Steve Cooper

Steve founded Cooper Project Advisors in 2016 with the belief that strong, knowledgeable project leadership would lead to better project outcomes for owners. For 42 years Steve has been a part of the Oklahoma City real estate, design, and construction community as a contractor, design builder, sub-contractor, developer/owner, and non-profit board and building committee member. This deep and multi-faceted experience makes Steve uniquely able to advise owners and lead diverse project teams through complex commercial projects. He gives clients help and guidance through every point in the design and construction process and provides the leadership, team building, oversight, and accountability that makes projects successful. He is passionate about helping owners navigate what can be a daunting, costly, and time-consuming process.

Alex Rice

Alex brings 10 years of construction project management experience to his role as a project controls manager. His diverse project includes churches, schools, higher-education, non-profits, Greek housing, and historic buildings. Alex has helped managed projects as large as the Oklahoma State Capitol Renovations and the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine and as small as the tiny home transitional housing community at Pivot. His experience includes project controls, budget management, quality control, scheduling, and drawing coordination.

Philip Graves

As a Facility Manager at Cooper Project Advisors, Philip brings over 25 years of facility maintenance experience to the CooperPA team. He has experience in landscape, janitorial, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, life safety, and many other facility operations. Philip’s expertise in managing vendors and the contract team, as well quality control to ensure a smooth running facility makes him an instrumental member of our team.

Courtney Baker

As project coordinator, Courtney provides vital daily support to the firm’s owner and project managers. She brings eleven years of construction experience to the team and assists in coordinating the following: submission of pay apps for owners, change order approvals, project document files, owner reports, meeting scheduling, obtaining signed agreements for new projects, client billings, and assisting with architect and contractor RFQ’s and other project needs. Her organizational skills make her a valued member of the team. Courtney represents the National Association of Women in Construction as the 2023-2024 Vice President.

Chris Cooper

Chris is a Senior Project Advisor, and he brings 40 years of construction experience to bear on behalf of every client and every project. Chris’ 30 years as COO of a construction company means he understands every aspect of the process including pre-construction, planning, scheduling, estimating, quality control, and safety. His team building and leadership skills are vital to project success as he manages projects teams that include architects, engineers, and contractors for the owners we represent. Our clients can rest assured they are in good hands when Chris advocates for them.

Dawn Byram

Dawn is Cooper Project Advisor’s Director of Business Development. She has over 15 years of Business Development experience with 10+ in commercial construction. She is experienced in the corporate, education, civic and municipal, Native American, faith-based, healthcare, sports and entertainment, and public safety markets. Prior to working in the construction industry, she worked in mental health and health, in Oklahoma and Florida. Dawn holds a PH.D. from the University of Oklahoma and is very active in the community and currently serves on the boards of Positive Tomorrows and Free to live, as well as many professional organizations.

Sarah Blumenthal

As Director of Facility Management at Cooper Project Advisors, Sarah brings over 15 years of property management experience to the CooperPA team. She is an accomplished manager of office, hospital, industrial, retail, and mixed-use properties in the Oklahoma City area. Her expertise in managing property operating, capital budgets, organizing regular maintenance and major repairs, and evaluating and executing capital improvements expands our scope of services. Sarah’s knowledge and experience supports our clients in property management and allows us to provide them with cost effective solutions when maintenance issues arise. With her broad background, she is a key resource for asset managers and owners and an asset to our team.

Annamarie Cooper

Annamarie serves as Cooper Project Advisor’s Operations Director. She keeps the firm running smoothly and is responsible for financial operations, human resources, operations and much more! Married to CooperPA founder Steve Cooper, Annamarie is also a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She has used her organization skills working for the State and Federal Judiciary. She has served as a purchasing officer, events coordinator, technical writer, and as an administrative analyst for software development. Annamarie has volunteered through church, school, and community organizations and is happy to use her diverse knowledge and skills to support our clients.