About Us

Anderson & House Inc. has been serving commerce and construction industry since its beginning in 1906. The original owner of the company was one of Oklahoma’s finest builders, Mr. Archie O. Campbell, who built Oklahoma City’s first skyscraper – the five-story Culbertson Building. The company has proudly contributed to the growth of Oklahoma City and other cities in the nation. Anderson & House Inc. is here to do its part as the infrastructure continues to develop all across the country.

Explore the projects page for a listing of select building projects completed by Anderson & House Inc. 

History    |    Professional Memberships    |    Safety    |    Community

Our Long, Proud History

1910

Mr. Campbell forms a partnership with Mr. Thomas O’Keefe to construct Central High School in downtown Oklahoma City. Today, this majestic building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was the prestigious headquarters for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1984 to 2005.

1912

Mr. Campbell establishes a partnership with Mr. William E. Price. Many notable buildings created by the partnership include the Kerr Building and the great Skirvin Tower Hotel. Both serve as solid testimonials to the early development of sound building practices still in use today.

1935

After Archie Campbell’s passing, Price decides to take on a partner – Mr. Frank J. Kern. In 1938, Mr. Price is elected as president of the Oklahoma Builders Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. The company thrives as Price and Kern Construction for nearly five years, until Mr. Kern’s passing in 1940.

1940

1940 brings on a new name for the company ­– W. E. Price Construction Company. Mr. Price takes on Mr. George A. Koegel as the new partner, who contributes to the company as bookkeeper and estimator until 1948, at which time the company is sold to Anderson & House Industrial Construction.

1941

Mr. Fred Anderson and Mr. Harry House work together during the construction of Tinker Air Force Base. Mr. Anderson acts as general superintendent and Mr. House as chief engineer for a joint venture consisting of C. M. Dunning Construction, Guy James Construction, and Patterson Steel.

1948

Anderson and House forms a partnership called Industrial Construction and the warranted success leads to the acquisition of W. E. Price Construction. The company moves into the offices at 1627 West Main Street in Oklahoma City, where the firm still operates today. From their new location, Anderson & House builds an impressive clientele including OKC Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Bell Telephone, People’s National Bank, First State Bank, University of Oklahoma and Sohio Petroleum, just to name a few.

1963

Anderson and House forms a partnership called Industrial Construction and the warranted success leads to the acquisition of W. E. Price Construction. The company moves into the offices at 1627 West Main Street in Oklahoma City, where the firm still operates today. From their new location, Anderson & House builds an impressive clientele including OKC Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Bell Telephone, People’s National Bank, First State Bank, University of Oklahoma and Sohio Petroleum, just to name a few.

1969

Anderson and House forms a partnership called Industrial Construction and the warranted success leads to the acquisition of W. E. Price Construction. The company moves into the offices at 1627 West Main Street in Oklahoma City, where the firm still operates today. From their new location, Anderson & House builds an impressive clientele including OKC Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Bell Telephone, People’s National Bank, First State Bank, University of Oklahoma and Sohio Petroleum, just to name a few.

1983

Dorsey B. acquires all the outstanding stock of Anderson & House Inc. and becomes the president and sole owner of the Corporation. In 1984, Mr. Don Goldsby becomes a junior partner and assumes the position of vice-president. Oklahoma City’s finest organizations, including Southwestern Bell, Oklahoma Natural Gas, AT&T, IGA, Fred Jones, Venture, Hobby Lobby, Kerr-McGee, Times Journal, Ralston Purina, and several new area banks, all turn to the time-proven professional quality of Anderson & House Inc.

1986

Selco Building, the first portable, prefabricated concrete and brick building opens a new market for Anderson & House Inc. In need of quality, low-cost remote buildings, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company turns to Anderson & House Inc. yet again, this time with a long-term contract in 1988 to service all the company’s future state-wide building needs.

1989

Mr. Goldsby is promoted to president of Anderson & House Inc., and Mr. Self stays on as vice-president. Sadly, 1991 brings on the loss of vice-president Dorsey Self, after a long battle with cancer so Mr. Goldsby becomes the sole owner of the corporation. In 1993, Chris Wilson and Ron Hixon, company employees since 1985, become corporate partners.

