After more than 37 years in construction – and more than 20 years with Flintco – Jim Blose was promoted to a newly-created corporate role in 2020 as Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence. Appointed to the Executive Leadership Team, Jim oversees Federal pursuits and the critical programs of Safety (Flintco 4 LIFE) and Construction Support Services. He also serves as Flintco’s dedicated champion for all quality programs, including Lean2.0®, self-perform and off-site construction, which are foundational to the long-term success of Flintco. Jim is also actively involved in CooperFlintco, LLC, a Native owned partnership with Cooper Construction, with Flintco holding a minority interest with a growing portfolio of work within the Native American community. Visiting job sites is one of the things Jim enjoys most about his job – appreciating the people who keep Flintco successful day-to-day – and feeling the raw energy that is part of construction as a structure begins to take shape.
And while Jim knows all the projects we do are important, some carry a deeper meaning. Like Iron Gate, a Tulsa non-profit that Flintco both supports through individual volunteers, and as a client during their recent expansion. The Little Light House, which works to improve the quality of life for children with special needs is one of Jim’s personal “Top 5 project” favorites. In 2012, Jim represented Flintco in spearheading an ABC Tulsa initiative to deliver a building at no cost for another non-profit called Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen and disabled veterans. “Of all the projects I have been involved with, none are more satisfying than those that positively contribute to the well-being of families in our community,” he said.
Jim and his wife have a close-knit family with five adult children and nine grandchildren (currently!). He loves to golf, camp and fish with plans one day to tour the USA with his wife camping and visiting national parks. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Oklahoma State University.