Now Partnered With 

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).  TBF operates as a separate organization but worked closely with MOBA on certain projects such as The Architectural Awards program providing scholarships to deserving students.

Currently assisting The Builders of the Future program now in 33 high schools reaching 500 students per year.

"Building and Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leaders"



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            Mike Riedmann
            President Emeritus
           NP Dodge Real Estate

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Executive Director 

               Mark Bowder

               The Builder Foundation


         Dave Hartman
         Senior Vice-President,

         Core Bank


           Ted Grace
           Altech Builders     

           Co Founder of

           Builders of the Future

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               Jim Rieker

                Vice President,

                Advantage Capital



                 Sarah Jones                         

                 Utilization Engineer at

                 Metropolitan Utilities District 

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                 Denny Van Moorleghem
                 President, Regency Homes

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                 Mark Westergard
                 CEO, E&A Consulting Group


               Maline Staben 

                Vice President of

                Residential Construction,

                Union Bank & Trust Company


                Jim Musil

                Supervisor of

                Career Education Department 

                of Omaha Public Schools

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                 Lou Riedmann

                 Former Owner of

                 Watkins Concrete

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                Tom Christensen       


                Christensen Lumber

Vice Chairman - 

         John Stalnaker               


         Stalnaker, Becker & Buresh, P.C.

Board of Directors

Chairman -

           Ken Sorensen

            Design Associates, Inc.


               Barry Larson                         

                Retired -

                Barry Larson

               & Sons Construction

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%. (


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


The Builder Foundation

c/o  Design Associates, Inc.

12550 W Maple Rd

Omaha Ne 68164


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


"Building & Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leaders"