Crout Companies was founded by Robert Crout in 1977. From the beginning, Robert has created developments in the Mustang area which set the standard in excellence and quality. His first development, The Branches, kicked off some of the many changes Mustang would experience through the work of Crout Companies over the next 40 years.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Robert began working at Merrill Lynch as a stockbroker in Oklahoma City. With his first large commission check, Robert bought his first home in Mustang and began to grow his roots in the small town he would come to love.
While in college, Robert began noticing his God-given ability to see raw land in a developed state. With his strong background in finance, determination, and a bit of “Crout luck”, Robert started his development business in Mustang. He gained knowledge and experience by working with long time developer Ben Nelms who became his teacher and mentor.
Over the years, Robert and his teams have strived to do right by the land. Some of his visions have taken over twenty years to complete because of market timing and careful planning put into every development. While on a Caribbean cruise in the early 1980’s, Robert began seeing a vision for what he called North Mustang, a development plan for the North Mustang Road corridor in Mustang. The final piece of the puzzle, Savannah Commons Office Village, was completed in 2008.
Through good economics and bad, Crout Companies has served the Mustang community through residential and commercial development, construction property management and even by publishing the Mustang News for 10 years. Robert and his wife, Kathy, reside in Mustang where they raised their children, Lawson and Connor. Lawson is active in the family business.