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
Balancing Act: Cost vs. Schedule

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. 

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Larisha Hunter
FROM THE GROUND UP: A YEAR-END REVIEW

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.

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Larisha Hunter