OSU-OKC building recognized
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City's Engineering Technology Center, 900 N Portland Ave., has earned certification for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, become the first LEED-certified campus building in the OSU system. To celebrate, “OSU-OKC: LEEDing the Way” will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the center. In the past two years, OSU-Oklahoma City designed an environmentally conscious and sustainable building to allow for a healthier, more productive environment for students, faculty and staff. LEED-certified buildings are recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for positive impact on the environment by being energy-efficient and using less water. In order to be LEED-certified, the construction had to earn credits for sustainability, use of materials and resources, water efficiency and indoor environment quality, among other areas. “Our faculty, staff and students see sustainability as a priority,” OSU-Oklahoma City President Natalie Shirley said. “We have a variety of programs on our campus that emphasize our desire to be a good steward of our environment, while providing long-term cost savings for our campus and ultimately the taxpayers of Oklahoma.”
Saratoga added to Metro 50 list
Saratoga Roofing & Construction, 209 NW 132, was named to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Metro 50 for the second straight year. The Metro 50 are the area's fastest-growing, privately owned companies. They are ranked based on percentage of annual growth for the year and have revenues of at least $1 million for the previous year. Saratoga and others will be recognized Sept. 23 at a reception at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Since Jan. 1, the company has added 165 employees and is expanding its facility, said Denver Green, president. Over the past 14 years, Saratoga has grown to work in 21 states and Puerto Rico, partnering with top manufacturers.
PSM hires vice president
Oklahoma City-based PSM Holdings Inc. — ticker symbol PSMH, over the counter — has hired Kent Carter as a regional vice president. Carter has more than 20 years of experience originating multifamily and residential mortgages within retail, wholesale and correspondent lending channels and is the president of the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association. “Kent will lead our efforts to forge deeper relationships with community banks who will look to our loan officers to service the residential mortgage needs of their customers. Additionally, Kent will work with the rest of our Oklahoma team to build a retail presence in the Oklahoma City metro area, specifically Norman, Edmond and Guthrie,” said Jeffrey Smith, chairman.