MVP: Most Valuable Purvis. Curtis, that is.

December 18, 2015


Every year the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recognizes and honors outstanding roofing workers with their Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award. MVPs are role models in the roofing industry who demonstrate work-related and personal goals to which others aspire.

Chamberlin’s very own Curtis Purvis, Superintendent, was named an NRCA 2016 MVP. Curtis is a shining example of how forethought, communication and innovative problem solving abilities lead to successful projects. Project Manager Deric Mount expresses, “When Curtis and his crew are on a project, I don’t have to worry. I know every last detail will be taken care of.”

Curtis Purvis upholds Chamberlin’s core values of Safety, Quality and Teamwork on every job he undertakes and motivates his crew to exceed our clients’ expectations. Winning the MVP Award is an outstanding accomplishment, and we are proud to have this Most Valuable Player on our team.


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From Our Hearts to Their Hands

November 26, 2015

Chamberlin employees were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Metrocrest Services to provide 20 pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals to families in need within the Dallas/Fort Worth community. Employees brought in over 400 individual items and helped package them into separate boxes for easy delivery.

Metrocrest Services provides programs that lead to self-sufficiency and foster independence for individuals, families and seniors living in Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison and Coppell counties. To learn more about Metrocrest Services and how you can get involved, click here.  

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More than football games are won at McLane Stadium

October 28, 2015


On August 30, 2014, McLane Stadium opened in Waco, TX, fulfilling a dream many Baylor University faculty and alumni have held for years. Built along the Brazos Riverfront, the stadium is connected to Baylor’s campus with a pedestrian bridge. It boasts 45,000 seats, 30 suites, six founder’s suites and 79 semi-private Loge boxes. A whopping $250 million project, the 860,000 square foot multi-functional facility will host world-class music, community and sporting events throughout the year in addition to Baylor University football. McLane Stadium will be a catalyst for economic development along the Brazos River and throughout downtown Waco. 

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing installed air barrier and metal through wall flashing on the exterior walls, in addition to cavity insulation between the air barrier and the brick. Traffic coating and firestopping were also included in their scope. The exterior brick joints and precast bowl were sealed and preformed expansion joints were installed, running up the precast bowl and through the concourse. Chamberlin applied a graffiti sealer and water repellent to the exterior of the stadium. Additionally, they designed and installed a subroof between the bottom of the stands and the ceiling of the suites and other rooms located below them.

Chamberlin gained recognition for this project from ENR Texas and Louisiana, winning a Best Project Merit Award in the Specialty Contracting Category. The ENR Best Project Awards program is dedicated to honoring the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them. The projects are judged on five criteria, including safety, innovation and teamwork..The project team for the McLane Stadium included general contractor Austin Commercial, Populous, and The Conley Group. Together, they built an impressive stadium that will entertain millions for years to come.

Check out ENR's list of honorees here

Check out more on McLean Stadium here.


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"Nothin' But A Good Time" at Chamberlin's Customer Appreciation Event

October 21, 2015


On September 15, 2015, Chamberlin held a charitable Customer Appreciation concert at the Gas Monkey Live in Dallas, TX. This concert featured rock legend Bret Michael's, lead singer of Poison, and a long list of Chamberlin’s clients. This event was not only to celebrate the relationships that Chamberlin was built on, but also to help communities throughout Texas and beyond.

David Neal, Chamberlin’s Executive Vice President, presented a size able check to Bret Michael’s Life Rocks Foundation. Bret Michael's’ Life Rocks Foundation supports multiple causes including diabetic children, United Service Organizations and childhood cancer. More on Life Rocks here.

In addition, a charity raffle was held at the event benefiting Seven Loaves Community, who meets needs for food, health care and social services for families in need in Collin County. Chamberlin's clients were generous and the money raised for Seven Loaves will assist 109 families, giving them a real Thanksgiving dinner. More on Seven Loaves Community here.

Bret Michael's and his band brought the house down at the rustic rock venue. He even shared the limelight, inviting David and a few other Chamberlin guys onstage with him to sing the finale. See what Bret thought of the event here.

THANK YOU to all of our long-standing clients and those who are just joining us. We could not do it without you! 


