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Collins Plumbing Family business serving northeast Oklahoma since 1969

Collins Plumbing Co. has a long history in Claremore. Started in 1969 by Billy Collins, today the business is owned by his son, Grayson. “I started working for dad in junior high during the summers,” Grayson said. “I bought the company from him in 2000.” Today, Collins Plumbing employs around 16 people, including two brothers of Grayson’s and three nephews. “We’ve got qualified, licensed employees and on most projects, we have a family member on the job,” he said.

The growing business continues to meet and exceed customers’ expectations. The number of repeat customers exemplifies that work ethic. “We’re actually still working for a lot of people that we have been working for since before I was born,” Grayson said. “That’s because we work hard to maintain the trust of those customers who have used us from day one.” Collins Plumbing serves residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout northeast Oklahoma. “We do a lot of design work,”

Grayson said. “We’re involved in a lot of projects from the planning stage on. It’s something that sets us apart from other companies.” The business is widely diversified. “We have a fabrication facility where we fabricate plumbing components for other companies,” he said. “We’re also one of very few companies that’s med gas certified, meaning we do medical and industrial plumbing. That’s kind of our specialty.” For more information about Collins Plumbing, call (918) 3416089.


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Green Homes Hi, I’m Brent Green with Green Homes. With interest rates moving higher, now is the time to build the home of your dreams, and we want to help. We believe a great home is not just about boards, bricks and shingles; it is about you getting what you want and what is important to you; it is about family and friends; it is about comfort, safety and security. The first step of the building process is to find a professional that can be your guide, start to finish. To better serve our customers, we have developed and refined our approach to how we build homes. We have simplified and streamlined the process, adding services to assist you with financing, plan creation,

interior design and construction. Let us be your guide. If you are considering building a new home, you deserve the best. Let us put the best of our knowledge, tradition and professionalism to work for you. We have a limited number of spots available in 2013, so call today. We have broad and rich experience in the following: •Residential Home Design •Vision Creation •“Green Building” and Energy Efficient Features •Construction and Permanent Financing •Interior Design Consultation •Building Envelope Science •Building Technology

•Project Management •Site Selection and Preparation •Scheduling and Communication •Building Codes and Standards •Insurance Requirements •Working with Lenders and At-

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Quality Home Builders

The mission of Quality Home Builders LLC is to develop outstanding housing communities and build affordable homes with superior quality and craftsmanship. Brett Knapp has been in the homebuilding business for over 25 years. He established the business with a commitment to provide quality, integrity and value along with outstanding customer service. Knapp has built more than 200 homes throughout Northeastern Oklahoma. If you are looking to custom-build he is available to sit down and talk with you. Quality Home Builders subdivision, Prairie Lake, located at the corner of Sioux and Lowry Road is 90 percent built out. We only have about 9 lots left. We currently have two houses under construction available, both are in the sheet rock stage. Just about all color selections could still be made on these two homes. Prairie Lake Subdivisions’ success has

been location, location, location. Quality Home Builders newest subdivision is the Woodlands at Westin Park. It is located on the corner of EW 500 and Lone Elm Road. This subdivision offers 25 three-quarter acre lots. We currently have two customs under construction and will be starting the model home for the subdivision in August 2013. This subdivision is the first in the area to offer high-speed, fiber-optic phone, cable, and internet. The subdivision also offers a half- acre private park for the residents and their guests which will have playground equipment and a private fishing pier overlooking a three-quarter acre lake. Knapp has been president of the Rogers County Builders Association four times and has served on the board of directors for over 20 years. He has been an active member since 1991 and has received numerous awards for various achievements. The purchase of a new home is one of the

most important decisions you will make. Quality Home Builders understands this and strives to make the experience a pleasant one. Whether moving next month or next year, Quality Home Builders has a home that will exceed your expectations. You can purchase a home that is already finished or build one from the ground up and make your home distinctly yours. Quality Home Builders LLC has properties for rent as well. If

you have sold your home and are looking to build, rental options are available for short-term leases. Quality Home Builders also offers a mini-storage facility and has a remodel division that works with home owners that need to prepare their house to sell. Quality Home Builders is located at 9382 E Hwy 20, Ste C in Claremore. For more information you can reach the office at (918) 342-5424 or visit knappqualityhomes.com.


