Archive for the ‘Manhattan Construction Group’ Category

Rooney Holdings promotes GlenNel Barlow to Chief Human Resources Officer

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Rooney Holdings, Inc., a diversified privately-held international investment company, has promoted GlenNel Barlow to chief human resources officer. Barlow will be responsible for the Human Resources (HR) Services department, and its support of the company’s 1,700 employees. Prior to her promotion, Barlow served as director of human resources.

“GlenNel has been a vital part of the Rooney Holdings team for 18 years. During that time, she has served a key role in enhancing and developing human resources programs and initiatives across the firm. We are fortunate to have GlenNel as a part of our senior leadership team,” said Kathleen D. Rooney, president of Rooney Holdings, Inc.

Barlow has 21-years of human resources experience in the industrial and construction industries. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential, the highest level of certification offered by the HR Certification Institute, and a B.S. in business administration and minor in human resources from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. 

About Rooney Holdings, Inc.

Rooney Holdings, Inc. has operating interests in real estate development, agriculture, electronics, energy and, through its subsidiary, Manhattan Construction Group, the building, civil, pipeline and specialty construction segments.

Manhattan Road & Bridge Company elevates Ryan Haney and Tom Cramer as statewide operations leaders in Oklahoma and Arkansas

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Road and Bridge Company, the bridge and heavy infrastructure construction arm of Manhattan Construction Group, announces the promotion of Ryan Haney as vice president of Oklahoma operations, and Tom Cramer as vice president of Arkansas operations.

Haney and Cramer will assume responsibilities for statewide business operations for the company, which include business development, project management, field operations, strategic planning, and process implementation and enhancements.

Haney and Cramer succeed, Rich Horrocks and Mark Windle, who plan to retire before the end of the year. With 41 years of industry experience, Horrocks has served as Manhattan Road and Bridge’s vice president of Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas operations since 2009. Windle will retire with 45 years of industry experience, 17 of which have been at Manhattan. Windle most recently served as Manhattan Road and Bridge’s vice president of Arkansas operations.

“We extend our deepest thanks to Rich and Mark for their commitment to the company and tireless leadership over the years,” said Mike Webb, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company president. “With retirement approaching, they have been generously advising Ryan and Tom to ensure a seamless transition as they step into these important statewide leadership roles.”

“Both Ryan and Tom bring a depth of expertise in Oklahoma and Arkansas, respectively, and continuity to our business operations,” said Webb. “We are fortunate to have these rock-solid leaders to join the leadership team as we move into the future.”Ryan HaneyHaney joined Manhattan in 2012 as a general superintendent and most recently served as vice president of fleet management. He was instrumental in the development and launch of Manhattan’s equipment tracking processes and procedures. With more than 20 years of experience working in numerous roles within the heavy highway and civil construction markets, he is well equipped to lead the Manhattan Road & Bridge team in Oklahoma.Tom CramerCramer has more than 24 years of experience in the heavy civil and highway construction sector. He joined Manhattan in 2018 and most recently served as the project lead for the company’s $87.3 million widening project on the west end of Interstate 630 in Little Rock, Arkansas, which expanded capacity from six to eight lanes.

Haney and Cramer will lead an experienced management team that has been cultivated during the past several years including Division Managers Matt Flusche (Oklahoma City), Todd Strande (Tulsa), Scott Martin (NW Arkansas) and Construction Managers Landry Logan (Oklahoma City), Tony Mounce (Tulsa), Johnny Bowen (Central Arkansas), Jason Teague (NW Arkansas) and James Land (Florida). 

“I’m excited to lead such a talented management team who will continue to build upon the legacy of Rich and Mark for the future of Manhattan Road and Bridge,” added Mike Webb.

ABC of Oklahoma presents Manhattan Construction Group with 2019 national safety honors and seven “Excellence In Construction” awards

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma has honored Manhattan Construction Group companies with seven 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards and national safety honors. The awards were presented to Manhattan Construction Company and Cantera Concrete Company at the ABC Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in the Osage Casino Hotel Skyline Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Manhattan Construction Company received the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. According to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report, STEP Diamond Achievers are 680% safer than the industry average. This is the ninth consecutive year that Manhattan Construction Co. has earned this honor.

Manhattan Construction Company won 2019 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” awards for construction of the following projects:

SEVEN6MAIN in Owasso, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $10 – $25 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Selser Schaefer Architects, this project includes a 41,000-square-foot commercial and residential project in Owasso’s downtown Rosebud District. The three-story, brick facade complex also features restaurant SMOKE and a new diner MAD EATS, retail space, office space for tenant build-out and ten luxury apartments, each with a detached garage.