More information about Life Rocks can be found here

More information about Seven Loaves can be found here.

Bret Micheal's website news can be found here.


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Chamberlin Waterproofs Billion-Dollar Parkland Hospital

September 18, 2015


The new Parkland Hospital opened its doors on, August 20, 2015. For three days, more than 600 patients were moved to the new hospital across Mike A. Myers Sky Bridge. The pedestrian bridge hangs 30 feet above Harry Hines Boulevard, connecting the old hospital with the new facilities.

One interesting design feature of the new facility is the image of trees etched in glass on the pedestrian bridge, one of the efforts to put the "park" back in Parkland. From the inside, the tree branches and leaves are formed by names of more than 10,700 individuals, paid for by 4,732 donors to the "I Stand for Parkland" campaign. A kiosk will help individuals find their names on the bridge.

The new campus also promotes an environment of healing by incorporating natural lighting and a wellness garden. Hands-free door handles are one detail meant to prevent infections at the new hospital. In addition, all doors with exposed metal have antimicrobial coating, which means that germs on the doors' hardware will perish quickly. 

To read the entire article and more about Chamberlin's participation in the project, click here.



Chamberlin Speaks at 'Branch Out'

 September 16, 2015


David Neal, Chamberlin Executive Vice President, spoke at the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce 'Branch Out' yesterday. This early morning networking series brings together industry leaders in our community. Mayor Phelps was in attendance and spoke, as well. The Farmers Branch Chamber works to provide economic development, promote civic activity and foster leadership training by uniting the business community and its citizens. Find out more about their business here.



Chamberlin Participates in 19th Annual E.V. Brown Memorial Golf Tournament

September 15, 2015


Some of the Chamberlin men were invited out onto the green on Monday, September 15, to help support Austin Industries 19th annual E.V. Brown Memorial Golf Tournament.

Named in honor of Austin Commercial’s first president, E.V. Brown, the tournaments proceeds are distributed to both the Methodist Health Foundation and the Texas Health Resources Foundation to support their pediatric initiatives.

More information on the Methodist Health Foundation can be found here.

More information on the Texas Health Resources Foundation can be found here.

Names listed Left to right:
Jason Gonzales   Chamberlin-Project Coordinator
Andrew Malis      Chamberlin-Project Estimator
Daniel Dodd       Chamberlin-Senior Project Estimator
Alex Fleming      Austin Commercial-Project Manager



Chamberlin Opens in Farmers Branch

September 4, 2015


Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing opened their newest office in Farmers Branch, TX, last month just a few miles from their previous DFW office location. Though the move was not far, the two offices are worlds apart. The new 28,000 square foot facility has a sleek, modern design created by Alliance Architects. Schwob Building Company was the general contractor, and Chamberlin completed the roof system, as well as the waterproofing, elastomeric coating, warehouse flooring and all control joint work themselves.

The energy efficient building contains some unique features, such as restroom countertops made out of recycled porcelain from sinks, bathtubs and toilets. LED lighting throughout the building and sensor faucets on all sinks lend to energy savings. The 14,000 square foot warehouse space is ideal for Chamberlin’s in-house sheet metal fabrication shop. The craft and safety training room and main conference room both have cutting edge technology, equipped with the latest A/V controls, allowing all Chamberlin offices across Texas and Oklahoma to collaborate and communicate smarter and faster to better serve our clients.

Founded in 1897, Chamberlin branched out from Michigan to Texas in 1978, when they opened their first office in Houston, TX. Since then, they have grown to serve Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico with offices in Houston, Farmers Branch, Austin and San Antonio, as well as Moore, OK, and Tulsa, OK.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for their newest office in Farmers Branch was held on Friday, August 14, 2015 and attended by several representatives from the City of Farmers Branch. The new building has already been awarded a Tilt-Up Achievement Award from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA). The TCA Achievement Awards program was established to honor projects that use site-cast Tilt-Up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. The winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty, and flexibility of the Tilt-Up construction concept, as well as Tilt-Up's unique ability to get the job done faster and for less money.

See the aerial video of the building here.

