Services: Construction Management | Design
Owner: Business Owner/Co
In 2013 Broken Arrow’s VFW Post 10887 found themselves without a place to meet as their building had been condemned. Seeing this and knowing how important our veterans are to our communities, the City of Broken Arrow stepped forward to provide a space for local veterans’ organizations to provide much needed services to our veterans. In 2018 a building committee was formed by the City that included five local organizations whose mission is to serve local veterans. With their help and with the passing of a bond issue in 2018, the City set out to provide a one stop shop for local veterans to receive vital services and resources.
Located next to Veteran’s Park, the new Broken Arrow Armed Forces Meeting Hall is 4,600 square feet dedicated to serving Tulsa area veterans. The building houses the local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Blue Star Mothers. Each organization has their own office and meeting space as well as access to a serving kitchen, food pantry, and banquet hall.
The building is a pre-engineered metal building with EIFS and masonry veneer and a custom entry vestibule. Overlooking the entrance to the building are cast stone medallions with the seal of each of the military branches and fabric banners for each of the veteran’s organization the building houses. The building includes a serving kitchen with commercial grade appliances and a food pantry that can be used by veterans in need.
In addition to the building, Magnum also completed the construction of a new parking lot, fencing, rain garden, and storage building. A large concrete patio was poured to provide a space for veterans to hangout with views of Veteran’s Park next door. The storage building will house the flags and ceremonial rifles used by the veteran’s organizations.
Magnum Construction began construction in September of 2020 and the project was substantially completed in July of 2021 with the assistance of over a dozen other ABC of Oklahoma members. Despite working during a pandemic and the related labor and material shortages, Magnum was able to complete this project one month ahead of schedule. Magnum also partnered with the Oklahoma Labor Commission to perform safety visits to assist Magnum in our focus of ensuring a safe work environment. The meeting hall was opened in August of 2021 and has already made a large impact on the lives of Broken Arrow’s veterans.