the "specialty" specialty contractor
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About

Passion. Experience. Integrity.

 
 

Our History and Mission

Burgess Building Company was founded in 1995 by Philip Burgess, who had already been serving the construction community for over 25 years. Phil founded the company to continue to service a specific niche that was and still is needed in Oklahoma. Current owner, Matt Wright, joined as partner in April 2005 and now serves as President/CEO of the company. Since Matt's arrival, Burgess Company has established an office in Tulsa to more effectively service the needs of the Eastern Oklahoma market. Burgess Company continues to actively pursue Phil's vision and mission to provide unparalleled products and services to our customers. Burgess Company strives to be a "Golden Rule" company by treating our customers, vendors, employees and community in the same manner in which we would like to be treated. We will exemplify this culture by providing unsurpassed services of professionalism, integrity, honesty and quality in all of our dealings.

 

 

Our Team

 
 
 
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president/owner

Matthew Wright

Matt has more than 20 years experience in the commercial construction industry, including manufacturing, distribution and subcontracting. After graduating from Pansy Kidd Middle School and Poteau High School, he moved on to Oklahoma State University, where he crammed 4 years of college studies into 5 1/2 years. Following college, Matt focused his career on selling underground utilities until he realized that working above ground is more fun. Prior to joining Burgess Company in 2005, he spent 4 years as the National Sales Manager for a manufacturer of architectural construction products. Matt is able to pull from his experience in daily activities to enhance customer satisfaction - product consultation, contract negotiation, fly fishing, team leadership, turkey hunting tactics, and market planning. He is the past president of the AGC of Oklahoma Building Chapter and the current chairman of the AGC Education Foundation.  

 

Education

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Business Management, Minor - Marketing 1994

Activities & Affiliations

Oklahoma AGC Education Foundation, Chairman
Oklahoma AGC Building Chapter, past President and member
Nature Conservancy
Sigma Nu Fraternity, Epsilon Epsilon chapter
Oklahoma Conservation Leadership Academy

Favorite Quote

It's not what you do when everybody is watching that counts...it's what you do when nobody is watching.
 
- Keith Wright
 
 
 

 
 
 

chief operating officer

Marcus Kindrix

Marcus joined the Executive Team for Burgess Company in September of 2014. Marcus brings with him a diverse background in which he worked for a trucking company, a manufacturer and a distributor, although his first three job choices were NFL punter, superhero and country music star. Once he realized these first three career choices weren't promising options, he settled into the world of construction quite nicely. He credits his success in the operational world to the 2 excellent mentors he had along the way. Marcus does not believe that practice makes perfect, he believes that perfect practice makes perfect.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
B.S., Education 1996

Activities & Affiliations

• enjoys making color-coded spreadsheets
• hobbies include playing guitar and landscaping

Favorite Quote

The only thing that walks away from the grave with the mourners is the character of a man.
 
 
 

 
 
 

architectural consultant 

Erika Wright

Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Elementary Education, Erika quickly discovered that the education field wasn't for her and began her career in sales right out of the gate. Starting in retail management, she spent 5 years with Bath & Body works, moving into outside sales in credit card processing and ATM machines. After gaining a few years of outside sales experience, she pursued a career in the fast-paced world of pharmaceutical sales, where she achieved top sales awards and rankings over the course of almost 20 years. In 2016, she decided to jump out on her own into the world of architectural sales and consulting, investing her successful experience in corporate sales into the family business instead. When she isn't consulting with architects and working with manufacturers, she spends her spare time sharing her passion for essential oils and wellness through her Young Living business. She is also the VP/COO for Somebody's Mama, a non-profit organization that focuses on women's empowerment programs in developing nations around the globe. She is a lover of life and subscriber to action, and is just trying her best to do good stuff in the world. 

 

Education

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S, Elementary Education 1994

Activities & Affiliations

Somebody's Mama, co-founder and Vice President/Chief Operations Officer
Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, Tau Beta chapter
• lover of essential oils and all things gardening, mother to three beautiful children

Favorite Quote

No one is remembered for what they just planned to do. In the end, love doesn't just keep thinking about it or planning for it. Simply put, love DOES.
 
- Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
 
 
 

 
 
 

senior project manager

Jace Kennedy

Jace has a broad range of business and life experience. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, he managed an inflatable game company in Broken Arrow for 2 years, where he handled day-to-day operations, sales, scheduling and customer service. He took that experience into the elevator industry, as a Service Sales Account Representative for KONE Elevators. Jace's main responsibilities were managing the existing service accounts, selling upgrades and repairs, and adding to the client list for NE Oklahoma and NW Arkansas. At the urging of friends, he parted ways with the elevator world and entered the ESL (English as a Second Language) world. Jace moved to Daegu, South Korea to teach english to students ranging from children to adults. He learned more than he taught - new culture, new language, patience, understanding and adaptability. Teaching was a 2 year adventure that also allowed for backpacking trips through Europe and SE Asia. In 2009, after 5 1/2 months of vagrancy in SE Asia, Jace returned to Broken Arrow. Searching for a summer job to fill his time before returning to South Korea, he joined Burgess Company as a laborer. Jace's initial role at Burgess consisted of hanging from strut grid systems changing out bolts.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
B.S, Business Management

Activities & Affiliations

 Traveling - backpacked through Europe and SE Asia
• lazy days with family and lake time
• cooking 

Favorite Quote

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work – Thomas A. Edison
 
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – Augustine of Hippo
 
 
 

 
 
 
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project specialist

Ryan Mitchell

Ryan has over 10 years of commercial construction experience with the Burgess Company, which includes but is not limited to estimating, inside sales, warehouse management, shipping and receiving, field installation, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.

Education

OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Current student in Radiography/Business Management

WESTMOORE HS
Graduated 2005 with DECA certifications in Sales & Marketing

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
 Tate Computer Access Flooring - Certified Representative & Installer
• Fall Arrest Safety Certified
• Forklift Safety & Operation Certified

Activities & Affiliations

 Assistant Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 20
• NHRA drag racing and sand drag racing
• hand loading competition ammunition
• long range competition shooting
• kayak bass fishing

Favorite Quote

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
 
 

 
 
 

accounting manager

Angie Sewell

Angie has more than 10 years of experience in accounting. Her career began with the City of Midwest City, where she started as a utility clerk and quickly moved up to department manager. She would soon move to Del City to take on more responsibility as the Deputy City Clerk in charge of all utilities and the city court system. Her additional duties included finance planning, budgeting, and management of many special accounting projects including streamlining the utility billing by incorporating online payments. She recently joined the Burgess team as the accounting manager where she handles billing, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and banking for the business.

Education

ROSE STATE COLLEGE
Graduate 2015

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY
Pursing Bachelor's degree in Accounting 

Activities & Affiliations

 family time at the lake
• reading
• playing the occasional video game

Favorite Quote

Everything happens for a reason.
 
 

 
 
 

foreman

Justin Davis

Justin came to work for the Burgess team in 2015, and brings a strong background in commercial construction. Justin would follow in his father's footsteps, that started D&D Construction, and go on to run the business after Bob retired. With over 15 years of hands-on product knowledge and supervisory experience, he is quite simply the "go to guy" for Burgess Company on any installation. Justin would tell you he pretty much likes doing anything outdoors. He is the strong soft spoken type, but don't let that fool you. He drives a big red jacked up Ford truck and when he shows up, things get done.

Education

MUSTANG HIGH SCHOOL
Graduate 2000

Activities & Affiliatios

 hunting
• fishing
• making self bows

Favorite Quote

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foreman

Lars Ramsey

Lars joined the Burgess team in 2013. He brings with him over 30 years experience in the commercial construction field. From concrete, masonry, framing, welding, millwright, iron worker, heavy equipment operating and industrial maintenance starting at the age of 16 working for his father. Lars has traveled all over the US, until finally finding a place to call home in the small mid west town of Sarcoxie, Missouri.

Education

WARREN TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Graduated Top of Class, Building Trades, 1987

Activities & Affiliations

 Spending time with family
• jeep trail riding
• target shooting

Favorite Quote

Be who you want to be, because in the end, only one opinion is going to matter.