Focus on Long-Term Goals Has Paid off for Developer

Posted on May 6, 2011 by Mike Means


P.B. Odom III

As published in The Oklahoman, April 24, 2011

P.B. Odom III does not suffer pessimism gladly.

Those prone to tsk-tsk at an aggressive approach to real estate development need not apply.

The developer of southside Oklahoma City's upscale Rivendell neighborhood  more than 500 homes, 3,000- to 10,000-plus square feet in size, at SW 131 and May Avenue  and numerous other developments is quite willing to take a little pain now for gain later.

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Click Here for Home Design and Technology

Posted on May 5, 2011 by Mike Means


Jeff Click

As published in The Oklahoman, April 24, 2011

Jeff Click has always worked the cutting edges of technology and home design.

At 35, he is both already an old hand as a builder, and the go-to guy for everything new in the constantly evolving dance of form and function, whether in the living room or a handheld communications device.

He started building houses at age 22 after already starting a successful software company.

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Green is as Green Builds

Posted on May 4, 2011 by Mike Means

As published in The Oklahoman, April 24, 2011

It was the old-fashioned kind of green that got Ideal Homes into the new kind of green building:

Moolah. Scratch. Cold hard cash  the company wanted to make money by building homes designed to save their owners money on energy.

"We were looking for a sales differentiation," said Vernon McKown, who leads the company as a co-owner and president of sales. "We just felt like we could build a few thousand dollars extra on our houses and show our customers how they could save a bunch of money. We weren't really environmentally (sensitive) when we started."

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Want to learn more about building green? Make plans to attend the

2011 Oklahoma Green Building Summit

with Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D, P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, the premiere green building science expert in the nation.

Sept. 28-29

The Reed Center

5800 Will Rogers

Midwest City, OK 73110

$75 for both days, or $50 each day early bird registration online

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Builder Back by Popular Demand

Posted on May 3, 2011 by Mike Means


Mark Dale

As published in The Oklahoman, April 24, 2011

Last year wasn't the first time that Mark Dale had to stand up for a beaten-up homebuilding industry and lead its walking wounded.

He had been there before, in 1990, his first time as president of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association, a tight-knit bunch of folks who couldn't help take the slump personally when they saw friends and colleagues fall.

Twenty years later, during a second turn as president, Dale's experience leading the industry as it slogged out of the 1980s oil and real estate bust helped give younger builders perspective and remind older ones that recessions can be survivable.

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Upcoming Educational Events

Posted on May 2, 2011 by Mike Means

OSHBA is offering the following to members:

Lead Based Paint Renovator Course

Duration : 8 hrs

Date : May 12, 2011

Time : 08:30 am

Location : Oklahoma State HBA

Type : Required

Classification : Safety

Lead Based Paint Renovator Course ($225.00)

Register here.

Notes :

EPA Certified Instructor - Jack Werner of A to Z Inspections

Cost $225.00 (includes lunch) - Register by May 9th

Sponsored By the Oklahoma Professional Women in Business

OPWB Member Special

Current OPWB Member cost $25.00 - To Register at this special price call 405.843.5579

*New OPWB members - You may join today! With your payment of $95 you will receive the Lead Based Paint Course AND a One Year Membership to OPWB! Membership is available to men and women in our industry. Become a member today!! Call 405.843.5579

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Developers bringing

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Mike Means


A portion of the Main Street
Business District.

As published in The Oklahoman, April 9, 2011

Homebuilder and OSHBA member Jeff Click, along with building mechanical systems contractor Craig Ferguson, are bringing a piece of "main street" to the north part of Oklahoma City.

Oklahoman Real Estate Editor Richard Mize recently profiled the project - Main Street Business District - and dubbed it a "combination of old-time commerce and Bricktown-type flair."

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