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Denny Haddox of Sooner Carpet & Floor Covering in Claremore can help you with all your carpeting and floor covering needs. Sooner Carpet & Floor Covering is located at 2239 North Highway 88.

Sooner Carpet & Floor Coverng Looking for floor covering? Whether it’s carpet, tile, laminate, vinyl or wood you don’t have to look any further than Sooner Carpet & Floor Covering, Inc. in Claremore. Sooner Carpet, owned and operated by Denny and Nancy Haddox, has four decades of experience. Denny has been installing carpet and vinyl in Claremore since 1962. Denny built the current building which houses Sooner Carpets & Floor Covering, and he opened the

retail business in November 1983. Sooner Carpets’ lead installers have been with the business since the retail business was started. With personal service, excellent installation and years of experience to back them up, Sooner Carpets & Floor Covering is set to handle all your floorcovering needs. For more information, call 918342-5080 or stop by their showroom at 2239 N. Highway 88 in Claremore.

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David Merriman State Farm Agent True or False? Test Your Coverage IQ

Only 45 percent of Americans feel confident enough to make insurance decisions, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Where do you stand? There’s no time like the present to enhance your insurance literacy. The more you know, the better able you are to protect yourself, your family and your largest investments. Test your knowledge and learn more with this short quiz: TRUE OR FALSE? 1) Your homeowners coverage should equal the estimated replacement cost of your home, not the purchase price 2) Your homeowners insurance policy covers flood damage. 3) A solution for people who want extra levels of liability insurance protection above the limits provided by their Auto and Homeowners Policies is called an Overflow Policy.

4) Your address may impact your auto insurance rate. 5) Your life insurance policy should cover 10 times your yearly income. ANSWERS 1. True. It’s up to you to choose the coverages and limits that meet your needs, but it’s best to insure your home for at least 100 percent of its estimated replacement cost -the cost of repairing or replacing your home to restore its original condition. Estimated replacement cost is different from market value or purchase price. If you select a coverage amount lower than the estimated replacement cost, certain coverages may be unavailable to you. Periodically review your coverages and limits with your agent and notify your agent of any changes or additions to your home. 2. False. Homeowners policies typically exclude flood coverage. Adding coverage may be worth looking into, no matter where you live. According to the

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), more than 20 percent of all flood claims happen in moderate- to low-risk areas. State Farm agents enrolled in the NFIP Direct Program are able to write and service flood insurance coverage for qualifying homes directly through the federal government program, NFIP Direct. 3. False. A Personal Liability Umbrella Policy layers on top of your existing underlying policies to provide extra protection when home and auto liability limits are exhausted. Your agent can help explain how a Personal Liability Umbrella can help ensure that your family and financial health are protected in the event of an accident or lawsuit. 4. True. People who live in densely populated areas-noted for higher occurrences of accidents and theft-will likely pay more for auto insurance than those who live in rural areas, where accidents and theft are less prevalent. Other factors that may influence the cost of auto insur-

ance: Vehicle type, coverage, and driving record. 5. False. There is no “one-size-fits-all” formula for selecting life insurance coverage-it’s a personal matter. The State Farm Life Insurance Calculator can estimate the amount of coverage you may need to help protect your family. Want to know more? Enhance your knowledge of insurance by talking to your State Farm agent. Establishing an open dialogue with your State Farm agent is the best way to answer any questions you may have. Because insurance protection is a contract, any coverage descriptions in this article are general only and are not statements of contract. All coverage are subject to all policy provisions, including applicable endorsements. State Farm agent David Merriman is located at 1490 W. Blue Starr Drive in Claremore. For more information, call David at (918) 342-3266.

