The local companies you’ve come to rely upon over the years are helmed by hardworking Oklahomans who give it their all to ensure
clients and patients are happy at the end of the day.
From fine dining experts to pioneers in the field of medicine, real estate pros and construction moguls, the owners and employees behind Oklahoma’s most lauded and reliable businesses deserve their time in the spotlight. Enter Oklahoma Magazine’s Faces of Oklahoma special section, which shines a light on the heart behind your favorite local companies.
When deciding which businesses to trust, turn to the best. Turn to the
Faces of Oklahoma.
1. The Face of
Sustainable Gift Shops
Celebrating 10 years in business this year, PLENTY Mercantile is a mother/daughter owned and operated, sustainable home goods and gift shop with 3 locations and a robust online store with curbside pick-up and fast shipping.
All PLENTY products are socially or environmentally responsible, allowing guests to shop locally, responsibly, and consciously. Commerce has the power to change the world, so PLENTY funnels each dollar spent through their business towards a growing sustainable infrastructure that only exists with concerted financial support. PLENTY specializes in fun and current, albeit timeless, household and specialty goods for each member of the family.
PLENTY is also the authorized dealership for the made in America electric vehicle known as a MOKE!
The Venue at PLENTY is attached to our Broadway Ave location and is available for reservation for private gatherings.
Find us in Automobile Alley and First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City and in Spring Creek Plaza in Edmond. Look for a PLENTY in the renovation of Will Rogers Airport coming 2023!
807 N Broadway Ave, OKC – 405.996.6619 | 1466 S Bryant Ave, Edmond – 405.888.9026
140 Park Ave, OKC – 405.898.9026
2. The Face of
The Orthopaedic Center
Dr. Chad Hanson, DO, Dr. Victor Palomino, DO, Dr. James Bischoff, MD, and Dr. Darnell Blackmon, MD.
The Orthopaedic Center is dedicated to improving patients’ quality of life through orthopaedic excellence and compassionate care.
Our tagline, Join the Movement, says a lot about our mission. We work around-the-clock to make sure that our patients have the care, information and tools to get back to living their lives to the fullest. We treat patients of every age and are equally as passionate about getting young athletes back on the field as we are helping a grandparent to play pain-free with their grandkids. We want you to join the thousands of patients whom the physicians at The Orthopaedic Center have helped achieve the best version of themselves.
Our patients become part of our family, and like family, they know we’ll be here for them. We see our role in patient care as orthopaedic specialists working together to make sure that you receive the best care possible; our physicians continually participate in research programs and use the latest technology in orthopaedic surgery to stay on top of your personalized care.
The orthopaedic specialty focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system – the science of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles to allow you to work, move and be active. Our philosophy is to correct these disorders by utilizing the latest non-invasive options, such as electro-stimulation, nutrition, new medications and physical therapy. Using these clinical protocols and the latest technology, we strive to provide the right treatment at the right time for each patient. Our goal is to empower the patient with the services and education that will assist them in returning to their highest levels of function.
Reach out to us for all your orthopaedic needs, including:
Foot & Ankle
Hand & Wrist
Hip & Knee Surgery
Shoulder & Elbow
Trauma & Fractures
Pediatric Orthopaedic Care
918.582.6800 | toctulsa.com | 1809 E. 13th Street | Tulsa, OK 74104
3. The Face of
Ross Group began as a small contracting company based out of Catoosa, Oklahoma, in 1979 when Jesse Ross founded J. Ross Acoustics and Drywall. The company specialized in carpentry and interior finishes and quickly earned a reputation for quality construction, professional excellence, and good old-fashioned hard work. In 1996, The Ross Group Construction Corporation was incorporated in Oklahoma when Warren Ross joined his father in the business. Building on each other’s strengths, the father/son duo used their knowledge and reputation to make a seamless transition into general contracting.
Since its incorporation, Ross Group has evolved into a development, engineering, and construction firm serving private, commercial, and government clients under the leadership of CEO Warren Ross. Working hand-in-hand with our clients, we provide industry-leading solutions in a variety of markets, such as medical, aviation, hospitality, education, government, manufacturing, industrial, and oil and gas. By offering an integrated suite of services to fit any need in any market, we commit to achieving our client’s vision for each project.
