Restoring Oklahoma's History

Oklahoma's most trusted builder. restoration expert. craftsmen. CMSWillowbrook

Old North- University of Central Oklahoma.  First college level educational structure completed in Oklahoma. c. 1892

Old North- University of Central Oklahoma.  First college level educational structure completed in Oklahoma. c. 1892

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.

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Murray Hall Women's Dorm at Oklahoma State University. under construction c. 1932

Office of the Attorney General after Renovation

Office of the Attorney General after Renovation

Federal Building in Chickasha, Okla.

Federal Building in Chickasha, Okla.

Oklahoma State Judicial Center- Office of the Supreme Court

Oklahoma State Judicial Center- Office of the Supreme Court

Old Central- the first building built at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma Territory c. 1894  Completely restored by CMSWillowbrook in 2007

Old Central- the first building built at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma Territory c. 1894  Completely restored by CMSWillowbrook in 2007

Rock Island Train Depot in Chickasha, Okla. while under restoration by CMSWillowbrook.

Rock Island Train Depot in Chickasha, Okla. while under restoration by CMSWillowbrook.

Edmon Lowe Library at Oklahoma State University.  Built in the 1950's.  CMSWillowbrook will begin scaffolding the bell tower in the spring of 2015 for a complete restoration of the exterior of the tower in the heart of campus.

Edmon Lowe Library at Oklahoma State University.  Built in the 1950's.  CMSWillowbrook will begin scaffolding the bell tower in the spring of 2015 for a complete restoration of the exterior of the tower in the heart of campus.