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Champion Windows

Windows can enhance or detract Windows come in many styles, from the beauty and energy effifrom double-hung and casement to ciency of any home. Make a wellbaby, bow or garden windows. informed selection to ensure Double-hung windows are the satisfaction for years to come at most common in homes today. Champion Windows in Tulsa. These windows are desirable beCONSIDER THIS cause both sashes can be opened for When replacing old or poorly ventilation, and they tilt-in for easy performing windows, cost is a cleaning. Casement windows are major factor for easy to operate and most homeowners. a popular option However, initial for more vertical cost should not be openings or as a the only deciding combination with a factor, because the picture window or least expensive bay and bow winchoice may save dow. Style, elegance and energy efficiency are possible from the winmoney in the shortBay, bow and dows you choose, and Champion Windows of Tulsa offers a term, but end up garden windows wide variety of choices to fit your home and your lifestyle. costing more in the can add extra light long-term. and style to the sash and frames for strength and ENERGY SAVINGS If the window is home. “Up to 30 percent of your energy durability. A quality spacer, which poorly constructed, Bay windows loss can be through your windows,” separates the two panes of glass Champion’s 8000T Tilt-andyou can end up are three-lite pro- said Sebastian Birke, division man- around the edge, will reduce heat Turn windows are I-Strut, paying more for jection windows loss and minimize condensation. ager of Champion Windows, Sun frequent replace- thermally-broken windows with a fixed picFoam filling in the vinyl frame proRooms, Roofs and Home Exteriors ment costs over the are ideal for any home. ture window in vides additional insulation. of Tulsa. years. the center and Select a window company that “With today’s rising energy costs, The final cost for a replacement side windows that can be fixed or that can cost you a lot of money,” he offers free, no-obligation, in-home window will vary based on several operating with double-hung or case- said. “Choosing Energy Star-rated consultations and a factory showfactors, among them, the brand, the ment winroom with life-size, operating rereplacement size, and the type. In general, steel dows. Bow windows with placement window styles so you and wood are the most expensive windows are can see, touch, and test the quality. Comfort 365 choices, fiberglass costs less than units made up Select Champion Windows. glass will resteel and wood, and vinyl is the of four to six Champion Windows also offers a sult in lower least expensive material. windows in a graceful arc shape utility bills and being more comfort- large selection of choices in vinyl Maintenance-free virgin vinyl with a shallow insulated seat area. siding, sun rooms, doors, and roofable in your home year-round.” windows are a good investment that Typically found in kitchens, garing. Champion Windows is at 5899 Comfort 365 glass in windows will save you time with no painting den windows can bring a little of South Garnett Road in Tulsa. also blocks 95 percent of harmful or scraping required. These replace- the outdoors inside with extra light For more information or to ultraviolet rays, reducing the probment windows will not warp or rot and shelving for plants or other dec- lem of fading in carpets, drapes, and schedule a free in-home estimate, over time so they will continue to orative features. Most window contact Champion Windows at your furniture. operate like new for many years to openings can be converted to one of (918) 771-4371 or visit them online When selecting vinyl replacecome. IN STYLE these options. at www.championwindow.com. ment windows, look for welded


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Rogers County Builders Association

The Rogers County Builders Association endorses high standards, ethics, professionalism and excellence in the conduct of businesses. Originally chartered in 1970, the Rogers County Builders Association is a non-profit, professional organization sanctioned and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association. RCBA represents and promotes the local building industry through the opening of new developments and building of new homes in Rogers County. Members meet once a month for lunch to network and learn about programs and issues affecting the

building industry, such as new storm water regulations, said Executive Officer Laurel DeLammermore. Many RCBA professionals are homebuilders and/or remodelers, and can offer advice to residents who are wanting to purchase a new home or planning to renovate their present home. Others are suppliers of products and services used within the home building industry. In addition to opening new developments and building homes, RCBA members benefit local charities and agencies such as United Way, Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Project CEEP and scholarship endowments at RSU.

RCBA’s yearly events include The Rogers County Home and Garden Farm and Ranch Show in March, and the golf tournament and cookout at Heritage Hills. Officers are Robbie Nees, president; Randy Highfill, vice president; Chris Burdan, secretary and jeff Howell, treasurer. Other board members are Brett Knapp, past president; Paul Pixley, Michael Self, Jimmy Holmes, Karen Ogle, Don Hutchinson and Ron Griggs. The Rogers County Builder’s Association office is located at 104 N. Cherokee Street. For more information, call 918-343-1911 or visit rcbaclaremore.com.

