By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006
Randy, Carolyn and Robert Cooke examine the blueprints of an impending project.
Quality. Experience. Integrity. These are three aspects most of us seek out when making any purchase, but they are especially important when choosing a home builder. That’s why Randy and Robert Cooke of R. Cooke Homes strive not only to live up to these expectations, but to surpass them when building a home for clients.
“Everyone likes to have a nice home. That’s a universal thing,” says Robert Cooke, who directs marketing at R. Cooke Homes and works part-time as a construction foreman on building sites. “By building a home for someone you can really make a difference in their life because that’s where they spend their life.”
For fifteen years, R. Cooke Homes has worked hard to establish a reputation as one of the most reliable resources for custom home construction in the Tulsa Metro area. Builder Randy Cooke provides high quality supervision throughout each step of the construction process, allowing homeowners to watch the home of their dreams unfold with confidence.
R. Cooke Homes is truly a family business with a tradition of excellence that stretches back to Randy’s father, Larry, who was a building contractor. Randy has been around the construction business all of his life and uses his experience to help ensure a quality product for clients. “One of our goals is to provide the client with a quality, strongly built home, even if that means taking our time to get it right,” says Randy. “What sets us apart from the competition is our ability to give consumers that high quality product at a competitive price.” Randy points out that some people never even see their builders, but he is often on site, making sure sub-contractors do not cut corners and that things are done to the client’s satisfaction. “We cannot stress enough the importance of quality and we offer some upgraded items that are above standard already built into our houses,” says Randy. “We also believe that if a home seems cheaper than it should be, there is probably a reason for that.” Just some of the upgraded features that can be found on a R. Cooke home include a 25 year warranty on exterior paint, crown molding in the entry and living room, upgraded cabinetry and landscaping, and much more.
The Cookes strongly encourage anyone who is looking for a builder to thoroughly check out the quality of that builder’s work. According to Robert, seeing a product in person is very important. “It’s not enough to look at a billboard or website and just assume that’s what you will get,” Randy points out. “You really need to look at the product in person.” That’s why Robert encourages potential clients to come “see and feel the difference” in a R. Cooke home. They are currently building in Country Woods of Jenks (111th and Highway 75, just west of Beeline Furniture), The Reserve at Harvard Pond in Bixby (141st and Harvard), Woodcreek in Bixby (just west of 111th and Memorial), Legends in Bixby/South Tulsa (111th and Mingo) and in a new development called Rushbrooke in Broken Arrow (101st and 129th E. Ave).
It takes a family to understand a family’s home needs, and that is exactly what R. Cooke Homes’ builders represents: family. Randy Cooke started the business in the early nineties. Robert grew up watching his father build quality homes and then came into the business with his dad after graduating with a marketing degree from OSU in 2005. Randy’s wife, Carolyn, handles the administrative end of the business, as well as being a co-owner of Stumpff-Cooke Insurance Agency in Bixby. The Cookes work together from start to finish to see the home of your dreams become a reality. “We leave customers with a smile on their faces,” says Robert. “It really is the details that make the difference.”