Warren Ross, an investor, developer, builder
As President, Mr. Ross manages the daily operations and long-term planning of Ross Group and its affi liates, Ross Engineering, Ross Group Design-Build and Westmoreland Builders. Mr. Ross works with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle to ensure that the customer’s goals for the project are delivered in accordance with cost; health, safety and environmental; quality and schedule requirements. With this business practice in mind, Mr. Ross has guided Ross Group and its affi liates in developing ongoing customer relationships throughout the nation by utilizing conventional and alternative procurement methods, so that our customer’s project specifi c needs and long term goals are attained. During his 23 years working with Ross Group, Mr. Ross has been involved with and directed the completion of over $1 billion in construction contracts.
Mr. Ross received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1995 and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa in 2002. Mr. Ross holds the license for the company in all states requiring contractors licensure.
Mr. Ross currently participates in the following civic and charitable organizations: Leadership Oklahoma (Director), Ross Charitable Foundation (Director), University of Oklahoma (Advisory Board for Construction Science) and University of Tulsa (Trustee). He previously has served as a Director for Cherokee Nation Industries and Advisory Board Member of Bishop Kelley High School.
Coming up in the next issue: the experience and recommendations of Mr. Ross!
“Picture a small table, nestled in the corner of a simple kitchen in the back of modest house off old State Highway 33 in Catoosa, Oklahoma – the home of Jesse and Ora Mae Ross and their young children in the late-1970s. It was hard to imagine then what great things would come out of that kitchen, besides Ora Mae’s brownies, but it was there that Ross Group got its start.
Jesse H. Ross founded J. Ross Acoustics and Drywall in 1979 as a small contracting company that specialized in carpentry and interior finishes. Jesse’s hard work and years of experience as a carpenter quickly earned the company a reputation for quality work and professional excellence. As the company evolved, it established an identity as a leader in healthcare and advanced technology facility construction.
One Jesse and Ora Mae’s children, Warren, joined is father in business in March 1996 with the incorporation of Ross Group. Building on one another’s strengths, the two used their knowledge and reputations to make a seamless transition from carpentry work to general contracting. Warren now serves as President of the company”.