See it in Construction News here & here.




Meet Chamberlin's Newest Team Members

August 30, 2015


Jorge Hermosillo

Position: Safety Coordinator
Education: University of Maryland
Experience: 15 years with the Army National Guard and five years in facility management

See Jorge in the Houston Business Journal here.


Amy Haynes

Position: CAD Coordinator
Education: A&M Commerce
Experience: 20 years in CAD drafting

See Amy in the Dallas Business Journal here.


John Eaton

Position: Project Coordinator, Roofing & Sheet Metal
Education: Oklahoma State University
Experience: Six years with the U.S. Air Force and four years in property management

See John in the Dallas Business Journal here.


Jason Gonzales

Position: Project Coordinator, Waterproofing & Caulking
Education: University of North Dakota
Experience: Seven years experience in industrial project management

See Jason in the Dallas Business Journal here.


Justin Holiman

Position: Project Coordinator, Waterproofing & Caulking
Education: Stephen F. Austin
Experience: One year in pipeline construction

See Justin in the Dallas Business Journal here.


Larry Johnson

Position: Senior Project Manager, Roofing & Sheet Metal
Education: Peninsula College
Experience: 16 years in commerical construction management

See Larry in the Dallas Business Journal here.



New Parkland Hospital Open

August 21, 2015


The new Parkland Hospital opened its doors yesterday and began the transfer of their 600+ patients from the old hospital to the new. Over two million square feet, this facility is going to be transformational for public healthcare in Dallas, TX. The campus promotes an environment of healing by incorporating natural lighting and a wellness garden. Hands-free door handles meant to prevent infections are just one unique detail in the hospital's design created with the patients' care in mind. 

The shear size of the project is impressive: $1.27 billion. 862 private rooms. 96 neonatal ICU beds. 10,000 employees. 140,000 people treated yearly. It is the largest single-phase public healthcare project in the country.

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing is proud to have been part of this this colossal undertaking with a $1.25 million scope of caulking, air barrier, flashing and wall insulation. The scale of even that relatively small piece of the overall project is best illustrated by the amount of materials installed. Chamberlin crews applied approximately 1,755 eight-ounce glasses of liquid sealant on the building exterior and 6.4 acres of air barrier - a total of 12,636 gallons of material.

Read more about the project here and take on online tour of the new facility here.

More details from CoatingsPro Magazine here.

See it in McGraw-Hill's Construction Community here.

See it on our Facebook page here.



Library for the Future

August 12, 2015


A New Central Library in Austin, TX will soon be replacing the Faulk Central Library that opened in 1979. The new 198,000 square foot, six-story library is set to open in 2016.

It aspires to be an urban destination that is seamlessly integrated with the eclectic local community and the lush natural surroundings. The New Central Library will be the first "library for the future" in the United States and the second in the world. Austin Public Library leaders worked with library consultant and futurist Joan Frye Williams to develop their own "library for the future" building program which incorporates flexible and blended spaces and focuses on the electronic delivery of information. People from all walks of life – working professionals, retirees, students, artists, teens, families with children and more – will find a niche at the New Central Library.

Chamberlin is providing their roofing services to the new library by installating approximately 36,000 square feet of a single-ply roof system as well as 11,000 square feet of a standing seam metal panel roof system.

Click here to view current photos and a time lapse video of the construction. 

View on ENR Texas and Louisiana Project Showcase



Libraries Change Lives

August 10, 2015


“The new Central Library will be one of Tulsa’s crown jewels,” said CEO Gary Shaffer. “We believe libraries change lives and we are eager to provide Tulsans of all ages with a variety of new services that empower them to access, create and share information in ways that propel their personal and professional lives.”

Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle and Crafton Tull and Associates both worked hard on a renovation design to make that happen. The library's infrastructure was both outdated and worn, with deficient mechanical and electrical systems, inefficient use of space, ineffective traffic patterns and in some areas, use of materials now considered hazardous.

Kim Johnson, chief operating officer for the library, said the remodel of the building will turn it into a destination space. In addition to the new entrance off West Fifth Street, a cafe and children's garden, new features of the library will also include a learning and creativity center offering after-school homework help and tutoring for students. A technology-intensive "maker space" will allow for people of all ages to create digital and physical items using new tools, like 3D pens and laser cutters. 

