Collinsville, Oklahoma
September 17, 2016
Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
Beautification Projects
In Historic Downtown Collinsville

Improvements at Schultheiss Insurance

For Immediate Release

Bart Schultheiss using Façade Grant through Collinsville Downtown, Inc.

Bart Schultheiss of Schultheiss Insurance at 923 W Main St in Collinsville, called Collinsville Downtown, Inc. to apply for a Façade Grant, that is offered through this non-profit organization. He is re bricking the front from an old yellow colored brick to a vibrant red brick. He has also had problems in the past with his big picture windows cracking from the weight with only a metal bar separating the two windows. During the construction they have added a wider column to help support the windows better.

Kim Miller - CDI Program Director, Sherry Campbell - CDI Vice President, Pam Polk – Collinsville City Manager and Stan Sallee – Collinsville Economic Development Consultant went to the Schultheiss Insurance building to see what the plans were for the construction. Everyone was very pleased with the changes that are being made. He is keeping with the historic integrity of the downtown district. Mr. Schultheiss has obviously put careful thought into how he was going to proceed with his remodel.

The construction has been underway since about August 15th, and it is coming along nicely. He also incorporated a few old Collinsville bricks into the new column, to tie history with present day. Mr. Schultheiss is also a very considerate man and has the construction being done in the evenings and on weekends, as to not hinder pedestrians or surrounding businesses.

For more information about Collinsville Downtown, Inc. or getting involved with volunteering:
Kimberly Miller, Program Director
Phone: 918-371-5530

Schultheiss Ins. CDI Facade Grant
-- Green Country News 9/10/2016
Improvements On South 11th
For Immediate Release

Collinsville Downtown, Inc. to finish painting in conjunction with Fresh Paint Days
A Keep Oklahoma Beautiful initiative

(Collinsville, OK September 16, 2016) Last Saturdays volunteer based beautification of the Collinsville downtown building at 1023A & B West Main Street, started off on shaky ground with the rain that came the evening before. It was thought that the wood might be too wet to be able to paint. Volunteers showed up anyway and it was decided that the group could go ahead and get the prep work done. As the morning progressed while they were scraping old flaky paint, it turned out that the wood dried enough to proceed with the painting and off they went.
After about 15 minutes into the painting (by hand), the volunteers were rescued by the arrival of a paint sprayer. ‘What honestly could have taken an extra day on the bottom floor alone, we were able to get done that same day with the use of the paint sprayer’ said Kim Miller, Program Director of Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
Painting will resume this Saturday September 17th, on the second floor. There is plywood covering the windows on the second floor that are also in need of a fresh coat of paint. Volunteers will be there at 9 am to kick it off.
Collinsville Downtown, Inc. would like to say a Special Thank You to Collinsville Collision for donating the use of the paint sprayer, Thousand Woods Floor Co. for donating the use of a palm sander for the prep work, Sherwin Williams in Owasso for tinting the left over paint for the second floor and the discount that they gave us on the paint peeling product that we used to remove the paint from the bricks that are in between the two store fronts and B & L Electric for donating the use of a bucket truck to reach the second floor during the painting on September 17th.
Ms. Miller went on to say ‘Without volunteers and supporters of Collinsville Downtown, Inc. and the City of Collinsville, this project would not have been accomplished, or any of the projects and events that our organization undertakes. I know it’s a cliché, but it really does take a village…and I know that we have the best village around.’

For more information about Collinsville Downtown, Inc. or getting involved with volunteering:
Kimberly Miller, Program Director
Phone: 918-371-5530

For more information about KOB efforts, Fresh Paint Days, and the sponsors of this program, please contact:
Natalie Evans, Projects Coordinator W:

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