Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

An Affiliate of the National Home Builders Association

Marine veteran runs obstacle course in building homes in far-flung Oklahoma cities

 
Posted on April 18, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

By Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Copyright © 2016, The Oklahoman


Lance WindelLance A. Windel, of Ardmore, relied on his experience as a commander of combat engineers in the U.S. Marines to attack the task of building homes in far-flung Oklahoma.

It helped. The three major obstacles — financing, logistics and post-construction issues — weren't insurmountable, he said, just challenging.

Deployed to Guymon to build 24 houses, with base camp 360 miles away at Ardmore, the Marines would find a way.

So he did.

Windel, who leads LW Development, presented “Tackling Rural Area Development” at the Oklahoma Housing Summit presented by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency at the Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus. Read the article at The Oklahoman website

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