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New Schools 2019 - 2020       New Schools  2020 -2021

1,600 sq ft home



Play houses

Pole Barns 

Duck Blinds

Deer Blinds 

Xmas Castle 

Project Display

One car garage

Two car garage

Abraham Lincoln


Bellevue West


Boys Town

Cedar Bluffs

D.C. West




Metro College

Millard North

Millard West

OPS - Benson

OPS - Bryan

OPS - Burke

OPS - Construction Academy 

Papillion La Vista  

Papillion La Vista -South




Thomas Jefferson 


Youth Build / Goodwill North


Bellevue East


Fort Calhoun

Battle Creek




“Building & Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leaders” 

This has been a very busy year for the construction industry. It is no secret that as the demand for new construction increases, so does the demand for skilled labor. For 27 years, Builders of the Future has been serving Nebraska’s construction industry through trade-specific educational opportunities for high school and community college students. To date, we have provided hands-on, builder mentored construction experience to well over 5,000 high school students. Currently, we help expose and assist in training 500 students per year in 33 Nebraska high schools to become new workers in our construction industry. As our industry grows, we are committed to supporting it by increasing the number of skilled workers available. 

We need your support to help us do that. 

Contributions, like yours, allow us to...

Increase the number of students and school programs resulting in more young Nebraskans excited for a career in construction trades 

Train more High School Industrial Technology teachers to include hands-on experiences with builder-mentors through fully funded live construction projects at their school, experiencing construction trade techniques at an actual construction site, learning OSHA guidelines, and using modern tools and products not typically available in a classroom

Provide scholarships for dual-enrollment credits so students can get advanced training while still in HS and get into the industry sooner 

 Expand our recently launched Online Jobs/Worker Resource service

Fund the salary for our one employee who facilitates all of our activity and growth and hopefully add another as we expand our footprint 

Address the critical shortage of Industrial Technology teachers with scholarships for college students who want to teach Industrial Tech. 

Sponsorship Levels 

Diamond Sponsor $20,000+ 

Platinum Sponsor $10,000 -$19,999 

Gold Sponsor $5,000 - $9,999

Silver Sponsor $2,500 - $4,999 

Bronze Sponsor $1,000 - $2,499 

Donor Sponsor $100 - $999

Benefits of Sponsorship

Recognized in the MOBA Newsletter 

Recognized at the MOBA Luncheons 

Included in the sponsored school newsletter 

Recognized at the Home Show

Recognized at the Street of Dreams

Recognized at the MOBA Golf Outing


The leaders of The Builder Foundation and the Builders of the Future Committee are peers in various construction industry and education sectors.  

The Builder Foundation


Ken Sorensen - Design Associates Inc

Dave Hartman - Secretary/Treasurer  Core Bank

Ted Grace - Altech Builders

John Stalnaker -Stalnaker, Becker, & Buresh, P.C.

Denny VanMoorleghem - Regency Homes

Mark Westergard - E&A Consulting Group

Jim Rieker - Advantage Capital

Lou Riedmann - Former Owner of Watkins Concrete

Jim Musil - Omaha Public Schools

Malinie Staben - Union Bank & Trust Company

Sarah Jones - M.U.D

Dennis Blackman  -Blackman & Associates

The Builders Of The Future



Mark Bowder - Builders of the Future

Ted Grace - Altech Builders

Tom Kafonek - Legacy Homes

Jim Rieker - Advantage Capital

Kevin Jensen - Builders Supply Co., Inc.

Ronald Ulrich - DuPont™/Hallmark Building Supplies

Bill Sauter - OHARCO / President

Tom Hegarty - General Siding

James Dennell - BCDM Architects

Lisa Wilson - Altech Management

Jaylene Eilenstine - Metro Omaha Builders Association - 

Lou Riedmann - Former Owner of Watkins Concrete

Anthony Tate - Avenue Scholars Foundation

Michele Shearer- Habitat for Humanity 

Randy Kirchner - Habitat for Humanity

John Adair - USAssets Founding Owner

Tilman Adair - Fundraising Counsel


You can donate immediately by Paypal with your Credit Card, or you can print the Donation Form  <<LINK>>  and mail a Check to 

The Builder Foundation [Tax ID: 47-0844890] 

Blackman & Associates, PC 

Attn: Dennis Blackman 

17445 Arbor Street, Suite 200 

Omaha, Nebraska 68130 

A donation of any amount provides educational opportunities that otherwise would not be available. As you consider a tax-deductible, charitable ‘investment’ in the future workforce of our industry, we want you to know that 100% of funds raised are used to underwrite the expenses of Builders of the Future’s programming,  such as... 



funds the attendance of one High School Industrial Tech teacher to attend “Train the Trainer” 2-week,80-hour in-person course,  sponsored by The Builder Foundation. (Max of 15 teachers) 


underwrites the tuition for 1 student to take a dual-enrollment course (High School & Metro Community College) that is construction trades specific. 





underwrites the cost of the non-donated building materials for one school’s construction project, usually a playhouse or garage. Annually, we spend approximately $50,000 to supplement the building materials that are not donated by suppliers.

supplies a beginner student with the proper recommended tools for their training. ($400-Carpenter)  ($600-Plumber) ($800-Electrician)    ($1200-HVAC) 

    Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank you, again, for considering a gift.

Please feel free to contact us with questions. 

Mark Bowder

Program Facilitator

Builders Of The Future 

(m) 402-290-2235