Rogers County Builders Association promotes quality growth through industrial and community building.


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Stillwater Milling Since 1978, Stillwater Milling in Claremore has done business the oldfashioned way — “the farmer’s way” — treating people fairly, with respect and being true to their word. Just ask Alan Schroeder. “We started out as a feed business, but slowly evolved into a complete farming supply business, with some home, gardening, pet, and clothing supplies,” said Schroeder, store manager. “Our approach to our customers is the Stillwater Milling employees same now as it was the first day we Tolkein Teague (from left) opened our doors — to be fair, to be and Rose Comptom are honest, and to always do whatever we happy to answer customer’s can to take care of them. questions and assist them “That’s just how we do business, how with their needs. Stillwater we’ve always done business, and how Milling in Claremore offers a wide variety of feed for ani- we’ll always do business,” he said. “I’ve been here (as manager) since we opened mals large and small, from dogs and cats to cattle, — actually, we just celebrated our 35th horses and more.

anniversary of operations,” he said. “We didn’t have any kind of party or big commemoration. It was pretty much just business as usual.” And at Stillwater Milling, “business as usual” remains attention to detail, a large selection of products, and quality customer service. Whether you have one acre or 1,000 acres, Stillwater Milling offers a secondto-none selection of products and variety. “Anything a person would need for their farm, acreage, anything they’d need to work the land, animals, or livestock, we’ve got,” he said. “Really, much of our day is spent just answering questions, which we don’t mind at all. Most of our staff has their own personal experience they can draw from when they’re talking to a customer who comes in, uncertain about a situa-

tion involving their farm or animals or even their garden.” Small “do-it-yourself” gardens is something which Schroeder said has been a rising trend in recent years. Schroeder said he’s also seen an increase in recent years in non-farmers wanting to keep their own chickens, but Stillwater Milling carries whatever its customers need to care for animals of any size, with specialty feed and medicines, as well as sturdy agriculture fencing, gates, feeders, waterers, and more to keep your pets or livestock healthy and happy. T hrough the years however, Schroeder said the company has retained its “laid back” feel, confident it can help everyone who come through its doors, and working from a long-earned position of customer trust. For more information, call Stillwater Milling at (918) 341-0933.


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Pixley Lumber Pixley Lumber Company celebrates 50th anniversary

This year marks Pixley Lumber Company’s 50th year in business in Claremore. The exact date the doors were opened is unknown and it probably was not done with any fanfare, Warren Pixley began the business in an old, abandoned lumber yard located on the southeast corner of Fifth Street and Missouri Avenue. A portion of the old structure still exists, now occupied by Heather’s Dance School. Pixley always worked with a great intensity and one can only imagine the early pace of getting the old facility in shape to open. He and his family were living in Oklahoma City at the time and he recently had resigned from a 15-year employment with Long-Bell Lumber Company. The location he chose in Claremore previously was a Long-Bell store. For the fist five months of the business Pixley rented a sleeping room two blocks from work at the Hotel Will Rogers, “on the floor just below the Oklahoma Military Academy’s football team,” he always said.

After enduring his first winter in business he moved his family to Claremore on March 27, 1964. Pixley quickly began making his mark in the community, encouraging land developers to create new housing additions and assisting contractors to build speculative homes in Claremore. Within four years he was elected as President of the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and soon began serving as a Director of Rogers County Bank. Pixley Lumber Company moved from its first location in the fall of 1971. A new 18,000 square foot building was constructed on property leased from the Frisco Railroad at 715 W. Will Rogers Blvd. New warehouses were added in phases during the next eight years and a major remodeling project of the store was completed in 1981. A wood millwork manufacturing and door unit assembly facility was completed in 1984. Other remodeling upgrades have continued through current times. Family members always

have had direct involvement in the operation of the company. Currently, there are five family members in the business, representing second and third generations. Operation of the company was passed to Warren Pixley’s son, Paul, in 1988.

