Undergrads Turned Young Professionals

Landing an internship with CMSWillowbrook is a stepping stone to success. Our construction management company cultivates a vibrant, hands-on learning environment, making it easy for future professionals to learn industry fundamentals. Our interns spend their days doing hard work on site and learning soft skills.

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Larisha Hunter
GUEST BLOG: Constructive Lessons

In my mid-30s married with two children; I am not a typical college student. I’m studying communications and marketing and have a summer internship with my hometown construction management firm. CMSWillowbrook is teaching me so much about marketing and construction management. There are more similarities than you might think.

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Larisha Hunter
Summer Safety: Staying Cool on Site

People working on construction sites are especially vulnerable to heat illnesses and should take precautions to ensure safety at the hottest points of the year. Exposure to the heat causes dozens of deaths and thousands of injuries a year in the U.S.

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Larisha Hunter
Caring for Health

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.

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Larisha Hunter
SELF PERFORMANCE LEADS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE

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.

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Larisha Hunter
Constructing Continuity

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.

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Larisha Hunter
Preserving Integrity at OSU

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).

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Larisha Hunter
Making the Grade

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.

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Larisha Hunter
Construction Management: A Family Affair

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.

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Larisha Hunter