Spirited Culture Underpins Business Success
In an industry of big machines, towering steel and heavy cement, construction workers often feel like footnotes in a much larger story. But to Seanlai M. Cochrane, CEO and chairwoman of Divirsus Construction, LLC, the workers who bring complex blueprints to life aren’t incidental to a project’s success; they’re instrumental.
That is why Cochrane, since taking the helm in 2009, has worked hard to build a culture that nurtures and inspires happy, confident, dedicated employees. The reward …Read More
Law Firm’s Clients Benefit From
Diverse Knowledge Base
Oklahoma-based Fellers Snider, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, may share many of the attributes of a large metropolitan law firm, but it’s not one itself. It only plays big.
“We have the resources of a large firm with the atmosphere of a smaller firm,” says Brent Johnson, president and shareholder. “We offer the benefits of attorneys that can go toe-to-toe with firms in larger metropolitan areas. But we can do it more efficiently, and at a lower cost.” …Read More
Industry Insiders Give Oklahoma Businesses
the Advantage in Corporate Benefits
In the months leading to the opening of the new health insurance marketplace on January 1, 2014, the business world was holding its
By the time open enrollment began, clients of NFP Maschino, Hudelson & Associates (NFP MHA) were ready to hit the ground running. Even in a still-fluid regulatory environment, they had expert support to help make important decisions. They had access to the top-tier Affordable Care Act-compliance resources and teams to ease DOL, IRS and HHS …Read More
Business Consultants Celebrate
10 Years of Solving Challenges
Ten years ago, it was just an idea: Assemble a group of executives with a vision to use their real-world business experiences to help others. Today, The Persimmon Group is celebrating its 10th anniversary and renewing its commitment to the building block of its success: creating tailored solutions full of practical, proven advice and working with customers to implement those solutions.
“At The Persimmon Group, …Read More
Spurring Development in Oklahoma City
Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings has completed approximately 80 projects totaling $500 million. Recent projects include a newly constructed 530,000-square-foot, three-building campus facility for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Chief Executive Officer Richard Tanenbaum says the project that has drawn the most attention, however, is The Montgomery. Gardner Tanenbaum’s renovation and conversion of a circa 1929 Montgomery Ward building into 70 upscale apartments, specialty shops and office space was the first downtown …Read More
Energy to Power the Future
Fleet of foot and highly adaptable, the chaparral bird, commonly called a roadrunner, thrives in harsh desert environments. What better moniker for a company that maintains aggressive, but steady, growth in the often unpredictable oil industry.
“Like our namesake, we too are extremely adaptable,” says Mark Fischer, CEO and co-founder of Chaparral Energy, an independent, Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas exploration company. “We have multiple growth drivers investing heavily in horizontal drilling in two resource plays and in the decades-old process of …Read More
America Needs to Focus on Supporting Businesses to Create Jobs
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated it most accurately: “The best social program is a job.”
And Bob Funk, leader of the largest privately held staffing company in the nation, bears witness to that fact on a daily basis.
Seeing a person find a job is one of Funk’s greatest joys in life. He serves as CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals, a fully franchised staffing company that has 675 locations in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under Funk’s leadership, …Read More
Hitting the High Mark:
Teaching Gun Safety and Responsible Ownership While Spreading the Joy of the Sport
Miles Hall may run “the most unique gun business in the U.S.,” but neither he nor his wife, Jayne, had much experience with guns when they opened their first shooting range in 1981. However, practice makes perfect. And, with the addition of business partner Leroy Ussery, H&H Shooting Sports Complex has grown into the success it is today. The range and retail facility they founded and own in Oklahoma City has revenues exceeding $25 million, with three-year growth exceeding 45 percent, and it employs nearly 120 people. …Read More
Diversity Is the Key to Success
for IT Consulting Firm
When Jeanette Hernandez Prenger started her IT consulting business in 1995, she relied on an old adage to guide her success, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Prenger understood the true meaning of that saying as it related to her vision for the company. She knew that business growth would mean change and diversification. Prenger learned that by creating custom solutions for a diverse group of clients as a minority, woman-owned company, her chances for success would be increased. …Read More
IT Consulting Done Differently
A student loan processing organization wants to simplify communication with its clients nationwide by allowing them to access information via smartphones. The organization turns to St. Louis-based TDK Technologies for a solution.
A law enforcement organization wants to let police officers across multiple jurisdictions use smartphones and other Windows-based mobile devices to access and share vital information, from any location. TDK Technologies makes it happen. …Read More