TULSA, Okla. – The Flintco Companies, Inc., the largest Native American-owned company and one of the largest commercial contractors in the nation, won the 2009 National Associated Builders and Contractors Pyramid Award for Excellence in Construction for its construction of the Oklahoma Heart Institute at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.
“Flintco’s management team delivered the project on time and within the budget, which was critical to the overall success of the Oklahoma Heart Institute project,” Hillcrest Medical Center CEO Steve Dobbs said. “Flintco’s ability to do accurate and complete budgets with minimal information provided us with the largest most technically advanced heart hospital in the state while maintaining the desired ‘wow factor’ we wanted at a price that was in our budget.”
Jim Blose, vice president of operations, believes Flintco’s business philosophy and quality of work played a major role in receiving the award.
“We’re committed to providing the best service possible for our clients. We take great pride in doing quality work in a timely manner, and it’s an honor to receive such a prestigious award.”
The $45 million project is a six-story heart hospital with more than 100 private beds. It includes the renovation of a portion of the existing hospital as well as a bridge that connects the new facility to the existing facility. It is the largest hospital in Oklahoma dedicated to cardiac care.