Warren’s involvement with the company continued almost until the time of his death in 2003. Pixley Lumber Company serves a customer base in northeast Oklahoma. It provides framing lumber, roofing, wallboard,

entry doors and interior doors, moldings and millwork, and floor coverings to professional commercial and residential builders as well as “do-it-yourselfers.” The company and the Pixley Family are proud to call Claremore its home.

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Attic Storage of Owasso Flexible storage solutions in a state-of-the-art facility Do you need extra space to store your belongings? When it comes time to store your furniture, boat, RV, or any number of items large or small, Attic Storage of Owasso offers a variety of storage solutions in a state-of-the-art facility. They offer climate controlled storage, drive-up storage, RV parking, and even moving and packing supplies. “We’re very friendly; we really do try to help people in any way we can,” said Resident Manager Malinda Bennett. With unit sizes ranging from a small closet to large garage, Attic

Storage has the right size for your things. Smaller units are perfect for seasonal items, furniture, or boxes. Larger units can hold multiple rooms of furniture, appliances, or boxed items. Bennett will help you determine the unit that is best for your storage needs. Climate controlled storage units provide the best solution for storing items that are vulnerable to extreme heat or cold. If items need to be in air conditioned or heated space, their climate controlled units will keep your belongings at the correct temperature to minimize the risk of damaged items. With

Attic Storage, you can trust that your belongings are secure. They provide a range of safety features to protect your belongings. Buildings are constructed with fire-resistant material. Security gates, surveillance cameras, and fencing ensure that your belongings, boats, and RVs are safe all year. Attic Storage offers affordable monthly rates, and military and senior discounts are available. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Attic Storage of Owasso has units of all sizes (918) 274-7334 or visit to fit your needs, with prices that won’t break www.attic-storage.com. your budget.


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Tommy Dyer Real Estate

Tommy Dyer, owner/broker of Tommy Dyer Real Estate has more than 35 years of experience in real estate and 20 years of experience as a home builder in the Inola and Tulsa areas. The Inola office opened in 1982 and has since offered quality service in residential, land and commercial real estate. Dyer, his wife, and two children all graduated from Inola High School. His daughter Glenda Shaffer and sonin-law James Shaffer work in the family-owned business as well. “Our family is a big part of Inola,” he said. “We specialize in this area because we know it best and always provide personalized service. Our office works seven days a week if need be.” Tommy Dyer Real Estate associates work hard to help buyers find the most affordable home of their choice

and pride themselves in offering the best financing available in the area. “We’re a solid little unit, most of us have worked in sales and real estate for more than 20 years,” said Dyer. “We’ll do our best to fit the house to the buyer or the buyer to the house, whichever the case.” Throughout the years, the Dyers have been involved in the growth of Inola. Tommy Dyer has been a member of the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and First Baptist Church Inola, and is a supporter of the Inola schools’ sports programs and FFA club. With a new grocery store, subdivision and Industrial Park currently in the works, Dyer said Inola is geared for growth. “Industrial Park employees will need homes and that’s where we come in,” said Dyer.

“We have an easy drive to Tulsa, we can get to Ft. Gibson Lake in 20 minutes and the navigation channel down here has great fishing. We have a lot to offer that people don’t realize.” Tommy Dyer Real Estate offers business across Rogers County and has sold homes in the Tulsa metro area. “We love real estate and we’re here to stay. Our biggest thrill is when people walk in looking to rent and we show them how to buy a house,” said Dyer. Tommy Dyer Real Estate offers USDA 100 percent financing home loans for first time home buyers in rural areas and allows no money down on the purchase of the loan. For more information call 918-5438822 or visit tdre.homestead.com.

Tommy Dyer Real Estate sells more homes in the Inola area than anyone else. Associate Broker, Office Manager Dave Thompson, left, Real Estate Producer Joe Kight, Broker Associate James Shaffer, Sales Manager Glenda Shaffer, Owner/Broker Tommy Dyer, front.

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