While our company has grown to include more than 125 employees in two offices in Oklahoma, we are still a roll-up-our-sleeves and get-to-work kind of place. Just like our founder Jesse, our leadership and staff realize that companies don’t build projects. People do. We are team players who will help anyone who asks, regardless of our titles, because we know we all succeed or fail together. With that in mind, Ross Group’s dedicated employees continue to build our firm’s reputation through our actions, while delivering tangible benefits to our clients as a one-stop-shop for project delivery. Visit us at www.withrossgroup.com to learn more about how Ross Group can help you make your vision a reality.
510 E. 2nd St., Tulsa – 918.234.3811 | 620 W. California Ave., Oklahoma City – 405.235.0726 | withrossgroup.com
4. The Face of
Renaissance Hardwood Floors
What started out as a small venture with a filing cabinet, a nail gun, a couple crew members and some sanding equipment has transformed into Renaissance Hardwood Floors, one of the region’s premier wood installation services based in their new showroom in Glenpool, Oklahoma.
In business since 1982, Renaissance was founded by Tom Nicklas, a firefighter who was working a side job as a contractor and remodeler to make ends meet. After overhearing a hardwood floor crew complain about their conditions, Tom suggested the team start their own business. A few weeks later, they did just that … with Tom at the helm. The family-owned-and-operated company is now celebrating over 39 years in business and is joined by Charla, Tom’s wife, and their son, Duston.
What sets Renaissance apart from its competitors? Just about everything. From top-of-the-line craftsmanship to outstanding crews and some of the best installers in the region who boast decades of experience, the team at Renaissance will work tirelessly to see that their clients get exactly what they want – even if it means spending hours to get a stain color just right. Tom and Duston can even work from a single photo for reference to create the custom flooring their clients desire.
The team is dedicated to continuing its long-standing positive relationship with Tulsans, evidenced in their enthusiastic customer service and passion for each project, big or small.
Award-winning, hand-crafted hardwood floors; intricate and unique designs; custom trims, beams and mantles; hardwood ceiling and wall installation and custom furniture design are just a few of the myriad services offered at Renaissance. Whatever it is that you want, Renaissance will make those dreams a reality for you.
“If it has to do with wood,” says Tom, “we can build it.”
550 W. 125th Pl. S. Ste. 300, Glenpool | 918.298.4477 | renhardwood.com
5. The Face of
Fig Medical Spa
FIG (For Inner Good) Medical Spa is committed to delivering an unparalleled patient experience with state-of-the-art medical and aesthetic procedures. Located in Tulsa, Fig is known for its expertise in the science of anti-aging and face and body rejuvenation. Under the direction and supervision of Cristie Lehr-Hawkins. M.D., Fig offers the latest generation of treatments and technologies that rejuvenate and revitalize the face, hair and body.
Dr. Cristie is a board-certified radiologist with a special interest and advanced training in aesthetic and regenerative medicine. She has built a reputation for high patient satisfaction by achieving beautiful, natural-looking results with minimally invasive techniques and less downtime.
The diverse staff members at Fig bring multiple years of experience in patient care and are dedicated to providing the most innovative and comprehensive treatments for their patients. Fig is honored to have won multiple awards for Best Medical Spa, Skin Care, and Wellness Center in Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma.
Medical and wellness services offered at Fig include dermal fillers, injectables, microneedling, PDO threading, weight loss services and hormone therapy. Multiple laser treatments are also offered, such as skin tightening, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, photo facials, acne treatment, tattoo removal, hair removal and spider vein treatments. Fig offers a full range of aesthetic services including brow and lash services, waxing, customized facials, chemical peels and DiamondGlow.
One of the newest treatment modalities at Fig is Opus Plasma. This first of its kind skin resurfacing treatment uses plasma energy and radio frequency to repair photodamage and treat the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, texture abnormalities and laxity with minimal downtime.
Fig is excited to be the only medical facility in Tulsa to offer TED (Transepidermal Hair Restoration). This new, revolutionary, non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound technology to stimulate hair growth. The TED treatment is needle-free and pain-free with no downtime. The treatment is quick and is beneficial for any individual suffering from hair loss or wanting to improve the overall thickness or appearance of their hair.
Fig is proud to be a SkinCeuticals Advanced Clinical Spa. This partnership allows Fig’s patients access to the most up-to-date SkinCeuticals products, specialized treatments as well as the SkinCeuticals SkinScope LED lamp. This lamp is designed to help assess patients’ skin for underlying damage. The SkinScope reveals visible and underlying skin imperfections, including sun damage, congested pores, uneven texture, dehydration and poor cell renewal. Based on the results, the aestheticians will customize a treatment plan and skin care regimen.
