By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011
Jodie DeArmon, Joan Smith-Murphy and Bob Barnes in a contemporary chef’s kitchen.
L.E. “Pete” Dunn opened the doors of Mill Creek Lumber in Tulsa in 1934, and the company is still owned by the Dunn family. Headquartered in Tulsa, Mill Creek has expanded over the past 77 years and today operates from 36 locations in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. Mill Creek provides virtually everything in design and building material solutions.
“With a driven focus, Mill Creek has become the region’s largest and best known total design center for home improvement,” says Bob Barnes, manager of Kitchens by Mill Creek. The company provides carpeting, tile, wood and ceramic tile flooring, countertops, cabinetry, and so much more.
Kitchens by Mill Creek has incorporated a totally new kitchen design group to complement the company’s total design center concept. The new team at Kitchens by Mill Creek includes manager Bob Barnes and designers Joan Smith-Murphy and Jodie de Armon.
Barnes is extremely proud of the new design team that has a combined total of more than 45 years in their chosen profession, with a specialty in kitchen design. “We are the consumer’s one-stop shop for bringing dreams to reality,” adds Smith-Murphy. Barnes believes the Mill Creek Design Center provides the “most expert experience” available. Together they work with builders and consumers alike by recommending design ideas and providing complete renovation services for any room in your home.
From entertainment centers to mud rooms, wine cellars, bathrooms, or kitchens – if you can relate your thoughts and dreams, Mill Creek can make it become a reality to take pride in. Company designers work with homeowners by providing their expertise in the style and design of kitchens, bathrooms, utilities, entries, or literally any area of the place you call home. “Mill Creek provides furniture-quality finished products that are built to exacting specifications and designs,” says Barnes. The company’s product list includes outstanding cabinetry, granite countertops, Caesarstone man-made quartz countertops (it’s nonporous), polished Carrera Marble, and glass tiles, the hottest material for creative designer backsplashes. “Many customers have told us they feel like they’re being featured on HGTV when they see the fruits of a Mill Creek designer’s labors on their homes,” adds Barnes.
The kitchen experts of Mill Creek are creating exquisite kitchens designed to meet just about any budget requirement. Mill Creek designers stay on top of current home fashion trends and have a great understanding of time-honored traditional favorites. To prove it, just visit the all-new Kitchens by Mill Creek Showroom on 41st Street in Tulsa. After all, seeing is believing.
The 6,000 square-foot showroom features numerous kitchen centers and related spaces designed to stun the imagination. You’ll be in awe as you stroll from one design area to the next. The spacious new showroom is open, inviting, and full of colors, styles, and design ideas for your soon-to-be new or remodeled home. Visit the showroom to be inspired, and you’ll completely understand why the company has received so many awards for outstanding quality and service over the years.
Mill Creek employees pass along the same friendly, genuine service concepts upon which the company was founded 77 years ago. And you’ll still find that old-fashioned hometown integrity and superior craftsmanship you expect and deserve from the finest store of its kind. Mill Creek is dedicated to providing excellence in quality products and services plus outstanding professional design assistance to area homeowners wanting the greatest in value as they accomplish comfort and great looks for any home interior.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.