Construction is in Russ Peevy’s blood. As a 3rd generation construction professional, he points to the famous Mark Twain quote to describe his career at Flintco: “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” His active engagement in all facets of our business is a model for career development as he leads a team of 100-plus in Tulsa following his promotion in 2020 to Vice President, Area Manager. Russ said he is looking forward to working with more of Flintco’s extensive client base in the Tulsa area, and growing his community involvement in his new leadership role.
Russ joined Flintco in 2005, earning multiple promotions working in Flintco’s Austin, Tulsa and Houston office, which he helped establish in 2017 before returning home to Tulsa. “I’ve had so much mentorship and coaching along the way,” Russ said. “It gives me great confidence knowing that I can deal with any challenge that comes my way. Flintco is like that – we’re a large company, but very supportive of our people in helping advance careers.”
Russ remembers his first project with Flintco – a “design-build, messy renovation” of Garrison Hall completed in 2007 for UT-Austin. That project was a proving ground for both Flintco in Austin, helping to establish a long-term relationship with the University that continues today, and for Russ and his “very young team that had a lot of energy.” More recently, Russ helped secure Parking Garage #5 with the University of Houston – the first major project for our Houston office, which is on track for completion in early 2020. “It was exciting to be in a new city with a joint venture partner and a new team to secure a major project with a new client,” Russ said.
Russ remains active in the Tulsa community, coaching youth sports and participating in the Bixby High School Tennis Booster Club. He’s served as a Sunday school teacher at Asbury Methodist Church, a “Watch Dawg” at Bixby North Elementary and on the board of the American Red Cross. Russ enjoys spending most of his free time with this wife and three children – two girls and a boy – and the occasional round of golf or trout fishing when he can find the time!