Fig carries numerous other lines such as Caudalie, Revtialash, ZO Skin Health, iSClinical, Skin Medica, and Revision. Integrative skin and hair care have always been key components at FIG, inspiring the launch of Fig, MD. This medical-grade skin and hair care line is both preventative and corrective while utilizing the lowest preservative levels. Fig MD products are built on a layered system of the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade ingredients providing highly efficacious formulas resulting in healthy beautiful skin and hair.
Fig MD will also include the new Lush Line. Lush Lips is a multi-functional lip treatment containing hyloronic acid that restores hydration and volume while enhancing the natural lip color. It also includes SPF 30 to protect against UVA/UVB damage and promote long-term lip health. Lush Lash is a serum that is clinically developed to help support lash growth and fullness while visibly reducing the signs of lash thinning or loss.
For more information on services, please visit figtulsa.com or call 918-932-8810. Fig’s website also offers the ability to purchase skincare and book aesthetic services.
918.932.8810 | Figtulsa.com | 921 S Yale Ave | Tulsa OK 74137
6. The Face of
Dr. Matthew Walker • Dr. Brian Gosnell & Hygiene Staff
Dr. Matthew Walker and Dr. Brian Gosnell and the team at Utica Dental offer patients a truly relaxed, professional, state-of-the-art experience, with beautiful results from the moment they walk through the door. Conveniently located between 15th and 21st Street on South Utica Ave. in Tulsa, Utica Dental provides patients with peaceful, serene views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows while the dental team provides gentle care. Television monitors allow patients to get comfortable and watch a favorite show or movie. Want to hear music instead? Just ask Alexa to play it while in the dental chair.
Dr. Walker and Dr. Gosnell provide cosmetic and family dentistry to patients of all ages. General restorative care, dental implants, Invisalign, teeth whitening, root canal treatment, extractions, crown and bridge, preventative hygiene care, sedation dentistry, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and full mouth transformation procedures are all available at Utica Dental.
Our hygiene staff is one of the best in the area. We offer many different techniques to make your visit with us as comfortable and painless as possible. We are a family-based practice so all members of your family can be seen in the same office, no more traveling to different offices for dental care. We take pride in the care that we give to our Utica Dental family.
Infection control and sterilization are top priorities at Utica Dental. Using the most up-to-date, strictly followed CDC guided sterilization procedures and products, Dr. Walker and Dr. Gosnell are committed to creating a sterile environment for the safety of every patient and team member.
Utica Dental is an Oklahoma Magazine “The Best of the Best” recipient, and Dr. Walker and Dr. Gosnell continue to elevate his dental techniques to provide the best dental care to patients. Dr. Walker and Dr. Gosnell encourages you to come and experience Utica Dental, where every patient is a priority and truly a member of the family.
1720 S. Utica Ave., Tulsa | 918.712.0000 | uticadental.com
7. The Face of
DEAN MCGEE EYE INSTITUTE
For the neuro-ophthalmologist, behind every exam room door is a person who may be facing a neurologic disease causing loss of vision. That person is usually frightened and confused and often has already seen other doctors who were unable to help.
That setting is where the neuro-ophthalmologists at the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) – Dr. Anil D. Patel, Dr. James C. O’Brien, and Dr. Andrew T. Melson – thrive. They patiently uncover the diagnosis, and provide medical or surgical care with the compassion necessary to calm a patient’s anxiety.
Neuro-ophthalmology can represent a combination of several medical specialties. For example, to treat neurologic conditions that affect eyesight, such as multiple sclerosis and brain tumors, neuro-ophthalmologists collaborate with their peers in neurology and neurosurgery. Additionally, head trauma, obesity, and thyroid disease can affect vision as well. On occasion, neuro-ophthalmologists see patients whose vision problems are unexplained.
“Behind every door is a unique and interesting patient who has a different diagnosis than the prior patient,” states Anil D. Patel, MD, DMEI’s Medical Director for Clinical Operations. “This is one of the most intriguing aspects of neuro-ophthalmology. Patients present with a wide array of symptoms and it is up to us to put the puzzle together.”
According to Dr. James C. O’Brien, “Neuro-ophthalmology is intellectually stimulating, and every patient’s diagnosis is a new mystery to figure out. A lot of thought goes into every patient, and I’ve always enjoyed that.” Dr. O’Brien is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and a Member of the College of Medicine’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Dr. Andrew T. Melson, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Residency Program Director, states, “Patients are often frustrated by a lack of diagnosis. For me, it is rewarding to be able to explain to a patient what is happening and see the relief this brings.”
