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 works closely with MOBA on certain projects such as The Architectural Awards program providing scholarships to deserving students.
Board of Directors
Chairman - Ken Sorensen
President, Design Associates, Inc.
Vice Chairman - John Stalnaker
Attorney, Stalnaker, Becker & Buresh, P.C.
Secretary/Treasurer - Dave Hartman
Senior Vice-President, Core Bank
Member - Ted Grace
Altech Builders Co Founder of Builders of the Future
Member - Jim Rieker
Vice President, Advantage Capital
Member - Sarah Jones
Utilization Engineer at Metropolitan Utilities District (M.U.D.)
Member - Denny Van Moorleghem
President, Regency Homes
Member - Mark Westergard
CEO, E&A Consulting Group
Member - Maline Staben
Vice President of Residential Construction,
Union Bank & Trust Company
Member - Jim Musil
Supervisor of Career Education Department of OPS
Member - Lou Riedmann
Former Owner of Watkins Concrete
Member -Tom Christensen
Member - Scott Kinkaid
President -Legacy Homes
Member -Barry Larson
Retired -Barry Larson & Sons Construction
Executive Director - Mark Bowder
The Builder Foundation
Our Mission Statement
Building & Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leader
(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)
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.