -operated companies for generations, starting in 1920 when my grandfather, Ed DeHart, founded DeHart Sheet Metal Works in Chickasha, Okla.Read More
Safety is not convenient. That’s what I hear school district leaders say all the time about keeping students protected from harm. But they are more than willing to make the effort to increase campus safety and security.Read More
Every day is Earth Day at CMSWillowbrook.
We have completed over $500 million of green building projects because we are committed to preserving our natural environment and leading our industry in sustainable construction.Read More
Technology is changing the construction industry, and it affects everything from project plan sets to toilets and drones.Read More
A storm shelter or safe room doesn’t have to be dark or hidden underground.
The majority of CMSWillowbrook’s projects include storm shelters or safe rooms. Industry trends have increased the value and appeal of these structures. We’ve even retrofitted 100-year-old buildings to include storm shelters.Read More
Clients may think designing and constructing a building is a rigid process in which they have one chance to make decisions. This perception creates a lot of pressure. But when they work with us, they find one thing that sets CMSWillowbrook apart is flexibility.Read More
When I look back at 2017, CMSWillowbrook has a lot to celebrate. We have a growing leadership team, we are investing in new technology and we started streamlining our processes to be even more efficient. We also had the opportunity to work on innovative buildings.Read More
When CMSWillowbrook sees an opportunity to protect people, we take action right away.Read More