St. John Sterile Processing and Materials Management Renovation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $2 – $5 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by HKS, Inc., this project includes a three-phase renovation of the Ground Level of the Chapman Tower at St. John Medical Center. The renovations included a 5,900-square-foot temporary processing area and a 15,200-square-foot renovation of the existing Sterile Processing and Material Management area.  The team worked closely with the Surgical Services department to avoid any disruption to this critical service line.

BOK Center Improvements in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Renovation $2 – $10 million” category.


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Manhattan Construction Company in a joint venture with Flintco, known as Tulsa Vision Builders, served as construction manager, and GH2 was the architect for this project. It included two-phased interior renovation of the ONEOK Club space. Phase I consists of two luxury suites on both the east and west side of the ONEOK Club. The four suites combined are 1,800 square feet. Phase II includes the 4,000-square-foot interior remodel of the existing ONEOK Club, including the bar, seating area, buffet, storage, and restrooms.

Arvest Bank Parking Garage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Commercial $2 – $5 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction Company and designed by Davies Architects, this project includes a new four-story, 178-space precast parking garage located in downtown Tulsa. In addition to finished precast surfaces, the garage also features storefront glass, metal panel trellis, and extensive lighting. Two sky bridges connect the garage to Arvest’s current office building on the second and fourth levels.

McBride Orthopedic Hospital – Ambulatory Surgery Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Healthcare $15 to $25 million” category.


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Built by Manhattan Construction and designed by REES, the new McBride Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is a 35,675-square-foot, single-story building comprised of six operating rooms, recovery/prep rooms, business offices and mechanical and electrical support areas.

Cantera Concrete Company received the ABC STEP Gold Level Safety Award and won the 2019 ABC Oklahoma “Excellence in Construction” award for the following projects:

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the “Other Specialty Construction Under $1 million” category.


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The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife project is connected to an existing cast-in-place structure. The new buildings added 38,000 square feet of space, and used 8,200 square feet of stamped concrete with dry-shake stain to complement the wildlife theme.  

Southern Hills Country Club Facility Master Plan in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the “Other Specialty Construction Over $1 million” category.


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The Southern Hills Country Club Facility Master Plan project includes modernization of structures at the historic Southern Hills Country Club. Renovations were made to the men’s locker room, refurbishing of the main entrance paving. Work also included the addition of a new guardhouse, a new 5,000-square-foot golf performance center, and a 15,000-square-foot underground cart and bag storage facility with entrance gazebo and integral color concrete paving constructed above.

About Manhattan Construction Group

Manhattan Construction Group, a top-nationally ranked construction services firm, has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc., and Safezone, LLC. More at: www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com  

Cantera Concrete Company named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Cantera Concrete Company is ranked 80 on the 2019 Top Performers list released by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the list recognizes the Top 150 Performers among ABC member contractors for achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

ABC Top Performers List Cover

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Cantera Concrete Company that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Cantera Concrete Company has demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. Cantera Concrete Company is a four-time recipient of the ABC STEP Platinum Safety Award. Top Performing companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The Top Performers list recognizes contractors that have earned ABC national awards and designations. Cantera Concrete Company is an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC).

Access the 2019 Top Performers list at at abc.org/topperformers

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company is a commercial concrete subcontractor that provides structural or elevated, tilt-up, piers, flat work, foundation and architectural concrete services. Cantera is an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) and performs work in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. Cantera is a member of the Manhattan Construction Group family of companies. www.canteraconcrete.com

Manhattan Construction Company named to ABC’s Top-performing U.S. Commercial and Industrial Construction Contractors List

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Manhattan Construction Company is ranked 37 on the 2019 Top Performers list released by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the list recognizes the Top 150 Performers among ABC member contractors for achievements in safety, quality, diversity and project excellence ranked by work hours, with special designations identified.

ABC Top Performers List Cover

“ABC Top Performers are leading the way in the merit shop construction industry, where diverse participants are constantly striving to achieve the highest levels of personal and company performance in an environment of fair and open competition,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “These rankings will help the industry identify contractors like Manhattan Construction Company that have achieved world-class safety performance, demonstrated their commitment to their workers and their communities and earned recognition for project excellence and diversity.”

To be eligible, Manhattan Construction Company has demonstrated world-class safety performance by implementing ABC’s STEP safety management system, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 680% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report. Manhattan Construction Company is a nine-time recipient of the ABC STEP Diamond Safety Award – the highest honor in the ABC Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards program. Top Performing companies are ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2017, as reported in their 2018 STEP applications.

The Top Performers list recognizes contractors that have earned ABC national awards and designations. Manhattan Construction Company has earned the Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) designation for 14 consecutive years, and is a winner of the 2016 and 2018 National Safety Excellence Award (NSEA). Manhattan is also the winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Award, ABC’s top safety honor.

