Respect for those who came before us.
Flintco was founded in 1908 by C.W. Flint and Pauline Kelley Flint (pictured), a Cherokee family. The company continued under Flint family ownership for more than 100 years. However, our culture and respect for those who came before us continues to drive the company today.
We support the communities where we work and live.
Flintco works closely with local employment preference programs that assist Native American owned-businesses and trade partners with contracting opportunities to help them grow and prosper, including Tribal Employment Rights Offices and the Navajo Employment Protection Act.
We implement proactive programs to hire and train Native American workers.
Our training programs are centered on providing Tribal workers the ability to develop skills in management and trade crafts – skills that last a lifetime and contribute to the advancement of the Native communities we serve.
Native American History Timeline
The Self Determination Act of 1974 gives Native American tribes greater control over their welfare. The Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO) grants rightful employment opportunities to Native Americans when contracts and businesses are operated on reservation land and villages. Flintco works closely with local TERO representatives to ensure Indian employment on Native American projects.
The company’s first native American construction project, The Redbird Smith Health Center, reflects pride in Flintco’s own Cherokee heritage. It is followed closely by the Fort Belknap Health Centers in Montana. These projects launch a long history of service to more than 77 Native American nations and working with Indian Health Services (IHS).
Flintco expands its partnership with Native American tribes with construction of their gaming and hotel developments including projects for the Cherokee Nation, Creek Indians, Choctaw Nation, and Chickasaw Nation. In 2002, Flintco completed the Fort Defiance Comprehensive Health Center, the largest CMAR project for the Indian Health Service. • Native American utilization reaches 76% • Navajo utilization reaches 64%
Flintco breaks ground on the Cherokee Nation Tahlequah Outpatient Health Facility in Oklahoma, the largest joint venture between IHS and a tribe.
2019 – present
Flintco began construction on the Dilkon Health Center, the largest P.L. 638 Project to date for the Navajo Nation. • Native American utilization reaches 98% • Navajo utilization reaches 91% The Oyate Health Center is a historical design-build project replacing the Sioux San IHS Facility in 2023. It will serve the Oyate, Cheyenne River, and Rosebud Tribal members. Flintco continues as a trusted construction partner to Native American communities and Indian Health Services.