Urgent Update from Garman Productions

It is with great sadness that we announce that our founder, Steve Garman, died suddenly of a heart attack on February 3, 2021. He and his wife, Lynn, opened Garman Productions in 1981 and our company has been serving the Oklahoma City community and beyond since then.

Over that 40-year period we’ve produced thousands of radio and TV commercials, industrial & training videos, and a myriad of other audio and video-related projects. We’ve made it possible for families to see and hear treasured home movies and slides, converted from obsolete formats. We’ve been part of the careers of dozens of employees, some of whom became like family. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the businesses of Oklahoma City, and be part of the advertising community here. We know Steve touched so many lives, and appreciate the love and kindness of those who have already reached out with their condolences.

However you knew Steve—from Northwest Classen High School, OU radio days, AdClub, or Producer’s Sound Studio, Producer’s Audio/Video, Garman Audio/Video or Garman Productions—you were lucky. He was unfailingly kind, had impeccable integrity and professionalism, and always did whatever was necessary to do the right thing for a client. Generous with his time and advice, he could often be found sharing ideas with wet-behind-the-ears interns and veterans of the industry alike. He and Lynn were just shy of their 50th wedding anniversary, and he simply adored her, never neglecting to acknowledge the critical role she played in the enduring success of their business.

We will be holding an open house celebration of Steve’s life on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at our offices at 2828 NW 58th Street in Oklahoma City, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please drop by during that time to share a story or memory of Steve. We’ll have a camera running on stage and a notebook if you’d prefer to write. We’ll also be showing some old video tours of our past locations and personnel, and of Steve throughout his career. We’d love to see you and reminisce; masks are required.

** With Steve’s passing, Garman Productions will not continue operations. We aren’t sure what the future holds right now, but we are not accepting any sessions, work or projects, effective immediately. If you have questions about an existing project, invoice or need help, contact us at lynn@garman.com and we’ll help you as soon as we can.


The Garman Family

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