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Abraham Lincoln


Bellevue West


Boys Town

Cedar Bluffs

D.C. West


Goodwill North /Youth Build 



Metro College

Millard North

Millard West

OPS - Benson

OPS - Bryan

OPS - Construction Academy 

1,600 sq ft home



Play houses

Pole Barns 

Duck Blinds

Deer Blinds 

Xmas Castle 

Project Display

One car garage

Two car garage

Papillion La Vista  

Papillion La Vista -South



Springfield Platteview

Thomas Jefferson 



Bellevue East


Fort Calhoun

Battle Creek




Wisner - Pilger 

West Point - Beamer 


Bancroft - Rosalie

Treynor- Iowa 

Woodbine -Iowa 

New Schools 2019 - 2020       New Schools  2020 -2021   New Schools 2021 2022   New Schools 2022 2023


“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 29 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 800 students per year in 39 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 employees who implement 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. 

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 - Helping to House

Jim Musil - Omaha Public Schools

Malinie Staben - Union Bank & Trust Company

Sarah Jones - M.U.D

Dennis Blackman  -Blackman & Associates

Mike Reidman 

Tom Christensen

Sarah Hansen

Jerry Ramm 

Mark Bowder 

The Builders Of The Future



Builders of the Future

Mark Bowder - Facilitator 

David Robinson - Facilitator 

Michele Shearer- Communication and Administrator Coordinator 

Ted Grace - Altech Builders Committee Chair 

Mike Riedmann Committee Chair 

Tom Kafonek - Legacy Homes

Jim Rieker - Helping to House 

Kevin Jensen - Builders Supply Co., Inc.

Ronald Ulrich - DuPont™/Hallmark Building Supplies

Bill Sauter - OHARCO / President

James Dennell - BCDM Architects

Jaylene Eilenstine - Metro Omaha Builders Association - 

Kathy McGauvran - Avenue Scholars Foundation

Drew Lier - Habitat for Humanity  Omaha 

Blake Johnson- Habitat for Humanity  Council Bluffs 

John Adair - USAssets Founding Owner

Tilman Adair - Fundraising Counsel

Tim Ferguson -  Christensen Lumber 

Lee Kallstrom - ACE Mentoring 

Doug Pierson - Avenue Scholars

Lisa Hagstrom - Omaha World Herald 

Tim Kinney -  


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 

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