Broken Arrow Historical Society
In October of 2008, the Broken Arrow Historical Society approached Magnum Construction with the hopes that they would agree to build out the 3,000 square foot second floor. The project was intended to capture every detail of history for the City of Broken Arrow. From using rough sawn wood to bringing in pieces of original flooring from the local high school, Magnum was able to complete the task with great appreciation from the Historical Society.
The contract value was $200,000 and kept relatively low with creative usage of materials. This was primarily due to the owner being a non-profit organization and having limited funds to do the exhibits that they wanted. Magnum relied on the community that started the great city. Local businesses were happy to donate their pieces of history that would forever enshrine their part in the history of Broken Arrow.
The most unique exhibit was ‘Charlie Horse’. Charlie was a horse mannequin used to fit saddles and stirrups for customers back in the early 1900’s. Charlie had been on display for years in the storefront of the Arkansas Valley State Bank, which is only a few blocks away from the museum. A convoy of workers surrounded the horse as he was rolled down Main Street to the museum. Magnum performed approximately sixty percent of work completed with their skilled carpenters and laborers, completing the project in August 2009.
First United Methodist Church of Owasso
There are only a certain amount of activities that you can put inside of a space that is only 12,112 square feet. When you combine skilled construction with innovative design, you get a first-class environment available for the youth. Attics are already difficult enough to walk around with the valleys of the roof. However, inside the renovated attic space for the First United Methodist Church of Owasso, Oklahoma there is a 1950’s style diner, a small movie theater, a castle complete with a balcony, a spiral slide going from the second floor to first floor, a ski lodge inspired living space, a free standing spaceship and a basketball court.
The great relationship built with the owner helped this project keep a steady pace. The project started in January of 2008 and was completed and opened for the youth of the community by October that same year. As one could imagine, it took every square inch of space to make this project possible. The renovation was completed on time and within the budget of the owner. The total cost of construction totaled $1,109,968. With roughly twenty percent of construction being self performed, Magnum was able to keep their safety practices in place and heavily monitored.