Gathering Place Wins National Award
3 April, 2019
On April 02, 2019, Crossland was honored with the JLT Build America award for outstanding work on Gathering Place, an expansive, 66.5 acre, state-of-the-art park nestled in the center of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The general contracting firm was recognized in the Construction Management $100 million-plus category at the Associated General Contractors of America 100th Annual Convention held in Denver, Colorado. “Wow! What a ride. Forty-one years ago, we were a start-up operating in my family’s home garage in Columbus, Kansas. It was just us, yet the dream was tangible. My dad instilled in his children this unwavering work ethic that grew into a company culture of service, compassion, and togetherness. I am so proud of this team. I know he would be, too,” said Ivan Crossland, Jr, Chief ExecutiveOfficer.
The JLT award recognizes AGC members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects.The extensive application process includes topics that cover state-of-the-art advancement, excellence in project management, innovation in construction techniques or materials, the contractor’s safety record on the job, outstanding client service, community relations, environmental sensitivity, and partnering excellence. AGC’s past president, J. Doug Pruitt, stated, “These projects, with their vision, scope, and grandeur, literally dare to challenge, dare to change.Chosen by you, the contractors, recipients of the Build America Award have demonstrated the very best when it comes to building a better America and improving our quality of life.”
Gathering Place opened to the public in September 2018, just three short years after construction began. “Crossland is beyond excited to receive this honor,” said Eric Lopp, Senior Project Manager for Gathering Place. “The accolades that have come with the park’s completion are humbling. We can’t thank the George Kaiser Family Foundation enough for having such tremendous faith in our Crossland team.” JLT USA offers analytics and consulting services, legal and claims services, and property and casualty claims services for various industry specialties, including aerospace, construction, energy, power, and mining, entertainment and hospitality, financial institutions, marine, real estate, and technology.