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Oklahoma City, OK 405-947-1122

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LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HISTORY

While taking auto body classes my junior year in high school, I started dating a beautiful girl whose father

had a successful home building and remodeling company, Wood Designs, with a business partner serving

the Nichols Hills area of Oklahoma City. These two men, Sonny Kuykendall and Bill Malcolm, though acting

as builders now, were raised in the construction industry as carpenters. This was their passion, and it was contagious. I went to work for them the summer of 1982, working with my future father-in-law, his three sons, and his partner and his son, and about seven more long-time employees which all became friends and mentors.

That summer before I went to work at Wood Designs, I worked two jobs and bought an engagement ring and received permission from Mr. Kuykendall to marry his daughter after our senior year in high school.

That year I worked closely with Jim Kuykendall and a long-time employee, Phil Brown. These men were just some of the people that gave me an opportunity to learn the trade. Being young men with families of their own, they stressed the professionalism of the trade and importance of family.

The summer after my graduation, I went to work full-time along with my brother David, who was hired as summer help. I was married to Amy Kuykendall in March of 1985 and worked with Wood Designs from 1982 until the spring of 1990. In the following years, I was also privileged to work with Sonny's father, Raymond Kuykendall, at work and on side jobs.

That spring, while managing a remodel for Wood Designs, the company decided it would be taking a new direction and would not be doing any more houses. At the time, we had a customer that was wanting us to build a new home for them, so Sonny took a temporary leave from Wood Designs and mentored me in a start-up company, Generation Ill. Maxine and Ralph Harvey gave me my break, and with my father-in-law's guidance and help, we were on our way. We continued our relationship with Wood Designs, sub-contracting from them between our own projects. Our first employee, aside from my brother, was a long-time friend, Tim Fetch. Even though we started in houses as trim carpenters, we soon gravitated back to shop work just as Wood Designs. Our first shop was on Classen off of Wilshire Blvd. in Oklahoma City. We were in that location from 1993 through 1995. We then expanded to a larger shop on 5th Street off of Ann Arbor. At that time we were doing a lot of specialty work for Wood Designs and another large millwork shop in Edmond, Winslow, and Associates. We were there from 1996 until 1998.

That summer we moved to our current location at 541 N. Ann Arbor in Oklahoma City. That year my brother moved to Idaho, I had just expanded, and the work went flat. We went back to our roots, working on homes starting to use our design talents and working both commercial and residential carpentry and doing small manageable contracting projects. The years that followed included lots of good customers, contractors, designers and a bunch of great employees. In 2007, my brother returned just as we experienced yet another economic downturn, mixed with a lot of other challenges from the financial to the physical, to even more changes in the custom wood-working landscape in Oklahoma and nationally. Since 2007, we have expanded our client base beyond Oklahoma, and we have no limits on any of our projects.

Thanks to the support of the Lord, my wife and family, and past and present employees, customers, vendors, and mentors, we have been lucky enough to work on multi-million dollar homes, banks, kitchens, wine cellars, custom closets, law offices, custom furniture, and corporate offices from Durango to Hawaii and Miami to Houston. We have also converted homes, yachts, buses, train cars, and classic trailers, bring customers' dreams to realities.

We can design, build, and install all of your cabinets, fixtures, and more.

Count on over 32 years of building experience.

405-947-1122

More about Generation III

We started our company, Generation III, in April of 1990 as carpenters acting as home builders. Our first project was a large home in Oakdale Farms. After a few more small building projects, we opened up a shop and directed more of our energy towards cabinetry and furniture and trim. Currently, the largest part of our business is residential related projects, taking up about 50% of our business. Commercial cabinetry amounts to about 30% and fun, funky and creative pieces add the remaining 20%.

Our scope of work goes from whole custom homes to just a bathroom vanity, outside pergola, or entry gates. We have completed interiors on custom coaches, buses, yachts, train cars, and are still waiting for our first airplane.

Commercially we have done banks, law offices from 15,000 square feet to 1500 square feet. We have built a business on solving problems, giving service, being creative, and above all, maintaining the highest standard of quality. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I will stop here before I get to a thousand, and you can look at our galleries.

Thanks for visiting our website.

Chuck Clowers

All of our employees and families of Generation III

We started our company, Generation III, in April of 1990 as carpenters acting as home builders. Our first project was a large home in Oakdale Farms. After a few more small building projects, we opened up a shop and directed more of our energy towards cabinetry and furniture and trim. Currently, the largest part of our business is residential related projects, taking up about 50% of our business. Commercial cabinetry amounts to about 30% and fun, funky and creative pieces add the remaining 20%.

Our scope of work goes from whole custom homes to just a bathroom vanity, outside pergola, or entry gates. We have completed interiors on custom coaches, buses, yachts, train cars, and are still waiting for our first airplane.

Commercially we have done banks, law offices from 15,000 square feet to 1500 square feet. We have built a business on solving problems, giving service, being creative, and above all, maintaining the highest standard of quality. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I will stop here before I get to a thousand, and you can look at our galleries.

Thanks for visiting our website.

Chuck Clowers

All of our employees and families of Generation III

ABOUT US

Address:

Generation III

541 N. Ann Arbor

Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Opening Times:

Monday — Friday

7:30am — 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday

Closed

Phone:

405-947-1122