Contractors pick president
Matthew Wright, president and partner of Burgess Co. in Oklahoma City and Tulsa was installed as 2013 president of the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma-Building Chapter at the association's 73rd annual meeting recently at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Wright has 18 years of experience in commercial construction, including manufacturing, distribution and subcontracting.
Other members of the board of directors are: vice president, Randy Nance, Flintco LLC in Oklahoma City; secretary-treasurer, Danny Hancock, Omni Mechanical Services, Tulsa; past president, Chris Burnett, Nabholz Construction Services in Tulsa. At-large directors are: Chris Goldsby, Nabholz Construction Services in Oklahoma City; Joel Lippert, Lippert Bros. Inc., Oklahoma City; Mike Owen, Atlas General Contractors LLC, Bixby; Eric Van Gilder, Flintco LLC in Tulsa; Mark O'Rear, Manhattan Construction Co. in Oklahoma City; and Mark Lambert, Lambert Construction Co., Stillwater.
OKC Beautiful recognizes firm
Frankfurt Short Bruza, an Oklahoma City architecture and engineering firm, was recipient of OKC Beautiful's 2013 Community Spirit Award for its donation to the Myriad Botanical Gardens. To commemorate its 65 years in business, the firm donated $50,000 toward the acquisition and placement of 65 trees that now line the Great Lawn and Performance Pavilion.