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Meet the team behind Stronghold

We believe that building relationships with our clients are just as valuable as building their projects. We are committed to the upmost transparency, and honesty throughout our teams.

Zach Simmons

President & Partner

Zach Simmons, President & Partner of Stronghold Construction, carries a rich legacy in construction, transitioning from his family's industrial electrical contracting business to a general contractor at an early age. His extensive experience spans nationwide retail construction and educational facility projects, including significant work with the University of Oklahoma and various Independent School Districts in Dallas. Zach's lifelong dedication to the construction industry underpins his leadership at Stronghold, driving the company towards innovative, community-focused building solutions.


Oklahoma State University


Roy Lewis

CEO & Partner

Roy Lewis, CEO & Partner at Stronghold Construction and an esteemed Air Force veteran, brings a diverse background and wealth of experience to the team. A University of Central Oklahoma graduate, Roy's career encompasses roles such as a Construction Manager for Fowler Automotive Development and Director of the Federal Programs Office for the City of OKC. His expertise in environmental matters within Oklahoma further complements his leadership, driving Stronghold Construction toward excellence in both civilian and federal projects.


University of Central Oklahoma


Lead Abatement Supervisor

Lead Inspector Supervisor

Asbestos Inspector

Danny Wanner

CFO & Partner

Danny Wanner, CFO & Partner at Stronghold Construction, boasts an extensive background as a successful small business owner and Oklahoma State alumni. His journey includes managing a multi-location franchise in the OKC metro and a noteworthy 20-year tenure in the lending and banking sector. As a licensed real estate agent, Danny's diverse expertise significantly enriches Stronghold’s financial strategies, ensuring the company’s fiscal health and guiding its financial future with precision and foresight.


Oklahoma State University


Tim Sechrist

Vice President & Partner

Tim Sechrist, VP & Partner at Stronghold Construction, is a seasoned entrepreneur, having founded his first business in Oklahoma in the 1970s. His experience includes playing a pivotal role in the nationwide expansion of Walmart construction, showcasing his expertise in managing large-scale projects. Tim's entrepreneurial spirit and vast experience in construction continue to drive Stronghold Construction's growth and success.


New York State University

Kathryn Menefee

Senior Project Manager

Kathryn Menefee, Senior Project Manager at Stronghold Construction, is a distinguished alumnus of UCO and Southern New Hampshire University, where she earned her master's. Starting her career with a small business subcontractor, she swiftly progressed to managing a broad array of D.o.D projects across the nation. Kathryn's vast experience in construction management and her specialization in federal projects make her an invaluable leader and expert within our team.


Bachelor - University of Central Oklahoma
Masters - Southern New Hampshire University


Kenneth Becknel

Senior Superintendent

Kenneth Becknel, Stronghold Construction's Senior Superintendent, has dedicated his entire career to the construction industry, starting with structural concrete and civil/infrastructure projects. Kenneth brings a wealth of experience, having overseen construction efforts of projects totaling over $100 million across Oklahoma. His deep understanding of complex construction processes and his leadership on significant projects reinforce Stronghold’s capacity to deliver excellence in construction.

Stronghold Overview

At Stronghold, we believe that "Stronger Together" is more than just a tagline - it's our philosophy. Our team of construction professionals, with over 105 years of combined experience, works closely together to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

"One Team, One Goal" is another phrase that embodies our approach to construction. We believe that by working together as a united team, we can achieve great things and exceed our clients' expectations.

As Construction Management & Design +Build Experts, we have the skills and expertise to handle any construction project, big or small. From pre-construction planning to project management, we are with you every step of the way.

At Stronghold, we are proud to be Developing Oklahoma - we have a long history of building and improving the infrastructure of our state. From commercial buildings to tenant improvements, we are dedicated to helping our community grow and thrive.

Some of the services we offer include:

  • Pre-construction planning

  • Design-build services

  • General contracting

  • Construction management

  • Tenant improvements

  • Renovations and upgrades

If you are in need of a reliable and experienced commercial general contractor in Oklahoma City, look no further than Stronghold Construction. Contact us today to discuss your project and see how we can help bring your vision to life.

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Our mission at Stronghold Construction is to provide excellent quality construction, at an accelerated rate by maintaining our core value of "One Team, One Goal" in every project and interaction.  

Overall, our mission is a reflection of our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional results, no matter the scope or size of the project.



"Always Learning" - We believe that a commitment to continuous learning is essential to our success as a company. By staying up-to-date on the latest technologies, techniques, and industry best practices, we are able to provide the highest level of service to our clients. We encourage all of our team members to pursue ongoing education and training, and we offer a range of resources and opportunities to support them in their professional development.

One Team, One Goal

"One Team, One Goal" - We believe that by working together as a united team, we can achieve great things and exceed our clients' expectations. We value collaboration and strive to foster a positive and supportive work environment where all team members are valued and have the opportunity to contribute their skills and expertise.


"Built to Last" - At Stronghold, we are committed to delivering projects that are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also built to last. We take great care to ensure the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail, and we use only the best materials and techniques to ensure the longevity and durability of our work.


"Safety First." We believe that the safety of our team members, clients, and the public is of the utmost importance, and we take every precaution to ensure that all of our projects are completed safely and without incident.

We have a comprehensive safety program in place that includes regular safety training and safety audits to ensure that all team members are aware of and follow proper safety protocols.


We also use only the highest quality safety equipment and take extra care to properly maintain all of our tools and machinery. Our commitment to safety extends beyond our own team members - we also prioritize the safety of those around us, including our clients and the general public. We take every precaution to minimize disruptions and ensure that our construction sites are safe and secure for all.

Overall, our core value of "Safety First" reflects our commitment to prioritizing the well-being of our team and all those who come into contact with our projects.

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