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Who We Are

​The Builder Foundation (TBF) was created in the early 1990s as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization associated with the Metropolitan Omaha Builders Association (MOBA). 

Currently assisting The Builders of the Future program now in 39 high schools reaching 800 students per year.

"Building and Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leaders"

 

 

Board of Directors

President

           Ken Sorensen
           President,

           Design Associates, Inc.

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Vice President 

           John Stalnaker               

           Attorney,

           McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Leep

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Secretary/Treasurer

         Dave Hartman
         Senior Vice-President,

         Core Bank

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Executive Director 

               Mark Bowder

               The Builder Foundation

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Member

            Mike Riedmann
            President Emeritus
           NP Dodge Real Estate

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Member

           Ted Grace
           Altech Builders     

           Co Founder of

           Builders of the Future

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Member

                 Mark Westergard
                 CEO, E&A Consulting Group

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Member  

               Maline Staben 

                Vice President of

                Residential Construction,

                Union Bank & Trust Company

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Member  

              Jim Rieker

              Helping to House

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Member

                Tom Christensen       

                Owner/President

                Christensen Lumber

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Member

                Sara Hansen

               Director of Business Development 

              AOI

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Member 

          Wendy Walker

          Residential Construction Lender

          Cobalt Credit Union 

Our Mission Statement

  • Building & Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leader

 

Our Commitment

  • (TBF) is committed to encouraging and educating the next generation of construction trade specialists with a focus on residential and light commercial industries.

  • (TBF) accomplishes this by encouraging young men and women to consider a future in construction.   (TBF) is committed to work with schools, community colleges and other organizations teaching construction skills.

  • (TBF) involvement is designed to include mentoring, funding for educational scholarships and employment opportunities.

  • The counties in our program have an AMI range from Dodge at 72% to Cass at 57%. (NEstats.org)

 

Our Goal

  • To create an environment of learning that motivates young people to seek a career in the construction industry.

  • To facilitate the process whereby young people can learn trade skills and become enthused to pursue careers in residential and light commercial construction.

  • To set the individual on a career path that is personally and financially rewarding. 

  • Shorten the skilled labor gap.


 

Kenneth A Sorensen

A.I.A.Design Associates, Inc.

12550 W Maple Rd Omaha, NE 68164

402.331.8989

daioma@qwestoffice.net

The Builder Foundation

c/o  Design Associates, Inc.

12550 W Maple Rd

Omaha Ne 68164

402-614-3112

Ted V. Grace 

Builders of the Future Co-Founder

14440 F” Street, Suite 117

Omaha, NE  68137

                      o: (402) 758-9500 Ext. 14

                      c: (402) 960-0603

email: tgrace@altechbuilders.com

"Building & Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leaders"

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