Functional and safety improvements will include a new HVAC system and electrical system. Two 5,700 gallon tanks will collect and store rainwater to suppliment the water needed for the Central Library's irrigation system. The facility is tarketing LEED Silver Certification.

Chamberlin is contributing to the renovation with fluid-applied waterproofing and joint sealant installation in the library and water repellant, as well as site sealant installation in the new multilevel parking garage being constructed.

Read more about the Tulsa's City-County Central Library transformation here



Chevron Is In For The Long Haul

August 10, 2015


Construction continues on Chevron's $150 million campus in west Midland, TX that is scheduled to open late this year or early 2016. It will increase the Chevron’s staffing capacity at the local headquarters from about 550 to more than 800 employees. There is room on the lot for an additional building to accomodate up to 400 more employees, if needed. Chamberlin is performing the waterproofing scope for this supermajor oil company's first-class facility including below-grade waterproofing, air barrier, joint sealants and expansion joints.

Chevron has approximately 25 rigs running in the Midland region and expects to keep about that many going throughout the year. Executives plan fewer wells, about 375 compared to the 550 last year. But more of these wells will be horizontal, more expensive and higher producing. The goal set by executives is to boost Permian Basin production to 250,000 barrels per day by 2020 from about 100,000 barrels per day last year.

Kirk Edwards, CEO of Latigo Petroleum, says of Chevron, “They've been around so long that they don’t overreact and they don’t under-react. They didn’t go crazy the last few years. They have always been steady. So they might not have caught up like everyone else did at those times, but right now they are going to be getting ahead of everyone.”

Bruce Niemeyer, Vice President of the company’s Mid-Continent business unit, agrees, “We’ve had a set of strategies and we’ve tested them in this environment, and they remain sound,”  “As a company they don’t change very much. This is a long cycle business and we found the way to create value is to have a long-term view. We have projects around the world that don’t come together, to fruition, to first oil over night. So we are used to that sort of thing.”

Read more about Chevron's long-term plan here.



The Exxon Effect

August 7, 2015

Chamberlin is proud to have been a part of the team that built the ExxonMobil Campus in North Houston. The 385-acre site houses 10,000 employees from the Houston area and Fairfax, Virginia. With unique features such as The Energy Center, a 10,000-ton floating cube positioned 80 feet above the plaza and reflecting pool below, the facility will set the stage for innovative design and collaboration. 

“Although the campus is big, we have created a series of circular paths so people can move more effectively from one point to another," Jon Pickard of Pickard Chilton architecture firm said. "We also introduced key social hubs throughout the campus where people can have those impromptu gatherings. Collaboration shouldn’t happen just in an elevator.” 

Energy companies and supporting businesses are moving north of Houston to support the second Energy Corridor developing around the Exxon Mobil campus. Some major projects have been fueled by the so-called "Exxon effect," read more about it from the Houston Business Journal here



Chamberlin Takes Heat to a New Level at Parkland

July 30, 2015


Chamberlin installed the roof for the Medical/Surgery Clinic connected to the massive, new 2-million-square-foot Parkland hospital. The building will house over 100 outpatient specialty clinics, as well as the hospital's administrative offices. In less than 20 days, a 9-man crew completed over 5,000 square feet of Soprema torch-applied, two-ply modified bitumen roofing, along with 2,500 linear feet of aluminum coping. These torches dispell the flames at upwards of 1,200 degrees Fahrenhite and during the process, the air temperature around the torhcer raises to more than 200 degrees. With up to six people torching at the same time, that was one hot roof!

See them in action here.

See it in McGraw-Hill's Construction Community here

Scroll down to "Big D's Billion Dollar Baby" for more information on the new Parkland Hospital project and Chamberlin involvement.



Chamberlin Waterproofs the Home of the Horned Frogs

June 24, 2015


Chamberlin has been waterproofing Texas Christian University’s (TCU) campus for years. We are proud to have performed a variety of scopes for multiple buildings at the home of the Horned Frogs.