If you have neurologic vision problems, the neuro-ophthalmologists at DMEI are ready to help. Call 405.271.1091 to schedule an appointment or learn more at dmei.org/services-specialties/neuro-ophthalmology.
405.271.1091 | dmei.org | 608 Stanton L. Young Blvd | Oklahoma City, OK 73104
8. The Face of
Residential Real Estate
McGraw REALTORS® has been working to make real estate simple for more than 84 years. What started as an independent residential real estate company in Tulsa, Oklahoma has become one of the nation’s top ten fastest-growing real estate companies with over 750 experienced associates.
“I am excited that I will see McGraw celebrate 100 years during my career,” says Bill McCollough, company president. “It is truly rare to see any company succeed in business that long, especially one that stays true to its principles over the years. McGraw Realtors has twenty one total offices across Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Colorado, including seven in Northeastern Oklahoma. “The company has always been an industry leader in terms of recruiting and retention, adaptation to technological advances, and providing our associates with the tools they need to give clients a stress-free and memorable real estate experience,” McCollough continued.
“I am honored to be associated with the finest real estate company in Oklahoma, says founder Joe McGraw. “The contributions of many have made the business successful since our beginning in 1938. I am proud of our culture which inspires enthusiasm, innovation, devotion and a strong regard for the honor of all.”
We want to make real estate simple for our clients so they can have confidence during one of the largest transactions they will ever make. Our years of experience, innovative technology, and our collaborative network of industry professionals that love what they do allows us to take the complexity out of the entire process.
918.592.6000 | mcgrawrealtors.com | Corporate office: 4105 S. Rockford Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74105
9. The Face of
The Summit Club
The Summit Club offers members a truly unique dining and social experience, conveniently located in downtown Tulsa on the 30th, 31st and 32nd floors of the Bank of America Center. Our members enjoy spectacular panoramic views of our great city, whether they’re attending a private event in our ballroom or having a drink with friends in the Penthouse.
The Summit has always been known for raising the bar as Tulsa’s premier dining experience. Our recent multi-million-dollar renovation continues this tradition of excellent service and creative cuisine with a modern twist. Our fresh, chef-prepared menus are rivaled only by our vast selection of premium wines, cocktails and mocktails, which we serve daily to our valued members.
Please reach out to learn more about becoming a member of Tulsa’s best city club, your destination for downtown dining, networking, and celebrating.
918.576.7609 | SUMMITTULSA.COM | 15 West 6th Street, Suite 2913 | Tulsa, OK 74119
10. The Face of
Heating and Air
Airco Service, Inc.
Tulsa — 918.252.5667 | Edmond — 405.715.2665 | Moore — 405.378.4500 | Grand Lake — 918.782.2263
11. The Face of
Two Men and a Truck
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has proudly served the Tulsa metropolitan area since 2010. With a 96 percent referral rating, they truly live up to their name as the “Movers Who Care®.” Having of moved over 80,000+ customers since opening, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is Oklahoma’s premier relocation company offering: moving, packing, storage, and junk removal services. Owners Mike Mays and Justin Langston have made it their mission to exceed their customers expectations.
Mays started in 2010, quickly growing the business to 15 trucks within four years. Mays accredits the early growth to doing things differently, focusing on the customer experience and understanding the need for a strong workforce! “A great way to grow a business is to surround yourself with the right people”, Mays said. Since his start, Mays has partnered with two managers to open new locations. Owning Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Brevard County, FL. He partnered with Langston in 2021 to continue the success TWO MEN AND A TRUCK has experienced and to take it to the next level.
Langston, owning Tulsa and Brevard County, FL locations, has a background in organizational leadership. He received his undergrad in Strategic Communications from Oklahoma State and an MBA from Southeastern. Langston attributes the companies continued success to the organizations commitment to helping managers grow in their career and learn new skillsets. “It’s extremely important for employees to feel they have a pathway to future success”, Langston said. Langston serves on various boards including Chair of the Bixby Development Foundation, Immediate past Chair of the Bixby Chamber of Commerce, and is the Treasurer of Humble Sons Bike, Co.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK prides itself on being heavily involved in the community. They have delivered more than 10,000 bikes/helmets for children at Christmas and are constantly looking for opportunities to move the community forward!
918.234.2636 | twomenandatrucktulsa.com | 8136 East 48th St | Tulsa, OK 74145