Fort Sill_After years of planning, housing on Fort Sill is about to be privatized. Beginning Saturday, Picerne Military Housing will take control - that includes maintenance, lawn mowing and move-out inspections.
For the first couple months, Picerne plans on finishing uncompleted work. "We've got a backlog of about 500 work orders," said Garrison Commander Colonel Robert Bridgford. "They're going to be able to knock that out in a month and a half and keep up with the other new flow - that is a huge difference for our families here."
Picerne also plans on substantially renovating 500 homes and in about a year, to break ground on 432 new ones. "We're general contractors, we're construction mangers, but we do not self-perform so we'll be hiring all local labor, all local workforces," said John Picerne with Picerne Military Housing.
The company also plan on doing minor renovations in another 600 homes.
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