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Builders of the Future

The purpose of the Builders of the Future program is to locate, encourage, and educate the next generation of construction trade specialists.To facilitate this, The Builder Foundation will work with area high schools and other organizations teaching construction skills to build projects, such as play houses, to provide a “hands-on” building experience.The program is designed to include mentoring, funding for education, and employment opportunities in the residential and light commercial construction community.

Ted V. Grace, President

 

14440 F” Street, Suite 117

Omaha, NE  68137

o: (402) 758-9500 Ext. 14

c: (402) 960-0603

email: tgrace@altechbuilders.com

Builders of the Future Co-Founder

"Building & Developing Tomorrow's Construction Leaders"

Mark Bowder   -  Builders of the Future

nebuildersofthefuture@gmail.com

Program Facilitator   (402) 290 2235 

Site is under Construction

Testimonials

Jonathan Krutz

Student

Testimonial 

Jonathan Krutz

Student

Testimonial 

Dear Builders of the Future,

Thank you so much for the amazing hands-on opportunity you gave me to further my building skills through the construction of the playhouse last winter. I Enjoyed getting to frame, sheet, shingle, waterproof, side, and paint a playhouse. A couple months after completing the it, I got a job doing all the same things I did on the playhouse, and I love it! I am extremely grateful to Builders of the Future for allowing me to participate in this project.

2nd

Student

Testimonial 

Dear Builders of the Future,

Thank you so much for the amazing hands-on opportunity you gave me to further my building skills through the construction of the playhouse last winter. I Enjoyed getting to frame, sheet, shingle, waterproof, side, and paint a playhouse. A couple months after completing the it, I got a job doing all the same things I did on the playhouse, and I love it! I am extremely grateful to Builders of the Future for allowing me to participate in this project.

Tom Simodynes

Goodwill Youthbuild

Construction Trainer

The Builders of The Future Testimonial

At Goodwill’s YouthBuild program, we pride ourselves on connecting our young people with the community at large. The Builders of the Future/Builder Foundation program has done that for us in a way we never thought possible. This year’s Solar Clubhouse project exceeded our own expectations, thanks to The Builders of the Future. The high quality materials provided by the sponsors were crucial in making the construction training process flow with ease. Getting hands on experience with real modern construction products really expands how we can teach. Partnering with our mentor Jerry Ramm of Ramm Construction was crucial to help fill in our knowledge gaps as teachers and his hands on work with the students was great. It does not get better than having one of Omaha’s top home builders in our classroom on a consistent basis providing a positive message through hands on teaching. The Builders of the Future has and will continue to put the long-term success of our students first. Kirk Skiles and Steve Skidmore are always encouraging and respectful with our students because they truly believe in them. Kirk and Steve see limitless future in young people even when they lack the confidence to see it for themselves.