Merritt Properties was incorporated in 1964. Merritt Properties began as an integrated company, performing design, construction, and operations of all of their real estate holdings. The company began by building an eight unit apartment house in Yukon, Oklahoma. This initial venture was made possible by an investment of personal family savings. Yukon was picked for the initial apartment house due to the need for this type of housing in the area.
From 1964 through the 70s, 80s, and 90s Merritt properties purchased, constructed and operated several additional apartment complexes in Yukon, Bethany, and Oklahoma City. In the 1980s the company became further diversified by constructing and operating several shopping centers in Bethany. In 1989, Merritt Properties entered the senior housing market by constructing and managing a 72 unit assisted living center in Bethany.
In the years soon after, three more assisted living centers were added to the Merritt Properties Real Estate holdings. These centers are located in Bethany, Muskogee, and Bixby. Recently, the company has added a number of duplexes and homes to their portfolio. These are located in the west Oklahoma City suburb of Yukon and in the upscale area of Nichols Hills in NW Oklahoma City.
Merritt Properties has been a family owned and operated company for over 40 years.