BMI was founded in 1969 by Bill Rhees, winning numerous awards and honors during his 43-year career. HIs son, Phil, graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1988 with a degree in Finance. After five years as a banker, Phil joined the family business in 1994. Phil holds the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) and Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Phil strongly believes in staying current with the latest energy-efficiency technology and building techniques and annually completes at least twelve hours of continuing education.
After holding several national leadership positions at the NAHB, Phil continues to serve on their Board of Directors. Phil is also a “Registered Professional Builder” as designated by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association (OSHBA) and served as its President in 2015. Phil has also had the honor of serving as President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa (HBA of Greater Tulsa) and was named Tulsa Builder of the Year in 2000, Oklahoma Builder of the Year in 2009, and Spirit Award winner in 2008 and 2012.
BMI Next Generation Homes is honored to have won the most coveted awards in the home building industry.
Oklahoma Builder of the Year: Awarded by the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association to Phil in 2009 and to Bill in 2013.
This award is based on exceptional service to the industry at the local, state and national level. The award winner has demonstrated a commitment to customer service and quality in their business, as well as dedication to professional building practices and continuing education. This award can only be awarded once to a builder.
Builder of the Year, Tulsa area: Awarded to Bill Rhees in 1994 and to Phil Rhees in 2000. The Builder of the Year Award is bestowed upon a builder who has demonstrated exemplary service to the local industry and association through service, project accomplishments, as well as state and national level participation. This award can only be awarded once to a builder.
Spirit Award, Presented by the Greater Tulsa Home Builders Association: Awarded in 1994, 1999, 2004, 2008, and 2012. The Spirit Award represents the highest level of recognition given to any builder by the HBA of Greater Tulsa. This award symbolizes the importance of teamwork between the contractor and their craftsmen and how very important it is when building a new home to use only qualified craftsmen and suppliers.
Citation by the University of Oklahoma and FEMA’s Project Impact: Recognition in 2006 for the development of safe rooms and disaster resistant housing.