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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).  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"

 

 

Secretary/Treasurer

         Dave Hartman
         Senior Vice-President,

         Core Bank

Member

           Ted Grace
           Altech Builders     

           Co Founder of

           Builders of the Future

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Member  

               Jim Rieker

                Vice President,

                Advantage Capital

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Member  

                 Sarah Jones                         

                 Utilization Engineer at

                 Metropolitan Utilities District 

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Member 

                 Denny Van Moorleghem
                 President, Regency Homes

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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 Omaha Public Schools

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Member

                 Lou Riedmann

                 Former Owner of

                 Watkins Concrete

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Member

                Tom Christensen       

                Owner/President

                Christensen Lumber

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Executive Director 

               Mark Bowder

               The Builder Foundation

Vice Chairman - 

         John Stalnaker               

         Attorney,

         Stalnaker, Becker & Buresh, P.C.

Board of Directors

Chairman -

           Ken Sorensen
            President,

            Design Associates, Inc.

Member 

               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%. (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"