1997

After Don Goldsby’s retirement, Chris Wilson becomes the president and Ron Hixon vice-president of the company. Anderson & House Inc. earns several new contracts for multiple building projects for major corporations including AT&T, Eckerd Drug Stores, Cox Communications and OKC School District.

2013

As Ron Hixon retires, Chris Wilson becomes the sole owner of the company. Anderson & House, Inc. has the privilege of working with clients including Mercy Health Center, OKC School District (OCMAPS), Red Rock Behavioral Health Services and BancFirst.

2014

Anderson & House, Inc. has an opportunity to work on the original Central High School building again. Oklahoma City University, the new tenant is looking to make improvements to the 4-Story building for their Law School division. Other clients include Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, Gentle Care Animal Hospital and the Catholic Church. Some of the projects with the Catholic Church include St. Katharine Drexel Memory Care Unit in El Reno, St. Benedict Church Addition in Shawnee, and the New Facility for the Catholic Charities Foundation.

2015

Miguel Troncoso, company employee since 2004 becomes Vice President and Junior Partner of Anderson & House, Inc.

Professional Memberships & Certifications

Anderson & House Inc. is an active member of the Better Business Bureau, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Chris Wilson serves on many committees for AGC and Christ the King Church. Mr. Wilson served on the AGC Board of Directors, served as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and served as past President of the AGC Board of Directors.

The strength of an organization does not reside in any one person, but in all members, combining integrity, commitment, and pride in their accomplishments. The personal credentials of each member of Anderson & House Inc. represent the highest levels of skill, responsibility and leadership. Since 1906, Anderson & House Inc. has consistently upheld its long-standing tradition of producing honest workmanship, sound construction, and excellent service, while providing a meaningful contribution to the Oklahoma community.

It is our privilege and pleasure to continue this tradition far into the future.

Safety

Anderson & House Inc. is dedicated to taking every precaution to keep our employees safe while working on your project. Our employees attend annual OSHA classes in order to keep our safety sword at its sharpest. Weekly on-site discussions and monthly office talks keep safety a #1 priority in preparing the procedures to fulfill your project needs. Our Experience Modification Rate, as shown below, is a testimony to our dedication to safety in all facets.

The Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is a rate based on a formula used by insurance companies that compares hours worked versus injury claims made. If a company is at the industry average their EMR is 1.0. If a company’s experience is 20% better than the industry average than its EMR would be .80 or if it were 20% worse it would be 1.20.

2015

EMR = 1.09

2016

EMR = .79

2017

EMR = .78

2018

EMR = .78

2019

EMR = .76

2015

EMR = 1.09

2016

EMR = .79

2017

EMR = .78

2018

EMR = .78

2019

EMR = .76

Our Community

As an active member of the community, having a vested interest in the people of Oklahoma City, Anderson & House Inc. donated both time and funds to numerous charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the city including:

  • Allied Arts Foundation
  • American Heart Assoc.
  • American Legion
  • Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City
  • Church of Christ
  • Festival of the Arts
  • First Christian Church
  • Junior Achievements
  • Mount St. Mary Catholic High School
  • Mustang Kiwanis
  • OK Special Olympics
  • OK State Troopers Assoc.
  • Oklahoma City Beautiful
  • Oklahoma City Jaycees
  • Oklahoma Firefighters Assoc.
  • Panther Booster Club
  • Stockyard Lion’s Club
  • The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Travelers’ Aid
  • Victims Impact Panel of OK
  • YMCA Downtown
  • YMCA Greenbriar
  • Youth Leadership Exchange
  • Allied Arts Foundation
  • American Heart Assoc.
  • American Legion
  • Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School
  • Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City
  • Church of Christ
  • Festival of the Arts
  • First Christian Church
  • Junior Achievements
  • Mount St. Mary Catholic High School
  • Mustang Kiwanis
  • OK Special Olympics
  • OK State Troopers Assoc.
  • Oklahoma City Beautiful
  • Oklahoma City Jaycees
  • Oklahoma Firefighters Assoc.
  • Panther Booster Club
  • Stockyard Lion’s Club
  • The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Travelers’ Aid
  • Victims Impact Panel of OK
  • YMCA Downtown
  • YMCA Greenbriar
  • Youth Leadership Exchange