- Associated General Contractors Build Oklahoma Award 2006
- Associated General Contractors Building Oklahoma Award 2007
- Outstanding Service or Performance in Safety 2007
Meet the Team
Rick Scott, President
Rick Scott, President, received an Associates Degree in Construction Technology from Northern Oklahoma College in 1983 while working for a local construction company. After 19 years of climbing the ladder through all levels of construction, Rick made the decision to build a solid company of his own in 1996. Rick, who began working in construction at the age of 15, conveys a strong work ethic in the company, which trickles down to the employees and the projects they construct.
Rick is a Certified Professional Estimator and also serves on the board of RCB Bank in Ponca City.
Stephanie Austin, Executive Vice President
Employed with Rick Scott Construction since 2004, Stephanie currently serves as Executive Vice President and also Project Manager. Stephanie has a Bachelors Degree in Business Communications and has completed the Project Manager course through the Associated General Contractors of America, both of which impact proficiency in project coordination and communication between architects, owners, and subcontractors.
Stephanie is currently a member of the Construction Management Association of America, Certifed LEED Green Advantage and is active with the AGC Oklahoma Chapter. In the community, Stephanie is active in Ponca City Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson for Ponca City Business Council, United way and Treasurer of Opportunity Center, Inc. Board of Directors.
Keith Horn, Vice President
Keith joined the Rick Scott Construction team most recently to lead our Tulsa operation. After receiving his education from the University of Oklahoma, Keith became part of the construction industry in 1999 serving in several roles along the way. With over 10 years of Project Management experience and most recently as Project Director, Keith brings knowledge and leadership in construction that is recognized by the industry. Keith has received several awards for leadership, management and safety including Oklahoma Association of General Contractors Project Manager of the Year. Active in several civic organizations, Keith is a member of AGC National Steering Committee and Construction Leadership Council.
Melissa Bowers, Chief Financial Officer
After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University, Melissa entered the financial sector where she served within several leadership roles. She is a current board member of the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce, PC Friends of Education, the Child Development Center, and is Vice Chair of the PC Business Council. She furthermore serves as Treasurer for numerous local organizations and is Ponca City Leadership Alumni.
Richard Shinn, Estimator
Richard started his career in construction in 1979 after attending the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas. Prior to joining Rick Scott Construction, Richard managed fabrication, estimating, engineering, schedules and marketing for a reinforcing steel company. Since 2014 Richard has been an estimator and also involved in preconstruction services.
Aaron Reynolds, Project Manager
Aaron joined Rick Scott Construction in February of 2016 brining over 8 year's experience building and maintaining natural gas processing facilities. Aaron has a bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M University and completed his MBA at Oklahoma State University.
Jared Zickefoose, Project Manager
Employed with Rick Scott Construction since 2016, Jared currently serves as Project Manager. Jared earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining Rick Scott Construction, Jared served as Senior Project Manager for 9 years at an Architecture firm, then transitioned into Construction working as an Estimator. Jared has extensive knowledge with Design-Build projects, Forensic Architecture, and Sustainable Design and Construction. Jared is a member of the American Institute of Architects and NCARB.