Restoring Oklahoma's History
Oklahoma's most trusted builder. restoration expert. craftsmen. CMSWillowbrook
There was a time when buildings weren't just assembled from various manufactured products as they are today. Buildings were "crafted", by Craftsmen, not by just workers. The differentiating factor between these two skilled workers may not be one of skill at all, but one of pride of ownership, resourcefulness, leadership, and vision.
Through the years this has changed and construction has become a commodity. Some of the respect that the master builder once had is gone. Until.... a project comes along that still needs a master builder: Someone who understands the details and cares to craft a particular result. One difficulty we face in our industry is that many of the Craftsmen don't exist anymore. But that is where we come in. We get hired over and over again to restore these beautiful buildings of the past because we ARE CRAFTSMEN! Building owners trust that our superintendents have the knowledge that were possessed by these Craftsmen of the past and can lead a group of any semi-skilled workers to produce pristine results. Again this is likely not an issue of knowledge at all, but one of pride of ownership, resourcefulness, leadership and vision.
It is for these reasons why we continue to be Oklahoma's top historical restoration contractor. CMSWillowbrook has been trusted with some of the state's most priceless structures, such as the Oklahoma State Capital, Old North at UCO, Old Central at OSU, Murray Hall at OSU, Edmon Lowe Library at OSU, the Judicial Center, the office of the Attorney General (Soloman Layton Power Plant), the Rock Island Train Depot, and the Federal Building in Chickasha.
Murray Hall Women's Dorm at Oklahoma State University. under construction c. 1932