Currently underway is a $45 million renovation to the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. Though it was a state-of-the-art facility when built in 1961, the coliseum is now in need of modernization. In addition to renovating the coliseum to architecturally compliment Amon G. Carter Stadium, a new court side club lounge will be constructed along with a TCU Athletics Hall of Fame display. Other new additions include new locker rooms for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, team meeting rooms and an increased sports medicine center. Construction is to be completed in time for tip-off this season in October.

Read more about the redevelopment here

See a video overview of Chamberlin's TCU projects over the past decade here.

See it in McGraw-Hill's Construction Community here.



River Spirit Casino Expansion

June 18, 2015


The second largest construction project in the history of the state of Oklahoma is underway. Expected to open near the end of 2016, the project will create “two casinos in one,” with the existing River Spirit connected to the new Margaritaville, each with a distinctive decor and atmosphere. More than just casinos, it will be a resort destination with retail shops, convention space, a 480-room luxury hotel and a 3,000-seat entertainment venue. The entire complex will add 800 full-time jobs while pumping $135 million a year into the local economy.

This new landmark in south Tulsa will cover approximately 14 acres along the Arkansas river shoreline. Tucked behind the existing casino, Margaritaville will face the river and have a beach theme, complete with a pool deck, cabanas and even palm trees. This expansion comes to the tune of $365 million.

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing is performing below-grade waterproofing, elevator pit waterproofing, damp proofing, concrete cleaning, hot fluid applied waterproofing, traffic coating, pavers, firestopping and joint sealants for the Margaritaville casino and hotel.

See it in McGraw-Hill's Construction Community here



Chamberlin Raises $10,860 for The WorkFaith Connection

June 11, 2015


Chamberlin raised nearly $11,000 for The WorkFaith Connection at their annual Customer Appreciation event. Chamberlin matched funds raised in a raffle amongst clients and friends in attendance. Thanks to their customers, Chamberlin's event increased fundraising by 21% compared to last year. 



NTRCA 2015 Golf Tournament

June 3, 2015



Chamberlin participated in NTRCA's 2015 Golf Tournament yesterday at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX. Taking second place in the first flight was Daniel Dodd with Chamberlin, Justin Buchanan with KPMG, Judson Stafford with Andres Construction and Michael Courtney with Andres Construction. 



 Take Me Out To The Ballgame

June 2, 2015


It looks like the tide may be turning for the Texas Rangers this year. Chamberlin helped gear up for the season with expansion joint and control joint repair and replacement at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. A traffic coating is still to come for this 48,114-seat open-air ballpark in Phase II of the project. 

Chamberlin also recently completed a waterproofing scope for Baylor University's Football Stadium, home of the Baylor Bears, in Dallas, TX. This 45,000-seat stadium received remedial air barrier, firestopping, joint sealants, flashing, preformed expansion joints and insulation, as well as a roof coating. Fun fact: Baylor played its first football game in 1899, just two years after Chamberlin was founded.





Big D's Billion-dollar Baby: New Parkland Hospital Tops the Chart

April 15, 2015


2M+ sq ft.   $1.27 billion.   862 private rooms.   10,000 employees.

Constructed in one short year, the new Parkland hospital is the largest healthcare project in the country to be built in one phase. The project team used “collaborative project delivery” to make that possible. Numerous mockups and feedback from hundreds of physicians, clinicians and technicians helped form the design of the space and solve technical problems. Evidence-based design and practices – exposure to natural light, healing gardens, noise reduction and more – play a significant role at Parkland. Chamberlin is proud to have been part of this project, contributing caulking, air barrier system installation and cavity wall insulation installation.

Read more about this amazing project here.



Concrete Coating Rodeo at the Dallas Convention Center

April 4, 2015


The Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center is one of the largest, most versatile convention complexes in the nation. Built in 1957 and weathered over time, it was plagued with persistent leaks and the storm drain system’s deficient capacity caused excess water overflow problems during heavy storms. Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing was called upon to complete remedial waterproofing on multiple areas of the campus and expand the storm drain system.

