Delaware Resources Group - DRG

General Contractor: 
Smith & Pickel Construction
Architect: 
Bockus Payne Associates Architects
Flooring Features: 
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Delaware Resources Group, headquartered in OKC,  is one of the nation's leading aerospace defense contractors providing cutting-edge training services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other commercial industries. Headquartered on five acres along Quail Springs Parkway in Oklahoma City, the Native American family-owned business has over 700 employees and 40 offices worldwide. Its services include military mission crew training, aircrew training, courseware development and distance learning. DRG has worked on most all aircraft in the military since its founding in 2002. The company also provides program management, simulator operations, maintenance, logistics support, systems integration and human capital solutions. In addition, DRG is a leading service aerospace provider to allied nations around the globe.

Its new $11.1 million, 38,000 sq. ft. global headquarters, designed by Bockus Payne Associates Architects, reflect the founder's Delaware and Cherokee Indian heritage as well the company's support for minorities who have served the in the US Military. Hanging from the ceiling of the magnificent lobby is a half-scale replica of a WWI P-51 Mustang fighter plane.  Its "red tail" honors the Tuskegee Airmen in WWII who served heroically and were known by the red tails on their aircraft. Beautiful large Indian Art also hangs throughout the building. 

Smith & Pickel General Contractors constructed the Federal Georgian style facility, which includes a complete fitness center with locker rooms, showers and restrooms featuring stunning Cobalt iridescent glass tile by Oceanside. Other features include a safe room and a fully equipped kitchen area and breakroom with white 4" x 8" tile from Interceramic and black glass tile by Crossville. The second floor has office space for expansion and a three-tiered, high-tech training and conference center. 

We take our hats off to DRG, Bockus Payne and Smith & Pickle for a truly magnificent, high-quality project.  It is an honor to work with all of you in bringing this thoughtful vision to reality. 
 
 
 
Photographer: 
Robert Trawick, OKC