50 Making a Difference profile: Cristy Callins

As vice president for CMSWillowbrook Construction Management, Cristy Callins has achieved a surprising amount of success in the male-dominated construction industry. Her success? Fostering and retaining relationships that allow CMSWillowbrook to maintain a reliable clientele base.

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Larisha Hunter
Lot Lines: 2019 PIVOT Awards

Recently the PIVOT Awards were presented at the annual Commercial Real Estate Summit hosted by the Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors and the University of Central Oklahoma Real Estate Program.

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Larisha Hunter
More women working in construction

Former Mrs. Oklahoma Heather Rouba has joined a growing group of women working in construction. Rouba works with CMSWillowbrook and is overseeing the Dunbar Commons historic restoration project. Rouba started out in interior design. In 2017, when she went to get her master’s degree after having three children, she immediately enrolled in the University of Oklahoma’s structural management degree program. She started classes that afternoon.

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Larisha Hunter
Improvements planned for downtown Chickasha

Downtown Chickasha will soon see renovation work begin on six buildings, a project made possible by a city-backed grant program.

In total, the developers renovating 28,000 square feet of downtown space could get $560,000 through the program. The two projects will include five buildings in the 100 block of W. Chickasha Avenue and a mixed-use building at the former Williams Shoe Store, 317 W. Chickasha Ave.

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Larisha Hunter
Oklahoma City construction crew stands down for fall safety

It's gallows humor on a construction site of any height: "You know what they say, it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop at the end." That droll truism had real meaning when Kelly Heathington quoted it Friday to about 75 workers at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation headquarters rebuilding site.

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Larisha Hunter