Crafted for luxury

Piedmont builder sees prairie fire of development, offers quality homes

This five-bedroom estate home on a full-acre, for sale at 6320 Buena Vista Court in Piedmont, was built by Cosmopolitan Construction & Development LLC. (Photo by Ryan Wells, Flow Photography)

DeWayne Walker didn’t grow up on an acreage with a $700,000 home. 

Walker grew up in Capitol Hill before moving north to Putnam City North High School and then heading to the University of Oklahoma to play football during a National Championship season.

Matt Neill, realtor, and DeWayne Walker, of Cosmopolitan Construction & Development LLC.

For Walker, injuries ended the football career under Coach Bob Stoops. So, he earned his degree at OU in criminology and thought he was headed to a path toward working for the FBI. 

Home building became a calling on the way. A visit to Piedmont, also changed his path. He is now building those luxury homes on spacious acreages in growing Piedmont. He has more plans for the city too.

Walker is now the CEO of Cosmopolitan Construction & Development LLC. The company is building an addition of homes in Piedmont called Triple L Ranch East at N. County Line and NW 206 in Piedmont. Homes start at $700,000 and prices go up. 



Walker, 42, recalls his days growing up in south Oklahoma City in the Capitol Hill District where he was born and lived in the Kerr Village addition.

His mother Pamela Kenton worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone. She got a promotion to executive of sales, so she was able to move to north Oklahoma City.

Walker graduated from Putnam City North High School. After his third injury as a cornerback where he only played in the Red-White game at OU 2000 to 2003, he was let go from the team.

The interior of 6320 Buena Vista Court, a home built by Cosmopolitan Construction & Development LLC. It features a luxurious open living space with woodland views. (Photo by Ryan Wells, Flow Photography)

Walker remembers when he found an apartment complex where the apartment manager gave him a free apartment for a construction job.

He has spent the last 15 years in construction management, as well as having done past work as a pastor.

“I was in over 15 years of pastoral work in Oklahoma City as well,” Walker said. “And about three years ago the good Lord put a vision in my heart as to how we can better our city, better our community, better our state.”

He said he is not just building homes valued near $1 million, and he has more plans ahead in Piedmont for homes in other price ranges.

“It’s important that all under-resourced communities are able to be built in a way to keep their leaders and attract good leaders,” Walker said. “We want to build healthy houses, healthy homes, healthy communities, and help people find houses that they love and enjoy.”

Piedmont Schools continue to be an attraction for Piedmont and future development.

“I think I just think Piedmont is one of Oklahoma’s best kept secrets,” Walker said. “It is a phenomenal place.”

Northwest Expressway, the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and the growth that is happening, and it is a great place to grow and thrive over the next few decades.

The luxury Piedmont home for sale includes a contemporary gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry. (Photo by Ryan Wells, Flow Photography)

He said the homes he is building are crafted with quality work.

“My top-of-the-line product gets a lot of attention because it is first-class, with one-of-a-kind homes built on land that bring an elegant and timeless touch to a hometown feel. it brings just enough of the city into a country suburb,” Walker said.

Realtor Matt Neill, of Keller Williams, said there are people who will find luxury at Triple L Ranch.

“There are clients who want to have all the luxuries of a luxury home and who want to have some space. It’s a great community,” Neill said.

Walker said he fell in love with Piedmont when he visited friends in the city for the first time.

“I think what Piedmont is doing with the infrastructure, with diversity that is being done in a sustainable way. And I’m excited to join it,” Walker said.