John Story Company LLC
In 1945, John
Story Sr. and John “Jack” Story Jr.
formed the John Story Company real estate agency. After initially having
an office in downtown Tulsa, they moved to the Brookside neighborhood. The family
business was primarily involved with real estate sales, investments,
management, and construction. In 1971, Jack
Story was appointed by U.S. Senator John L. McClellan to work for the
governors of Arkansas and Oklahoma to head up a joint effort promoting
industrial development on the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
After the term of that appointment, Jack returned to private real estate
practice, focusing on appraisals, brokerage, property management, and
In 1977, John Story III entered the business on a full-time basis. One of
his initial assignments was to assist in completing a study for the U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers that inventoried land and buildings in Tulsa’s Mingo Creek
floodplain. Since then, his real estate career has covered a broad spectrum of
services to varied clients across Oklahoma.
In 1979, Jack and John changed the
company’s name to Story & Associates and focused primarily upon offering real
estate appraisal and consulting services. From 1991-96, John served as one of
the first Governor appointees to the newly formed Oklahoma Real Estate
Appraisers Board. Jack rose up through the officer chairs of the National
Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) to serve as its 1998 National
Although John Story Sr. and Jack
Story are deceased, John Story III
continues the business today (assisted by Jesse
W. Fyler) as John Story Company LLC. The family’s Oklahoma history dates
back to before statehood, and we are thankful for the many opportunities that
have resulted from living in the State of Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan
area. We encourage all of our fellow Oklahomans to work in cooperation toward
achieving a great future for our state and local communities.
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