Access the 2019 Top Performers list at at abc.org/topperformers

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides pre-construction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an nine-time STEP Diamond Safety Award Winner, and a 2018 National Safety Excellence Award Winner, and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner − ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Video: Final Piece of the West Fixed Truss Erected at Globe Life Field

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, Manhattan Construction, along with specialty contractor WW Steel, erected the final piece of the west fixed truss at the new ballpark called Globe Life Field for the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. This component completes the truss, which weighs more than 2.4 million pounds and spans 630 feet in length. The next phase will be the installation of the east fixed truss. The entire operable room will use an estimated 19,000 tons of steel to complete.

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Jason Schafer Selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” Honoree

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Jason Schafer

Jason Schafer Selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” Honoree.

TULSA – We are pleased to announce that Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Jason Schafer has been selected as an Oklahoma Magazine 2019 “40 Under 40” honoree. Each year, Oklahoma Magazine chooses 40 individuals who represent the best the state has to offer in all fields of business, with the common goal of putting Oklahoma on the map as a state of the future.

In his 13 years at Manhattan, Jason has been instrumental in building several high profile projects that have helped define Tulsa’s entertainment and healthcare landscape. His recent projects include the highly complex River Spirit Casino Margaritaville Phase II expansion, the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, and premier Tulsa attractions BOK Center and ONEOK Field.

Jason has earned a reputation as a calm and levelheaded leader that empowers others around him. His leadership style revolves around a commitment to help mentor and develop the next generation of builders. Jason continually aims to build relationships with his colleagues and clients – not just on a professional level but on a personal level as well.

Outside of the jobsite, Jason is active in several organizations that have a personal significance to his family, such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Mended Little Hearts of Tulsa.

“Jason is a tremendous individual and a motivating leader,” said Ryan Haynie, Manhattan Construction Company Vice President. “We are excited that he has been honored with this recognition.”

Read Jason’s “40 Under 40” profile here: http://www.okmag.com/blog/2019/03/20/40-under-40-2019/16/

About Manhattan Construction Company

Manhattan Construction Company, the general building arm of Manhattan Construction Group, is Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, the general building arm of Manhattan Construction Group, is among the largest privately-held construction services firms in the U.S. Manhattan provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan is a 14-time Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), an eight-time STEP Diamond Safety Award winner and a 2017 Pinnacle Safety Award winner, which is ABC’s top national safety honor. www.manhattanconstruction.com

Brent Dostal named president of Cantera Concrete Company

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Brent Dostal has been promoted as president of Tulsa-based Cantera Concrete Company, a leading turn-key concrete subcontractor serving clients in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Texas. Cantera is a member of Manhattan Construction Group, which is one of the largest commercial construction companies in the southern United States.

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal

Cantera Concrete Company President Brent Dostal.

During Dostal’s 29-year career in the industry, he acquired extensive project management experience in general building, pulp and paper, and petrochemical facility construction. He served in project management for at Brown and Root from 1990 to 1997 and at Cantera’s general building affiliate Manhattan Construction Company from 1997 to 2001. Dostal has served as vice president of Cantera since its founding in 2001.

“Brent has been the day to day leader for Cantera for several years, and we are excited to recognize his accomplishments helping to transform Cantera into one of the top specialty concrete firms in the Southern United States,” said Larry Rooney, president of Manhattan Construction Group. “This promotion is well deserved, and we look forward to seeing where he and his team at Cantera can take the company in the years to come.”

Dostal has extensive industry and civic involvement. He serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Construction Management Advisory Board in Stillwater (1997-present) for which he also served as president (2007-2009), vice president (2005 – 2007) and finance committee. He serves on the Board of Construction at Oklahoma State University IT in Okmulgee.

He served on Associated Builders and Contractors of Oklahoma’s Board (2007 to 2010) and most recently served on the Workforce Development Committee. He serves on the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma Education and Workforce Development committees and the American Society of Concrete Contractors Management Information Exchange (MIX).

Dostal has served as chairman of the Liberty Area Fire Protection Association in Liberty Oklahoma. He served on the Liberty Youth Sports Association as a coach for youth softball, baseball, and football. He is member of the Mannford 4H and FFA boosters club where he serves on the board of directors. He coaches Mannford youth in softball and basketball. He serves on the board The Mid America Dorper Breeders where he previously served as past president, president, and vice president.

He earned a bachelor of science in construction management from Oklahoma State University in 1990. He is American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified.