Chamberlin performed 28,000 square feet of hot fluid rubberized asphalt waterproofing replacement, 5,000 square feet of below-grade waterproofing and installed an additional pipe in the storm drain system. Various other areas in disrepair on the campus were remedied with concrete patching, epoxy injection, hydrophobic grout injection, caulking and joint sealant replacement. The project was completed with zero incidents, on time and under budget. 

Read more from CoatingsPro Magazine here and here.

See it in McGraw-Hill's Construction Community here.



Innovative Safety Technique Used at Deloitte University

March 24, 2015


Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing replaced approximately 3,600 linear feet of snow guard along the edge of Deloitte University’s roof. The previous snow guard was deficient and near miss incidents from falling snow and ice prompted the university to make the change. Replacing this guard on the standing seam metal roof that reached a 34-degree angle at its steepest slope involved a site-specific safety plan and attention to detail at all times.

The Chamberlin crew was trained to use a Petzl controlled descent device to hoist themselves and their tools up and down the roof. Similar to a rappelling device, the multi-function handle allows the user to unlock the rope and control the descent with the hand on the free end of the rope. The anti-panic function activates if the user pulls too hard on the handle, and it brakes to stop the descent automatically. The job was completed in only two months with no safety incidents.

View a video of the crew in action on our Facebook Page here.

See it in McGraw-Hill's Construction Community here.



Chamberlin Performs Roofing and Waterproofing at Massive Development in North Texas

March 24, 2015


Richardson, Texas is home to a budding development some are calling a “city within a city.” When finished, CityLine will contain six million square feet of office space, 300,000 square feet of retail space, thousands of apartments and two parks.

A large portion of this development has been entrusted to Chamberlin, including the waterproofing of the State Farm office buildings. Four towers encompassing approximately 1,550,000 square feet including retail, parking and office space will be State Farm’s new home in North Texas. Chamberlin is performing hot fluid-applied waterproofing, crystalline waterproofing, terrace waterproofing and pavers, expansion joints, air barrier, fire caulking, joint sealants, building sealants, flashing and concrete sealer for these buildings and the adjoined CityLine Wellness facility. Three of the towers are completed. The waterproofing scope is underway for the fourth, and Chamberlin will start installation of a TPO roofing system on this tower soon.

Chamberlin also installed below-grade waterproofing and cold fluid-applied waterproofing for two 65,000 square foot multi-family housing structures in CityLine, with firestopping and a Fleece Backed TPO roof system installation in progress. Joint sealants and site paving sealants are next for the apartment homes.

Still to come for this massive development is a three-building campus for Raytheon a 150-room Aloft hotel and a Cinemark movie theater. When CityLine opens in late 2015, the development will have a daytime of population of more than 16,000. The developer, KDC, and construction partners are keen on green, and LEED Silver certifications will be pursued for all office components.

View renderings of the campus on the developer’s website here.

See it in McGraw-Hill’s Construction Community here.



Chamberlin Hosts Food Drive for Local Food Banks

March 10, 2015


Chamberlin offices showed their love this Valentine's Day by hosting food drives from February 9th to March 9th to support The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and The North Texas Food Bank.

Check it out on our Facebook page here.



Chamberlin Celebrates 118 Years

March 5, 2015 


Chamberlin is proud to celebrate their 118th anniversary. Thank you to all of our long-standing clients and those who are just joining us. We could not do it without you.

Chamberlin has been providing personalized, professional service for over 100 years. Since 1897, our scope of services has grown, and technology has changed the way we deliver those services. However, our customer service mentality, our attention to detail and our commitment to quality have always remained cornerstones of our success. These principles have enabled us to develop a reputation that stands above our competition, which we continue to build upon with every project we do.

Enjoy a brief look back over the years with us on our YouTube channel here.

See more on our Facebook page here.



Chamberlin Elected For Board of Directors

Janurary 1, 2015


Helping shape our industry in 2015! David Neal, Executive Vice President, will be serving on TEXO's Board of Directors. Fallon Elliott, Business Development, will be serving on Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Oklahoma City’s Board of Directors. 

Read more about TEXO's Board of Directors here.

Check it out on our Facebook page here.