J. W. Mashburn, a life-long resident of Oklahoma City and a leader in the development of South Oklahoma City, has owned and operated J. W. Mashburn Homes since 1960.
Originally planning to become a coach, JW began selling real estate during the weekends following college while he trained to join the Olympic trials. His training led him to become a national and world record holder in track events and a member of the United States Olympic Team in 1952 and 1956, winning a Gold Medal in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. But upon tearing his Achilles tendon, he was forced to quit his athletic pursuits and began selling real estate full time. Eventually, JW and a partner opened their own real estate company and began building homes.
Since then, JW has built more than 2,000 single-family homes with most of these homes built in one of the 15 subdivisions in Oklahoma and Cleveland counties by J. W. Mashburn Development, Inc. He was recently honored on the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation Wall of Fame as well as the Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame. Because community involvement is so important to him, JW also serves tirelessly with local organizations including the MAPS for Kids Trust and the Oklahoma State Fair Board.
JW received a bachelor’s degree in education from Oklahoma State University. He and his wife, Connie, have two children and eight grandchildren and reside in southwest Oklahoma City.
- Board of Directors - Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association
- Life Board Member - National Association of Home Builders
- Life Board Member - Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association
- Life Board Member - Southwest Home Builders Association
- Licensed Oklahoma Real Estate Broker