About Cantera Concrete Company:

Founded in 2001, Cantera Concrete Company provides turn-key concrete subcontracting services in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and North Texas. Cantera is the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCO)’s 2018 “Specialty Contractor of the Year” and American Subcontractor Association (ASA) – Oklahoma Chapter’s 2017 and 2018 “ Subcontractor of the Year.” Cantera’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino, and hospitality facilities. Cantera is a nine-time American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety Award winner, an Associated Builders, and Contractors (ABC) Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC), and a thirteen-time ABC STEP Safety Award Winner achieving Platinum status four times. www.canteraconcrete.com

About Manhattan Construction Group:

Cantera Concrete Company is a subsidiary of Manhattan Construction Group, which has operations in the building, civil, pipeline, and specialty construction segments. Manhattan Construction Group was named 2017 “Contractor of the Year” in a five-state region by ENR Texas & Louisiana. Its operations include Manhattan Construction Company, Manhattan Road & Bridge Company, Manhattan Pipeline, LLC, Manhattan International Construction Company, Ltd, Cantera Concrete Company, Spectrum Contracting, Inc. and Safe Zone, LLC. www.manhattanconstructiongroup.com

Justin Fegel named AGC of Oklahoma “Superintendent of the Year.”

Friday, January 25th, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) has named Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Justin Fegel “Superintendent of the Year.” Fegel received the honor at AGCOK’s Awards Banquet held Saturday, January 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma.

The “Superintendent of the Year” award recognizes the superintendent from among the AGC of Oklahoma membership who has shown superior skill and creativity in bringing complex projects to completion. Fegel was chosen for his exemplary commitment to his projects, his dedication to safety, and his passion to mentor others.

Justin Fegel of Manhattan Construction named AGC of Oklahoma 'Superintendent of the Year'

Caption: Manhattan Construction Company Senior Superintendent Justin Fegel.

“During his career, Justin has established an excellent reputation among his peers for his hard work and dedication to project success,” said Craig Abbott, Manhattan Construction Company vice president. “It is a pleasure to congratulate Justin on this esteemed honor.”

Fegel joined Manhattan in 2000 and since has been involved in more than $500 million in construction projects. He started his career specializing in healthcare construction where he served most of his time leading projects for the St. John Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Most recently, Fegel relocated to Stillwater, Oklahoma to work for his alma mater where he has successfully delivered the Oklahoma State University (OSU) New Business Building and is currently leading work on the new OSU Baseball Stadium.

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. http://www.agcok.com

About Manhattan Construction Company:

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities.

www.manhattanconstruction.com

Manhattan Construction wins two AGC “Build Oklahoma” Awards

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company, a top nationally-ranked general building company, has been honored by the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) with two “Build Oklahoma” awards for projects completed in 2018. AGCOK’s awards program represents the best of the best commercial building projects in the state. Manhattan Construction Company received top honors for construction of the:

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building

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Oklahoma State University (OSU) Business Building in Stillwater, Oklahoma in the Education $50M+ category. The New Business Building at OSU is a 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art learning facility that is equipped 13 classrooms, 16 break out rooms, nine conference rooms, four labs, academic department offices, a graduate student lounge, a student organization room, and a coffee and snack shop. Designed by Elliott + Associates, the new building features a radius structure tagged as a “crescent” with a large courtyard that aligns with the Legacy Walk on campus. It is the new home for more than 5,000 business majors from 44 states and 59 countries.
Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex

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Choctaw Nation Tribal Complex in Durant, Oklahoma in the Institutional $50M+ category. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Complex campus is home to five buildings including a 500,000-square-foot Tribal Headquarters building and 9,700-square-foot Data Center designed by Frankfurt Short Bruza, a 11,000-square-foot Public Safety Building, 45,000-square-foot Wellness Center, and 48,000-square-foot Facility Maintenance Building designed by JCJ Architecture. The headquarters, with an east and west wing and a rotunda in the center, houses approximately 75 tribal business units, the Chief’s office and multiple government programs.

Team members were presented the awards at AGC of Oklahoma’s annual banquet dinner held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma on January 19.

About Manhattan Construction Company

Founded in 1896, Oklahoma-based Manhattan Construction Company is among the largest family-owned construction companies in the United States. The company provides preconstruction, construction management, program management, general building, and design-build services throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Manhattan’s award-winning portfolio of work includes sports, healthcare, government, education, laboratory, aviation, transportation, convention, casino and hospitality facilities.www.manhattanconstruction.com

About AGC of Oklahoma:

The AGC of Oklahoma (AGCOK) is a statewide, full service, non-profit organization for construction professionals. AGCOK actively represents all types and disciplines of contractors and related affiliates including general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, service providers, education affiliates, and other industry related professional organizations. When you join the AGCOK you are a part of a network that includes over 6,500 general contractors, over 9,000 subcontractors, and 10,000 service providers. http://www.agcok.com/