Achievers Under 40 profile Dusty Boren
By: Journal Record Staff
May 21, 2015 - Growing up in a family of self-employed entrepreneurs, most
of whom worked in the construction industry, it’s no surprise that Dusty Boren
achieved his own success in the home construction business early on. He started
young – purchasing his first home while completing his undergraduate degree, putting
in lots of sweat equity and then selling it for a profit two years later.
“I was always interested in homebuilding, and when I finally
met my business partner (Tracy Williams) in 2004, it became a reality,” he
said. Today, Boren’s three primary companies – 4Corners Homes, Block1
Communities and Q5 Custom Homes – employ more than 55 people, use hundreds of
local subcontractors and have built more than 900 homes in the Oklahoma City
“Watching my mother, father and grandfather work so hard all
those years is a constant reminder to me as a business owner and leader that I
have a great responsibility to ensure that our employees and subcontractors are
treated the way I would have wanted my family to have been treated,” he said.
Under Boren’s leadership, 4 Corners Homes has won multiple
awards, including the Energy Star for Homes Leadership in Housing. The company
was also named to the National Association of Home Builders’ Top 200 Builders
list for the past four years and to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Metro
50 list of fastest-growing companies six times.
A certified professional builder, Boren is a member of the
Edmond Board of Realtors and the Mid-Del Board of Realtors. He is a past board
member of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. He also is highly involved in local
Habitat for Humanity projects, and his company has built several homes for
needy families to date.
“Dusty is innovative, creative, has a strong positive
attitude and possesses strong organizational and leadership skills,” said Ann
Felton Gilliland, chairman and CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.
“His efforts have provided families with quality, affordable homes. Dusty is
not only committed to making Oklahoma his home, but actively helps others
realize their best life in Oklahoma.”
Through his work with the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Boren
is also leading an effort to create a new nonprofit forum, an initiative
linking business owners with nonprofits across the state to brainstorm ideas to
help and learn from each other.
“It is our hope that it will continue to grow and be another
way that EO Oklahoma can continue to help and give back to the state,” Boren