A rich heritage.
Oakridge Builders’ roots date
back to the booming oil days of 1908 when
— originally Tulsa Rig, Reel & Manufacturing
began supplying wooden oilfield rigs and derricks during the state’s
oil boom in the early 1900s. C.W. Flint, Sr. joined TRR in 1911, and
by 1919, he and a partner gained control of the company. As TRR grew
with the oil business, it established lumberyards in oilfields, entered
the construction business and eventually expanded into contracting
with the purchase of the Fornier Construction Company in 1936.
The building boom of the post-war 1950s created an unprecedented demand for general contracting services and the company grew. In the 1970s it formed Oakridge Builders in Tulsa to address the areas’ growing home building market. In the 1980s, Oakridge Builders began to focus exclusively on the commercial sector.