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.



The Builders Foundation

c/o  Design Associates, Inc.

12550 W Maple Rd

Omaha Ne 68164


Board of Directors

Chairman Ken Sorensen
                   President, Design Associates, Inc.

Vice Chairman - John Stalnaker               

                           Attorney, Stalnaker, Becker & Buresh, P.C.

Secretary/TreasurerDave 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       

                Owner/President-Christensen Lumber


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


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



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